Always Andersonville: The Podcast
Episode 90 - The story of St. Lucia with Catherine Selen

Episode 90 - The story of St. Lucia with Catherine Selen

December 10, 2019

This week, Laura is joined by Catherine Selen of the Swedish American Museum, here to talk with us about the tradition of St. Lucia, which takes place this Friday, December 13. The celebration comes from stories told by monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. St. Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred and killed for her faith in the year 304 AD. The most common story told about St. Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands to carry everything.

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Holiday Bonus Episode - Krampus with Lauren Ocello and Raven Theatre’s Holiday Show
Episode 89 - The story of Uncharted Books with Tanner McSwain

Episode 89 - The story of Uncharted Books with Tanner McSwain

December 3, 2019

This week Joelle and Laura are joined by Tanner McSwain owner of Uncharted Books, a used and rare bookstore, secret club, and event space in Andersonville at 5140 N Clark.

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Episode 88 - The Story of Lauren Ocello and Twidley Bits

Episode 88 - The Story of Lauren Ocello and Twidley Bits

November 26, 2019

This week we are joined by Lauren Ocello of Twidley Bits. Twidley Bits is the labor of love from this former chocolatier and takes the best the season has to offer and turns them into scrumptious jams, fruit butters, pickles and plant-based cheeses that you and your loved ones can enjoy all year long. They help you put breakfast on the table, snacks on the buffet, and treats in everyone's tummies that everyone can feel good about.

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Episode 87 - The story of Ellen Baren, Real Estate Broker and Consultant

Episode 87 - The story of Ellen Baren, Real Estate Broker and Consultant

November 19, 2019

This week we are joined by Broker and real estate consultant, Ellen Baren.  If you are interested in buying or selling in Chicago or the Northern Suburbs, working with Ellen you can expect a solid knowledge base of neighborhoods, homes and schools. Ellen's grasp of the history and market along the lakefront and surrounding neighborhoods is unique. As one client said, “Ellen is stellar. She maintains a vast array of personal relationships that allow for organic and effective advertising. She sold our place in weeks...in the dead of winter! She was also a clear, concise communicator who made the process easy.”

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Episode 86 - The story of Jerry’s with Mark Bires and Trey Elder

Episode 86 - The story of Jerry’s with Mark Bires and Trey Elder

November 12, 2019

This week, Joelle and Laura are joined by Mark Bires and Trey Elder of Jerry’s. Known for their extensive beer and whiskey selection, great music, beautiful outdoor patio space, and humor, Jerry’s has been serving curious, thoughtful sandwiches in Andersonville since 2012 at 5419 N Clark. Jerry's is also a featured stop for this weekend's Andersonville Viking Pub Crawl!

Episode 85 - The story of GrapeSeed Designs and Aville Cowork with Jill Knobeloch

Episode 85 - The story of GrapeSeed Designs and Aville Cowork with Jill Knobeloch

November 5, 2019

This week, Heather and Joelle are joined by Jill Knobeloch of GrapeSeed Designs and Aville Cowork. Jill works to blend a company’s voice, culture, and unique character to create a truly authentic representation of brand. She helps small to medium-sized businesses establish and grow their brand image through consistent, clean, and professional visual applications.She is also starting a new coworking space right here in Andersonville will Aville Cowork. 

Episode 84 - The story of Helix Chicago with Caitlin Botsios

Episode 84 - The story of Helix Chicago with Caitlin Botsios

October 29, 2019

This week Laura and Joelle are joined by Caitlin Botsios co-owner of Helix Chicago located in Andersonville’s north end. Helix offers a full selection of Halfwit coffee and espresso drinks, iced drinks, tea drinks as well as a full breakfast and lunch menu at 6237 N. Clark.

Episode 83 - The story of AlleyCat Comics with Nick and Selene Idell

Episode 83 - The story of AlleyCat Comics with Nick and Selene Idell

October 22, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Nick and Selene Idell from AlleyCat Comics. AlleyCat, founded in 2011, can be accessed by a narrow gangway around the corner from George’s Ice Cream and is a place where anyone and everyone is welcome. As life-long comic book fans, Selene and Nick have made it their mission to share their passion for all things comics and graphic novels. You’ll find something from practically every universe there at 5304 N. Clark in the Rear. 

 

Episode 82 - The story of Replay & Elixir with Mark Liberson

Episode 82 - The story of Replay & Elixir with Mark Liberson

October 15, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Mark Liberson, president of LKH Management and owner of Replay and Elixir. At Replay Andersonville, you are invited to unwind, enjoy delicious food and beverages, and leave feeling better than you did when you arrived with 22 vintage video arcade games and over 20 rotating craft beers on draught. Elixir, which is right around the corner, is an inviting intimate lounge that celebrates the art of cocktail.  You can visit Replay at 5358 N Clark and Elixir at 1509 W Balmoral .