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.
Live from Lakeview, It’s Katie and Byrrd!
What's that sound? I think it's your hosts, Katie and Byrrd, talking about the SNL exhibit at the communications museum. What's that? You think they're talking about the sexual harassment too? I think you're right. Listen to the [...]
Ghosts ‘n’ ‘Gay’liens
Who's sick of X-mas? We are. Katie and Byrrd talk about being inundated by the holidays and then segue into the paranormal with tales of ghosts and aliens. Do you have what it takes to [...]
We Need a Name
Your hosts take a deep dive into each other's histories, interviewing each other for interesting details. They also bring everyone up to speed on the Cubs playoff hopes, what's new in the area, and how [...]
Don’t Call It a Comeback
Katie and Byrrd went away for a little while, but now they are back with a new episode. Katie went and got married during the break. Come and get caught up on all that's new [...]
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
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!
Guess what? Katie and Byrrd have a guest podcaster—a 'caster, if you will—and they talk all about movies, weather, and dogs...you know, the same shit. They even have a fact checker for the first time, so they're [...]
We’re Back…with Much to Discuss
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
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]