WLS 890AM RSS Podcast Feeds
  • To listen to or watch a podcast, click the "Play Now" button.
  • To subscribe to a podcast, click the "Subscribe" button.
Podcasts

Listen to "Big" John Howell on 89 WLS - 890 WLS-AM

    PLAY NOWJonathan Hoenig - Capitalist Pig
    Added: 10/20/15
    Jonathan Hoenig talked to JC Corcoran this morning about the economy.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWBob Costas - NBC Sports & MLB Network
    Added: 10/20/15
    Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas joined JC to talk Cubs and Mets and the rest of baseball.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWTom Jones - NASA Astronaut
    Added: 10/20/15
    NASA Astronaut Tom Jones joined JC this morning. Scott Kelly has broken the record for longest time on the ISS for an American.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOW10-16-15 - Apologies
    Added: 10/16/15
    Big John had to apologize to Toni Preckwinkle and Newsman John had to apologize to firefighters.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWMatt Pais - RedEye Chicago
    Added: 10/16/15
    "Bridge of Spies" and "Steve Jobs" are out this weekend in theatres. What does RedEye Movie Critic Matt Pais think of them? He told Big John this morning.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWPaolo Lorenzoni - UberRUSH
    Added: 10/16/15
    Uber has a new way for small businesses to deliver stuff & for you to make some money. The head of UberEVERYTHING and UberRUSH joined Big John in studio this morning.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWMary Ann Ahern - NBC 5 Chicago
    Added: 10/16/15
    Cook County Circuit Court Clerk "Downtown" Dorothy Brown could be under investigation. Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern told Big John this morning why.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWGarrett Karp - Open House Chicago
    Added: 10/16/15
    You can snoop around your favorite Chicago landmarks without getting in trouble. Garrett Karp of Open House Chicago joined Big John this morning to tell you how.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWKarin Caifa - CNN
    Added: 10/16/15
    Will CNBC shorten its next Republican Presidential Debate after both Trump and Ben Carson complained about the 3 hour runtime? Karin Caifa gave the answer in her interview with Big John this morning.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWK.T. McFarland - Fox News
    Added: 10/16/15
    So troops are going to stay in Afghanistan after all. I guess we're going to be there forever. National security expert, KT McFarland explained to Big John what is going on and what happened to lead to this.
     
    Podcast Image

Drive Chicago with Paul Brian
Drive Chicago with Paul Brian

    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (09/26/15)
    Added: 9/27/15
    In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel issues, Paul predicted the law suits would be quickly filed, and big. Bob Clifford of Clifford Law Offices, one of the biggest tort lawyers in America, will talk about his action. Also, the Ford Motor Company new Super Duty trucks are out and we'll explore them. Drive Chicago. Always entertaining... Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (09/19/15)
    Added: 9/19/15
    Tom Appel of Consumer Guide talks about the car maker that hacked itself to cheat the EPA. Then what was the runaway star of the Frankfurt Motor Show? We'll find out from Auto Spies Agent Don Buffamanti. Drive Chicago. Always Entertaining... Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (09/13/15)
    Added: 9/12/15
    Drive Chicago - (09/13/15) Paige Presley of Nissan and the ‪‎Leaf‬ update. Then Lauren Fix on their trip to test out the all new Ford Explorer. Drive Chicago. Always entertaining... Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (09/05/15)
    Added: 9/7/15
    Drive Chicago - (09/05/15)
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (08/29/15)
    Added: 9/7/15
    Drive Chicago - (08/29/15)
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (08/22/15)
    Added: 8/23/15
    Drive Chicago - (08/22/15) This week we get a full, in-depth review of the all new Toyota Tacoma. Paul and Lauren talk about their trip to Tacoma, Washington to try out this off-road truck. Drive Chicago. Aways entertaining... Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (08/15/15)
    Added: 8/22/15
    Drive Chicago - (08/15/15)
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (08-08-15)
    Added: 8/8/15
    Drive Chicago - (08-08-15) Tom Appel from Consumer Guide joined Paul in the first half of the show. Paul was in Tacoma, Washington last week testing out cars with Lauren Fix, who joined him on the show. Drive Chicago. Always entertaining...Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (08/01/15)
    Added: 8/1/15
    Drive Chicago - (08/01/15) Rich Carroll has the latest on the auto hacking story. Then is Natural Gas the future of energy? Stephen Moore speaks about alternative fuel and the book he's writing about what we will start seeing in our cars. Drive Chicago... Always entertaining... Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWDrive Chicago - (07/25/15)
    Added: 7/25/15
    Drive Chicago - (07/25/15) Seems everyone has finally caught up with the auto hacking story. Are you really vulnerable? (And where have they been for the past year?) Rich Carroll has that. Also, Ford back story with their lead analyst Erich Merkle. Drive Chicago. Always entertaining...Sometimes actually informative.
     
