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General Admission Podcast

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A podcast without a mission statement from 2011 to 2016. Thanks for the memories!

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A podcast without a mission statement from 2011 to 2016. Thanks for the memories!

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
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Informative and funny

By Johnny_Guapo1 - Apr 29 2015
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I enjoy listening to GA while at the gym.

Chicago at its finest! Real voices, real passions.

By JBT72 - Mar 10 2015
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Refreshing vibe and energetic mojo; Tyler and Don deliver the best of Chicago arts and culture!

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
3
0
0
0

Informative and funny

By Johnny_Guapo1 - Apr 29 2015
Read more
I enjoy listening to GA while at the gym.

Chicago at its finest! Real voices, real passions.

By JBT72 - Mar 10 2015
Read more
Refreshing vibe and energetic mojo; Tyler and Don deliver the best of Chicago arts and culture!

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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General Admission Podcast

Latest release on Aug 03, 2016

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep 63: Alison Flowers & Exoneree Diaries

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Alison Flowers is an award-winning investigative journalist who focuses on social justice and criminal justice. She's has written a book called Exoneree Diaries, which chronicles the stories of four exonerated individuals.

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

40mins

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Rank #2: Ep 62: Eric Nuzum

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This is an interview that may surprise people close to Eric, or who've been reading the buzz around Audible's place in the audio space. You'll hear us delve into some audio nerd stuff, but this conversation is more about leadership, risk, worship, addiction and Iggy Pop.

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

40mins

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Rank #3: Ep 61: Cleveland Dean & Bruno Surdo on Visual Art

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This week, the guys invite Cleveland Dean & Bruno Surdo to the show to talk about "visual art," a categorization often hard to categorize. The two artists come from different backgrounds and create very different work, so we thought it would be interesting to put them in the same room for a half hour. Also, Tyler doesn't understand why busts cost $90,000, Don complains about Hamilton...again and we announce our summer tour!

Jun 20 2016

51mins

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Rank #4: Ep 60: Beyonce & Erin Kilmurray

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Erin Kilmurray is the bad-ass director and choreographer behind Chicago's own The Fly Honey Show, produced by The Inconvenience. The show "collects a carefully curated main ensemble of dancers, musicians, actors, and performance artists and supports them in empowering their individuality through self expression."

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

43mins

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Rank #5: Ep 59: Theatre on Film

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Is seeing theatre on a screen the same as going to the theatre? Most of us agree that it's not, but it's just not that simple.

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

35mins

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Rank #6: Ep 58: Taylor Mac

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It’s all Taylor Mac this week! At any given Mac show there's singing, customs changes on stage (bare ass included), audience participation, as well as a high possibility of a make-out session. All of this is intentional-- it's smart, political, and funny. Tyler and Don talk with Mac about failure, theater in America, Drag queens in rural Tennessee, and what life's like offstage.

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

45mins

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Rank #7: Ep 57: Henry Rollins & Joe Shanahan

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"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on." - Henry Rollins

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

43mins

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Rank #8: Ep 56: The Star Wars Special

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NOTE: THERE ARE SPOILERS CONTAINED IN THIS EPISODE.

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

28mins

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Rank #9: The "Goodbye WBEZ" / "Free Agent" Special!

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As you may have heard, General Admission is parting ways with WBEZ. The guys will continue the show in some form with a different network in March, but before that time, they wanted to celebrate their time with WBEZ: it's been real, as the kids say.

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

58mins

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Rank #10: Ep 54: Musical Theatre & A Special Announcement

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This week, the guys talk to Bethany Thomas, a master vocalist from Chicago who performs regularly as a musical theatre performer but also in clubs, bars and backrooms all over town.

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

39mins

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