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||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 1/14/2017||To start things out on today’s show, John plays some audio from this week’s news headlines, including Biden’s Medal of Freedom and a BBC interview with David Bowie from the 90’s where Bowie predicted where internet culture was he||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 1/7/17||John begins the show with author and professor Duchess Harris, discussing her book “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.” Then the Mincing Rascals take on the recent “60 Minutes” piece concerning Chicago violence. Late||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 12/31/16||John begins his last show of 2016 with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens, discussing the people that inspired her last year. Later, editor at RogerEbert.com Brian Tallerico lists his favorite TV shows and movies of 2016. Also, weird airplane storie||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 12/17/16||John begins the show talking about Vanity Fair’s review of Trump Grill. Then he’s joined by the Mincing Rascals to discuss state and national politics. Later, Scott Shane from the New York Times discusses his recent piece on the Russian hack.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 12/10/16||John is back for his first full show in a while! He’s joined by Joe Mahr from the Chicago Tribune to discuss lottery woes in Illinois, the Mincing Rascals talk politics, and the Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski breaks down TSA pre-check. Plus the we||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 11/19/16||John is back, but it’s for a short show! He talks to game inventor Tim Walsh about his past successes and most recent venture, as well as this weekend’s Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Then the Mincing Rascals are back to discuss what’s goin||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 9/24/16||Today on the show, John talks to Bobby Whithorne, director of strategic communications at GoFundMe, about a hugely successful campaign here in Chicago. The Mincing Rascals are back to discuss Trump’s stop-and-frisk idea. Plus, what song would you p||9/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 9/17/16||This week, John is joined by Nathan Bomey of USA Today to talk about his trip in a driver-less Uber. Later, Kellie Freeze from Channel Guide to talk about the upcoming Emmy Awards. The Mincing Rascals are back to talk about the way we react to lies from||9/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 9/10/16||On this week’s (short) show, John talks to Suzanne Kantra, founder and editor of Techlicious, about Apple’s big week of events and product announcements. Then he’s joined by the Mincing Rascals to discuss violence in Chicago, Gary Johns||9/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudio: “The Return of Teddy Roosevelt”||2016 will be remembered as one of the most interesting, important years in US presidential history. And WGN Radio’s John Williams is on it! John showcases what was, what is and what might be in store for America through a unique live stage show fea||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 8/27/16||This week, John is joined by University of Minnesota-Duluth professor Vicki Hansen to talk about the recently discovered planet. Clay Jenkinson (aka Thomas Jefferson/Teddy Roosevelt) talks to him about their upcoming show and the founding of the National||8/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeddy Roosevelt on being compared to Donald Trump||John Williams talks to former President Teddy Roosevelt on being compared to Donald Trump, his outstanding insults and his time as the police commissioner of New York.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 8/6/16||John begins today’s show talking to Dan Sheridan, spokesperson for the National Center for Constitutional Studies, about how sales of their pocket constitutions are through the roof. Later, Antonio Garcia Martinez, author of New York Times Bestsell||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 7/30/16||This week, John begins the show by putting together his fantasy Lollapalooza lineup… as if it were 1977. He discusses the RNC, DNC, and the speeches from both with the Mincing Rascals. That, the weekly VibeScore segment, and more!||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams 7/23/16||John begins the show today by talking about the late, great Garry Marshall, and playing a few clips from his career. Bleacher Report editor Joe Yanarella talks to John about the new Michael Vick documentary he helped produce. Later, author Amy Krouse Ros||7/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 7/16/16||John begins this week’s show talking with the hilarious Joel Stein! Then he’s got another edition of the Mincing Rascals. Craig Samborski, president of Draw Events, joins the show later on to talk about the tall ships that are coming soon to||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 7/9/16||Today on the show, John talks to Vicki Hansen, professor of earth sciences at the University of Minnesota-Duluth about this week’s Jupiter news. Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn joins him for another edition of the Mincing Rascals. Later, author||7/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 7/2/16||Today on the show, John begins the show by talking with WGN Radio Sports man Dave Eanet about the Cubs and Sox seasons so far. Then he’s joined by Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn on another edition of the Mincing Rascals. Later, Tribune archite||7/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Heroin Highway||In this 2012 special, John Williams talked with his friends who are parents of a young man addicted to heroin.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 6/25/16||This week on the show, John speaks with Gina Gimberling from Visit Springfield about the historical exhibits they are featuring this summer. And he can’t talk history without a visit from one of his presidential friends! This time Teddy Roosevelt w||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 6/18/16||Today on the show, John talks to Patrick Frank, marketing director at Logitech, about their new product that hopes to eliminate texting while driving. The Mincing Rascals discuss the attack in Orlando and other stories from the week. Then Robert Vi||6/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 6/11/16||This week on the show, John plays audio of President Obama on “The Tonight Show” and Billy Crystal at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Then he’s joined by the Mincing Rascals to discuss Illinois politics and the Stanford rape case. Later,||6/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 6/4/16||Today on the show, John remembers Muhammad Ali, discusses politics with the Mincing Rascals, and talks to Time Out restaurants and bars editor Elizabeth Atkinson about the best outdoor dining in Chicago.||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 5/28/16||Today on the show, John talks to Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones about the “Hamilton” ticket controversy that has begun in anticipation of its move to Chicago this fall. Later, Pete Pistone gets him ready for the Indy 500 this week||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 5/21/16||John begins this week’s show trying to break down Kanye West’s recent conversation/monologue with Ellen DeGeneres. Then he’s joined again by the Mincing Rascals to talk politics. Later, a talk with Thomas Jefferson and thoughts on a fro||5/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 5/14/16||Today on the show, John talks about Donald Trump, his former spokesman “John Miller,” and whether or not he should release his tax statements. The Mincing Rascals join him for part of that conversation. He also gives his take on the Tribune&#||5/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 5/7/16||John Williams is back after a few weeks off! He’s got some stories to tell about his trip to Paris with WGN listeners, a conversation with the Mincing Rascals, and some thoughts on the Kentucky Derby. Then, he talks to John Maloof about his struggl||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Full Show 4/16/16||On this week’s show, John talks about National Record Store Day, Amy Schumer’s Chicago accent, and a new documentary. He’s joined by the Mincing Rascals to talk about Dennis Hastert’s sentencing. Jeff Passan, author of “The||4/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Bonus pod: Paris in the Spring||John Williams and Brenda are going to Paris Friday! Here’s a helpful chat for you travelers!||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Williams Bonus pod: What is it like on a Kelly Cruise?||John Williams and his wife Brenda are leading a tour down the Danube in the fall. 145 WGN Radio listeners are set to go; there is room for 15 more. Here’s a sample of what you could be doing, in a special conversation John had with Susan Kelly, o||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The uncut podcasts provide those who miss the show a chance to hear John Williams! Well done WGN, you rock!
Great show! Where are more current editions?
Love the show. Moved from Chicago and pleased to keep in touch. But the episodes available are few and old. How do I download more current shows?
Long live the King!
I’m glad that JW is back on Chicago radio, and SUPER glad the podcasts are back. I have one quibble though: the level on JW’s vocal is lower than everyone else. If I turn it up so I can hear John, everyone else is uncomfortably loud…