    Podcast Image

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron
Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron

    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 10-04-15
    Added: 10/2/15
    Wicker Park Alderman Scott Waguespack talks about Rahm's budget proposal including the details of a possible property tax hike. Also should ride share drivers have to pay more of the fees and get more of the licences that cab drivers are required? Are garbage pickup fees realistic for the city? What an amusement tax on streaming services could result in? And does he think the Cubs are going to win the World Series? Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago business join Bill Cameron to discuss issues like Edge Tax Credits, Gov. Rauner using rule making powers to deny social servies, and the Quote of the Week. Then Jennifer Keiper previews the October 11th Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Executive Director Carey Pinkwoski.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 09-27-15
    Added: 9/27/15
    Bill Cameron give an in-depth look into Rahm Emanuel's "Bad News Budget" that was unveiled this week. Then Bill Cameron along with Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times, and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business talk about John Boehner announcing his resignation, the increase in Chicago property taxes, and Rahm Emanuel being pressured to releases his calendar and work related emails. Finally Jennifer looks at the growing homeless problem and looks at the fight for state money to combat it.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 09-20-15
    Added: 9/18/15
    Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool talks about changes being made to the system including ways to fill in the budget hole. He also talks about the ongoing hunger strikes and will they be negotiated with? And the Common Core standards and how they will be effective once fully implemented. Bill Cameron along with Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times, and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business cover the possibility of a government shutdown, a new sex scandal, the second GOP debate, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s sentence coming to an end, Rahm's new budget, and the problems caused by no state budget. Then John Dempsey goes into detail on the State budget impasse impact on social service agencies.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 09-13-15
    Added: 9/11/15
    Connected To Chicago - 09-13-15 State Senator Kwame Raoul joins Bill Cameron discussing the state budget issues, his predictions for the U.S. Senate race, and his views on criminal justice in the state including diversion programs for non-violnet offenders and the use of cameras on police officers. Bill Cameron along with Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times, and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business cover the local politics surrounding the Iran deal, and the latest on Donald Trump and 2016. September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in Illinois. Jennifer Keiper discusses is what a brain aneurysm is, what it feels like to experience one, and what some hospitals are doing to educate patients about the condition.  Of those who suffer the hemorrhages, half don't even make it to the hospital.  Janet Sutherland, of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, survived an aneurysm.  She also talks about who is more likely to suffer one, what types there are, and what complications can accompany brain aneurysms.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWJANET SUTHERLAND - BRAIN ANEURYSM SURVIVOR
    Added: 9/10/15
    September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in Illinois. Jennifer Keiper talks to Janet Sutherland, of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, who survived an aneurysm. She also talks about who is more likely to suffer one, what types there are, and what complications can accompany brain aneurysms.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 09-06-15
    Added: 9/4/15
    Connected To Chicago - 09-06-15 - This week's newsmaker is Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Garry McCarthy. He and Bill Cameron discuss the murders this week in the city, sentencing reform to keep the dangerous criminals off the streets, the mayor's town hall meetings, the tragedy this past week involving a suburban police officer, new policing equipment, and positioning more civilians to get more officers on the streets. In the roundtable Bill Cameron along with Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times, and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business cover Trump dedicating himself to the Republican Party and more news from 2016, Rahm Emanuel's budget proposal that includes a half billion dollar property tax hike, and ideas to generate more revenue for the city including garbage fees and sin taxes. Then Nick Gale talks to Bob Dolgin from the greater Chicago food pantry about efforts to keep kids fed during the summer and the fact that many kids want to go back to school because now they can get a meal. We also talk about Mark Kirk's bill that aims to help keep kids fed during the summer months. September is also hunger awareness month and we talked about some of the efforts to raise awareness.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 08-30-15
    Added: 8/28/15
    Connected To Chicago - 08-30-15 - This week's newsmaker is Congressman Bill Foster. He discusses his background in physics including how it influences his view on the Iran deal. He also talks about who he supports for 2016, guns in the hands of dangerous people, and the need for more mental health services. In the roundtable Bill Cameron along with Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times, and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business cover where the votes are on the Iran deal, Biden vs. Hillary, the missing lottery payouts due to lack of a state budget, and could there be a government shutdown in Washington? Finally John Dempsey on the city Star Scholarship program, which offers financial aid to City College grads to attend UIC, if they maintain a 3.0 GPA.
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 08-23-15
    Added: 8/21/15
    Connected To Chicago - 08-23-15
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 08-16-15
    Added: 8/21/15
    Connected To Chicago - 08-16-15
     
    Podcast Image
    PLAY NOWConnected To Chicago - 08-09-15
    Added: 8/7/15
    Bill Cameron Newsmaker Interview: Congressman Luis Vicente Gutiérrez (U.S. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district). On the table is the continuing issue of immigration reform. Rep. Gutierrez is touring the country to educate immigrants about the President's executive actions on immigration and provide more information about the expansion of the successful DACA program and the new DAPA program for parents of U.S. citizen and legal permanent resident children. Bill is joined this week by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Fran Spielman of The Sun-Times, and Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business. Chicago Teachers Union president, Karen Lewis issues a "Strike Threat" to Forrest Claypool the new Chief Executive Officer for the Chicago Public Schools over his demands that teachers should be picking up the full 9% pension contributions. There is no doubt that Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to generate more revenue specifically to cover employee pensions, but what can be done? More taxes, or user fees administered by way of the state capitol might be possible, but how likely is it to happen anytime soon? Also, the panel hits the highlights of the first GOP Presidential debate. Jennifer Keiper spotlights bus safety. Loretta Bitner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gives us a few pointers and questions to ask when booking travel on a motor coach.
     
    Podcast Image

Stephanie Trussell

Tom Bevan
Tom Bevan is the co-founder and Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics. His work has appeared in numerous publications and he is featured frequently as a political analyst on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and the BBC.

Home Sweet Home Chicago
Join David Hochberg Saturday mornings from 10a-12p.

Unconventional Wisdom, The CSE Investmen
Unconventional Wisdom, The CSE Investment Show

WLS News
WLS News

The Jack Swarbrick Podcast
Every week, Notre Dame’s Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick provides his own insight and special guests for a behind the scenes look at Notre Dame athletics.