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PODCAST #310 of The Michael Koolidge Show - MAD MEN's Stephanie Drake


Actress STEPHANIE DRAKE who plays "Meredith" on AMC's MAD MEN discusses what it was like getting cast on the coolest show on television and tells a funny story about her first day on the set ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #309 of The Michael Koolidge Show


67.2 MB. April 4th, 2014. Actor SAMUEL ROUKIN who plays "Simco" on AMC's new drama TURN; LISA MILLER from WFAE-FM on the saga of the now-indicted mayor of Charlotte, NC Patrick Cannon; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on the political future of Millennials; a new ridiculous college campus trend called "trigger warnings"; CHRIS WALKER from 2ndvote.com on how you can patronize businesses that are more in line with to your political beliefs, be them left, right or miscellaneous; and BEN YOUNT from Illinois Watchdog discussing the results of the 2014 Illinois primary and how the general election battle might garner some national attention... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #308 of The Michael Koolidge Show - CPAC 2014 Broadcasts from Washington, D.C.


68.8 MB. March 12, 2014. From radio row at CPAC 2014 in Washington, D.C ~ DINESH D'SOUZA on the follow up to his blockbuster 2016 documentary "America - The Movie"; AL MADRIGAL (not at CPAC) from NBC's "About a Boy" and Comedy Central's The Daily Show; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and KELSEY OSTERMAN from RedAlertPolitics; SHARON DAY from the Republican National Committee; ANDREW LANGER from the Institute for Liberty; New York Times best-selling author RICHARD MINITER on his new book "Eyes On Target"; KATE BREWSTER ZICKEL on what CPAC is really all about; Former U.S. Sen. JIM DEMINT from the Heritage Foundation on his book "Falling In Love With America Again"; plus why the biggest problem with President Obama's appearance on FunnyOrDie's Between Two Ferns had nothing to do with Obama or politics at all ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #307 of The Michael Koolidge Show


65.6 MB. February 28, 2014. The one and only LOU DOBBS on his new book "Upheaval"; LIZ HERNANDEZ from Access Hollywood covering The Oscars; JONATHAN ALLEN and AMIE PARNES on their new book "HRC" (It's about Hillary Clinton); Army veteran and health care entrepreneur DOUG TRUAX is running for U.S. Senate in Illinois; TMKS comments on the Arizona religious liberty - gay wedding cake law and causes quite a stir among listeners; and remembering Illinoisan Harold Ramis (R.I.P.) ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #306 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.3 MB. February 15, 2014. Candidate for Illinois governor BRUCE RAUNER during the most eventful week of the gubernatorial race; REP. ADAM KINZINGER on the now-passed Farm Bill as well as what's becoming an imperial presidency; Illinois Treasurer DAN RUTHERFORD on the most recent allegations against him and how it will affect his run for governor; COLLIN CORBETT from Illinois Review and Cor Strategies on whether particularly tough primaries generally help or hurt candidates in the general election; and JENNIFER DOVERSPIKE from The Federalist on the emergence and perhaps overuse of the term "slut shaming"... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #305 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.4 MB. January 31, 2014. 10KJUAN and SCOTT GRAMS preview Super Bowl XLVIII; Congressman RANDY HULTGREN (R, IL-14) after the 2014 State of the Union Address; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on the embellishments and lies of the Wendy Davis story; DOROTHY KITCHENS and her family experience firsthand ice storm that shut down Atlanta; and TMKS has a very close call with meeting his maker, again ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #304 of The Michael Koolidge Show


67.4 MB. January 17, 2014. HUGH HEWITT talks about his new book "The Happiest Life" and the art of the interview; Obamacare is skewered on Jimmy Kimmel Live; author and former Illinois state senator MARK Q. RHOADS explains why "inequality" is a phony issue; the Oscar nominations are announced; U.S. Senator RON JOHNSON of Wisconsin (R) explains why he's suing the government over Obamacare; 10KJUAN and SCOTT GRAMS make their Super Bowl predictions, as well as debate who is the greatest QB of all time; and MELISSA QUINN from Red Alert Politics on a modest proposal from the brilliant political philosophers at Rolling Stone Magazine ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #303 of The Michael Koolidge Show


