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ML Soul of Detroit ML Soul of Detroit

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    • 4.8 • 577 Ratings

News, views, inside stories -- long AND short -- all well-told.

    Escape From Ukraine – June 28, 2022

    Escape From Ukraine – June 28, 2022

    A young woman who fled a war zone shares her harrowing tale with ML, Marc, Shawn and Intern Patrick, while Joe works for peace.







    THE STRAIGHT DOPE: Valeriya Isakova recounts her flight from Ukraine with her family in February, after Russian troops invaded. It’s an amazing tale that took her through Europe to Tecumseh, Michigan.







    Among the many things families left behind in Ukraine are the men. Valeriya’s dad was required to stay behind, and her grandfather chose to stay. Listen and find out why.







    To contact Valeriya for information, for employment or to offer assistance, contact her at v.isakova9919@gmail.com.







    Spartans are calling for ML’s head after his latest column. Read it and … weep?







    ML is a panelist on a debate among Republican candidates for governor being held Thursday (6/30) in Warren that will be moderated by his friend and colleague Charlie Langton. He invited folks to get tickets, but it turns out it’s SOLD OUT! Sorry about that, Chief! You can still listen in on WWJ Newsradio 950.







    GEEK OF THE WEEK: Homers who can’t take the truth take the cake … and GOW honors.







    ROOM 7609: Fiction Factory haunts the New Wave suite with “Ghost of Love.”







    FEEDBACK: Spartans and Gilbert and City Council, oh my!







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    LISTEN AND LEARN: Find out more about the podcast at www.mlsoulofdetroit.com, where you’ll find previous episodes and so much more!







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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Good Heads – June 21, 2022

    Good Heads – June 21, 2022

    Marc is back from the Spam Museum and tells ML, Shawn and Marc about his visit to Mount Rushmore and other parts West, while Joe enjoys another staycation.







    THE STRAIGHT DOPE: ML discusses his daughters’ Father’s Day gift for him: An urn big enough for a 200-pound man. ML’s weight? TWO HUNDRED POUNDS!!!







    Marc asks ML and Shawn whether they want to be interred or incinerated when they die. A light-hearted discussion ensues.







    Marc returns from his trip to Mount Rushmore and points West to regale the crew with tales of his trip to the Spam Museum and other Americana.







    Dan Gilbert’s lobbyist raises questions about ML’s campaign fundraising, resulting in this column.







    The Great Home Run Race of the 1990s has the crew reminiscing about great performances — and performance enhancements.







    GEEK OF THE WEEK: An anti-vaxxer doctor who provided no assistance to a fallen police officer, but then raised $430,000 by hyping her actions on Jan. 6 gets 60 days in prison … and GOW honors.







    ROOM 7609: The Names are the first Belgian band to check into the New Wave suite on the “Nightshift.”







    FEEDBACK: Today’s debate over tax breaks for the Hudson’s project and controversy over the financing of Pine Knob 50 years ago dominate the discussion. 







    SPONSOR US: Drop us a line at mlsoulofdetroit@gmail.com to find out how cheap and easy it is to advertise on our show!







    LISTEN AND LEARN: Find out more about the podcast at www.mlsoulofdetroit.com, where you’ll find previous episodes and so much more!







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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Kids Are Alright – June 14, 2022

    The Kids Are Alright – June 14, 2022

    Marc is missing so college kids Kaleena and Patrick take over the show while ML and Shawn die slowly and Joey stays chill in his cryogenic chamber.







    THE STRAIGHT DOPE







    Marc is on special assignment, find out where he went and whose head he is looking for.







