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.

Intestinal Maturity

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Opening Day is upon us! A holiday unique to the North Side, Opening Day this year features World Series Champions playing at home at Wrigley Field for the first time in 108 years. Our hosts also [...]

Wadders v. Folders: A Country Divided

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie and Byrrd dive into politics this month with a special guest. We get caught up on Katie's educational endeavors and the overabundance of concerts at Wrigley Field this summer. The real debate begins with [...]

“Hello, Lakeview” Goes Hollywood!

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Guess what? Katie and Byrrd have a guest podcaster—a 'caster, if you will—and they talk all about movies, weather, and know, the same shit. They even have a fact checker for the first time, so they're [...]

We’re Back…with Much to Discuss

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Holy shit, give these two a couple bottles of wine and turn 'em loose. They'll wax poetic about anything you even remotely hint at (ranch!) and call themselves experts...and, make no mistake, they are. What [...]

“Hello, Byrrd:” Byrrd’s ‘Cast

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Fall is in the air. Katie and Byrrd sit down to a nice autumnal chat about adjacent neighborhoods, the end of softball, and all things Lakeview. Also, your hosts have a sponsor! Tune in and [...]

“Hello, Katie!” Katie’s ‘Cast

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie takes the reins on this episode, dictating [FART] the content and producing and directing the entire episode. With some help from her friend [FART] Byrrd, our two hosts cover what's new in Lakeview and [...]


June 14th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie gets weird about a lot of weird topics in a new "Isn't It Weird?" segment. Then Katie and Byrrd bring everyone up to speed on what's new in the neighborhood. Byrrd hits the road [...]

Wrigley Field, Part 1

May 14th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Take me out to the ballgame! Katie and Byrrd (and some special friends) hit the bleachers at Wrigley Field and provide a glimpse of the typical Cubs fan's journey from sober to not-sober. We eat [...]

Butt seriously…

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie and Byrrd say goodbye to more Lakeview favorites and discuss what could be next to go. Then they break down the meanings behind some songs you know. And you know what's weird? Butts. Seriously, [...]

‘Houston, We Have a Butt Problem’

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|

The closing of several Lakeview establishments has Katie and Byrrd asking important questions and reminiscing about good times. Then they take a trip to Houston and eat a gastrointestinal concoction with a character named "Chewie." [...]

Happy Shartsgiving!

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Happy Shartsgiving from Katie and Byrrd! Join your hosts as they venture into the world of joke-writing, ad-libs, and difficult confessions. You won't be "fizz"appointed with this episode, guaranteed.

Another Day at the Offizz…

November 5th, 2015|Categories: Miscellaneous|

Katie and Byrrd see what they can put fizz into. Byrrd takes a moment to talk to the fellas out there. Katie digs deep with some probing questions. The podcast's first caller discusses his issues [...]