Off The Beaten Podcast
Episode 8 - Public Service Announcement

Episode 8 - Public Service Announcement

October 23, 2019

This week Dion (@Dionsmusica) offers up an important public service announcement.  But first, he quickly talks about the ongoing Chicago Teachers Strike, and some frustrations he's faced dealing with criticisms of Chicago and CPS.  Be sure to check it all out! 

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

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Episode 7 - Let’s Talk About The Chicago Teachers Strike!

Episode 7 - Let’s Talk About The Chicago Teachers Strike!

October 17, 2019

This week Dion (@Dionsmusica) talks about the upcoming Chicago Teachers Strike.  Dion is a former educator, a former Chicago Public Schools teacher, and a former Chicago Teachers Union member, having taught 4 years in a public school setting, 2 of those in Chicago. 

We didn't think it was fair to ask a teacher or a parent to put themselves in a compromising position, so Dion felt comfortable talking the strike, interspersing his own personal knowledge, being a part of the 2012 Chicago Public Schools strike.  

In his own special way, Dion weaves his way through a variety of stories about his education experience, as well as talking about the importance of the sticking points of the CTU demands list.  Definitely check out this unique perspective on Chicago schools and education. 

They come up in the conversation, so be sure to check out The Civic Lab

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Also, big shout out to Jessica Lipon, from Episode 3, who reached out to let us know she went and ordered some Mad Unicorn Eats.  You should do the same. Go order some Mad Unicorn Eats, and let them know OTBP sent you! 

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

Episode 6 - Mad Unicorns Are Damn Tasty w/ Sara Towle

Episode 6 - Mad Unicorns Are Damn Tasty w/ Sara Towle

October 9, 2019

This week Dion (@Dionsmusica) chats with Sarah Towle,  (@Unicornsarat) owner of the local jam company Mad Unicorn Eats! Dion met Sara in the concession line at Riot Fest. They hit it off immediately, bonded over a burning need for food, and when he learned she was a new entrepreneur running a jam company, it was only a matter of time before we had her as a guest.

Dion and Sara talk jam, music, and Chicago. Also, following the outro, check out a sneak clip that was taken while Dion was testing out the microphone and audio levels.

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Calling all musicians!!!  Would you like your music featured on an episode of OTBP? E-mail us a streaming link: beingsillyinthecity@gmail.com 

Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

Episode 5 - Started From The Bottom, Now We’re…Where?

Episode 5 - Started From The Bottom, Now We’re…Where?

October 2, 2019

This week Dion McGill (@Dionsmusica) chats with classical vocalist, born and bred Chicagoan and all around ray of Sunshine Beena David (@BeenaBeenaBeena).  Beena stopped by and we talked about a range of topics, from being a classical singer, to the keys to a healthy and happy marriage.  Beena was very open and transparent, and offered tons of great insight into a plethora of topics. 

Also, here is a video of Beena singing the national anthem for a Chicago Bulls game. Enjoy! 

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Calling all musicians!!!  Would you like your music featured on an episode of OTBP? E-mail us a streaming link: beingsillyinthecity@gmail.com 

Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

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