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  • Wild Chicago, no. 413

    Wild Chicago, no. 413

    00:21 Production credits displayed. 00:41 Ad for the Illinois Lottery, a corporate sponsor of the program. 01:18 Clips of the episode’s subjects shown over carnivalesque music. A narrator briefly gives depictions of each. 01:43 Opening to Wild Chicago, montage of Ben Hollis’s introduction and fragmented clips of eclectic scenes across the Chicagoland area. 02:47 “Wild Workout.” Workout instructor “Roff” dials up high energy aerobic dance workouts at Club West in Oak Park, IL. The instructor is a registered nurse whose … Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 412

    Wild Chicago, no. 412

    Wild Chicago, episode no. 412. On a special edition of Wild Chicago, Ben Hollis takes viewers on a cruise to the “Islands of Wild Chicago.” Hollis searches for buried treasure at Treasure Island Foods grocery store, journeys to one of Lake Michigan’s mysterious concrete islands, samples fried decapod crustaceans on Goose Island, and dives into the first indoor wave pool built in the U.S. Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 410

    Wild Chicago, no. 410

    Wild Chicago Episode #410. Host Ben Hollis meets Muddy Water’s son at the famous Checkerboard Lounge, imbibes wheatgrass, visits ice hockey doctors in Oak Park, plays war games, and indulges at a medieval-themed banquet hall. Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 409

    Wild Chicago, no. 409

    Wild Chicago Episode #409. Host Ben Hollis visits a replica of King Tut’s tomb, a store that sells cookie jars, “Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop,” and a model train mogul. Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 408

    Wild Chicago, no. 408

    Wild Chicago Episode #408. Ben Hollis visits the Illinois Institute of Technology to discover the latest synthesis of art and science, rides a speed boat on Lake Michigan, tours a gumball factory specializing in producing goop and slime, rides double-decker with the Chicago Motor Coach Company, and learns how to make wrought iron fences. Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 407

    Wild Chicago, no. 407

    Wild Chicago Episode #407. Ben Hollis visits Disco bowling, the Connecticut School of Broadcasting formerly in Lombard, IL, the “Terra Cotta Kingdom,” the Cascade Drive-In, and the Old Town Aquarium. Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 406

    Wild Chicago, no. 406

    Episode 406 of Wild Chicago. Smelt Dancing by the lake, a center for UFO studies, Rock ‘N Roll Tupperware party, the graveyard shift at Kinko’s Copies, and a visit to the CTA “love train.” Continue reading

  • Wild Chicago, no. 405

    Wild Chicago, no. 405

    Episode 405 of Wild Chicago. Host Ben Hollis visits the studio session of a young rapper, a free speech society, sunbathers in Lincoln park (including a cameo of Stephen Colbert), a woman who has turned her house into an art museum, and Chicago’s own drag queen wrestling. Continue reading

 
 
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