Grand Opening October 9th - Bring Your Friends

October 9, 2018

Special Intro: Noel Clark - Mickey Smith from Doctor Who  

Film at 11: Doctor Who is all new in 2018  

Book-IT: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic (2018)  

App-etite: Stream your local broadcast channels for free with  

Scroll with it: Sir Tim Burners-Lee has a plan to fix the world wide web and we are reading Stephen King’s Needful Things together for our All Hallows Read this year. Join us!  

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SONY Spins a Wilde Yarn- LIVE at the Blue Box Cafe

October 2, 2018

Special Intro: Chris Mau -- owner of the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin, IL  

Film at 11: Ozark (2017)  

Book-IT: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers (2018) by Maxwell King  

Scroll with it: We’re a proud part of the Southgate Media Group 4th Annual Podcast Marathon. The future of podcasting and STEM education are on our minds today as we patiently wait for the premiere of Doctor Who on Sunday, October 7.  

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Waiting for Who?

September 25, 2018

Special Intro: Cory Doctorow -- author and activist  

Film at 11: The Endless (2017)  

Book-IT: Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (2018) by Douglas Adams & James Goss

Scroll with it: Oh hai, YouTube! The Room is now online. Join us at the STEM Cafe at Northern Illinois University on Thursday, September 27, 2018, for an eSports event and Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin, IL for the Southgate Media Group’s 4th annual podcast marathon. We’ll see you there!  

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Thou Art Tearing Me Apart, Lisa!

September 18, 2018

Special Intro: Rob Southgate -- Founder of Southgate Media Group

Film at 11: Castle Rock (2018)

Book-IT: Space Opera (2018) by Catherynne M. Valente

Scroll with it: Apple has new iPhones, distracted driving is an epidemic, Hurricane Florence battered the east coast and the fourth annual Southgate Media Group podcast marathon is coming to Blue Box Cafe next Saturday.

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September 11, 2018

Special Intro: Marcus Robinson -- Chicago Bears Wide Receiver  

Film at 11: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)  

Book-IT: Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America (2014) by Annie Jacobsen  

Scroll with it: Just watch ‘ol Bandit run. We mourn the passing of Burt Reynolds. Doctor Who is moving to Sundays, starting October 7, 2018, and Apple has new shiny things to show us tomorrow.  

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Fat, Drunk, & Stupid is No Way to Go Through Life

September 4, 2018

Special Intro: Rebecca Hanson from MST3K  

Film at 11: A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)  

Book-IT: A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2006) by Josh Karp  

App-etite: Zombies, Run! Game  

Scroll with it: What’s up with the ESPN app(s) these days? It’s getting confusing.  

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Jack Ryan and Bruno are Back! (with Kyle Hickman)

August 28, 2018

Special Intro: Michael Albright from Down in Front - Chicago’s Premier Riffing Troupe  

Film at 11: The Happytime Murders (2018) and movie expert Kyle Hickman joins us to share his list of the top 10 films of 2018 (so far)  

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Kenny Loggins sings, “Boy, Welcome Home”

August 21, 2018

Special Intro: Jarrett Payton  

Film at 11: Disney's Christopher Robin (2018)  

Book IT: The Habit Project, 9 Steps to Build Habits That Stick (2016) by Akash Karia  

Scroll with it: Aretha Franklin lives on in our lives because of the gifts she offered the world. The Resistance lives on in a new Star Wars cartoon and Gmail offers us a new confidential mode.   

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August 14, 2018

Special Intro: Author and Activist -- Cory Doctorow  

Film at 11: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)  

Book IT: The Globe: The Science of Discworld II: A Novel (2015) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen  

Scroll with it: Make it so! Jean-Luc Picard is returning and MoviePass is still in business (for now).  

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Based on a True Story

August 7, 2018

Film at 11: Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)  

Book IT: The Singularity Trap (2018) by Dennis E. Taylor  

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