Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, July 28, 2017
Colbert on Scaramucci
Reviews for Minutia Men
What just happened?!?! I love it!
in iTunes by Ryan34689 from USA on July 26, 2017
I love the convo and how random some of it is. While random, there are random facts and random historical points! I can say that I leave listening a little smarter... but with random facts which I always appreciate. Fun show, perfect length and great personalities!
So much fun!
in iTunes by Dignityandmoney from USA on July 26, 2017
This pod is so much fun to listen to the topics and things they talk about are so great, what are you waiting for?? Subscirbe already!!
Such a fun convo!
in iTunes by Gabe_deleon from USA on July 23, 2017
Very integral podcast. Makes you actually think about things in a different way
Excellent Stuff here
in iTunes by Gretchie Love from USA on July 20, 2017
Minutia Men are really terrific guys. I mean just really swell from their trivia to their Cub Geekness . They really make my day brighter. They are especially funny . Thanks for your podcast Minutia Men you are the best .
in iTunes by Rockstar Chris Cole from Canada on July 20, 2017
Always nice to get the news with some humour. Really enjoy Every second!
Need a break?
in iTunes by Carol in NC from USA on July 18, 2017
We spend a lot of time thinking about people, politics & policy... when we need a break, some of us pop in on (cue the music) Minutia Men. - Carol from the Ways & Means podcast (Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke University)
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in iTunes by SteeleEmpire from USA on July 17, 2017
Rick and Dave run a tight ship! This show reminds me of when radio used to be good. This is quality entertainment with great audio. Give it a listen, and it will quickly become one of your go to shows. Steele Empire
in iTunes by DocTruman from USA on July 13, 2017
Great podcast!! Enjoy listening and all the content.
in iTunes by The Long Life from USA on July 12, 2017
Rick and Dave are a dynamic duo who bring on the laughs even when discussing the most minute of minutia. A great listen! I'm hooked.
Really dig the show!
in iTunes by Codie 🌺 from Australia on July 7, 2017
You guys have some great chemistry!
in iTunes by W.T.T.D. Hole from USA on July 6, 2017
The Minutia Men is solid good times! A perfect duo of friends with a rapport so engaging they literally don't need to do anything to be fun. I found my cheeks delightfully sore after my first episode, and am definitely now a fan! Thanks guys!! Keep it up!!
in iTunes by theiMACdaddy from USA on July 2, 2017
Love this podcast, new subscriber! But now a long time listener! Black Series Rebels is here to support!
Manages to be informative and entertaining, rare combo!!
in iTunes by Bills with Luke from USA on July 1, 2017
A great show! Both hosts are very entertaining and have wonderful chemistry together. Super funny and definitely worth the listen!!
This is the Pod for You
in iTunes by Cmsleaps from USA on June 29, 2017
Do you like humor? Car Talk? Veep? Real talk? If you answered yes to any of the above, this pod is for you. It's like walking into a great conversation with two guys. This is the most fun you'll have in the world of podcasts!
Rick and Dave crack me up!
in iTunes by Jlanders ASPodcast from USA on June 29, 2017
Minutia Men is a new favorite of mine. Rick and Dave crack me up. The show segments are timely and interesting, I also dig the sound effects. Keep up the great work guys!
in iTunes by TakingShip from USA on June 28, 2017
Listened to a few episodes and its the exact right amount of irreverence and smarts. Always a good listen when you're in the "what can I listen
You say it's your birthday
Minutia Men, Episode 59
EP59 – Rick and Dave discuss a celebrity politician, a White House theft, OJ’s little OJ, A Cubs baby boom, and Rick’s brush with Phoebe Cates.
You can listen to it here.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
2 small victories today...1) I'm still decent enough to make the ESPN bottom line 2) I didn't alienate a group of people from the military— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) July 26, 2017
RIP June Foray
We had her on the Landecker show a few times, and one time our own resident cartoony voice-over boy Vince Argento got to interview her. It was one of the biggest thrills of his life.
June was an incredibly nice lady. She will never be forgotten.
