Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.
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Smackjacks
Nov 8 '19
Rating:   10
So In Love

I’ve almost finished bingeing all the episodes since I’ve discovered the show. It’s just more proof that Chicago is the best big city & the research is amazingly well thought out

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RaquelTorre
Nov 6 '19
Rating:   10
Ida B Well episode is amazing

THAT IDA B WELLS EPISODE WAS EVERYTHING! But the Ending was my favorite. Y’all should do those little bonuses all the time. The host was the bomb!

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FriendlyNeighborhoodSpiderPig
Aug 6 '19
Rating:   10
A Guide Of Chicago For Chicagoans

I have lived by and eaten at a Nicky's for most of my life and without this show I don't think I ever would have truly appreciated the history and the story behind the place. In a time where the idea of neighborhoods and local oral history is eroding, this podcast helps fill that void by telling stories of places we take for granted and helping us find places we never would have known about.

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Mark. Galassini
Jul 22 '19
Rating:   10
Great!

How about, the hardest ticket to get in Chicago... Bozo a ten year waiting list. Ray Rayner, Dirty Dragon show... Future subjects to do??!!! Thank you

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Tiddly Wink
May 12 '19
Rating:   10
Keep up the good work!

I am passionate about my beloved city’s cultural history and I love that this podcast is too!

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Rachael from Oregon
Dec 21 '18
Rating:   10
Curious ➡️ Informed

I’ve been living in East Lakeview in Chicago for a year and a half now as a grad student at Northwestern. I’m a transplant from the Pacific Northwest and know next to nothing about the Midwest let alone Chicago. I’ve particularly enjoyed learning about what the heck an “Alderman” is and what they do, the corrupted origin of the lead in our water and that that is why water fountains in public parks run constantly, and that there are coyotes in the city 😮. Thanks WBEZ!

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chipsahoy10
Dec 11 '18
Rating:   10
Love it!

The podcast is all about Chicago (the city that I live in). I love that they talk about all of the topics possible and the CTA noise.

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Irving679
Nov 5 '18
Rating:   8
Good stories but many glitches

These questions are super interesting and the answers are well-researched. Unfortunately there are often technical glitches, e.g. this weeks episode on the civil war was cut off in the middle, and some episodes from the archive have played nothing at all.

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Plodder5462
Sep 4 '18
Rating:   10
Weird, obscure and usually great

This is a podcast for true Chicagoans who have curiosity about things they see or hear every day. Myths are debunked. The Half Day Road episode was particularly great at this. History is revealed. Not every episode hits the bullseye but most do. Love it.

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HappyAtWork
May 21 '18
Rating:   2
If she says KAHN-shaws, one more time, I’m gonna lose it

As a Mexican American, that makes up per of the 30% Latino population of Chicago, I am amazed that you couldn’t find one voice working on curious city that could at least advice you to say something so ubiquitous as ‘Conchas’. I am a fan of many national radio shows and I wanted something more local, as a producer of a local radio station; wanted to see my what else is out there. And the lack of diversity speaks for itself.

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Andysupe
Apr 18 '18
Rating:   10
Great!

Essential listening for curious Chicagoans

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Pizgurl
Nov 30 '17
Rating:   10
Love it!

So glad I discovered this podcast! Every episode I've listened to so far has been really interesting. I've enjoyed the topics and all of the interviews with Chicagoans. Keep 'em comin!

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Ktmmcc24
Nov 20 '17
Rating:   10
Makes me miss Chicago!

5 stars for the 4 Star City!

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Little_City
Nov 9 '17
Rating:   10
Perfect amount of facts

This podcast is chock full of facts I haven't seen anywhere else.

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Fish de Schaumburg
Sep 16 '17
Rating:   10
A podcast for natives of Chicago

If you live in Chicago then you must listen. And enjoy. Maybe connect dots you didn't before. I love it and learn something new every episode. In my opinion. Thank you.

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