The podcast about Lakeview, by Lakeviewians, for all of Chicago.

Welcome to “Hello, Lakeview!” You might be wondering just what the heck is this Lakeview place. Well, Chicago is a city of neighborhoods—200 by some counts, though City Hall says it’s between 70 and 80. Lakeview is the one bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Ravenswood Avenue to the west, Diversey Parkway to the south, and Irving Park Road to the north. Essentially, it’s the one with Wrigley Field in it.

Katie, Chewie, and Byrrd, your hosts of this podcast, believe the Lakeview neighborhood is the best of the bunch. Their goal is to show you why they think it’s great, taking you through what makes this such a cool, weird, fun, and delightfully precarious place to visit or, even better, call your home.

The podcasts don’t have a set chronology to them. Feel free to start with whatever episode floats your fancy or tickles your boat.

Katie’s Kuddle Puddle

April 5th, 2023|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie takes charge, telling us all about the movies she's seen and wants to see and her game-show dreams. We also get into Chicago politics and who we voted for. What's next for the city? [...]

A Cock-Gobblin’ Holiday

December 21st, 2022|Categories: Miscellaneous|

We didn't hate 2022 as much as previous years. In fact, we kind of liked 2022. We give some year-end picks for what we liked (and didn't). We also get caught up on what's new [...]

Cabernet of Curious Cities

October 26th, 2022|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Halloween is upon us again! What are your best friends in the world dressing up as this year? Better listen and find out. Also, your heroes talk about what scares them and what sort of [...]

‘Each Sip’s a Chug!’

August 1st, 2022|Categories: Miscellaneous|

The 'casters make their way to Chewie's new Airbnb in Bucktown...or are they in Wicker Park? Katie, Chewie, and Byrrdie know they haven't talked to all of you in a good while, but they promise [...]

‘How’s the Pudding?’

December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Winter is coming. The gang talks about fire pits and why January is the worst month. Byrrd goes on location to take listeners up and over the brand-new Belmont flyover. We also tell you why [...]

Boo! (Did We Scare You?)

October 21st, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Ghosts and goblins, werewolves and witches? Those familiar with this 'cast know that we're not afraid to venture into the macabre. Come with Katie, Chewie, and Byrrd as they discuss the movies that frighten the [...]


July 14th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie, Chewie, and Byrrd are back after a three-month break! They're in the midst of summer and want to tell their throngs of devotees what they've been up to. And one of them didn't get [...]

‘I Was Gonna Do a Podcast, but Then I Got High’: Cats, Candy, Kush

March 25th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie, Chewie, and Byrrdie try to round out their media-arts trifecta by speaking about plays and musicals, but they get distracted by a new strain of homegrown and get incredibly high. This episode is brought [...]

Remember Concerts?

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|

We do. And we miss them. The team talks about going to concerts, where they like to see live music, and all the bands that inspired them to become the country's most-talked-about podcast.

We Go to the Movies

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Chewie, Katie, and Byrrd talk about the films that make them who they are, the cinematic experiences that shape them, and the movies that made memories. You have your ticket. Butter up your corn and [...]

Who’s Zooming Whom?

December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Podcasts become Zoom calls. Zoom calls become podcasts. Guests are now hosts. Hosts are now guests. Tell me, who's Zooming whom? That's not just a question from Aretha Franklin, HL devotees. We want to know.

Cards with Judy

September 16th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Is Father's Day a free day for fathers? Or is it just another day for dad subjugation? What are queefs? More importantly, why are queefs? Does the Hello, Lakeview team answer these questions? They don't not answer [...]