Playtime Radio: We Talk Rock Opera, 911 Day, and Why It Ain’t Real Photography Without a Real Camera

We collaborate with Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall and 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. You can 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.

Bam! Just like that. First hour in the can with what’s hot at Third Coast Review. Marielle Bokor looks back at the best moments and a few not-so-great of the recent Wizard World. Antal Bokor reviews the videogame Codemancer. Kim Campbell writes an essay about her frustrations covering the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and laments the decline of arts journalism that is evident there. Plus Steve Prokopy reviews Morgan Spurlock’s fast-food sequel, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! In the studio Russell Broom, the musical director for the critically acclaimed rock opera  We Will Rock You, opening soon at the Rialto in Joliet. George Manisco on his upcoming movie and comedian Jeff Hawks. Plus new music from Mick Devine. Not enough? Just wait for the 2nd hour!

George Manisco (Road to Perdition) and comic Jeff Hawks return for the second hour. We get the 911 about art festivals around Chicagoland from Amy Amdur at Amdur Productions and details on artist gift cards for the holidays. Bill’s backyard interview with the legendary photographer Julian Wasser about his new exhibit, The Way We Were, at Hilton-Asmus Contemporary on Wells Street and why real photography requires a real camera. Jay Winuk on 911Day and a visit from friends about Pulmonary Fibrosis Month and walk, details at


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