11 episodes

'South Side Stories' is a celebration of the real-life people and places that inspired Comedy Central’s hit new comedy series, 'South Side.' With lots of laughs, love and plenty of real talk, 'South Side Stories' proves that what you see on the news is only a small slice of a big city. btb.

South Side Stories WBEZ Chicago

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 119 Ratings

'South Side Stories' is a celebration of the real-life people and places that inspired Comedy Central’s hit new comedy series, 'South Side.' With lots of laughs, love and plenty of real talk, 'South Side Stories' proves that what you see on the news is only a small slice of a big city. btb.

    Money Or Merch

    Money Or Merch

    RTO might be a fictional business on the TV show South Side, but the rent-to-own business is a reality for many. Comedian Just Nesh uses her own family experience to investigate the furniture world of the South Side and finds one longtime store trying to do things differently.

    • 20 min
    Englewood

    Englewood

    The Englewood neighborhood gets a certain type of reputation in Chicago and around the country whenever it’s in the news. So comedian Kellye Howard decided to find out for herself what it’s really like. She teams up with Chicago police officer Stephen Boyd for an unofficial ride along and later talks to residents at a special party in the park.

    • 23 min
    Floatin' In The Ether

    Floatin' In The Ether

    What does it take to be a street vendor? That’s what comedian Dave Helem looks to find out. He spends a day with James “The Oil Man”Redmond, a longtime vendor who crisscrosses the city selling body oils. Dave travels with The Oil Man by train, bus, and foot as he attempts to make some sales for the day.

    • 19 min
    Arthur

    Arthur

    Arthur Dubois is proof that you’re never too old try something new. A 72-year-old retiree and grandfather, Arthur has taken his lifelong love of music and turned it into a new, aspiring career as a self-taught hip-hop producer. Comedian Dave Helem meets up with Arthur to listen to his beats and make some music with Chicago artist Matt Muse.

    • 23 min
    Payback

    Payback

    Parking ticket debt is an unfortunate reality for many in Chicago, but it’s a burden not shared equally. Comedian Kellye Howard and WBEZ journalist Elliott Ramos take a tour through one of Chicago’s most ticketed neighborhoods. Later, Kellye talks to firefighter Rodney Shelton about how his ticket debt almost cost him his job.

    • 24 min
    A Night At The 50

    A Night At The 50

    There’s never a bad night in Chicago to put on some dancing shoes and go steppin’. So Bashir and Diallo enlist a very special correspondent, Bashir’s mom Renee, to explain what makes steppin’ a special Chicago original. Renee also visits one of the South Side’s most well-known spots for steppers, the 50 Yard Line, and gets to know legendary steppin’ DJ Sam Chatman.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

MissAziza ,

A transplant

Ive been in nyc for a long while, but, I'm a born and bred south side gal. My friends just stare as i role on the floor laughing at this podcast and the show.

-London Town Girl!!!!!

16?&9Im A Real Person Honest! ,

More of this please

This podcast is great! Hope there will be more episodes. Best thing I’ve heard in a long long time

Bronze Ville ,

When is this coming back?

Love this, we need some south side pandemic stories

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