Playtime Radio: We Talk With Artists, Musicians, Writers + Play Music by Bloody Tambourine

Third Coast Review is collaborating with Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall. We appear on their Sunday afternoon arts radio show once or twice a month. They’re on WCGO, 1590AM and 95.9FM, each Sunday from 1 to 3pm and streaming on Facebook. From now on, you’ll be able to listen to each week’s Playtime right here on our site.

Here’s host Bill Turck’s description of what you’ll hear on Playtime’s latest edition.

In hour one, we round up hot stories trending at Third Coast Review. We talk with Amy Amdur from, organizer of next week‘s Taste of Highland Park/Port Clinton Art Festival. The great Marshall Crenshaw checks in. He’s currently touring with The Smithereens. We talk with author Mark Larson. His new book, Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater holds lessons far beyond theater. In fact, it’s the ultimate story of entrepreneurship. And we close the hour by debuting the new single “Founding Fathers” from Bloody Tambourine and the Musical Mafia.

In the exciting 2nd hour, can Bill and Kerri save the universe from the evil…sorry, that wasn’t suppose to get out. Eh-hem! Her Bishopness, Lainie Petersen with our exclusive theater report. A frankly, rather disturbing, #BlameBill. More from Bloody Tambourine and the meaning behind their brand new single, “Founding Fathers,” available now at Megan Williamson describes a powerful Frida Kahlo exhibition at Nashville’s Frist Museum. We talk with Todd Warner Moore from Hong Kong about his new album Starry Sounds. Finally, Susan Vaughan introduces us to New Trier High School’s High Five Choir, for students with developmental disabilities. She’s director of the choir.

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Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.

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