The Haunting is Magical (with Tim Cate)

November 13, 2018

Special Intro: Taylor Deatherage from Alien Entertainment  

Special Guest: Tim Cate

Film at 11: The Haunting of Hill House (2018)  

Book-IT: No More Mr. Nice Guy (2010) by Robert Glover  

Scroll with it: Turkey Day has been moved to this Sunday, November 18th for its 30th anniversary. All of the OTHER annual Thanksgiving Day traditions remain scheduled for next week. We’ll have so much fun!  

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Two Guys with Dragon Tattoos

November 6, 2018

Film at 11: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Book-IT: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel (2018) by Mary Robinette Kowal  

Scroll with it: There will be no new Doctor Who on Christmas Day? How? At least we can be comforted with pancakes and the new Prince-inspired Minnesota Timberwolves jerseys.

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Things That Go Bump in The Night

October 30, 2018

Film at 11: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)  

Book-IT: Needful Things (1991) by Stephen King  

Scroll with it: It’s magic! Make a new Google Doc by typing and make a joyful noise when you buy a copy of Grenadier’s new album Last of the Light. Thanks to Grenadier, our house band for all of their music and to listener Laura and all of you who joined us in our All Hallows Read this year! What should we read next? Suggestions? Send us a voicemail. Happy Halloween!  

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Let’s Get Ready to Scream!

October 23, 2018

Special Intro: Erika Ensign from Verity!  

Film at 11: My Dinner with Hervé (2018)  

Book-IT: Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear (2015) by Margee Kerr  

Scroll with it: We are reading Stephen King’s Needful Things together for our All Hallows Read this year. Join us next week to discuss it for Halloween.  

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Righteous! (with Xane Daniel)

October 16, 2018

Special Intro: Chicago’s Very Own Horror Host - Svengoolie  

Film at 11: Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)  

Book-IT: Righteous by Xane Daniel  

Scroll with it: It’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary. There are lots of ways to celebrate. We are reading Stephen King’s Needful Things together for our All Hallows Read this year. Join us!  

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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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