Houli’s Podcast: December 31, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and the lads, Bill and Paddy Houlihan and Clay O’Brien, present a New Year’s Eve show to finish out 2016 by opening with “British Michael Jordan”, a great “hoopah and jumpah”. The shenanigans continue with stories of Clay’s snowboarding injury, Paddy’s dream of starting a professional competitive swimming […]

Houli’s Podcast: December 24, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week our hosts dive right into the craic with their questionable Trump impressions. They discuss Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky movies and how Stallone turned down Trump’s offer to become Director for the National Endowment for the Arts. We get an insight into Bill’s life with […]

Houli’s Podcast: December 17, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and winter has settled here in Chicago so our hosts get down to discussing the cold weather and Bill’s belief in Santa. Paddy decides to add rollerblades and a new t-shirt with the slogan ‘Shades and Blades’ to his new outfit. That t-shirt is just one of their […]

Houli’s Podcast: December 10, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and we begin this week’s show by addressing Paddy’s new found sense of fashion. He’s trying to create a uniform to be recognized by and his new glasses are the first accessory to be added to this new uniform. We’ll follow its progress over the next while! Our […]

Houli’s Podcast: December 3, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and our Southern Santa introduces the show this week. Our hosts discuss how Thanksgiving went including Bill’s job, the good food and Black Friday! Christmas is coming up and the guys talk Christmas music, the difficulty in buying gifts and seasonal jobs, with focus on Clay’s past Christmas […]

Podcast: November 26, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week, we take a special look back over two of our favorite interviews from 2016, on this our ‘Best of’ show. In the first segment of this week’s show, we revisit the interview Clay and Paddy did with Crime writer and ‘Mobologist’, TJ English. TJ joined […]

Houli’s Podcast: November 19, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and it’s a big week for Ireland as Conor McGregor is named the first fighter to hold two belts simultaneously in the UFC. Our trio discuss Conor’s future, his plans to own a share of the company and his mink coat. Sticking with fashion, our hosts discuss their […]

Houli’s Podcast: November 12, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and our trio is reunited again! Bill was working last week for The Cubs’ final game and he fills us in on some of the shenanigans that went on. Our guest on this week’s show is our good friend and owner of Big Guy’s Sausage, Brendan O’Connor. Brendan […]

Houli’s Podcast: November 5, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week, Paddy and Clay are leading the show as our dynamic duo, without Billy. This week’s show is centered around The Cubs and their final game against Cleveland. The guys discuss many topics surrounding the baseball team including their manager, the song ‘Go Cubs, Go!’ and […]

Houli’s Podcast: October 29, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and we kick off this week’s show with some Cubs conversation. Our trio chat about the celebrations, their great fans, the impact it will have on the economy and much more bordering on the ridiculous as they find the funny in every scenario. They also look back over […]

Podcast: October 22, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and our hosts begin the show by looking back over the past week. Bill tells the guys about some upcoming work events including the Casket Race and pub crawls for Halloween. We learn about Clay’s long list of musicians he dislikes and he tells us about the movie […]

Houli’s Podcast: October 15, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and our terrible trio begin this week’s show by looking back over their past week’s adventures including Clay’s trip to LA and Bill’s new car. In sports this week, the guys focus on the success of The Cubs and their nationwide fans but Clay is standing strong with […]

Houli’s Podcast: October 8, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week, we have a very special guest on the show. Our old pal, Steve Fleming, joins us on the phone all the way from LA. Steve and our hosts go way back and he tells us about how he met the guys and about his time […]

Houli’s Podcast: October 1, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week we have three very special guests joining us in the studio. FND films is run by Aaron Fronk, Vinny DeGaetano and Paddy’s brother in law, Cooper Johnson and they joined us on the phone to discuss their new movie, ‘It’s All Good‘. The guys tell us […]

Podcast: September 24, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week, we have a very special guest on the show. Chicago Legend and former Teamster Local 714 Union leader, William Hogan Jr.  joins us this week to tell us about his new documentary film, ‘A Battle for Free Speech‘. It tells the story of the Government […]

Houli’s Podcast: September 17, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week our trio begin by discussing Hilary Clinton’s health issues. They give some of their own opinions on what is “really” going on. They also take a look into political conspiracies, from ‘Bohemian Grove’, an alleged men’s club, to Hilary attending a witch club. We’re just […]

Podcast: September 10, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and our terrible trio start off this week’s show by discussing their Labor Day weekend antics and the realization that they just can’t drink as much as they used to. We feel your pain, guys! Paddy fills us in on how The Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame Awards […]

Podcast: September 3, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week, the guys start the show by taking a look back at the recently deceased, Gene Wilder’s impressive career and life. Bill tells us a story about his family’s past experience with a cable guy and his own recent experience with one. In Sports, our terrible […]

