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  • [Boxing at Fuller Park]

    Ben Hollis interviews boxers training at Fuller Park in Chicago at 46th and Princeton. Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9821

    0:30 Color bars. Episode information screen.  1:58 Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence.  2:37 Ben asks people about their favorite memories from the 70’s. He then visits Groovy, a 70’s themed night club. He talks to the manager about the theme of the club, and some of the patrons what they like about the 70’s. Ben dances with some of the patrons.  7:12 Ben goes to the Starvoyager restaurant and bar. People dress up to eat at the restaurant and explore … Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9820

    0:30 Color bars. Episode information screen.  2:00 Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence.  2:42 Ben visits Palos Olympic Health Club. He watches a martial arts club, and speaks with the instructor, who teaches how to contact rare pressure points that can knock people out. He demonstrates different pressure points.  7:00 Ben visits an Indian and Pakistani restaurant. He talks to the owners and customers about the food. Many of the patrons are taxi drivers that play pool and hang out together … Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9819

    0:30 Color bars. Episode information screen.  1:58 Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence.  2:43 Ben visits La Havanita Cigar Factory and Pothead ceramics store. He talks to the owners of both stores about the history of the places. He looks at the merchandise. He watches them roll cigars, and then watches customers paint pottery.  9:27 Cut to black.  10:27 Ben goes to a Blues Lounge to hear Sugar Blue perform. Footage of him singing and playing harmonica. He talks about his … Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9818

    0:30 Color bars. Episode information screen.  2:00 Ben Loves Chicago introduction Sequence.  2:37 Ben visits a fitness bootcamp that does hour long intense workouts without equipment. Ben talks with instructors, a former Marine Corp and former Navy member. He talks to some of the participants.  6:35 Ben visits the House of Monsters and does an Instant Talk Show segment. He talks to the curator and employees about what they store offers, and then he talks to some of the customers. … Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9817

    0:28 Color bars. Episode information screen.  1:58 Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence. The episode spoofs conventions from The X-Files.  2:45 Ben visits Area 21, the meeting place of a group of people, CLACE, that investigate UFO’s and alien life. He talks to members of the group about their beliefs and experiences.  4:40 Ben goes to the Magic Bean coffee shop, owned by a man that witnessed a UFO. They reenact the event.  6:55 Ben visits MUFON, a group that collects … Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9816

    0:028 Color bars. Episode information screen.  1:55 Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence.  2:38 Ben visits Batavia to see the Deer Path Animal Haven. He talks with the owners about how many animals they have, how they come to live at the animal haven, and Ben interacts with some of the animals.  6:57 Ben does an Instant Talk Show segment at the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown. He interviews marching bands, some people who have come to Chicago from China, … Continue reading

  • Ben Loves Chicago 9815

    0:30 Color bars. Episode information screen.  2:00 Ben Loves Chicago introduction sequence.  2:47 Ben visits a store called Models and Props. He talks to the owners, who explain that they make displays and specialty signs for businesses and film. He looks at the various models, and he watches some of the builders work. They talk about illusion.  6:16 Ben goes to a store called Medusa’s Circle. They sell fun clothing and wigs, and give piercings. He talks to the employees … Continue reading