    ML and his colleagues at the Detroit Free Press followed Dan Gilbert’s money and found a lot of it in the campaign war chests of city officials considering whether to approve his company’s $60 million tax break. Read all about it here: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2022/06/14/detroit-officials-who-decide-gilbert-deal-got-donations-2021/7617771001/







    A candidate for judge who ML caught playing the name game in 2020 is back at it again, with a twist. Shawn wonders what’s the big deal, but you can check out the story and judge for yourself: https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/ml-elrick/2022/06/12/nicholas-john-bobak-hathaway-wayne-county-judge-election-wife-name/7569002001/







    Shawn’s cousin, who was like a brother, passed from a dreadful disease. Kaleena and Patrick join in a discussion of life, death and “living in the moment.” Check out Shawn’s powerful column here: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/shawn-windsor/2022/06/09/shawn-windsor-cousin-brady-gardner-frontotemporal-dementia/7561342001/







    GEEK OF THE WEEK







    Greedy golfers who place payouts over principle take this week’s Geek trophy.







    ROOM 7609







    Last week’s guest in the New Wave suite put ML in an early Cure state of mind, so he looks past all the trees for “A Forest.”







    FEEDBACK







    Jocelyn and John compete with Shawn for air time.







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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Perfection – June 7, 2022

    Perfection – June 7, 2022

    ML gets stabbed – TWICE – to start the day, then gets needled by Marc and Shawn while Patrick counts the days til he gets his jaw broken and Joe is glad to be monitoring the situation from a remote location.







    THE STRAIGHT DOPE: The show starts off with an appreciation for Adam Sandler’s “The Waterboy,” which ML says is just as good in French.







    ML thought losing his race for Detroit City Council would allow him to sleep in when the East Side floods, but it turns out he was wrong. And that was just the FIRST trauma he experienced before the show!







    There is one key question the crew wants answered about what Mayor Mike Duggan did when he found out about the latest federal investigation into city hall corruption. Find out what burning question we would ask if we caught up with Hizzoner.







    Five of the 10 Republican candidates for governor got wiped out. ML discusses how they went down, while showing off some of his own petitions to get on the ballot. You can see them by subscribing to YouTube channel ML ELRICK.







    Here’s a link to ML’s column on what the GOP candidates for governor – and other big shots – had to say about the candidates who got bamboozled and didn’t make the cut.







    Shawn and Marc want to pay college athletes – and they don’t care what impact it has on amateur athletics. Or at least that’s how ML sees it.







    GEEK OF THE WEEK: CEO should stand for Cashing Eating Ogres, or something like that. Now they can add GOW to their exalted initials.







    ROOM 7609: Sad Lovers & Giants sounds like it could be the worst country song ever, but they’re just the New Wave band having “Colourless Dreams” in the New Wave suite this week.







    FEEDBACK: Nobody did the write thing last week. And that’s just wrong!







    SPONSOR US: Drop us a line at mlsoulofdetroit@gmail.com to find out how cheap and easy it is to advertise on our show!







    LISTEN AND LEARN: Find out more about the podcast at www.mlsoulofdetroit.com, where you’ll find previous episodes and so much more!







    SUBSCRIBE/SHARE/RATE/WATCH: Subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever quality podcasts are found! 







    Subscribe (and watch) the live broadcast of the show on YouTube page M.L. Elrick.







    When you check out the podcast, remember to rate it (even if you hate it)!!! Your endorsement is very powerful! 







    Get podcast news on Twitter @elrick or on Facebook at “ML Elrick”







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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Detroit TV History – May 31, 2022

    Detroit TV History – May 31, 2022

    A look back at Detroit’s biggest dance party reveals that ML might have made “The Scene,” though Shawn and Marc are skeptical, Patrick is on the DL and Joe is dancing in the dark.







    THE STRAIGHT DOPE: Joe Spencer was the program manager for WGPR, the first Black-owned and operated television station in America. He discusses the station’s origin — and how it overcame challenges.







    How did WGPR — “Grosse Pointe Radio” — turn into the first Black radio and television station? Joe knows … and he’s telling all!







    “Dr. Who” and “Dark Shadows” got their first airings on WGPR. Find out how else Joe filled out the schedule at his pioneering station.







    “The Scene” was Detroit’s “Soul Train.” Find out why ML might have been mistaken in his adolescent assumption that he could have never made it on the show.