Houli’s Podcast: August 27, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week we have a mainly sports themed show for you. Our terrible trio begin this week by looking back at the amazing McGregor vs Diaz UFC fight and they discuss what it would be like to have the Irish fighter take on the presidential candidates. We […]

Houli’s Podcast: August 20, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week we get right to it with Billy getting his grievances with Comcast off his chest. We have a special guest on the show this week. Charles Carey Jr. whose father is a founder of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame joins us to tell us about the upcoming […]

Houli’s Podcast: August 13, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week we have an array of topics that we cover in the show starting with the presidential candidates. Our hosts focus on Trump’s crazy antics and his relationship with Putin. In sports, the lads chat about the Olympics in Rio and fill us in on how […]

Houli’s Podcast: August 6, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week we open the show with some intriguing conversation about Bill Clinton’s antics at the DNC. Paddy has some interesting stories for us this week including his unfortunate experience with some urine on a CTA bus and his 4 hour cheap dentist appointment. The boys get […]

Houli’s Podcast: July 30, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and we get right into political news as our hosts discuss the Democratic National Convention, with focus on Bill Clinton’s speech. We have a very special caller on the show this week! Our good friend, John Wadsworth, calls in and has a great chat with our hosts about […]

Houli’s Podcast: July 23, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley where this week it’s all about the Republican Convention. The guys discuss some of the crazy antics that have been going on at the convention including Ted Cruz being booed offstage, Don King’s interview and celebrities endorsing certain candidates. Our hosts have a few interesting opinions of their […]

Houli’s Podcast: July 16, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week we start off with the story about ‘The Pizza Bandit’ who has been breaking into cars to fund his pizza addiction. You couldn’t make this stuff up, folks! Our million dollar idea comes from that same story. The guys are going to make a movie […]

Houli’s Podcast: July 9, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and we start off this week’s show by hearing about what our hosts did for the 4th July. That includes stories about explosive fireworks, Clay’s injury while boating and both his outings to the Guns N Roses concerts at Soldier Field. Paddy has a fascinating story about a […]

Houli’s Podcast: July 2, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley as the lads and Clay O’Brien talk Muhammed Ali, Ed Kelly’s Giant Awards night, the Ponce family dominating the media, and the good ol’ days when they were teenagers and used to go to “the hill” in Grant Park to pick fights on the 4th of July! Thank […]

Houli’s Podcast: June 25, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and the guys start off by looking back on their Father’s Day shenanigans. We’d also like to start out by wishing Clay a very happy 3rd wedding anniversary. This week, the guys focus mostly on Sports. Derrick Rose’s trade-off, Ireland’s results in the UEFA, Ireland’s upcoming rugby game […]

Houli’s Podcast: June 18, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley where this week we’re celebrating Father’s Day and the guys fill us in on their plans for it. We get the latest in current events including the awful events that occurred in Orlando, Florida this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by these tragedies. […]

Podcast: June 11, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley where this week Bill starts off by telling us about his first union meeting. This week’s million dollar idea stems from that and it’s Paddy’s idea of setting up the International Union for discriminating Oatmeal lovers. We’re sure that will take off! Things get serious when the guys […]

Houli’s Podcast: June 4, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and the guys are counting down the days until the next Guns n Roses concert with a debate on ‘What to wear to a Guns n Roses gig?’. We hear all about what they got up to for Memorial Day weekend between Billy’s hungover day with his niece […]

Houli’s Podcast: May 28, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley where the theme for this week’s show is cyber and technology. Between Paddy’s need for his portable mouse, his lack of wifi over the coming days or Clay’s new found hatred for the online world, there’s something in it for everyone. This week’s million dollar idea is a […]

Houli’s Podcast: May 21, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and this week’s first big topic of discussion is about Irish singer, Sinead O’Connor’s, short disappearance last week in Wilmette of all places! This week’s million dollar idea is Paddy’s exposé on the “man bun” wearing landlord, “Mumby”, who screwed him out of an apartment. “Mumby” could be a new […]

Houli’s Podcast: May 14, 2016

McCanns Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley where we start off the show learning about Paddy’s failed attempt to rent a new house. The boys bring you the latest celebrity and fashion news including the release of Top Gun 2 and when not to wear denim. You can trust them for fashion advice! As always, […]

Houli’s Podcast: May 7, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Hooley’s Houli and this week we’re celebrating Chicago’s baseball success! The boys give us their thoughts on Trump becoming President. There are some questionable impressions too! The guys get serious, but only for a short while, when talking about FinTech’s future in the world of technological payments. E.T. and the […]