61.6 MB. December 13, 2013. GOV. SCOTT WALKER of Wisconsin talks about his book "Unintimidated"; BEN FOLDS of Ben Folds Five fame is a judge of NBC's The Sing-Off; DAVID FROM from AFP - Illinois on the budget deal in Washington; SHOSHANA WEISSMAN from Red Alert Politics on Obamacare losing America's Youth; JAMES O'KEEFE exposes Obamacare navigator shenanigans in Texas; and comedian RORY ALBANESE, former Executive Producer of Comedy Central's The Daily Show ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #302 of The Michael Koolidge Show


62.2 MB. November 22nd, 2013. GILBERT GOTTFRIED on where he thinks the "edge" is in comedy; conservative icon CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER on his new book and what particular punctuation mark he has disdain for; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on even more Obamacare snafus; R. LEE ERMEY "The Gunny" from Full Metal Jacket on his new book "Gunny's Rules"; and DAVID NORMAN right after the devastating tornadoes in Washington, Illinois ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #301 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.3 MB. November 8th, 2013. ARTIE LANGE on his new book "Crash and Burn"; CHRIS TOBE of "Kentucky Friend Pensions"; SCOTT GRAMS and 10KJUAN CIFRIAN on the Richard Incognito saga in Miami; KELSEY OSTERMAN from Red Alert Politics on the three biggest transgressions of the Obamacare rollout; and NEWT and COLLISTA GINGRICH come to the area to promote their two new books, "Breakout" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #300-B of The Michael Koolidge Show


40.8 MB. October 25th, 2013. FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on the Kathleen Sebilius imbroglio, as well as the Top 5 excuses made about the ACA rollout fiasco; ADAM DEVINE from Comedy Central's Workaholics and Adam Devine's House Party; SCOTT GRAMS and 10KJUAN figure out the limits of Ylvis's "What Does The Fox Say?" virality, as well as the World Series; and TMKS gets picked to be on a real jury ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #300-A of The Michael Koolidge Show


61.9 MB. October 25th, 2013. BILL MCMORRIS from the Washington Free Beacon in D.C. right after the 18-percent-of-the-federal-government-shutdown; audio from Comedy Central's The Daily Show again hammering the disastrous Obamacare rollout; DAVID FROM on the AFP Foundation's "Restore Illinois Summit" on November 2nd in Rosemont, IL; clips from a very odd NBC national news story about families affected by the less-than two-week "government shutdown"; COLLIN CORBETT from Illinois Review on the current state of politics in the Land o' Lincoln; and Townhall's GUY BENSON about the very likely delay of the Obamcare deadlines ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #299 of The Michael Koolidge Show


42.1 MB. October 11th, 2013. "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC returns to the show to tell us what he thought of the Breaking Bad finale, as well as how he chooses the set list when he's on tour; TERESA MULL from Human Events lists five things that she thinks need to go away NOW; and KELSEY OSTERMAN from Red Alert Politics on the Washington partial-shutdown, and the fact that Jon Stewart seems to be the only media personality who actually asks tough questions to Obama administration officials these days ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #298-B Special Chicagoland Skydiving Center "Jump With Mike" podcast of The Michael Koolidge Show


16.6 MB. September 2013 - Special "Jump With Mike Day" full podcast from the Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, IL ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #298 of The Michael Koolidge Show


68.7 MB. September 27th, 2013. ADAM CAROLLA returns to talk about Mangria, his new film, and his aversion to the movie "Little Miss Sunshine"; BEN YOUNT of Illinois Watchdog on his regular-radio-show-hosting debut; Comedy Central's KEY AND PEELE on how they met, plus their response to criticism that they're too soft on President Obama; BILL BRADY returns to talk about his run for Illinois governor; Editor-In-Chief of Red Alert Politics FRANCESCA CHAMBERS on the Sen. Ted Cruz filibuster and the air-soft gun school suspension controversy involving two 13-year old kids in Virginia; and STEVE LONEGAN is running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey against Corey Booker ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #297 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.5 MB. September 13th, 2013. Analyzing President Obama's national address about Syria; BEN YOUNT from Illinois Watchdog on the $700,000 new copper doors being installed in Springfield as Illinois drowns in billions of dollars of debt; SHANE THEISS of the "Bamzonis" has an entry in the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag competition in Chicago; Congressman ADAM KINZINGER (R-IL) explains why he would still vote for a military attack on Syria; TMKS jumps out of a perfectly good airplane for a second and third time at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, IL with a microphone taped to his chest; 10KJUAN CIFRIAN of Time Out Sao Paulo joins the show again for another season of NFL action; DAVID HALE is primarying Republican Adam Kinzinger in Illinois's 16th congressional district; and a surprising poll about what Americans think about the debt ceiling ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #296-A of The Michael Koolidge Show - Author Mark Q. Rhoads


