Friday, March 5, 2021

Heckler Podcast: Harry Caray’s CEO Grant DePorter

The latest episode of A Very Important Podcast by The Heckler features Grant DePorter, the CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group. Grant has worked at Harry Caray’s since 1989 (less than two years after the restaurant group was formed) so he worked closely with Harry himself for quite a while. Listen here!

Heckler Podcast: 7-time Jeopardy! champion Brian Chang

A Very Important Podcast by The Heckler is back! Today's guest is Brian Chang, a friend of Brad's who recently wrapped up a seven-game winning streak on Jeopardy! during which he netted $163,904 in prize money. Only about 30 other people have had a streak like that in the history of the show.

Heckler Podcast: Ryan Dempster on impersonating Harry Caray, beaning A-Rod, partying at Spring Training,...

Former Cubs pitcher and current Marquee Network personality Ryan Dempster has always had a reputation as being a funny, approachable guy. Brad's experience with him is no different, going back all the way to his playing days with the Cubs from 2006 to 2012. Listen here!

Heckler Podcast: Wild elk, swarming monkeys, a fear of heights & more with Brad’s...

After two months off, Brad's finally got enough wind in his sails to record a new episode. Our troubling times have made it tough to stay passionate about something like this, but today's guest was just what we needed.

Wellness Check: David Strauss from Sluggers

After a brief hiatus that no-doubt disappointed millions of people, Wellness Checks are back. Today's guest is David Strauss, one of the three brothers whose family owns Sluggers, the Wrigleyville staple bar and restaurant with batting cages and other nonsense upstairs. David and his family have always been very good to Brad and The Heckler, hosting a number of events and running ads and co-promotions from time to time. Listen here!

Wellness Check: NBC Sports Chicago Exec. Producer & Founder of Live Like Roo Sarah...

Today's Wellness Check is with Sarah Lauch, an executive producer at NBC Sports Chicago and the founder of Live Like Roo, a non-profit organization that supports families of pets diagnosed with cancer. Listen here!

Wellness Check: Second City & SNL writer/performer Katie Rich

Today's Wellness Check is with Katie Rich. She's a writer who spent six years at Saturday Night Live and Second City before that. Listen here!