Houli’s Podcast: April 30, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Hooley’s Houli where this week the boys pay tribute to the musical legend, Prince. We get our weekly sports updates including the predictions for the Stanley Cup winners, news on UFC fighter, Paddy Holohan’s, early retirement and Chicago’s baseball success. The weekly update in politics is all about Clinton vs […]

Houli’s Podcast: April 23, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley where this week, the boys are promoting Earth Day with some advice on what organic wine to purchase. Jessica Alba’s ears must be burning because she is the center of discussion this week. The top sports stories are discussed including the controversies surrounding fighter, Conor McGregor and hockey […]

Houli’s Podcast: April 16, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Hooley’s Houli and this week, our terrible trio is back in action! Clay tells us about his trip up to the O’Brien farm with his kids. He has a plan to start his own ‘Woodstock’ there and to invite Guns n Roses to headline. Let us know how that works […]

Podcast: April 9, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Some baseball predictions just in time for this week’s openers. This week’s guests are Barry and Wyn Sullivan who tell us about the Declan Drumm Sullivan memorial fund.They are hosting an annual fundraiser event for Horizons for Youth at Navy Pier on April 23rd. We get to hear all […]

Houli’s Podcast: April 2, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley, minus one. Paddy is out sick, but we have the hilarious Clay O’Brien filling in. The guys get excited when talking about the Final Four andSyracuse and how Billy wanted to play football there and his application to their broadcasting school. They come up with a whole new way of playing […]

Houli’s Podcast: March 26, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley as we jump right into this crazy month in sports. Bill and Paddy, joined by Clay O’ Brien, discuss the recent Adam LeRoche situation with the White Sox and his son.  We get stuck into March Madness, mostly focusing on Luke Murray, actor Bill Murray’s son. And of […]

Houli’s Podcast: March 19, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley and we start the show with the locker room speech by Gene Hackman in “Hoosiers” in celebration of March Madness. Then the lads riff with Clay O’Brien about McGuire University, Paddy’s Day recap, reading the police blotter after the parade, the Trump rally at UIC, election day, and […]

Houli’s Podcast: March 12, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Once again the lads are joined by Clay O’B as they kick off the show with a tune from famed Irish musician Kenny Loggins.Then it’s on to marathon bartending stories, McGregor’s defeat, George Ryan’s float, Johnny Red Kerr, house smells, soda bread, Dee Devlin, (McGregor’s lady), Bill’s booze […]

Houli’s Podcast: March 6, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley as the Trumpster does our cold open and we welcome Clay O’B back to the show after his nap last week. What’s trending with the Houli’s? How about Billy’s beard, Conor McGregor fight, St. Pat’s parades, karate movies, George Kennedy RIP, Kung Fu, ghost stories, “I could see […]

Houli’s Podcast: February 27, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley on the cusp of St. Patrick’s Day as Bill and Paddy riff through a grab bag of shenanigans with some Conor McGregor clips, Dude Wipes, booze talk from Bill, Paddy’s Day stories of the bar culture, “by osmosis of butt-headedness”, Trump, election season accusations, “Hitler’s PR guy is […]

Podcast: February 20, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houlil’s Hooley as Paddy and Clay O’Brien mourn the passing of Notre Dame football legend Johnny Lattner with stories of his kindness to a couple of kid bartenders among the West Side Irish. We welcome new sponsor Fresh Wave odor eliminator and that signals the late arrival of brother Bill, […]

Houli’s Podcast: February 13, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. WSBC reporter Andrew Shmigglesdorf interviews Cam Newton right after the Super Bowl for this exclusive cold open for the show this week. Bill and Paddy and their pal Clay O’Brien discuss Super Bowl bets, the ’85 Bears, Monster Truck rallies with little kids wearing ear plugs, Conor McGregor, […]

Houli’s Podcast: February 6, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houl’s Hooley with Clay O’Brien as the lads mourn the recent death of radio great Bob Elliott with a Bob & Ray homage. We hear some Super Bowl memories including Bill’s memory of getting a piece of a potato chip stuck in his ear during the 1986 Super Bowl which […]

Houli’s Podcast: January 30, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley as Clay O’B opens the show with his best Joel Osteen impression. Then Paddy gives us a recap on his night with The Westies and Michael McDermoot along with author T.J. English. More Osteen riffs and Bill talks hover boards, Casey Urlacher, Emilio Estevez flicks, Whitey Bulger at […]

Houli’s Podcast: January 23, 2016

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley as Paddy tells his brother Bill and Clay O’B how thrilled he is that his office now has a “pop–a-shot” in their workplace! Look for productivity to increase tenfold at Paddy’s office. The lads discuss pop-a-shot and pop culture as they reminisce about their youth. Then Irish musical […]