Saturday, June 29, 2019

MInutia Men, Episode 139

EP139: Rick and Dave discuss strange foods, bathroom emergencies, horns growing on kids, John Dillinger/Cub fan, Rick’s brush with Jack Brickhouse, and they interview radio legend John Records Landecker.

Listen to it here.


No idea why this is funny, but it is...

Friday, June 28, 2019

Rick and Garry

Thanks again to Garry Meier for having me on his WLS show this week. If you missed it, they have posted the podcast.

You can listen to it here.


Thanks again to the producers, cast, crew and publicity team at "Miracle" the Cubs musical. They invited me to come on stage last night and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" which was a big thrill. Everyone was very nice, and the show was tremendous. I must admit...during the second act I got a little verklempt. (I could relive that Cubs winning the World Series moment every second of my life). A note to the writer of the play: We brought along a friend from Germany who didn't know anything about the Cubs, and he was moved by the writing. I guess that makes it a universal message, right?

Everyone Loves Minutia Men

We've recorded two new episodes featuring interviews with John Records Landecker and Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) which will be dropping soon. In the meantime, a quick look at our most recent reviews...

Love the interviews
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by rt34527382 from United States of America on June 25, 2019
I’m a huge fan of the way Rick and Dave interview guests. Not the typical stupid questions you’re used to. For instance they asked The Mooch if he ever got business cards when he worked in the White House. Really funny.

Perfect for a car ride
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by salmonbros from United States of America on June 25, 2019
My football coach turned my team on to this podcast. We listen while we drive to road games. I love it. Really fun. I haven’t heard of a lot of these guests, but the interviews are great.

Your New Favorite Talk Show!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Crime Culture Podcast from United States of America on June 14, 2019
Rick and Dave are engaging and hilarious as they discuss everything and anything - health tips, wacky foods and drinks, top trends, and viral news pieces being just a few hot topics! They even conduct interviews with a variety of “who’s who” in pop culture! If you’ve been looking for a good morning talk show on your drive to work, or just want a little something to take the edge off, the Minutia Men are here to entertain!

My new morning show
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by The Oddball Aussie from Australia on June 4, 2019
This show is quickly becoming my new morning drive show, started with recent episodes but now I find myself going through the back catalogue. Two podcasters who are great to listen to and will keep you entertained the whole way through.

Decompress with a couple of funny cynics
★★★★☆ in Apple Podcasts by oldyellow65432 from United States of America on May 30, 2019
Rick and Dave are a couple of cynical goofs who will entertain you for an hour or so. Give em a try on your commute.

Wow, very well done
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by ob530 from United States of America on May 30, 2019
Great hosts, great content, great guests. Very funny and topical and dare I say, wonderfully cynical.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Stones in Chicago

Took my bride to the Stones show last night at Soldier Field. Loved Ronnie Wood (below)! The show was tremendous. The walk into and out of Soldier Field was not. What a traffic cluster.

Got home at 1:00am.

July 17

The summer blockbuster schedule has been released. Pencil in July 17th.

That's the day Robert Mueller will testify in OPEN session of Congress. Don't call me, I will be busy that day. And if you haven't read the report (and you haven't), I urge you to watch.

You will not feel the same way after you see him explain what's in know, like he should have been allowed to do immediately.

The new press secretary

Her name is Stephanie Grisham, and she had been Melania's spokesperson.

Now lets see if she does any press know, like they have in actual democracies.

It's been nearly 100 days since the last one.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Got plans for Thursday night? If not, consider joining me for the Cubs musical Miracle at the Royal George Theater. The details are below...

A special offer for fans of everycubever this Thursday Night!

Come to see Miracle this Thursday night! Cub Trivia begins at 7PM; a performance of Miracle begins at 7:30pm and Rick Kaempfer will lead us all in the 7th Inning Stretch right before the second act begins!

Special offer for fans of Eckhartz Press and everycubever
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Call Group Theater Tix at 312-423-6612

Terri Hemmert reduces role

I saw someone on Twitter refer to Terri as a pair of warm socks--something really comforting about hearing her on the radio. I don't know how Terri would feel about that description, but I knew exactly what that Tweeter meant. Robert Feder has the details...
Terri Hemmert, the Radio Hall of Famer who’s been the heart and soul of WXRT 93.1-FM for 45 years, says she is cutting back her workload at the Entercom adult album alternative station but will “continue to be proud of being part of the XRT family.”

Hemmert, 71, told colleagues in an email today that she plans to step down from her Monday-through-Friday midday shift in a few weeks and switch to “a schedule with much more flexibility.”

“After 45 years at WXRT, I’m going to figure out how to turn the record over and see what plays on the other side,” she wrote. “My doctor will be thrilled I’ll be getting eight hours of sleep a night. After all these years.”

Hemmert said she will continue to host her long-running “Breakfast with The Beatles” program on Sunday mornings and will fill in throughout the year for other on-air personalities when they’re on vacation.

Drew Horowitz Retiring

He was one of the main executives that put Eric and Kathy on the map at the Mix, and he also rose to the top of his profession in the corporate ranks. Drew Horowitz is stepping down at Hubbard. Per the RAMP Newsletter...

RAMP has confirmed that Hubbard Radio President & Chief Operating Officer Drew Horowitz will be retiring at the end of the year, closing the book on a four-decade radio career. Hubbard Chair & CEO Ginny Morris broke the news to the employees in an email that read, in part, "Drew came to Hubbard Radio as a part of our transformational acquisition of four Bonneville markets in 2011. Since that time, Drew has been instrumental in helping us further grow the company as we added clusters in Phoenix and Seattle, bolstered our cluster in St. Louis and most recently, acquired our operations in West Palm Beach." Morris added, "Like me, I know that each of you has appreciated working with and getting to know Drew both professionally and personally. And... I absolutely know that each of us has learned a great deal from Drew and not just about radio, business and leadership. I know that Drew has touched and helped many of us personally as well as professionally."

Drew tried to hire me to produce the pre-cursor to Eric and Kathy, and I turned him down. I stayed with Landecker instead. I never regretted that decision.

Monday, June 24, 2019


This seems like a good waste of time to me...isolating Liza's "Chums" in the song "Cabaret"


Had a great time on WLS this morning with @GarryMeierShow talking about my book "everycubever". It had been a long time since we saw each other...of course we worked together every day for five years or so back in the late 80s/early 90s.