    ML’s column on school shootings leads to a high caliber conversation with Marc, and Shawn, who opine on the need to try and stop the massacres. Read the column here.







    Find out more about the history of WGPR here: http://wgprtvhistory.org/







    To dig into what else Joe is cooking, check out: https://www.detroitgumbo.com/







    GEEK OF THE WEEK: Word to the wise: If you’re going to write about how to get away with killing your husband, DON’T KILL YOUR HUSBAND. An author who should have known better is this week’s geek.







    ROOM 7609: Andy Fletcher’s untimely death has us looking back at Depeche Mode’s first single, “Dream on Me.”







    FEEDBACK: Jocelyn/Joy triggers a lively discussion on crime and guns. Daniel explains why he took a week off.







    SPONSOR US: Drop us a line at mlsoulofdetroit@gmail.com to find out how cheap and easy it is to advertise on our show!







    LISTEN AND LEARN: Find out more about the podcast at www.mlsoulofdetroit.com, where you’ll find previous episodes and so much more!







    SUBSCRIBE/SHARE/RATE/WATCH: Subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever quality podcasts are found! 







    Subscribe (and watch) the live broadcast of the show on YouTube page M.L. Elrick.







    When you check out the podcast, remember to rate it (even if you hate it)!!! Your endorsement is very powerful! 







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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Sam Riddle Me This – May 24, 2022

    Sam Riddle Me This – May 24, 2022

    Sam Riddle and Monica Conyers were Detroit’s political power couple in the Awful Aughts, which landed both of them in prison. Sam joins ML, Marc, Shawn and Patrick to discuss his political comeback, while Joe takes tips on what to expect if he turns to a life of crime…







    THE STRAIGHT DOPE- Shawn comes back from his trip to the desert and shares the secrets he learned during this voyage of self-discovery … or something like that.







    Sam went to prison for his role in a bribery scheme at the heart of Detroit’s culture of corruption. Now he’s running for Congress. He joins the crew to talk about his past and future.







    Sam shares some insights into Monica Conyers, his one-time boss and partner in crime, and what he would have done if SHE had run for Congress.







    Sam gives Shawn a hard time, and ML is LOVING it!







    Sam talks about his long and accomplished career, as well as how it all went off the rails.







    ML encourages everyone to spend $1 on a six-month subscription so you can read his column on Sam and Monica’s problems and political prospects.







    GEEK OF THE WEEK: A guy who mistakenly received his village’s entire COVID relief fund lost the loot – and face – but won GOW honors.







    ROOM 7609: We’re talking politics which is why Todd from Windsor’s suggestion that we book Re Flex into the New Wave suite to play “The Politics of Dancing” is so right-on …







    FEEDBACK: You were prolific writers, so we’re prolific responders!







    SPONSOR US: Drop us a line at mlsoulofdetroit@gmail.com to find out how cheap and easy it is to advertise on our show!







    LISTEN AND LEARN: Find out more about the podcast at www.mlsoulofdetroit.com, where you’ll find previous episodes and so much more!







    SUBSCRIBE/SHARE/RATE/WATCH







    Subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever quality podcasts are found! 







    Subscribe (and watch) the live broadcast of the show on YouTube page M.L. Elrick.







    When you check out the podcast, remember to rate it (even if you hate it)!!! Your endorsement is very powerful! 







    Get podcast news on Twitter @elrick or on Facebook at “ML Elrick”







    We always appreciate your feedback at mlsoulofdetroit@gmail or 313-Butterfield8-9070 (aka 313-288-9070). If you leave a message, you could hear your voice on the air!

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
577 Ratings

577 Ratings

Dustin_G ,

Excellent podcast

Are you with capping? Capping? That kid should never be on mic Again..but great show! Love Shawn

Cwfreitas ,

Great show lately

Good show lately

sir ly ,

Very informative and entertaining

I enjoy the variety of topics covered along with the witty repartee!

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