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Presented by the Chicago Reader, hear senior writer Ben Joravsky discuss the day’s stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty. Tune in to LIVE episodes streaming Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-3 p.m. at chicagoreader.com/joravsky or on the Reader's YouTube channel—or catch up with episodes anytime. Podcast-only episodes are also released throughout the week. Reader podcasts are recorded on Shure microphones. Learn more at Shure.com.

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    • 4.7 • 82 Ratings

Presented by the Chicago Reader, hear senior writer Ben Joravsky discuss the day’s stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty. Tune in to LIVE episodes streaming Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-3 p.m. at chicagoreader.com/joravsky or on the Reader's YouTube channel—or catch up with episodes anytime. Podcast-only episodes are also released throughout the week. Reader podcasts are recorded on Shure microphones. Learn more at Shure.com.

    David Faris—Politics In The USA

    David Faris—Politics In The USA

    Political scientist David Faris returns to cover all the national news. Manchin, Sinema, AOC and more. Where are we going and what should Democrats do.

    • 51 min
    Oh, What a Week it Was: Chicago Re-opens!

    Oh, What a Week it Was: Chicago Re-opens!

    Ben & Dr. D take the deep dive on the week’s news. Everything from re-opening to Michael J. Madigan to fraudulent Republicans to everything!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    “What would AOC Do Thursday” and Miles Porter & Miles Kampf-Lassin

    “What would AOC Do Thursday” and Miles Porter & Miles Kampf-Lassin

    Ben sort of weighs in on the mayoral race in NewYork City. Miles Porter on baseball & Miles Kampf-Lassin on national politics.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    "Don't Come Tuesday" & Monroe Anderson & Jason Lee

    "Don't Come Tuesday" & Monroe Anderson & Jason Lee

    Vice President Harris tells Guatemalan refugees "don't come" to the USA. Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson talks Trump. And political strategist Jason Lee returns to talk, among other things, about voter suppression in Texas and what the Democrats can do about it.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    “Fake News Tuesday” & Dave Glowacz--City Council Breakdown

    “Fake News Tuesday” & Dave Glowacz--City Council Breakdown

    Did Donald Trump wears his pants backwards? Ben breaks down the evidence. And Dave Glowacz returns for another Chicago City Council update from the May meeting. We play clips of the debate and riff on what it's all about. Everything you need to know about what's going on in Chicago.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    William Bike On Forgotten Chicago

    William Bike On Forgotten Chicago

    William Bike just wrote a great book called The Forgotten 1970 Cubs. It's about the Cubs team that's no longer forgotten, if for no other reason than William wrote a book about them. Get ready for the deep dive on Leo Durocher, Ernie Banks, Joe Pepitone, and much, much more.

    • 41 min

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4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

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thorough analysis of chicago/illinois/national politics

ben's show gives you a fantastic analysis with deep historical perspective

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Best podcast for Chicago nation!

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Daily downloader. Love to listen on my commute to and from work!

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