Rank #1: Ep 63: Alison Flowers & Exoneree Diaries
We talk to her about that book, as well as the art of journalism, the difficulties of gaining the trust of her subjects, the challenges of the work and much more.
Aug 03 2016
Rank #2: Ep 62: Eric Nuzum
For those who don't know, Eric Nuzum is the Senior VP of Original Content Development at Audible. He's the boss man behind the new 'Channels' feature of Audible, which is sort of like a combination of HBO (highly curated programming) and Netflix's recommendation feature. They know what you like from your listening habits, makes shows around that data and humans are happy around the globe.
There's art in audio, people, and we're here to tell you the who/what/where/why/how of it with our guest, rockstar executive Eric Nuzum.
Jul 17 2016
Rank #3: Ep 61: Cleveland Dean & Bruno Surdo on Visual Art
Jun 20 2016
Rank #4: Ep 60: Beyonce & Erin Kilmurray
She's committed to promoting body and sex positivity through a feminine perspective. She's also committed to gathering a bunch of people around a really cool idea and making that shit happen.
The guys also debrief Tyler's Beyonce concert experience and get insight from Erin on the spectacle of that show vs. what she does.
Jun 02 2016
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Rank #5: Ep 59: Theatre on Film
Tyler and Don went to see National Theatre Live's production of Hangment at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre.
They also talked to Drew Blau, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Film Archive of Performance, which recently announced an exciting partnership with the Chicago Public Library where you can go watch a number of Chicago theatre productions at the library.
Let's dig in deep on a very specific arty topic, shall we?!
May 19 2016
Rank #6: Ep 58: Taylor Mac
Taylor who prefers the pronoun Judy is traveling the county work-shopping segments of A 24-hour Decade of Popular Music. The full 24-hour performance takes place this fall in New York. Mac is clear that the performance is not about pleasing the audience, but rather making them think, feel discomfort and be entertained. For Judy, it’s a good night if you’re bored one minute and moved to tears the next.
Apr 27 2016
Rank #7: Ep 57: Henry Rollins & Joe Shanahan
General Admission is back with a new season! We've got so much planned for you guys so get those headphone ready, subscribe and share.
For our first official episode back Don sits down with singer and storytelling powerhouse Henry Rollins and Chicago rock venue legend Joe Shanahan. Shanahan is the owner of Metro, a venue anchored within the Chicago music scene. In this episode you'll hear a discussion surrounding the relationship between bands and the venues that house them.
Henry talks how his band needed venues like The Metro in order to make enough money for a Denny's Grand Slam breakfast and gas to make it to the next gig. Places like the Metro also need the bands and musicians so they can keep the lights on. It's a symbiotic relationship.
This interview is part of an ongoing series of intimate conversation to be held at the Metro and sponsored by Dark Matter Coffee and Shure.
Apr 15 2016
Rank #8: Ep 56: The Star Wars Special
We're baaaaaaaaack! New, full episodes are coming in March, but we couldn't let that time go by without saying SOMETHING about Star Wars.
Don Hall is a self-proclaimed Star Wars geek. Tyler Greene has never seen the films. (Well, he thinks he's seen Episode 1 but, unsurprisingly, he can't remember it). In this episode, we get to experience the films for the first time with Tyler and hear the guys' review of Episode 7: The Force Awakens.
Jan 02 2016
Rank #9: The "Goodbye WBEZ" / "Free Agent" Special!
On this episode, you'll be treated to clips from Tyler & Don's favorite interviews, on-locations adventures & a highlight reel of moments where they completely lost their minds.
This is an episode for super-fans & people interested in finding out more about the show (READ: "other network" mentioned above!).
And for those that are curious why the two are parting ways, Ben Calhoun, WBEZ's Director of Programming, had this to say about the split:
“I really appreciate the passion and energy that’s gone into General Admission, and the affection the show’s earned from its audience. But we’ve had to face the reality that the show isn’t sustainable for us. And so we had to make a difficult decision to bring the partnership to a close. That said, as much as ever, we appreciate Tyler and Don – for their charm, talent, and endless enthusiasm for creative communities. They’re terrific. As I always am – I am excited for where they turn their passions next.”
Sep 11 2015
Rank #10: Ep 54: Musical Theatre & A Special Announcement
Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special announcement about the future of the show.
This is an episode about how to prepare a song, what it takes to be a gigging musician and why artists never leave Chicago.
Sep 03 2015