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Garry Meier Show

Garry's wit and absorbing energy keeps Chicagoans entertained day after day. Garry will tell you that his career in radio all began with a dead butterfly. One day he walked out of his house and saw a beautiful dead Monarch butterfly lying on the ground. He scooped up the lifeless harbinger of things to come and sent it to his then favorite disc jockey, Larry Lujack, the biggest jock in Chicago at the time. Larry was always talking about reincarnation and he claimed he was going to come back as a butterfly. In a note accompanying the butterfly Garry said, "I think I found your dead uncle. Sorry for your loss". Larry read the note on the air. For Garry it was a "flashpoint" moment. Fascinated with radio, he knew what he was destined to do in life when he heard his material on the air. Meier rose to prominence in Chicago as part of one of the most successful number one radio duos in the country, the Steve & Garry Show. The fifteen-year run garnered international publicity, as well as an Emmy for the TV show Greetings From Graceland. Meier also gained renown for his highly successful eight-year run on the Roe & Garry Show. In addition to these accomplishments, Meier has displayed his wit and energy as a solo host and as a feature reporter for WGN-TV's morning show. He loves what he does, carrying all of his inventory in his head and feels that even with all of his success, the best is still yet to come.

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Garry's wit and absorbing energy keeps Chicagoans entertained day after day. Garry will tell you that his career in radio all began with a dead butterfly. One day he walked out of his house and saw a beautiful dead Monarch butterfly lying on the ground. He scooped up the lifeless harbinger of things to come and sent it to his then favorite disc jockey, Larry Lujack, the biggest jock in Chicago at the time. Larry was always talking about reincarnation and he claimed he was going to come back as a butterfly. In a note accompanying the butterfly Garry said, "I think I found your dead uncle. Sorry for your loss". Larry read the note on the air. For Garry it was a "flashpoint" moment. Fascinated with radio, he knew what he was destined to do in life when he heard his material on the air. Meier rose to prominence in Chicago as part of one of the most successful number one radio duos in the country, the Steve & Garry Show. The fifteen-year run garnered international publicity, as well as an Emmy for the TV show Greetings From Graceland. Meier also gained renown for his highly successful eight-year run on the Roe & Garry Show. In addition to these accomplishments, Meier has displayed his wit and energy as a solo host and as a feature reporter for WGN-TV's morning show. He loves what he does, carrying all of his inventory in his head and feels that even with all of his success, the best is still yet to come.

GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live with Richard Lewis 11-12-21

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The GarrForce welcomes comedian and actor Richard Lewis. Richard is a long-time friend of Garry's, and they'll chat about his upcoming appearance on this Sunday's episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with Larry David and more. Plus, Richard shared an amazing story from his first apperance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Nov 13 2021

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Episode 876 - Happy Idiot Style

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A Texas woman was arrested for stealing a $1 million lottery ticket from her Long Island cousin, who gave it to her to cash so he could remain anonymous. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

Nov 12 2021

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Episode 876 - Two Sharks No Waiting

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A British man was killed while swimming in Australia when he was attacked by at least one, but possibly two, sharks. Meanwhile, a woman in Texas shot her neighbor to death over a bouncy house. Plus, a woman in New York hit a train conductor with a pumpkin.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Nov 10 2021

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Episode 875 - A Few Things to Take Into the Darkness

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The controversy from the Aaron Rodgers vaccination situation has given Garry a new career goal. Meanwhile, Garry has a new reason to be a little concerned about deepfake technology. Plus, the housing market in Toronto has reached a new level of craziness.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Nov 08 2021

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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 11-5-21

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It's our last live show before the end of Daylight Saving Time and we'll have to move our clocks back an hour. On the upside, we are heading in to the longest two day weekend of the year. But, of course, sunsets have been getting noticeably earlier lately, and now they'll even be an hour earlier on the clock! Plenty of fresh yappetizers and nonsense to help distract, along with what ever your own beverages or whatnot you choose for responsible fun.

