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Rick Kogan

The After Hours with Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan Podcast from 720 WGN

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Rick Kogan remembers Chicago writer and filmmaker Scott Jacobs

On this week’s editon After Hours with Rick Kogan, Rick remembers and honors Chicago writer and filmmaker Scott Jacobs who passed away at the age of 71 on October 21st. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3892589/3892589_2021-11-07-231429.64kmono.mp3

7 Nov 2021

Rank #1

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Rick Kogan celebrates the career of WGN Radio news anchor Roger Badesch

WGN Radio news anchor Roger Badesch, who is retiring at the end of the month, joined WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to talk about his career and how his hard work lead to him doing great things. Roger also discussed what he plans to do in his retirement. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3888300/3888300_2021-10-24-224300.64kmono.mp3 WGN newsman Roger Badesch: A fond farewell with Dave Plier, Brian Noonan and Matt Bubala Karen Conti wishes WGN Radio news anchor Roger Badesch a happy retirement

24 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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Photographer Paul Natkin shares about how he was able to make a love of music and photography into a career

WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan was joined in studio by photographer Paul Natkin to share about how he got started in photography and got to this point in his career. Phil shares about his “Wall of Blues” photo exhibition going on at the Logan Center through December 10. Phil and Rick also discuss the upcoming Logan Center Bluefest 2021 this October 15-17, which both will be a part of. For more information visit logancenterblues.org https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3883987/3883987_2021-10-10-234427.64kmono.mp3

10 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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Writer William Hazelgrove talks about his new book, ‘One Hundred and Sixty Minutes: The Race to Save the HMS Titanic’

WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan is joined in studio by writer William Hazelgrove, to talk about his most recent book One Hundred and Sixty Minutes: The Race to Save the HMS Titanic. You can buy William’s book here. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3882014/3882014_2021-10-04-165114.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

4 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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Writer and painter Dmitry Samarov discusses his many projects

WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan is joined in studio by writer and painter Dmitry Samarov to talk about his many books, artwork and other projects. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3882016/3882016_2021-10-04-160016.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

4 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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Author David Hamlin talks his new book, ‘Killer Cocktail’

WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan is joined by author David Hamlin to talk about his most recent novel, Killer Cocktail. You can buy David’s book here. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3882015/3882015_2021-10-04-162315.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

4 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Chicago tour guide and author Sally Sexton Kalmbach talks about her Great Fire excursions

Chicago Tour Guide and Author Sally Sexton Kalmbach joined WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to talk about how she got started in creating tours in Chicago and her upcoming tours, including Great Fire tours. If you want to get in contact with Sally you can email her at sskalmbach@yahoo.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3877092/3877092_2021-09-20-005032.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

20 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Houlihan Family tells about the 7th annual ‘Irish American Movie Hooley’ this upcoming weekend

WGN’s Rick Kogan is joined in studio with Mike Houlihan and his sons Bill and Paddy to talk about current career projects and the upcoming 7th Annual “Irish American Movie Hooley,” this September 24-26 at Siskel Film Center. For tickets and more information visit moviehooley.org. To find Mike and Bill and Paddy’s podcast visit hiberniantransmedia.org https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3877091/3877091_2021-09-20-003531.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

20 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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The one and only Tom Dreesen talks being back home in Chicago and his latest book, ‘Still Standing…: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra’

WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan is joined in studio with legendary comedian Tom Dreesen to talk about being back home in Chicago and about his latest book, “Still Standing…: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra”. You can purchase Tom’s book here. Tom also share stories from his career in entertainment. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3872695/3872695_2021-09-06-000535.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

6 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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Cliff Carlson shares about the Irish American News

Owner and editor of the Irish American News, Cliff Carlson, joins WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to talk about how he got connected to the Irish American News and the latest going on with the Irish American News. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3872694/3872694_2021-09-06-003134.64kmono.mp3 Follow Rick on Twitter at @rickkogan or on Facebook @afterhourswithrickkogan

6 Sep 2021

Rank #10