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, May 04, 2018
Book Signings, We've Got Book Signings
Friday May 18th at the Billy Goat (on lower Michigan) come out and meet Eckhartz Press author Randy Richardson promoting his book "Cubsessions". He will be there from 4-6pm.
And the following day, we've got another signing in Park Ridge...
Tom Weinberg on WTTW
Congratulations to Me!
Not sure if @CarlosSan29 is doing the home plate celebration perfectly wrong or perfectly right. pic.twitter.com/xJn4VgsVnN— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) May 4, 2018
When You've Lost Fox News...
Me-TV radio is killing it
Also, it’s not technically a radio station.
Three years after launching, MeTV FM’s eclectic soft oldies format has turned a low-power TV signal at 87.7 FM into a top-10 Chicago radio station, confounding competitors and rewriting the unwritten rules of broadcast radio.
Read the whole article here.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Minutia Men, Episode 92
EP92: Rick and Dave discuss Jenkins at Facebook, a fundraiser at our speed, Tennessee potholes, an inside-the-glove homer, and Rick’s brush with Alice Cooper.
Listen to it here.
Subpoening the Apprentice Tapes
According to Tom Arnold, who was on the show, these tapes will prove once and for all that Trump is a racist. How they help Summer Zervos remains to be seen.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
People Love Minutia Men
This is great!
in iTunes by definitely not Darin from USA on April 19, 2018
This podcast is like if two really good sports talk radio hosts talked about random stuff instead of sports! I've now spend several hours leaning all sorts of absolutely trivial things. Keep up the good work, fellas!
So great infotainment!
in iTunes by Kal-El The Last Son from USA on April 17, 2018
I cannot get enough if this show! So entertaining and I learn something new all the time.
A very enjoyable listen!
in iTunes by Maddam Beltaine from UK on April 14, 2018
A very entertaining show! The two presenters have natural chemistry and an engaging manner, and the range of topics covered make the mind boggle! Definitely worth a listen.
Great rapport, intelligent and awesome topics!
in iTunes by anjnlz from USA on April 13, 2018
The minutia men have great rapport, always fun to listen to! Highly recommended to subscribe!!! Good stuff, 5 stars!!!
in iTunes by WCC Podcast from Australia on April 8, 2018
Lots of laughs and fun whimsical anecdotes. The show has terrific energy, pace and smooth flow. Excellent clarity and audio quality. Highly recommend to adults looking for a break from the drudgery of life :D
hey, we put the chips ahoy away!
in iTunes by Sheamus McKillian from USA on April 7, 2018
The Gruesome Twosome give a grand hello to these great podcasters! A must listen podcast! We couldnt be more thankful to have someone live vicariously through us (without the issues) haha! Come listen if youre a fan of podcasts at all...its worth the listen!
in iTunes by Ask Dog Guru from USA on April 6, 2018
What started as a Twitter into turned into a permanent listener! LOVE the audio quality, the hosts are great and despite how exhausted I am I can't stop laughing. #Shade from Daddy Issuez
in iTunes by CümCpt from USA on April 5, 2018
Loved this podcast, it's very relatable and keeps me entertained!
in iTunes by Girls! Girls! Girls! Podcast from UK on April 2, 2018
If you're looking for a funny, original and interesting podcast with hosts who have fantastic chemistry, then this is the one for you!
in iTunes by Dynasty4Life from USA on April 2, 2018
These guys are great. Definitely worth a listen
It’s the podcast I didn’t know I needed.
in iTunes by Cameron Todd Scott from USA on March 30, 2018
I’m only a few episodes in, and I’m already in love. I’m certain this podcast was made for me. Listening to Rick and Dave talk is like sitting on the front porch shooting the breeze with a couple of your best friends. But don’t be fooled. Behind the minutia—and hilarity—lies genuine conversation and interesting takes on everyday life. Do yourself a favor. Subscribe to Minutia Men Podcast right now. You can thank me later. Cameron Scott (The Black Podcast)
in iTunes by keithttu from USA on March 29, 2018
Really enjoyed the show, definitely have a great history together and it shows! Fun show, and can’t wait to listen more!
How do you know when you've jumped the shark?
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on @freedomcaucus members considering his impeachment: "They can't even resist leaking their own drafts." He also says, "The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”— CSPAN (@cspan) May 1, 2018
Question from @lauraajarrett. pic.twitter.com/puEnP3thgA
It's written by Hermene D. Hartman, a woman who got to know Cosby and his wife early in his career. It's a well balanced piece about what he meant to the black community, the other side of his personality, and the disappointment and shock they feel now that they know about the real man.
Facebook's New Plan
I'll believe when I see it, but it sure sounds like a step in the right direction.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
May 1, 2018
My media column this month tells the harrowing tale of Fox-32's Dane Placko's UK experience, in which he goes from reporter to pirate.
You can read about it here.
First Career Win
Congratulations to @Luke_T_Farrell on his first @MLB win! #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/XPVMlux927— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 1, 2018
I know what you're thinking. "But Rick, isn't wearing your lucky shirt just as responsible for the win?" Look, I'm not all about credit. As long as we bring home a W, it's all good. Let the kid have his moment.
Monday, April 30, 2018
This is what I would look like playing baseball
If any of you need a laugh, the coach told my cousin to run home as fast as he can and he delivered pic.twitter.com/VpBBzIEtzf— ratby (@TabbyRodriguez) April 29, 2018
White House Correspondent's Dinner
Uh oh, Michael
Red State fires staff insufficiently supportive of Trump
Mediaite has the details.
Seriously, folks. This sort of thing doesn't frighten you a little bit?
Look who graduated this weekend!
The Bears knocked it out of the park with their first three picks. They landed linebacker Roquan Smith in the first round, and he will immediately become a big part of their defense. In the second round, they hit on interior lineman James Daniels, who will play left guard for them, and then hit big on receiver Anthony Miller, who has star potential. He might end up being the best receiver in this class. If they get a little out of the rest of the class, it's a bonus. They had an impressive first two days.
Rick and Dave on the Radio
Dave and I appeared on WCGO Radio (1590 AM) yesterday afternoon to discuss our publishing business. We brought along author Beth Jacobellis, who talked about her book "Cameo". Thanks to Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall for having us on!