Concerts & Events

Saturday, October 7, 2017  ♦  7:00 PM

Sunday, October 8, 2017  ♦  1:00 PM

Chicago Podcast Festival

featuring Kelly Leonard – Second City Works: Getting to Yes, And…,Nick Digilio On Demand, The Mincing Rascals, Wildclaw Theatre Presents: An Afternoon of Deathscribe

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

    Kelly Leonard - Second City Works: Getting To Yes, And…

    “Getting to Yes, And” features interviews with visionaries, authors and leaders who operate at the intersection of creativity and commerce. Inaugural guests include Neil Stevenson, Managing Director of IDEO Chicago; cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman who authored the book “Wired to Create;” and Dartmouth scholar Sydney Finkelstein, author of “Superbosses.”

    WGN Radio VP of Programming Todd Manley said, “Most conversations about business and innovation are overloaded with talking points, but Kelly has a charm that unleashes the magic within inventive minds.”

    About the Host: Kelly Leonard

    Kelly Leonard has worked in a variety of creative and leadership positions at The Second City for nearly 30 years, He is the co-author of “Yes, And,” a celebrated book that looks at the power of improvisation to help transform both businesses and individuals. Over the years he has produced Second City revues with casts that included Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Keegan Michael Key, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell; and he has brokered deals with Norwegian Cruise Line, Yoshimoto Kogyo of Japan and The Kennedy Center.

    Nick Digilio

    Nick Digilio began reviewing movies on The Roy Leonard Show in 1985. He started as “the guy who likes bad movies” (reviewing Critters, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, and the like). He studied at Columbia College and Roy saw him at a few screenings, talked to him and decided he'd be a good addition to his show. Eventually Nick became Roy's co-host on his Saturday morning movie review segment. Since the late '80s, Nick has been a guy who gave an alternate opinion and sometimes a controversial view to the films and plays released. Soon, Nick became a staple on Roy's show and Steve King & Johnnie Putman's show as well as a guest on several WGN Radio programs. Now he hosts his own program where he talks about pop culture, current events, hot topics…and of course, reviews the new films.

    Nick grew up about five blocks away from Wrigley Field, is a die-hard Cubs fan and wishes the Cubs would vote Micky Morandini the best Cub ever! His interests include everything from plays (which he writes, directs and appears in), to music and books.

    The Mincing Rascals

    The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand, Eric Zorn and a crew of journalists, writers, wise guys and wise gals. During each show they take on the latest news topics lending their expertise and wit.

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1:00 PM
    Wildclaw Theatre Presents: An Afternoon of Deathscribe

    In their continued quest to acquire original, imaginative horror stories, WildClaw Theatre sends out a call once a year for 10 minute radio horror plays from around the world, chooses their favorite five and performs them for a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges for a shot at the coveted Bloody Axe award in the infamous evening called DEATHSCRIBE. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary bringing Deathscribe to Chicago, WildClaw Theatre has picked two of their favorite tales of terror from Deathscribes past and will perform every bump, thump, creak and scream courtesy of some of Chicago's finest performers and WildClaw's signature LIVE FOLEY for a frightful afternoon at the Old Town School of Folk Music, that harkens to days of LIGHTS OUT and SUSPENSE.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000