Show host Peter Pollack interviews anyone he wants to on any topic he feels like. He's living the dream. Featuring humor, wry commentary, uncomfortable stares, and every once in a while, insight.
Gary Vacha has performed in venues that often turned down Pete's bands. In this episode, Gary talks about the importance of music, what influenced him, and what it's like to spend a few decades playing music in and around Chicago.
David C. Smith (part 2)
David C. Smith is an author with quite a few published fantasy and horror novels under his belt. In this episode, part 2 of 2, Dave and Pete go deeper into Dave's early days as a published writer, his latest book, and the importance of author Robert E. Howard.
David C. Smith (part 1)
David C. Smith is an author with quite a few published fantasy and horror novels under his belt. In this episode, part 1 of 2, Dave and Pete discuss gangsters, his latest book, and Youngstown, Ohio.
Ken Markiewicz is an artist and muralist with a unique style who's work can be found everywhere from homes to hospitals.
Denis Kramer is a guitarist who has played in dozens of bands and who Pete thinks might be a little crazy, but in "the good way."
0001 - Catherine Smitko
Catherine Smitko is an actress who was in her 40s when she was cast in her first professional show...at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Pilot Episode: Big Hairy Eyeball with Pete
Like listening in to the cool kids' table at lunch!
This podcast features Pete's natural engagement with the efferescent Catherine Smitko, a gem of the Chicago theatre scene. Listen in to her adventures in singing in a band, acting in film and theatre, and living the life of a performer whose "overnight" mid-life success has roots back to high school dreams and raw talent.
Pull up a chair and enjoy an interview that is more a conversation amongst friends.