Bill McCormick gets Lit(erary)

In another chat with the World News Center’s Bill McCormick, Bill talks all about his LitFest at the South Chicago Library on Saturday (11/2/19). Plus: James Brown, Johnny Cash, a Sony Walkman, and the return of beepers.

Bill McCormick’s Furry Fan Fiction

Bill McCormick dialed us up from the World News Center to chat about getting his name & photo in the paper (surprisingly, not a mug shot.) Things are going to start happening for him now! We also discussed Bill being a furry guy (but not a Furry, though he does write Furry fiction). Plus: Christopher Robin (a sweet, subversive movie), Captain Marvel vs. Shazam,and Aquaman’s concentric circles.

Bill McCormick Ruins Your Weekend

Bill McCormick called in live from the World News Center on what began as a bright and beautiful day but soon turned into a dark day of impending doom.   After a brief chat about  Spider-Man Homecoming, we soon learned about self-aware artificial intelligence that is likely to overtake and consume humanity.  Plus:  Fearless evil […]

Bill McCormick copies VHS tapes

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center for an update on the Battle of the Garage Bands, special Wonder Woman screenings, and legally copying VHS tapes. Plus: weathermen in space, nuclear waste diamonds, and infinite batteries.     Follow @bigwakeupcall

Battle of the Garage Bands with Bill McCormick

World News Center Bureau Chief Bill McCormick called in to talk about a great new contest for independent musicians, “Battle of the Garage Bands,” sponsored by the fine folks at LiftMaster.  We chatted about the details of the promotion and shared stories of bad club gigs.  Also, due to some phone issues, I’ll finally get to […]

Bill McCormick Live in Person from the World News Center

Bill McCormick called in for another interesting, informative, and entertaining chat.  I assume. This description was written before the segment to save time.  Update:  a warning about Internet scams and a discussion of Mary Magdalene and St. Peter.   Follow @bigwakeupcall

Bill McCormick and Magic Mushrooms

Bill McCormick joined us from the World News Center to share a story about a quiet suburb, two idiots, and magic mushrooms.  Plus:  physics vs. chemistry, Iron Fist, and trying to reunite the 60s Batman cast.   Follow @bigwakeupcall

Visiting New Planets with Bill McCormick

In his weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick discussed the new planets circling TRAPPIST-1 (Not named after the monks, although NESMITH-4 was indeed named after The Monkees), parallel timelines of evolution, and mining other moons for resources. Plus:  balloon sharks, Twilight sparkles, and Russian hackers on Planet F. Follow @bigwakeupcall

Bill McCormick Opens the Mailbag

Bill McCormick joined us live from the World News Center and opened the mailbag to address some questions and concerns from listeners, including dogs & dairy, “Supergirl” the musical, and curing cancer with an obscene corkscrew. Follow @bigwakeupcall

Bill McCormick is Big in Bosnia

In our weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick shares a letter from a new listener in Bosnia, and then gives us the latest on alien probes, animated super hero backstories, and the surprise return of Samurai Jack and Firefly.   Follow @bigwakeupcall