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.
The Quarantine Routine
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!’
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
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’
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 [...]
Spring Has Dung
Join the gang as we talk about a whole bunch of stuff, from pooping at work to what programs we like or don't and wonder why the Harold Washington Library has so many goddamn prostitutes. [...]
Things to Do, Drinks of Brew
The H.L. crew kicks off the new year with a list of activities for the next 12 months, as well as how they ended the previous year. Katie's better half treats everyone to a taste [...]
Suburban Scoot Excursion
Katie and Byrrd welcome a guest host, Chewie, into Studio H.L. We talk about our motorbike trip to the 'burbs, as well as where we've been since the summer. Chewie talks about what is new [...]
Dog Days of Summer
Katie and Byrrd -- with much help from Payton, Bear, and Max -- take you into their world of dogs, why dogs are better, and all things bark-related. Come join them for an outside broadcast from [...]
ROAD TRIP! (to the Suburbs)
Katie and Byrrd take a trip to the faraway land of suburbia...and beyond. They drive and they drive and they drive some more. (Jesus H., it's a long drive.) They also talk a little bit and [...]
The Corn Is Loose…Or Is It?
Katie and Byrrd want answers. And have answers. And will provide answers. Katie and Byrrd know what is real and what is fake when conspiracies are at stake. Come join them as they give you tips [...]
Watching Stuff? Listening to Things?
Spring is in sight, but Katie and Byrrd are still watching programs and movies. They tell you all about what they're watching and what's new in the area (hint: some warmth). Katie tells us all [...]
Winter in Chicago: We Look Back (and Forward)
"Winter is coming," they say on Game of Thrones. Winter is here, they say in Chicago. Katie and Byrrd survive the worst part of the winter of '17/'18. They take a look back on the best [...]