Born and raised and still living in Chicago, Rick Kogan has worked for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, where he is currently a senior writer and columnist. Named Chicago’s Best Reporter in 1999 and inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003, he was the creator/host of WGN radio’s Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan and is currently host of The Afternoon Shift on WBEZ. Kogan has been an on-air reporter/critic for WBBM TV and radio, and an Emmy Award-winning contributor for WFLD-TV; and the author of a dozen books, including Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth (with Maurice Possley), America’s Mom: The Life, Lesson and Legacy of Ann Landers, A Chicago Tavern, the history of the Billy Goat, and Sidewalks I and Sidewalks II, collections of his columns embellished by the work of photographer Charles Osgood.
December 8, 2016
The Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan joins Sarah and guest co-host, local improv legend Susan Messing (Second City, The Annoyance Theater, iO Theater) live at the Chicago Podcast Festival to talk about John Prine’s “Hello In There,” A River Runs Through It, and Spartacus. Plus, special musical guests Sunshine Boys open with a cover of the famous “Crybabies” theme, and play a few originals to wrap up this magical evening.