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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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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 1-21-22

This week is a “Commando Edition” of The Garry Meier Show Cocktail Hour LIVE! For those that are new to the show, that’s a show where we have not scheduled a guest to chat with separate from the plentiful fresh yappitizers and other nonsense we serve up on every live show.

5hr 7mins

22 Jan 2022

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Episode 906 - Grab Your Lubricant

A man from Mexico claims that he donated a kidney to his girlfriend's mother - but was ditched less than a month later when she married someone else. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

9mins

21 Jan 2022

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Episode 905 - Tech Reporter Dan Fedor

Garry and Leslie react to the death of Chicago sports reporter Les Grobstein at the age of 69. Meanwhile, there’s a chance to buy a diamond that most likely came from space. Plus, Tech Reporter Dan Fedor shared some tech news and gadgets for the new year. 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!

35mins

19 Jan 2022

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Episode 904 - Pumping Yourself Back Up

A man claims he had a rather unusual side effect after dealing with a COVID infection and the potential fix is even more unusual. Meanwhile, a Texas man had a giant insect pulled out of his ear after the large critter flew in while he was working in his garage. Plus, there’s an unlikely trend in music sales.

31mins

17 Jan 2022

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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live with Jim Belushi and Harry Moshman 1-14-22

Comedian/actor/musician/farmer James Belushi chats with Garry and shares stories from his long entertainment career, including some of the times they spent together, and talks about his experience as a cannabis farmer and the second season of his Discovery Channel show about it, “Growing Belushi,” debuting on January 19. Garry also welcomes back television producer Harvey Moshman to talk about Season Three of “Wild Travels” which debuts on PBS stations this month.

1hr 22mins

15 Jan 2022

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Episode 903 - Running Into Your Teacher In Public

Pope Francis was spotted coming out of a downtown Rome record shop late Tuesday with a CD in hand. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

13mins

14 Jan 2022

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Episode 902 - Pictures From the Ass End of the Universe

They’ve released the cause of death for Betty White, but Garry has an alternative theory. Meanwhile, a Florida woman was upset when she walked up to her local McDonalds drive-thru and they wouldn’t take her coupon. Plus, a restaurant in Japan is giving dementia patients jobs. 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!

30mins

12 Jan 2022

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Episode 901 - They Come In Pairs and You Will Too

A Pennsylvania man was caught red-handed robbing expensive sex toys from an adult store where he had recently applied for a job. Meanwhile, a woman in Argentina walked into an ice cream shop in her undies because she wanted to use her dress as a face mask to be served. Plus, Taco Bell is offering a new way to get their fix. 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!

30mins

10 Jan 2022

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GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 1-7-22

Garry welcomes money expert Terry Savage back to the show as our featured guest as we wrap-up the first week of 2022. A frequent guest on The Garry Meier Show over many years (and media), Terry is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy, and the markets. She writes a weekly personal finance column syndicated in major newspapers and is the author of four best-selling books on personal finance, including the newest edition of "The Savage Truth on Money."

6hr 10mins

8 Jan 2022

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Episode 900 - Vino and Hopium

One child died and eight others were injured following a bouncy castle incident in Spain on Tuesday. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this evening at 6pm ET!

12mins

7 Jan 2022

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