WGN - The Mike McConnell Uncut Podcast

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The Mike McConnell podcast from WGN Radio 720

Mike checks in with a few of his co-workers who are at Wrigley Field for Opening Day. Dave Kaplan makes predictions for the 2012 Cubs as well as tells some stories about being a vendor at Wrigley when he was growing up. He served fellow WGN Radio host, Jonathon Brandmeier. ...
Mike talks to Professor Bart Ehrman, Author of the book, Did Jesus Exist? They take your calls. Later, Mike chats with David Sykuta, Executive Director of the Illinois Petroleum Council, about the explanation for high gas prices.
The first hour of Mike's show has bit of an airplane theme. Mike talks about an airline that is starting to charge passengers $35 for carry-on luggage. Later, Mike talks to United Captain, Jerry Lagerloef. Mike asks Jerry how he would talk someone through landing a plane when they don't ...
Mike gets some extra time on the air leading up to the pregame show for the first Cubs game of the year. Mike talks to WGN Radio host, John Williams. John talks about a mistake he made when singing the '7th Inning Stretch.' Mike also discusses the topic of what ...
Professor Paul Green makes his weekly visit to Mike's show. They talk about the Republican Primary elections in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C. Later in the hour, Mike talks to Matt Skorniak. Matt was part of a group that won $250,000 playing the Mega Millions game.
Mike talks to author, Hart Seely. Hart wrote the book 'The Juju Rules: Or, How to Win Ballgames from Your Couch: A Memoir of a Fan Obsessed.' Mike and Hart discuss the superstitions fans have when watching their teams play ball. Mike fields calls from listeners on the things they ...
Mike continues the conversation about why gas prices hike up the way they do, then shares the story of a woman who was arrested for drunk driving and tried to seduce the state trooper who pulled her over. Mike shares some other odd news stories, and later asks if you ...
Mike talks about whether women hate other women because they are beautiful. He also has a conversation with John Cochrane. John is an expert in the field of health insurance. Mike asks him what has to be covered in a health insurance plan. They also talk about a particular surgery's ...
Mike talks to David Gregory of Meet The Press about the upcoming presidential election, then the standards for obesity have changed, and not in our favor. On that note, a hospital in Texas has refused to hire obese employees, which is a surprisingly legal move. Mike hears your thoughts.
In the spirit of it being Opening Day for the Cubs, Mike is joined by author, Jimmy Greenfield. Jimmy recently published a book titled '100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.' Mike talks to him about the ones that stood out to him. Opening Day happens ...
Mike discusses the debate about a teenage boy who got kicked out of a skating rink for wearing an "I love boobies" t-shirt, and the debate around school uniforms. At the end of the hour Mike hears your thoughts.
A woman came out with a book recalling her affair with President JFK, and Mike hears your thoughts on it. Then, Mike discusses the afterlife with Raymond Moody, Author of Paranormal. At the end of the hour Mike takes your calls.
A man called 911 a few times to report chest pain, only to result in him being arrested on multiple drug charges. Mike covers this and a few more odd stories, including the Egypt kidnapping story from last week. Then, Mike shifts gears and talks about the newly enacted speed ...
Mike starts the morning off with some odd news, then covers some Easter talk, including towns who have had to cancel Easter egg hunts due to overly aggressive parents. At the end of the hour Mike takes your calls.