Nov 05 2021

59mins

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Episode 874 - Save Your Vintage T-Shirts

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A widow in Louisiana says her husband's body was dissected in a ticketed event without her permission. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

Nov 05 2021

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Episode 873 - Navigating Car Clocks

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A boy in India made some interesting dietary choices after getting some questionable advice from a holistic healer. Meanwhile, a woman in Georgia got an unexpected emergency room bill for receiving no treatment. Plus, a Texas woman decided it was a good idea to point a gun at a Trick-or-Treater on Halloween.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Nov 03 2021

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Episode 872 - Serial Killer-Free

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Garry thinks the spacetime continuum may have been a casualty of the COVID pandemic. Meanwhile, police in Canada said a driver was asked to remove the Halloween decorations from his car after a message reading "HELP ME" was determined to be "a little too scary." Plus, a fight over chicken wings in Utah took a strange turn.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Nov 01 2021

31mins

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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 10-29-21

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As we head into Halloween Weekend, Garry's guest was American horror crime author, writer of comic books, and the legendary publisher of Boneyard Press, Hart Fisher.

Oct 29 2021

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Episode 871 - The Incredible Hulk vs Hulk Hogan

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Researchers found the number of people who got a liver transplant or were put on a waiting list due to alcoholic hepatitis was 50% higher thanks to the pandemic. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

Oct 29 2021

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Episode 870 - TV Host & Cancer Survivor Samantha Harris

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A hiker lost on a mountain in Colorado ignored repeated calls from rescuers because he was unfamiliar with the phone number. Meanwhile, Dozens of vultures have descended on Bunn, North Carolina, last year and nothing will move them. Plus, TV Host, Author, Certified Health Coach, and Cancer Survivor Samantha Harris, shares details on her cancer diagnosis, health journey, and ways to reduce risk of breast cancer.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Oct 27 2021

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Episode 869 - Why Are We Naked?

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Garry waded into the new fight between Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. Meanwhile, a 48-year-old Michigan man was killed after being pulled into a woodchipper machine after his jacket may have been caught on a branch. Plus, a Georgia man is in hot water for using a COVID-19 relief loan to purchase a $57,789 Pokemon card

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Oct 25 2021

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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 10-22-21

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Academy Award winning special effects expert Dieter Sturm returns to The Garry Meier Show Cocktail Hour LIVE this week to chat with Garry about making snow for movies and television, and to get us all in the mood for Oktoberfest with some music he's written and performed.

Oct 22 2021

59mins

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Episode 868 - Porn-Free Weather Forecast

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A man has been killed in India after a monkey threw a brick at him from the second floor of a building. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

Oct 22 2021

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Episode 867 - Unusual Death Trilogy

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Colin Powell and Thelma Lou from the Andy Griffith Show have both passed away this week, and Garry wonders who will round out the trilogy. Meanwhile, a Liberian teenager was driving his motorcycle taxi when he found $50,000 wrapped in a plastic bag. Plus, a statue of Harambe has been unveiled on Wall Street.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Oct 20 2021

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Episode 866 - A New Wrinkle In Meth Use

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A naked woman paraded through Denver Airport striking up conversations with passengers before finally being stopped by police. Meanwhile, a guy broke into a car to see his imaginary girlfriend. Plus, the city of Christchurch in New Zealand has decided to cut ties with their official wizard in an attempt to modernize their image.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Oct 18 2021

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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 10-15-21

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Garry's guests this week were Jon Barinholtz and Katie Rich, creators of Chicago Party Aunt on Netflix. Plus, the usual wide assortment of fresh yappetizers and nonsense.

Oct 15 2021

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Episode 865 - Schnauzers and Chihuahuas Living Together

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Garry has questions about the social media rule book after a response to one of his posts on Facebook. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Oct 15 2021

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Episode 864 - Steven Rubin Talks James Bond

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Jeopardy contestant Matt Amodio saw his 38-game winning run come to an end Monday. Meanwhile, Jon Gruden saw his run as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders come to an end after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst. Plus, Steven Rubin, author of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia joined Garry to talk about the release of "No Time to Die."

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Oct 13 2021

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Episode 863 - Life Is Dangerous Enough Without Looking For More Danger

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Two friends in England are now in wheelchairs after breaking into a water park and running into a barrier at the bottom of a slide. Meanwhile, a woman has “demanded $1 million from GEICO” after a sexual romp in an automobile allegedly left her with an STD. Plus, Taliban fighters got a nice day off at a water park.

Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Oct 11 2021

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Love Garry and Leslie

By Awesome addicting application - May 01 2020
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Loved them on AM and love them even more on the podcast. Loads of fun without the political bs.

GarForce One is wheels up!

By STOCKBUSH - Mar 18 2016
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It's like you never left! Welcome back in the saddle. Sounding great and getting better.