The Richest Man in the World
Now he's even lost Ken Starr
Mr. President, please cut it out. Tweet to your heart’s content, but stop the wildly inappropriate attacks on the attorney general. An honorable man whom I have known since his days as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, Jeff Sessions has recently become your piñata in one of the most outrageous — and profoundly misguided — courses of presidential conduct I have witnessed in five decades in and around the nation’s capital. What you are doing is harmful to your presidency and inimical to our foundational commitment as a free people to the rule of law.
The attorney general is not — and cannot be — the president’s “hockey goalie,” as new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci described Sessions’s job. In fact, the president isn’t even his client. To the contrary, the attorney general’s client is ultimately “We the People,” and his fidelity has to be not to the president but to the Constitution and other laws of the United States. Indeed, the attorney general’s job, at times, is to tell the president “no” because of the supervening demands of the law. When it comes to dealing with the nation’s top legal officer, you will do well to check your Twitter weapons at the Oval Office door.
Cross Ownership Ban on the way out
Here's a video I recorded during this same debate ten years ago...
Jon Stewart Stand Up Special
Jon Stewart has signed with HBO to host his first stand up comedy special in more than 20 years.
Variety has the details.
Bridget met us there.
If you saw me there and it appeared that I was balling like a little baby, just know those weren't tears streaming down my face throughout the show. It was the um...rain, yes that's it. It was drizzling and the rain was disproportionately just below my eyes.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Chicago's Baby Boom
There's a baby boom in Chicago right now...I wonder why...(HINT: something happened 9 months ago) pic.twitter.com/nX5z0gUxTx— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) July 25, 2017
Adweek has the details.
WGN Moving Out of Tribune Tower
Word of the move also comes as WGN Radio is on track to be sold as part of the $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media by Sinclair Broadcast Group.
“I’m pleased to tell you that we have decided to relocate WGN Radio to 303 E. Wacker, the same building in which the broadcast and technology groups will be working,” Larry Wert, president broadcast media for Tribune Media, wrote in a memo to staff.
“We purposely chose this space in order to remain together as a broadcast ‘family.’ The new space is being custom-designed for the radio station and will be state-of-the-art. While we will give up the showcase studio on Michigan Avenue, listeners will hear no difference in the outstanding programing WGN has provided for nearly nine decades.
(Photo: Eckhartz press author Bill Paige with Bill & Wendy)
The Chickenman Podcast
Dick Orkin’s “Chickenman” is reincarnated as a podcast, which could be a natural format for the comic series about the clueless crime-fighter created in 1966 for Chicago’s top 40 WCFL/1000. Orkin was ’CFL’s production director and he quickly had a huge hit on his hands, which eventually unfolded into 273 episodes that were nationally syndicated. Now Scripps-owned Midroll Media is putting Chickenman on its “Stitcher Premium” podcasting tier. Other offerings in Stitcher Premium’s Earwolf line include its calling-card “Comedy Bang Bang,” plus newcomers like “Off Book,” billed as “the improvised musical podcast.” Also a couple of podcasts connected to the Midroll-owned “Cracked” humor site. Scripps bought Cracked last year for $39 million.
Sessions is Being Zagorski'ed
Witnessing that right now with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump. The President doesn't want to fire Sessions because he has been told it may lead to a constitutional crisis, so he is trying to humiliate him into quitting. Sessions won't quit because he knows what Trump is trying to do, so he keeps saying very professional things...which sends the president into a rage.
Pray for this country's poor satire writers. This is literally impossible to satirize. Nothing is more ridiculous than reality.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - "quietly working to boost Clinton." So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
That's the president of the United States, folks. Classy behavior, right? He's mad at the Attorney General for following the law (correctly recusing himself) and not using the office to become a political tool of the president (going after the president's political opponents).
I'm hoping this is as bad as it gets and he simply remains a humiliating embarrassment to our country. I fear it's about to get worse.
This is really an incredible story. CTE is chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain injury that causes dementia and worse. A recent study of nearly 200 ex NFL football players who had contributed their brains (after death obviously) found that 90% of them had CTE. 90%!
Happy that none of my boys chose to play the game.
I still watch it. I'll admit that. But its getting harder and harder to enjoy it, knowing that every man on that field is risking his life.