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.

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 [...]

Are You Addicted?

June 24th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|

The Lakeview gang takes a deep dive into the strange and scary world of addiction. Without the benefit of (or need for) "training" or "accreditation," they are able to find credible, viable solutions to one [...]

The Quarantine Routine

April 10th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|

COVID-19's ugly tentacles have reached far and wide, spreading sickness and death across the globe. Stuck inside and under a shelter-in-place quarantine, the gang gets together via Google Hangout to catch up and discuss what's [...]

‘Hit You Like a Crotch Shock!’

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Brendan joins the crew to talk about Love Day, which is fast approaching. They talk about meeting their loves before the conversation devolves into a string of incoherent nonsense, as is typical for this 'cast. [...]

Wipe, Gun, Wipe

October 25th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous|

So long since last we rapped at ya, but this time out Chew, Katers, and Byrrd catch you up on BYOB areas, our favorite places, and turd buckets. We go through so much more so [...]

‘I’ve Pooped with Boners’

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie, Chewie, and Byrrd get serious on this very special episode. They take an honest and sober approach to poop, shedding light on where they've gone, how they've gone, and some of their regrets about [...]