25.5 MB. August 30th, 2013. Author Mark Q. Rhoads on his book "Land of Lincoln - Thy Wonderous Story" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #296 of The Michael Koolidge Show


54.7 MB. August 30th, 2013. "LUCKY and LOUIE" LARSON, the $500,000 winners of NBC's Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (and local Illinoisans to boot!); RIHANNA TEIXEIRA pens an open letter to Miley Cyrus on her blog and it goes viral; newly married FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert politics on some student loan myths, plus the most liberal and conservative colleges in the USA; and DR. JAY UDANI on whether or not taking fish oil capsules is bad for you ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #295 of The Michael Koolidge Show


59.6 MB. August 9th, 2013. AL MADRIGAL from The Daily Show; KIRK DILLARD (R) for Illinois governor; BECKY JOHNS from Chicagoland Skydiving Center on a Special "Jump with Mike" day at CSC; BILL BRADY (R) for Illinois governor; best-selling author BRAD THOR; and who's got the early lead in the 2016 GOP presidential race ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #294 of The Michael Koolidge Show


66.5 MB. July 12, 2013. National Review editor RICH LOWRY talks about his new book "Lincoln Unbound"; DR. MELISSA CLOUTHIER on the abortion fight in Texas; KATIE LAPOTIN from Red Alert Politics talks about eight subjects that all current and future politicos should educate themselves on; SCOTT GRAMS on Justin Beiber's numerous faux pas in the Chicago Blackhawks' lockerroom; Congressman RANDY HULTGREN (R, IL-14) on the status of the immigration bill in the the House; and a new poll out (already!) on a Christie vs. Hillary 2016 presidential matchup ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #293 of The Michael Koolidge Show - WEIRD AL YANKOVIC


16.9 MB. June 28th, 2013. WEIRD AL YANKOVIC -- the one and only -- on his new children's book "My New Teacher and Me!" plus stories from his amazing career... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #292 of The Michael Koolidge Show - MAD MEN's Kevin Rahm


16.6 MB. June 14th, 2013. Actor KEVIN RAHM who plays "Ted Caough" on AMC's MAD MEN discusses his career before getting cast on the greatest show on television, how Ted has significantly affected the crucial Don and Peggy dynamic, and which actor is unlike his character the most ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #291 of The Michael Koolidge Show


55.3 MB. May 31st, 2013. Boston University's MITCHELL ZUCKOFF returns to talk about his new book 'Frozen In Time'; VINCE COGLIANESE from the Daily Caller on the inexplicable congressional testimony of former IRS director Douglass Schulman; TMKS wonders how an Illinois pensioner can accumulate $400,000 in one year, without working a single day; SCOTT GRAMS celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks amazing overtime Game 7 victory over the Detroit Redwings and previews the NHL Western Conference finals against the L.A. Kings, and we admonish a caller who does something you're really not supposed to do as a radio listener ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #290 of The Michael Koolidge Show


65.3 MB. May 17th, 2013. FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Redalertpolitics.com on the cascade of Obama administration scandals; MARILU HENNER from Taxi and Celebrity Apprentice; CHRIS HANSON from Dateline NBC asks you to take a seat, right over there; SCOTT GRAMS puts the overperforming Chicago Bulls season to bed; BRUCE RAUNER joins TMKS for the first time to talk about his very probable run for governor of Illinois; and TMKS wonders if the current Obama scandal(s) right now will actually become worse than Watergate ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #289 of The Michael Koolidge Show


