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Podcast title The Dean Richards Entertainment Podcast from 720 WGN
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Description Dean Richards covers the entertainment world in this podcast from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago
Updated Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:44:46 +0000
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1. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | June 9, 2019 | Shaft, a far flung forecast, and more
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Join Dean Richards this morning, as he kicks the show off with the classic Shaft theme songs sang by Isaac Hayes and all the fun details of his trip to New York to interview song of the actors in the newest version of Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson in theaters now. Then, WGN-TV’s Larry Potash, joins Dean over the phone to talk about the newest episode his show “Backstory with Larry Potash” to air tonight on WGN-TV at 8:30p. This […]



2. Ravinia Festival: Tony Bennett Tickets Giveaway
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Dean gives a couple lucky listeners a chance to see Tony Bennett live at the Ravinia Festival on Friday, June 21st! Get your tickets here.



3. FoodTime Segment: Jennifer Lamplough
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For today’s Food Time segment, author Jennifer Lamplough, talks about the Les Dames d’Escoffier Culinary Bazaar. This will be a dazzling culinary marketplace filled with gently used and new treasures and all proceeds will support women in the food, beverage and hospitality industries through scholarships and community outreach programs.



4. Elton John Round-Table
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Dean has a round-table discussion with “Elton” Jim Turano, Wayne Martin, and Sharon Kalinoski, all long-time Elton John fans, on the new “Rocketman” film.



5. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | June 2, 2019 | “Elton” Jim Turano, Larry Potash, Elton John Round-table, Falsettos, & Healthy Grilling
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“Elton” Jim Turano joins Dean as co-host for this jam-packed show! They start things off by checking in with WGN Newsroom’s very own, Dave Schwan, who is on a family road trip to Mount Rushmore. Then, WGN’s own Larry Potash calls into the studio, to discuss the third season premiere of his hit WGN-TV  series, Backstory with Larry Potash. Dean shares his interview with Nick Adams and Max Von Essen, stars of the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical, Falsettos, which is […]



6. Memorial Day: We Remember
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Dean joins everyone throughout the United States to pause, reflect, and commemorate those who lost their lives while serving in the defense of our nation.  



7. Matilda: The Musical
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The cast of Matilda: The Musical, joins Dean to talk about their award-winning show, and they perform two hit songs, My House and Naughty.



8. Food Time Segment: Jamie Purviance
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Finally, for Dean’s food time segment, we get a call from Jamie Purviance, a Weber Grill expert and author, to discuss his new cookbook, Memorial Day BBQ tips, and takes listener questions.



9. Rocketman Interviews: Taron Egerton, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, & Boy George
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Dean shares his interviews with Taron Egerton, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Boy George, from the Rocketman red carpet in London.



10. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | May 26, 2019 | Memorial Day, Bike the Drive, Matilda the Musical, Rocketman Interviews, Weber Grill Giveaway!
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Join Dean this Sunday morning, as he starts things off with WGN’s Dave Eanet, reporting live from the Bike The Drive on Lake Shore Drive. Then, the cast of Matilda: The Musical, joins Dean to talk about their award-winning show, and they perform two hit songs, My House and Naughty.  Dean shares his interviews with Taron Egerton, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Boy George, from the Rocketman red carpet in London. Finally, for Dean’s food time segment, we get a […]



11. Mick Kayler: “Pot” Culture Club
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Mick Kayler of the “Pop Culture Club” chats with “Elton” Jim Turano on the effects of legalizing Marijuana in Illinois, changing their name to the “Pot Culture Club”.



12. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | May 19, 2019 | “Elton” Jim Turano fills in for Dean!
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“Elton” Jim Turano fills in for Dean for this exciting, jam-packed show! First, “Elton” Jim checks in with Dean, live from London, to see what he’s up to on the other side of the pond. Then, he takes listener’s calls to hear who is pumped for the Game of Thrones finale and who could care less. Mick Kayler of the “Pop Culture Club” chats with “Elton” Jim on the effects of legalizing Marijuana in Illinois, changing their name to the […]



13. Dean’s Review of ‘West Side Story’
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Dean’s review of West Side Story, performing now until June 2nd, at the historic Lyric Opera of Chicago.



14. The Latest Television Show Cancellations
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Dean discusses the latest network television show cancellations.



15. Interview with Dean’s Mom
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Dean replays a throwback interview with his mother from 2015, where she discusses her famous Greek Yogurt Recipe – spoiler alert: it involves the bedroom.



16. Interview with the Cast of West Side Story
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Dean shares his interview with the Chicago cast of West Side Story, performing now at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.



17. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | May 12, 2019 | The Mother’s Day Show!
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Dean opens the show by replaying a throwback interview with his mother from 2015, where she discusses her famous Greek Yogurt Recipe – spoiler alert: it involves the bedroom. Then Dean shares his interview with the Chicago cast of West Side Story, performing now at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. After that, Dean discusses the latest television network show cancellations. Lastly, Dean checks in with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Doey Daschanel, Rick Bayless, and many more at the Lyric Opera of […]



18. Welz Kauffman, CEO of Ravinia
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Dean and Jim chat with Welz Kauffman, CEO of Ravinia, on their upcoming season and the exciting performances to look out for.



19. Hamlet: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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The cast of Hamlet, performing now at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, join Dean and Jim in-studio to give us a taste of their timeless show.



20. The World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast
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Brian and Ross, producers from WGN-TV stop in to talk about their podcast “World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast” and their upcoming interview with Dean Richards.



21. Christian Bale
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Dean shares his interview with Christian Bale, discussing his work with foster children and the organization SOS Children’s Villages.



22. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | May 5, 2019 | Co-Host “Elton” Jim Turano, Ravinia, Hamlet, & Christian Bale
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Join Dean and special co-host, Elton Jim Turano, for a jam-packed Sunday morning! They start things off by chatting with Welz Kauffman, CEO of Ravinia, on their upcoming season and the exciting performances to look out for. Then, the cast of Hamlet, performing now at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, join Dean and Elton in-studio to give us a taste of their timeless show. Then, Producers from WGN-TV stop in to talk about their new podcast “World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast” […]



23. Interview with Lin Manuel Miranda
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Dean interviews Lin Manuel Miranda , creator of the world-renowned Hamilton, to discuss the opening of “Hamilton: The Exhibition”, a 360-degree immersive exhibition in Chicago.



24. August Rush: The Musical
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Dean gets a visit from the cast of August Rush: The Musical, to discuss the world premiere of their show, based on the original Warner Bros. motion picture with the same name. Tickets are now available to see the performance at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, from now until June 2nd.



25. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 4.28.19 | Lin Manuel Miranda, August Rush, & Avengers: Endgame
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Dean starts the show with a special interview with Lin Manuel Miranda, creator of the world-renowned musical, Hamilton, to discuss the opening of “Hamilton: The Exhibition”, a 360-degree immersive exhibition in Chicago.  Then Dean gets a visit from the cast of August Rush: The Musical, to discuss the world premiere of their show, based on the original Warner Bros. motion picture with the same name. Tickets are now available to see the performance at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, from […]



26. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 04.20.19 | Pamela Enzwieler, the cast of Footloose, David Korins and more
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It’s Easter Sunday! Dean kicks off the show with Director of The Dick Biondi Film Documentary, Pamela Enzweiler-Pulice, to discuss the film, legendary broadcaster Dick Biondi and the inspiration behind the film.  Check out The Dick Biondi Film’s upcoming fundraiser Sunday, April 28th at 115 Bourbon Street from 2p-6p. For more information go to DickBiondiFilm.com. The cast of Footloose at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater join Dean in the studio for a live music performance of a couple of their signature […]



27. Creative Director David Korins adds some interactive history to popular show Hamilton
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Creative Director for Hamilton, David Korins, calls in to give an inside scoop on what to expect with a museum quality exhibition that takes a deeper look into the life of Alexander Hamilton. You can visit the exhibit at Northerly Island starting Saturday April, 27. Get you tickets here! For more information visit hamiltonexhibition.com



28. Footloose gets loose in our Allstate Skyline Studio
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The cast of Footloose at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater join Dean in the studio for a live music performance of a couple of their signature songs in our Allstate Skyline Studio. You can catch Footloose now through June 2 at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater. You can get your tickets to the show here.



29. Dick Biondi’s legacy and new documentary
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Director of The Dick Biondi Film Documentary, Pamela Enzweiler-Pulice discusses the film, legendary broadcaster Dick Biondi and the inspiration behind the film.  Check out The Dick Biondi Film’s upcoming fundraiser Sunday, April 28th at 115 Bourbon Street from 2p-6p. For more information go to DickBiondiFilm.com.



30. Interviews with the Director & Cast of Star Wars: Episode IX
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Dean shares his interviews with Star Wars’ film director, J.J. Abrams, and cast members, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Anthony Daniels, and Oscar Isaac, from the Star Wars: Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.



31. Michael Moreci: Sci-Fi Comic Writer & Novelist
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Dean starts things off with local Chicagoan comic book writer, Michael Moreci, to discuss his new book, We Are Mayhem: A Black Star Renegades Novel. Drawing inspiration from the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, the novel is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by strange creatures.



32. Passover at Manny’s Deli
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Ken Raskin, owner of one of Chicago’s most iconic restaurants, Manny’s Deli, joins Dean in-studio, to discuss the holiday of Passover and the significance of the food available at his popular (and tasty) establishment.



33. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 4.14.19 | Michael Moreci, Star Wars, and Manny’s Deli
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Dean starts things off with local Chicagoan comic book writer, Michael Moreci, to discuss his new book, We Are Mayhem: A Black Star Renegades Novel. Drawing inspiration from the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, the novel is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by strange creatures. Then, Dean shares his interviews with Star Wars’ film director, J.J. Abrams, and cast members, John Boyega, […]



34. Best Easter Brunch Spots
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Phil Vettel, the Chicago Tribune’s Restaurant Critic, tells Dean all about the latest and greatest places for Easter Brunch.



35. Movies You Will ALWAYS Stop To Watch
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Dean checks in with listeners, to hear their favorite movies that are always a pleasure to watch.



36. Time For Three Performs “Deana” and “Stand By Me”
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Time For Three, performs two songs in-studio, that are sure to entice any music lover. With Nick Kendall and Charles Yang on Violin and Ranaan Meyer on the Double Bass; they are truly a unique performance.



37. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 4.7.2019 | Time For Three Performance, Favorite Movies, Easter Brunch
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Join Dean today for a jam-packed exciting show! First, Time For Three, performs two songs in-studio, that are sure to entice any music lover. With Nick Kendall and Charles Yang on Violin and Ranaan Meyer on the Double Bass; they are truly a unique performance. Then, Dean checks in with listeners, to hear your favorite movies that you can watch at anytime. Finally, Phil Vettel, the Chicago Tribune’s Restaurant Critic, tells Dean all about the latest and greatest places for […]



38. Food Time Segment: New Food Options at Guaranteed Rate Field
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For this weeks Food Time Segment, Dean looks into the new offerings at our city’s cherished ballparks. He checks in with Jennifer Kribs, Concessions Manager for the Chicago White Sox, to hear all about the new and exciting foods at Guaranteed Rate Field.  



39. Food Time Segment: New Food at Wrigley Field
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For this weeks Food Time Segment, Dean looks into the new offerings at our city’s cherished ballparks. He checks in with Chef David Burns, Executive Chef for Wrigley Field, to hear all about the mouthwatering options this season.  



40. Disney’s Dumbo: Interview with Colin Farrell
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Dean interviews Colin Farrell on the Disney’s Dumbo – they talk about St. Patrick’s Day and the new remake directed by Tim Burton.



41. Disney’s Dumbo: Interview with Danny Devito
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Dean interviews Danny Devito on the new Disney remake of Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton.



42. Heidi Stillman – Artistic Director for the “Looking Glass Theatre”
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Heidi Stillman speaks with Dean about her role as Artistic Director at the Looking Glass Theatre and their upcoming performances this season. Check their website for ticketing and more information, especially for their new shows, Lookingglass Alice and Frankenstein .  



43. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 3.31.19 | Rolling Stones, the Looking Glass Theatre, Colin Farrell, Danny Devito, and Ballpark food!
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Join Dean as opens things up with the postponing of the Rolling Stone’s concert, due to Mick Jagger’s sudden health issue.  We chat with huge Stone’s fan, Jim Pietrygga, who has seen the Rolling Stones perform 88 times. Then, Heidi Stillman, discusses her role as Artistic Director at the Looking Glass Theatre and their upcoming season performances. Then, Dean shares his interviews with Danny Devito and Colin Farrell, discussing their new upcoming film remake, Dumbo. For this weeks Food Time […]



44. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning 3.24.19 | Little Shop of Horrors, Aidy Bryant, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Peele and Lupita Nyongo
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This week on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: Dean shares his A-List Interviews with New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg, SNL cast member Aidy Bryant and the writer/director and star of the spectacular new horror film “Us”, Jordan Peele and Lupita Nyongo. The stars of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Mercury Theatre drop by to perform two of the songs from the classic musical. Plus, Dirk Fucik of Dirk’s Fish joins Dean by phone for an all seafood edition […]



45. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 3.17.19 | The St. Patrick’s Day Show
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Join Dean today for a special “St. Patrick’s Day Show”, where he first checks in with the Arranmore Irish Folk Band, who perform some classics, such as: Danny Boy and Windy City Irish. Then, we get a visit from Welz Kauffman, CEO & President of the Ravinia Festival, to give us a breakdown of the institution’s 2019 music season. J.R. Sullivan, the new Artistic Director of the Irish Theatre of Chicago, stops into the studio to share the latest productions, […]



46. Arranmore: Irish Folk Band
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The popular band, Arranmore, joins Dean in-studio, to perform a few of their most popular songs: County Down, Danny Boy, and Windy City Irish. Arranmore, best described as an Irish pub band, has evolved into what is better described as an Americana/Folk/Celtic music-influenced act. They perform a few of their hits and talk with Dean about their upcoming performance.



47. J.R. Sullivan: Artistic Director of the Irish Theatre of Chicago
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J.R. Sullivan, Interim Artistic Director of the Irish Theatre Of Chicago (formerly Seanachai Theatre Company), joins Dean in-studio to discuss the upcoming year, as the Theatre enters its 23rd season. To learn more about the Theatre’s offerings, check out their website for more information and tickets.



48. Food Time Segment: Louisa Chu on “What’s the best corned beef in Chicago?”
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Louisa joins Dean to discuss her new article on the best corned beef in Chicago.  In her review, she ranks 17 of the best corned beef sandwiches in Chicago – you don’t want to miss this!



49. Andy Mitran on the Life and Legacy of Marshall Brodien
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Dean chats with Andy Mitran on his friendship with Marshall Brodien and the impact he had on The Bozo Show.



50. Bozo says farewell to Wizzo
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As a tribute, Dean chats with Bozo, Joey D’Auria, on the life and legacy of Marshall Brodien, who played Wizzo the Wizard on The Bozo Show.



51. Food Time Segment: Rainbow Cone and County Fair Foods
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For this week’s Food Time Segment, Dean shares his favorite South Side places; chatting with Lynn Sapp, owner of Rainbow Cone, and Tom Baffes, owner of County Fair Foods.



52. A tribute to Wizzo the Wizard, Marshall Brodien
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Dean pays tribute to Marshall Brodien, who famously played Wizzo the Wizard, on WGN-TV’s Bozo’s Circus and The Bozo Show from 1968-1994, by replaying his previous interviews with Marshall, chatting with the show’s Musical Director, Andy Mitran, and Bozo himself, Joey D’Auria.



53. Djembe! The Show: A new audience-interactive drumming show
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Doug Manuel, Ben Hope, and Seku, join Dean Richards to discuss Djembe! The Show, a special audience-interactive performance featuring drumming and music by a cast of mostly West African musicians.  



54. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 3.10.19 | Remembering Wizzo, Djembe The Show, and Food Time
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Join Dean as he records live from the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb fundraising event, at the Presidential Towers in Chicago’s West Loop. Dean starts off chatting with Najee Richardson, spokesman for the American Lung Association and an American Ninja Warrior, on the importance of the Fight for Air Climb fundraiser and why it means so much to him. Then, Doug Manuel, Ben Hope, and Seku, join Dean to discuss Djembe! The Show, a special audience-interactive performance featuring drumming […]



55. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning 3.3.19 | “Dear Evan Hansen”, Bobby Moynihan, Tyler Perry and Pazcki’s
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This week on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: Dean shares his big interviews with the cast of the Tony award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen”, the wickedly funny Tyler Perry and SNL alum Bobby Moynihan in This Week in Theatre and A-List Interviews. He also gets ready for Fat Tuesday with Cajun/Creole restaurant recommendations from Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter Nick Kindelsperger and talks paczki with Norman Dinkel Jr. from the legendary Dinkel’s Bakery. Plus, your Far Flung Forecast, a KISS […]



56. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning 2.24.19 | Oscar Sunday
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Today on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: It’s Oscar Sunday and Dean’s got the experts to discuss Hollywood’s biggest night. Critics Pamela Powell and Patrick McDonald weigh in on all the possible winners and losers of the evening and make some surprising predictions on big categories. Plus, Former Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis joins Dean on the phone to discuss the latest revelations in the criminal case against R&B singer R. Kelly. DeRogatis reflects on his time reporting on the case and […]



57. Jim DeRogatis talks reporting on R. Kelly for two decades
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Former Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis joins Dean on the phone to discuss the latest revelations in the criminal case against R&B singer R. Kelly. DeRogatis reflects on his time reporting on the case and the continuing problem of silencing the victims of Kelly’s actions.



58. Taste testing the best supermarket brand coffee and recipes for National Grapefruit Month
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This week on Food Time: Gwen Ihnat, deputy managing editor of The Takeout, drops by in-studio to give you the verdict on the best tasting supermarket brand coffee. Maxwell House, Folgers and more go head to head to earn the prize of best bean. Plus, February is National Grapefruit Month so Emily Johnson, Associate Editor at Epicurious phones in to celebrate with delicious recipes that use grapefruit’s unique flavor profile. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3596951/3596951_2019-02-17-160151.64kmono.mp3



59. Bozo’s legacy: Dean Richards talks with the families of the original star Bob Bell and producer Don Sandburg
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Dean Richards welcomes the families of Bob Bell and Don Sandburg to talk about the immortal legacy of “Bozo’s Circus” and the talented team behind a piece of a Chicago history. Carol Bell (Bob’s wife),  Joan Roy (Bob’s daughter), and Doug Sandburg (Don’s son) all join Dean by phone while Jeff Bell (Bob’s son) is in our Allstate Skyline Studio. It’s all in preparation for a huge special titled Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, a collection of digitally remastered segments from […]



60. This Week in Theatre: Blake Hammond and Jake Morrissy, The Producers at the Paramount Theatre
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This week in theatre, Dean Richards welcomes the stars of The Producers at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Blake Hammond and Jake Morrissy. From comedy legend Mel Brooks, The Producers tells the hilarious story of shifty Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Hammond) as he tricks the neurotic Leo Bloom (Morrissy) into producing the single worst musical of all time. The two leads perform “I Wanna Be a Producer” and “We Can Do It” live in the Allstate Skyline Studio. The Producers runs through March 17, 2019. […]



61. A postcard to Bozo finally arrives 40 years later
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As a little girl, Sonali Dighe sent a post card to Bozo’s Circus in hopes of making a pen pal out of her favorite TV personality. 40 years later, her letter finally arrived. Dean talks with Sonali about growing up with Bozo and why “Bozo’s Circus” holds such a special place in the hearts of Chicagoans. It’s all in preparation for a huge special titled Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, a collection of digitally remastered segments from the first decade of […]



62. Chicago’s most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day with Time Out Chicago’s Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen,  Editor of Time Out Chicago, chats with Dean about our city’s most romantic restaurants for Valentines Day!   http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3594692/3594692_2019-02-10-150332.64kmono.mp3



63. Comedian/TV host Craig Ferguson talks about his new film, “How To Train Your Dragon”
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Dean interviews ex-Late Late Show Host, Craig Ferguson, to discuss his latest film, How To Train Your Dragon. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3594694/3594694_2019-02-10-150434.64kmono.mp3



64. Get all the answers about the 2019 Chicago Auto Show from Dave Sloan, President of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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Join Dean as his catches up with Dave Sloan, President of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Auto Show General Manager, to discuss the upcoming Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3594693/3594693_2019-02-10-150433.64kmono.mp3



65. In-studio performance from the cast of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”
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The cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story: Kieran McCabe, Shaun Whitley, and Zach Stevenson, join in-studio to perform hits from their one night performance at FitzGeralds Night Club to pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of “the day that music died”.   http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3594689/3594689_2019-02-10-150129.64kmono.mp3 



66. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning Full Show 2.10.19: Chicago Auto Show, The Buddy Holly Story, Romantic Restaurants
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Join Dean as his catches up with Dave Sloan, President of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Auto Show General Manager, to discuss the upcoming Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place. Then, the cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story joins us in-studio to perform hits from their one night performance at FitzGeralds Night Club to pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of “the day that music died”. Morgan Olsen,  Editor of Time Out, chats with Dean about Chicago’s most romantic restaurants. […]



67. “Soup”er Bowl Sunday with Alison Velazquez of Skinny Souping
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It’s “Soup”er Bowl Sunday on Food Time this week and Dean’s got a bowl full of  recipes that are both delicious and healthy! First, Alison Velazquez of Skinny Souping joins Dean on the phone to talk about her amazing soup recipes designed for the souper on the go who doesn’t want to sacrifice health for taste. Her soups are specially made to be enjoyed hot or cold and eliminate many of the less than healthy ingredients of popular canned soups. […]



68. A-List Interviews: Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks from “Lego Movie 2”, Liam Neeson from “Cold Pursuit”
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Dean talks with Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks about The Lego Movie 2, Pratt’s recent engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger and trial of a Biblical diet plus Banks’ recent appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden. He also sits down with silver-screen legend Liam Neeson to talk about the popularity and longevity of the Marx Brothers and their experiences watching Duck Soup and other classics. Plus they talk about Neeson’s new movie Cold Pursuit and why it’s unlike many of his other […]



69. This Week in Theatre: Betty Mohr reviews “Elektra”, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and more
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Betty Mohr of Le Bon Travel & Culture joins Dean in-studio to review three productions playing in Chicago:  Elektra, opening Sat evening at Lyric Opera, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Porchlight Theatre and The Realistic Jones by Shattered Globe at Theatre Wit. They also discuss the uncomfortable feeling of disliking a production that critics enjoy and why sticking to your guns is important in criticism. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3592381/dr-betty-mohr-2-3-19_2019-02-03-120821.64kmono.mp3



70. Jarrett Payton talks Super Bowl LIII, Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
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Jarrett Payton joins Dean live from Atlanta to preview the game and talk about Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner Chris Long. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact […]



71. Author Jennifer Lamplough shares delicious recipes for those living with diabetes
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In today’s Food Time show, author Jennifer Lamplough shares recipes and tips from her new cookbook, The Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Living. Whether its savory dinners or sweet treats, Jennifer has the recipe for you! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3590043/food-time-1-27-19_2019-01-27-145743.64kmono.mp3



72. Bonnie Hunt talks career, “Escape at Dannemora” and takes your questions
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Chicago’s very own Bonnie Hunt joins Dean Richards on the phone for a fun filled look back at her career, including her undeniable chemistry with late-night legends Johnny Carson and David Letterman. She also talks about her role in the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora  and answers listener questions. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3590044/bonnie-hunt-1-27-19_2019-01-27-145844.64kmono.mp3



73. This Week in Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet rocks the house
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The cast of the Marriott Theatre’s Million Dollar Quartet stops by in-studio to talk with Dean about this new incarnation of the smash-hit show. They also perform two classic hits, “Walk the Line” and “Down by the Riverside” live in the WGN Performance Studio. Million Dollar Quartet runs now through March 10, 2019. Get your tickets now. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3590042/million-dollar-quartet-1-27-19_2019-01-27-145642.64kmono.mp3



74. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | Food Time Segment | 1.20.19
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Join Dean on the Greek Islands Food Time Segment as he takes calls from listeners to hear about YOUR favorite cold-weather recipes. Listeners offer up mouth-watering recipes, such as: chicken & dumplings, split pea soup, and Mississippi pot roast. You don’t want to miss this! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3587718/3587718_2019-01-20-122418.128.mp3



75. Angelo Pegni talks about the closing of his restaurant, Sabatino’s
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Dean interview Angelo Pegni on his incredible restaurant, Sabatino’s, and its sad closing after 49 years in business. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579596/3579596_2018-12-23-173936.128.mp3



76. Steve Carell talks with Dean about “Welcome to Marwen” and his connection to Chicago
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Dean’s interview with Steve Carell on his new film, Welcome to Marwen, and his connection to Chicago. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579594/3579594_2018-12-23-173234.128.mp3



77. Dean talks with “Aquaman”, Jason Momoa
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Dean interviews Jason Momoa on his new hit blockbuster, Aquaman.  http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579599/3579599_2018-12-23-174039.128.mp3



78. It’s a Wonderful Interview with cast of “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!”
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Dean gets a visit from the cast of the “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!” 2018 edition, who perform two of our most favorite scenes from the classic film. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579597/3579597_2018-12-23-174037.128.mp3



79. Don’t tell these people it’s not a holiday movie – Dean talks with members of the Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody
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The writer, actor, and director of the new YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD Musical Parody  join Dean to discuss how they created their unique Die-Hard themed, Christmas musical. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579595/3579595_2018-12-23-173335.128.mp3



80. Dean talks with “Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel Miranda about his new project, “Mary Poppins Returns”
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Dean interviews Lin Manuel Miranda on his new film, Mary Poppins Returns. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579593/3579593_2018-12-23-173133.128.mp3



81. Dean interviews the star of “Mary Poppins Returns,” Emily Blunt
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Dean interviews Emily Blunt on her new film, Mary Poppins Returns.  http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3579592/3579592_2018-12-23-172932.128.mp3



82. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 12/23/18 | Here Comes Christmas!
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Dean starts things off by talking about how his favorite Chicago restaurant, Sabatinos, will be closing after 49 years – he speaks to the owner, Angelo Pegni, later on in the show. Then Dean shares his interviews with Steve Carell, discussing his new film, Welcome to Marwen, and Jason Momoa on his new hit blockbuster, Aquaman. The writer, actor, and director of the new YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD Musical Parody  join Dean to discuss how they created their […]



83. Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | 12/16/18
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Host Dean Richards invites theater critic, Kris Vire, and film critics Pamela Powell to the studio to discuss the best in theater and film. Now playing through December 30 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Q Brothers of Q Brothers Christmas Carol stop by to talk about their upcoming performances and more. Plus Beck Hughes joins the conversation with some tasty tips of her own.



84. Dean Richards Chats With Martha Stewart and How She Celebrates Thanksgiving
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Dean Richards sits down to chat with Martha Stewart and how she celebrates Thanksgiving. What are some of her favorite dishes, traditions, and how Chicago has become a favorite of hers with so many great choices when it comes to food. Video of Dean’s interview with Martha Stewart: Click for more Martha Stewart from WGN-TV.



85. Your Questions, Answered! Dean Richards Talks to Chef Amy Lukasik About Your Thanksgiving Dinner.
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Dean Richards sits in for Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes and talks to Chef Amy Lukasik from Sur La Table. How should you properly defrost a 23 pound Turkey? What are different ways to prepare your Green Bean Casserole? Amy and Dean take your calls! |



86. Dean talks turkey tips with the Butterball hotline
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There’s Thanksgiving turkey tips galore on this edition of Food Time as Dean welcomes Karen Wilcher from Butterball’s Turkey Talk hotline. Find out how long it will take to de-frost your bird, how to cook a delicious deep fried turkey dinner and what to do if you leave your turkey in your car overnight! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3568210/3568210_2018-11-18-180210.64kmono.mp3



87. WGN TV’s Dan Ponce talks new 80s inspired album, “Retrofit”
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WGN TV news anchor and prolific vocalist Dan Ponce joins Dean in-studio to discuss his latest musical venture, synth-laden tribute to 80s pop titled “Retrofit”. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3568208/3568208_2018-11-18-180108.64kmono.mp3



88. Paramount Theater’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ performs LIVE in-studio
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Follow Dean down the yellow brick road for Paramount Theater’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’! Stars Elizabeth Stenholt (Dorothy) and Paul-Jordan Jansen (Cowardly Lion) perform the beloved songs “King of the Forest” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” LIVE in the Allstate Skyline Studio. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3568207/3568207_2018-11-18-175507.64kmono.mp3



89. Dean Richards in for John Williams 11.12.18: Stan Lee dies, California wildfires, Veterans Day, Hugh Jackman
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Dean Richards fills in for John Williams and reminisces with Chicago Loop Graham Crackers Comics Manager Josh Kelly. They talk about some of the most popular movies adapted from the Marvel comic books of Stan Lee. The co-creator of the comic book strips passed away at 95 today. Then, Dean checks in with our agri-business reporter, Steve Alexander, staying in Redondo Beach, as the wildfires in Malibu take the homes of several celebrities. Veterans and loved ones of veterans call […]



90. Hugh Jackman plays Senator Gary Hart in “The Front Runner”
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Hugh Jackman talks to Dean Richards about playing a politician in an extramarital affair, an highly unusual situation during Senator Hart’s time in the seat. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566217/3566217_2018-11-12-174517.64kmono.mp3



91. Steve Alexander joins from Redondo Beach: “Smoldering ruins – that’s all that’s left”
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WGN Radio Agri-Business Reporter Steve Alexander joins Dean Richards to describe what he’s seeing and hearing in California after the Camp Fire and Woolsey fires destroyed several celebrity homes. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566212/3566212_2018-11-12-173312.64kmono.mp3



92. Chicago Loop Graham Crackers Comics Manager Josh Kelly remembers Stan Lee
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Chicago Loop Graham Crackers Comics Manager Josh Kelly joins Dean Richards moments after news of the death of Marvel creator Stan Lee. Josh talks about what Stan Lee meant to him, and about the most popular Marvel comic book stories. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566206/3566206_2018-11-12-171506.64kmono.mp3



93. This Week In Theatre: Holiday Inn
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On this Sunday morning segment, Dean Richards talks with the cast of Holiday Inn, which is about to open at Marriott Lincolnshire. This show will open on Wednesday and play until January 6th.  Tune in to hear some of their roles and favorite songs live at Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington.  



94. Northside Archery shows Dean Richards his best shots at Treetime Christmas Creations
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An apple a day? Dean Richards was persistent on getting the Northside Archery Club  on site at Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington this year! Tune in to find out how well Dean’s archery skills were as he shot an apple of Dave Schwan’s head! The Northside Archery thinks that everyone has an opportunity to shoot. Visit their website for more information on how to participate.    



95. The 12 Days of Christmas
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It’s only November, but that doesn’t mean WGN Radio isn’t getting into the holiday spirit! Tune in for this fun segment of the WGN Radio crew singing The 12 Days of Christmas with listeners live from Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington. Can you guess who has which part?



96. Dean Richards Sunday Morning: Live from Treetime in Lake Barrington
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It’s a Christmas spectacular! Join Dean Richards live from South Barrington at Treetime for a full 4 hours of holiday cheer as we honor heroes on Veterans Day from the Veterans of Lake Barrington, a volunteer group to raise awareness for veterans in the community. Tune in to the Canterbury Carollers sing The Star Bangled Banner and other holiday tunes. Jim and Laurie Kane, owners of Treetime join the show to talk about trends and styles.  Tune in to hear […]



97. Dean Richards A List Interviews 4-11.18: Graham King
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This week, Dean Richards chats with Bohemian Rhapsody’s producer Graham King. He says it was important for him to get their story correct.”You have their whole life span and you have to narrow it down to aa theatrical experience.” He says he loves those types of challenges.    



98. Dean Richards A List Interviews 4-11.18: Rami Malek
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This week, Dean Richards chats with Rami Malek on his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody along with other stars like Gwilym Lee, Joe Mazzello and Ben Hardy. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3563666/3563666_2018-11-05-033206.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3749.mp3 



99. Resident chef talks Thanksgiving cooking prep to make your holidays easy
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Amy Lucisak, Resident Chef at Ser La Table joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning for the Food Time Segment.  Lucisak discusses new things on this horizon for cooking procedures for Thanksgiving and traditional holiday dishes.  She talks about ovens, insta pots, meat thermometers and sous vide styles of cooking. For more information on purchasing appliances or learning more about cooking classes, visit their website. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3563619/3563619_2018-11-04-211619.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3749.mp3 



100. The best places to go in Chicago to see an Opera this holiday season
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Betty Mohr from Lebon Travel and Culture joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning Show on This Week In Theatre to chat about upcoming operas. “Human nature doesn’t change,” she says in reference to some plot lines.  She also chats about holiday productions opening up in Chicago.