Eye 94 is Lumpen Radio's books and literature program, airing every Sunday at 11 am CT. Hosted by Jeremy Kitchen, Michael Sack and Jamie Trecker, Eye 94 takes a Chicago-centric look at literature, with weekly interviews, reviews and
readings. Music by Jaimie Branch; incidental music from the International Anthem Recording Company archive, both used with kind permission.
Eye 94 • 1-14-21
This episode featured William Hazelgrove, author of “Sally Rand, American Sex Symbol,” out now from The Lyons Press. This episode first aired on January 14, 2021.
Eye 94 • 1-7-21
This episode featured Kevin Matson, author of “We're Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980's America,” out now from Oxford. This episode first aired on January 7, 2021 to open our Fifth Season.
Eye 94 • 12-17-20
This episode featured Deesha Philyaw, author of the National Book Award-nominated “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,” out now from West Virginia University Press. This episode completed Season Four and first aired on December 17th, 2020.
Eye 94 • 12-03-20
This episode featured Phil Christman, author of “Midwest Futures” out now from Belt Publishing, This episode first aired on December 3, 2020.
Eye 94 • 11-26-20
This episode featured John Corbett, the curator of “Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933” out now on Soberscove Press. This episode first aired on November 26, 2020.
Eye 94 • 11-19-20
This episode featured Catherine Lacey, author of “Pew,” out now from Farrar Strauss and Giroux. This episode first aired on November 19, 2020.
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A Fantastic Chicago Perspective on the Literary Community
This show delves deeper into both local and international authors, asking pertinent and enlightening questions about their work and how they came to publish their work. I recommend this show to any bookworms who want to add more meaningful novels to their collections, while also learning more about the people who wrote them. Also, the live shows are a blast to attend!!
A Great Conversation with Writers
Eye 94 is the rare show about books where the hosts are prepared—having read and thought about their guest's work—but also down to earth and unpretentious. No jargon, art speak, or academese here; just three guys having a talk about books.