55.1 MB. May 3rd, 2013. ALEXIS LEVINSON from The Daily Caller on the newest developments in the Benghazi terrorist attack investigation; TMKS crunches the numbers from the not-so-good jobs report from Friday; ALISON SWEENEY from The Biggest Loser and Days Of Our Lives; KEITH MORRISON from Dateline NBC; RICHARD CODY JANES sculpts two amazing statues saluting our modern veterans; and the one and only TABATHA COFFEY from Tabith Takes Over on Bravo ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #288 of The Michael Koolidge Show


68.3 MB. April 19th, 2013. GARY BERNTSEN, a 24-year veteran of the CIA and counter-terrorism expert on the Chechnyan Islamist terrorist bombers in Boston and what might have motivated their attack; GARRETT QUINN on the scene immediately after the attack in Boston; Analyzing the most egregious, slanted and devoid-of-facts reporting on the bombing; EVA LONGORIA (what?)...yes, EVA LONGORIA on her new show on NBC, "Ready for Love"; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Redalertpolitics.com on some of the non-terrorism stories of the week from Washington, D.C.; Navy Lieutenant ANN JEFFERSON wraps up eight months in Afghanistan as a "sand sailor"; and TMKS welcomes its 10th radio station, 1340 WJOL in Joliet...Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #287 of The Michael Koolidge Show


62.9 MB. April 3rd, 2013. JAKE TAPPER on his new book and his new show on CNN, "The Lead"; JOSH GAD from 1600 Penn on NBC (and The Book of Mormon) ; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Redalertpoltics.com on the Google Chavez Easter kerfuffle, as well as the odd definition of racism that came out of the mouth of Chris Matthews; PAUL MCKINLEY, the Republican running in the special election to fill the former seat held by Jessie Jackson Jr. (IL-2) returns to the show; and BEN YOUNT from Illinois Watchdog on yet another boondoggle from our federal goverment, this time in the form of "high-speed" rail ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #286 of The Michael Koolidge Show - CPAC 2013 Broadcasts from Washington, D.C. - PART TWO


66.2 MB. March 22nd, 2013. From radio row at CPAC 2013 in Washington, D.C ~ DR. MELISSA CLOUTHIER talks about the mistakes of THE 2012 election; Congressional candidate PAUL MCKINLEY (R-IL) wants to replace Jessie Jackson Jr. in a South Side Chicago district; SABRINA SCHAEFFER from the Independant Women Forum on the culture of alarmism; Former Illinois gubernatorial candidate ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI on a really clever new phone application that targets goverment waste; Community organizer and provacateur JAMES OKEEFE on what is up his sleeve these days; SCOTT GRAMS laments both his NCAA busted brackets and the departure of Chicago Bears icon Brian Urlacher, and STEVE LITTERAL from Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens in Rockford, IL ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #285 of The Michael Koolidge Show - CPAC 2013 Broadcasts from Washington, D.C. - PART ONE


56.3 MB. March 15th, 2013. Former U.S. Speaker NEWT GINGRICH kicks off the TMKS broadcasts from Washington, D.C. for CPAC 2013; EVAN SAYET on right-of-center entertainment in Hollywood; GAYLE TROTTER from the Independent Womens Forum on the right to choose self protection; ANDREW LANGER wants event tickets (for anything) to be sold on the open market with no restrictions; ERIK TELFORD from the Franklin Center on citizen journalism; and TMKS listeners get to know U.S. Army MAJ JEFF HILT as he serves his country in Afghanistan ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #284 of The Michael Koolidge Show: "MLB SPRING TRAINING 2013 - Team USA and the Chicago WHITE SOX"


57.1 MB. March 8th, 2013. TMKS hits the road for the 5th straight year to cover MLB Spring Training in Arizona, with an emphasis this year on Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic ... White Sox captain PAUL KONERKO on the Sox chances in the 2013 season; U.S. Air Force TSgt and Yankee fan ROSA GONZOLEZ on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan; White Sox hurler JOHN DANKS and Sox second baseman GORDON BECKHAM in the clubhouse; 2011 MVP and World Baseball Classic outfielder RYAN BRAUN of the Brewers on the different styles of play between countries; New York Met DAVID WRIGHT at his second WBC tournament; and manager of Team USA and four-time World Series champion JOE TORRE on why instant replay should always remain limited in baseball ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp