The Ben Joravsky Show
By Ben Joravsky
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The Ben Joravsky Show is back as a livestream and podcast presented by the Chicago Reader and Chicago Sun-Times. The show will be streamed from the Sun-Times's studios in the West Loop Tuesdays through Fridays between 1 and 3 PM and airs live on the Sun-Times and Reader websites during that time. It is also being released as a podcast each day after the live taping. The podcast is available on the Reader and Sun-Times sites — and on all other major podcast platforms.
||CleanWednesday March 20: With Miles Kampf-Lassin and Alderman Nick Sposato||Trump trashes McCain, our Elizabeth Warren poll results, In These Times Writer Miles Kampf-Lassin talks the 2019 Runoffs AND 38th Ward Alderman/Trump voter Nick Sposato joins us for one hell of an interview. Click the link and Download Wednesday's Ben Joravsky Show!||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTuesday March 19: With Monroe Anderson and Jim Coogan||Elizabeth Warren's CNN town hall meeting in review, The Lightfoot campaign's latest ad, Chicago Reader Writer Maya Dukmasova returns for another back room deal deep dive, our first Nick Offerman ticket giveaway AND Legendary Chicago Journalist Monroe Anderson and Ace Attorney Jim Coogan talk Trump, Trump and Trump! Download Tuesday's Ben Joravsky Show!||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunday March 17: A Chicago Reader Back Room Deal Special: With Maya Dukmasova||Ben Joravsky and fellow Chicago Reader Columnist Maya Dukmasova's "Back Room Deal" podcast is returning right before the runoff elections. Ben and Maya take the deepest dive you will find into ALL of our Chicago Aldermanic runoffs. Maya is a weekly guest on The Ben Joravsky Show and the following is this week's interview.||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSaturday March 16: What Else Was News?? It's ALDERMANIA!! (A Week in Review)||It's all things Aldermen this week. Benny J, Election Lawyer Adolfo Mondragon and Chicago News Legend Monroe Anderson unpack Alderman Ed Burke's case AND 45th Ward Alderman John Arena opens up about life after the election with Union Man Jeff Johnson.||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday March 15: Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot (Interview Only)||Benny J takes the deep dive with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot!||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday March 15: With Rummana Hussain, Marc Sims & Lori Lightfoot||Did Lori Lighfoot take "Dark Money?" Another "Rummana Rundown" with Sun Times Editor Rummana Hussain. Our dear friend Marc Sims returns and Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot takes the deep dive with Benny J. Download Friday's Ben Joravsky Show!||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday March 14: With Maya Dukmasova, Jeff Johnson & John Arena||Beto is running! Chance the Rapper and Carlos the Alderman. Ben talks "Back Room Deals" with his Chicago Reader Colleague Maya Dukmasova, Union Man/Pension Guru Jeff Johnson weighs in on the Runoff and Alderman John Arena talks life after the election. Download Thursday's Ben Joravsky Show!||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday March 13: With Tom McNamee, Maria Hadden and Amara Enyia||Former Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia talks life after the election, March "Manafort" Madness continues, newly elected Alderwoman Maria Hadden on her BIG win, Sun-Times Writer Tom McNamee (Tommy Mac) and how much campaign cash have our Mayoral candidates made thus far? Download Wednesday's Ben Joravsky Show||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTuesday March 12: With Monroe Anderson, Adolfo Mondragon and Mike Nowak||Pelosi and the “I” word and Sarah Huckabee Sanders is back! Legendary Chicago Journalist Monroe Anderson talks Trump and the Mayoral runoff, Election Lawyer and Political Guru Adolfo Mondragon shares his thoughts on ALL things local politics and Radio Host Mike Nowak enlightens us on the environmental practices of our city. Download Tuesday's Ben Joravsky Show!||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunday March 10: What Else Was News?? - Preckwinkle or Lightfoot? (A Week in Review)||Preckwinkle or Lightfoot? That is the question on this week's What Else Was News?? We had 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack (Lori Lightfoot supporter) and 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (Toni Preckwinkle supporter) In Studio this week to share their thoughts on the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Runoff!||3/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday March 8: With Rummana Hussain and Stacy Davis Gates||Trump's latest "theory" on Democrats, Thursday night's Mayoral debate in review, the "Rummana Rundown" with Sun Times Writer Rummana Hussain and Ben takes the deep dive with Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates. Download Friday's Ben Joravsky Show||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday March 7: With Maya Dukmasova, Ryan Kelly and Scott Waguespack||Is the media being unfair to Toni Preckwinkle? Learning about our 2019 Chicago Treasurer Candidates, Chicago Reader Columnist Maya Dukmasova talks with Ben about the Aldermanic runoffs, Union Man Ryan Kelly on the Janus case and 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack tells us why he is supporting Lori Lightfoot. Download Thursday's Ben Joravsky Show!||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday March 6: With Evan Moore and Carlos Ramirez Rosa||Trump trolls Hillary, Rahm's MSNBC appearance and a somewhat heated back and forth between Ben and 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa on the Mayoral runoff. Download Wednesday's The Ben Joravsky Show!||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday March 5: Troy LaRaviere and Willie Wilson (interview only)||Former 2019 Mayoral Candidates Troy LaRaviere and Willie Wilson join us in studio||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday March 5: With Mark Brown, Troy LaRaviere and Willie Wilson||Bernie Sanders visits Chicago, the latest campaign ads from Preckwinkle and Lightfoot, Sun Times Writer Mark Brown talks Danny Solis and the China Town conspiracy and Former Mayoral candidates Troy LaRaviere and Willie Wilson stop by! Download Tuesday's Ben Joravsky Show||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday, March 1: With Rummana Hussain and Sergio Mims||A new Democratic POTUS candidate, the gloves come off in the Chicago mayoral runoff, Rummana Hussain of the Sun Times and Sergio Mims of the Black Harvest Film Festival talks the Oscars and more!||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday, Feb. 28: With guests Lynn Sweet, Ed Maher and Maya Dukmasova||-Trump and North Korea -Which Mayoral runoff candidate is the MOST progressive? -Sun Times Columnist Lynn Sweet talks the Cohen hearing -Union Man Ed Maher talks the Mayors race -Chicago Reader Columnist Maya Dukmasova takes the deep dive with Ben||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday, Feb. 27: Our first show, with guest Mick Dumke||It's all things the Chicago Mayors race with Sun Times Writer Lorraine Forte and Propublica Investigative Journalist Mick Dumke||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ben Joravsky Show returns||The Ben Joravsky Show will launch Wednesday, February 27, as a livestream and podcast presented by the Chicago Reader and Chicago Sun-Times.||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Have missed you on the radio!
So, SO glad this is available as a podcast. Your old station made a bad decision letting you go!
You were missed. You are great as usual every day
Thank God you are back on. The new people are HORRIBLE. You just don’t know.
Glad they’re back!
Great to hear Ben and Dennis are back they make Chicago politics fun and informative!
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