A weekly fun chat on an eclectic selection of topics
Cafés - Short
Cafés - Short

This week’s episode is a sort-of little brother to last week’s episode - we talk about the little brother to the Restaurant, the Café!

  • We had a big argument about the origin of nicknames for Chicago! All said and done, it turns out the origin of the nickname Windy City is highly disputed. It has nothing to do with the fire, as Kathryn falsely remembered. However, what she was remembering is the idea that the nickname referred to the full-of-hot-air politicians of historic Chicago. End of the day though, there are a bunch of possible origins.
  • The Second City nickname is a slam from New Yorker columnist A. J. Liebling who found himself in Chicago for a couple years and decided he hated the place and missed New York. It’s also worth noting he was having some personal life troubles, so maybe he was in a bad mood…


Restaurants
Restaurants

Hey, it's been a hard week - leave the podcast cooking to us! This week our specials are a podcast about Restaurants, and we also have an audio book on charismatic leaders of the 19th century.
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I'm sorry I'm being told we're out of the audio book. The podcast on restaurants is quite good though! And it pairs well with all wines.


Printer Toner
Printer Toner

Imagine yourself covered in a fine soot. Now imagine that soot was formed into symbols that relayed important information. Now imagine that you're a piece of paper. Congratulations, you're now a part of the printer toner ecosystem.

This week we talk about printer toner!


Glowsticks
Glowsticks

Hope y'all like house music. We're talking glow sticks this week!


Baseball Pitches
Baseball Pitches

This week we pay our respects to the Summer Gods and do an episode about the boys of summer - specifically the certain ways they throw certain things! This week we talk about baseball pitches.

  • The eephus pitch is a high arcing trick pitch meant to confuse the batter with its ridiculousness

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