For Tom Berninger, coping with the fame of his rock-star brother — the National frontman Matt Berninger — led to his new documentary film, “Mistaken For Strangers,” which opened March 28 in theaters, on iTunes and video-on-demand.
Natasha Korecki‘s book Only In Chicagois now out in paperback, and that was a good enough excuse to reminisce about out our old neighbor & former governor Rod Blagojevich. We still miss seeing Rod jog by our houses. Kind of.
Adam Alter chatted about his new book, “DRUNK TANK PINK: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel and Behave.” Along with many other topics, we learned why radio interns are always given names like “Stinky” or “Half-wit.”
Jenny Foss called in to talk about her new book, The Ridiculously Awesome Linkedin Kit. Jenny is an author and career advisor who is best known for her blog at jobjenny.com. She talked about how LinkedIn is essential for for those looking to make a career change, establish valuable networking contacts, and keep one’s big toe in the pool of a particular industry. We also learned why not being on LinkedIn basically means that you’re invisible.
Bill McCormick from the World News Center made his weekly appearance on the show. Today Bill investigated the role of Chicago in the world of super heroes.
The Movieman reviewed Veronica Mars and Need for Speed. I invited him to my Veronica Mars slumber party; he invited me to check out his Six Second Reviews.
Ever since I first saw him on “The State” in the mid-90s, Michael Ian Black has been one of my favorite comedy performers. We discussed his work in “Stella” and his new show on TBS, “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.” Winners receive $240 worth of pudding.