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Overnight radio, how I remember thee

Filling in last night on WGN Radio for Patti Vasquez, I jumped back into my old routine of hosting overnight radio on the 11pm to 2am shift. I did that shift just fine for a couple of years before moving to the Saturday 7-9pm weekly time slot I have now, and returning to it was […]

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Chag Chanukah sameach, fam. May each of our lights always be able to expand and shine in dark times. (Extra special sign carved by my dad, painted by my mom; #useyourwerds-making must be in my DNA)
Chag Chanukah sameach, fam. May each of our lights always be able to expand and shine in dark times. (Extra special sign carved by my dad, painted by my mom; #useyourwerds-making must be in my DNA)
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Opening Monologue: Organizations for Children

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed organizations that serve children.

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While the station traditionally does a classic golden-era-of-radio Christmas radio play each year (in which I’ve said such fine lines as, “a shilling for the poor, Mistahh Scrooge!?” and, “say there, look! It’s snowing!”), this year, on Friday 12/15, hosts will each be participating in a variety show type thing for the WGN Holiday Spectacular broadcast from 10-noon CST. @whynotmetheshow and I will sing a fine, fine secular (and hopefully funny) holiday song we wrote. Here we are filming a promo; patient and professional Jen kindly tolerates my ad lib antics in the second video.
While the station traditionally does a classic golden-era-of-radio Christmas radio play each year (in which I’ve said such fine lines as, “a shilling for the poor, Mistahh Scrooge!?” and, “say there, look! It’s snowing!”), this year, on Friday 12/15, hosts will each be participating in a variety show type thing for the WGN Holiday Spectacular broadcast from 10-noon CST. @whynotmetheshow and I will sing a fine, fine secular (and hopefully funny) holiday song we wrote. Here we are filming a promo; patient and professional Jen kindly tolerates my ad lib antics in the second video.
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Opening Monologue: The Rejection Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed rejection.

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Variation of Dandayamna Bharmanasana, or balancing table pose, for core strength and balance, coordination, and is said to aid in memory and focus. Today, it’s also the “way too chilly in my apartment for yoga attire so lets do this in jeans and combat boots” pose. #yogaeverydamnday #365feministselfie
Variation of Dandayamna Bharmanasana, or balancing table pose, for core strength and balance, coordination, and is said to aid in memory and focus. Today, it’s also the “way too chilly in my apartment for yoga attire so lets do this in jeans and combat boots” pose. #yogaeverydamnday #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologue: Big Goals and “Bucket” Lists

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed big life goals and why we might want to stop calling it a […]

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Le selfie accidentelle #365feministselfie
Le selfie accidentelle #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologue: Chicago Lit

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed the literary scene in Chicago.

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I kept waking up last night so I drew the dumb supermoon with a gold sharpie here you can have it
I kept waking up last night so I drew the dumb supermoon with a gold sharpie here you can have it
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Opening Monologues: The Comics and Superheroes Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, on the heels of the release of the “Wonder Woman” movie, I discussed comic books […]

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Viparita Karani (legs up the wall pose) is the chillest of the chill, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it ain’t shit; this pose does a lot. It helps reverse the effects of gravity and blood flow just like handstands and other inversions, but in a low-effort, nourishing way. It circulates blood back to the heart, helps un-swell legs if you’re on your feet all day, helps insomnia, is super calming to the nervous system and is said to help w anxiety, relaxes tension in the lower back and pelvic floor, stretches hamstrings when legs are fully against the wall, and will “destroy death and old age” so that’s something. And it’s such a soft, passive, and restorative pose, you can do it right on your bed before conking out, like so. But what I like best about it is that it’s an exercise in simply receiving. #yogaeverydamnday #365feministselfie
Viparita Karani (legs up the wall pose) is the chillest of the chill, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it ain’t shit; this pose does a lot. It helps reverse the effects of gravity and blood flow just like handstands and other inversions, but in a low-effort, nourishing way. It circulates blood back to the heart, helps un-swell legs if you’re on your feet all day, helps insomnia, is super calming to the nervous system and is said to help w anxiety, relaxes tension in the lower back and pelvic floor, stretches hamstrings when legs are fully against the wall, and will “destroy death and old age” so that’s something. And it’s such a soft, passive, and restorative pose, you can do it right on your bed before conking out, like so. But what I like best about it is that it’s an exercise in simply receiving. #yogaeverydamnday #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologues: The Mental Health Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed mental health.

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moment in which I was a blur of magenta tonight #365feministselfie
moment in which I was a blur of magenta tonight #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologue: Chronic Busyness Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed chronic busyness. (Listen) (Start) The simple “hello, how are you?” it’s innocent enough, […]

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Teabag truth and the esteemed “fucking teacup” courtesy @messhotjess
Teabag truth and the esteemed “fucking teacup” courtesy @messhotjess