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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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These are in the window at the library and this is my favorite one
These are in the window at the library and this is my favorite one
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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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Radio show planner today, via
Radio show planner today, via "Guth & Huppke on Politics" (iTunes, or just search one of our names on WGN Radio.com)
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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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Zinnia so pretty it hardly seems real. Cousins of the daisy, and w a shitload (100+) of hybrids, these guys grow fast as hell, don't mind heat, show up in every color possible, w petal variations, and tend to beckon hummingbirds and butterflies, who keep away certain plant-murdering insects, so ppl tend to plant them all around the garden like little guards so yay for zinnias, sticking it to insect oppressors. Which is to say, they're beautiful, but fight to urge to pick them; let them grow and guard instead.  #nerdforplants
Zinnia so pretty it hardly seems real. Cousins of the daisy, and w a shitload (100+) of hybrids, these guys grow fast as hell, don't mind heat, show up in every color possible, w petal variations, and tend to beckon hummingbirds and butterflies, who keep away certain plant-murdering insects, so ppl tend to plant them all around the garden like little guards so yay for zinnias, sticking it to insect oppressors. Which is to say, they're beautiful, but fight to urge to pick them; let them grow and guard instead. #nerdforplants
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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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Sidewalk still life with pixelated heart and sneaks
Sidewalk still life with pixelated heart and sneaks
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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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The light-changing eclipse #365feministselfie series *bc I get excited about space shit* and before y'all trip the sun is behind me
The light-changing eclipse #365feministselfie series *bc I get excited about space shit* and before y'all trip the sun is behind me
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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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Not just a #nerdforplants but also a #nerdforspace and now also eclipse-ready
Not just a #nerdforplants but also a #nerdforspace and now also eclipse-ready
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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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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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