12 episodes

New from WBEZ Chicago and Comedy Central, South Side Stories explores life, culture and issues that inspired Comedy Central’s new scripted comedy, South Side. Offering an authentic (and often hilarious) portrayal of what life on Chicago’s South Side is all about and worth celebrating, South Side Stories will further explore the TV show’s themes – from stepping to parking tickets – all in conversations with local Chicagoans.
Hosted by South Side writers and executive producers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.6, 103 Ratings

New from WBEZ Chicago and Comedy Central, South Side Stories explores life, culture and issues that inspired Comedy Central’s new scripted comedy, South Side. Offering an authentic (and often hilarious) portrayal of what life on Chicago’s South Side is all about and worth celebrating, South Side Stories will further explore the TV show’s themes – from stepping to parking tickets – all in conversations with local Chicagoans.
Hosted by South Side writers and executive producers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin.

    Preview: California Love

    Preview: California Love

    Introducing a new show from LAist Studios: California Love. Join host and New York Times writer Walter Thompson-Hernández as he takes us through his personal journey back to his hometown of Los Angeles. Walter tells profound and moving stories of a city in transition — stories of streets that no longer look the way they did during his childhood, largely molded by gentrification; reflective stories that connect the present to his experiences during the 1992 riots and the time he met Kobe Bryant; entertaining stories about an infamous phone line and parrots that fill the City’s trees that are sacred to locals, yet unknown to most of the world. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 11 min
    Masters Of Invention

    Masters Of Invention

    For our finale, it’s all about the inventor and entrepreneurial spirit We visit the Chicago Inventors Organization and have a few budding inventors pitch their creations for Bashir and Diallo. Meanwhile, comedian Kellye Howard visits fashion designer and inventor Jermikko, who was the first black woman to open a retail store on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile.

    • 23 min
    The Legend Of Harold's

    The Legend Of Harold's

    Harold’s Chicken is a Chicago food institution, but no two Harold’s are the same. So comedian T. Murph met up with podcaster, YouTube personality, and fried chicken enthusiast Larry Legend to visit a couple of his choices for best Harold’s in the city.

    • 23 min
    Return To Englewood

    Return To Englewood

    We’re taking a second trip back to Englewood to explore special places to get away on the South Side. Comedian T. Murph meets up with photographer and Englewood resident Tonika Johnson to check out an abandoned railway that’s become a nature oasis for many residents.

    • 22 min
    Curls, Cuts, & Cocktails

    Curls, Cuts, & Cocktails

    Bashir and Diallo go under the hot comb to talk about all things hair. And they’re joined by their South Side co-star Chandra Russell. Meanwhile, comedian Just Nesh visits Issues Barber & Beauty Salon, where the quality of service is matched by the good times and colorful characters.

    • 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
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Bronze Ville ,

When is this coming back?

Love this, we need some south side pandemic stories

Watsino ,

Can’t get enough!

I enjoy this podcast so much that I listen to the episodes repeatedly, like Harolds Chicken 7 times. And I love sharing these stories with my friends. We plan on visiting the Englewood Trail, Harolds at 95th street and Bongo Beach. Thank you for this wonderful cultural experience.

CFC07 ,

Love it

Grew up on the south side and definitely miss it. But this podcast show is definitely within my top 3. The R.a.c episode brought back some memories! Keep up the awesome work.

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