Podcast: December 24, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we’d like to begin by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Our first guest this week is our very good friend, Father Tom Hurley from Old St. Pat’s (http://www.oldstpats.org/) in the West Loop. Father Tom has been working at St Pat’s church for 13 […]

Podcast: December 17, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we get stuck into this week’s show with two hilarious stories told by Houli! And that sets the tone for the rest of the show. Our first guest this week is none other than the infamous Boz O’Brien, owner of Reilly’s Daughter. Boz talks about […]

Podcast: December 10, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week, we have a very special Ireland trip mini reunion show for you all! Our first guest is Froggie McGuire who shares some stories about the trip including Jimmy Duffy’s bad driving and going looking for some family historical sites. Our second guests are […]

Podcast: December 3, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we start off this week’s show by looking forward to Christmas! Our hosts discuss weather, Christmas music and Skinny has a great story about the time he was made dress up as Santa. Our guest this week is our very special and longtime friend, Dan […]

Podcast: November 26, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we have a very special ‘Best of’ show for you, folks! In the first segment of this week’s show we take a look back at when Deputy Mayor of Cork, Joe Carroll, joined us at Lizzie’s earlier this year. Our hosts and Joe […]

Podcast: November 19, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and our hosts begin this week’s show by discussing their Thanksgiving plans and by looking back over old TV shows and movies. Our first guest this week is one of the most renowned Irish singers in all of Chicago, Catherine O’Connell. Catherine sang at Maureen O’Hara’s […]

Podcast: November 12, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we’re celebrating Ireland’s victory over the New Zealand All Blacks. Skinny tells us some stories about his ability to estimate crowd sizes. If you need an estimate, he’s your guy! Our guest this week is our very good friend, Pete Fasano, from Pies […]

Podcast: November 5, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show but this week, we’re missing Houli. One of Skinny’s assistants, Julia Jameson, is co-hosting with him this week and we’re delighted to have her with us! Our first guest is the City Clerk of Chicago, Susana Mendoza This is Susana’s 5th year in the job and […]

Podcast: October 29, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we learn that Houli is still recuperating from the Ireland trip,  but that won’t stop him! We have a mini reunion show this week with some of our guests from the Ireland trip joining us. Our first guest is retired Fire Chief and our old […]

Podcast: October 22, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and they’re back! Our hosts have returned from their annual trip to Ireland and they’re here to tell us about all the shenanigans they got up to! We hear about Katie Grennan and the music and loveliness that she brought to the trip. Skinny has numerous […]

Podcast: October 15, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and our hosts are getting ready to head off on their annual trip to Ireland! They look back over the past week and we’d like to wish Skinny a hearty congratulations on taking part in the marathon and raising over $12,000 for Special Olympics. Our guest […]

Podcast: October 8, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week, our hosts begin by looking back over the success of The 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley. Our guest this week is Irish Trad musician and Fermanagh native, Laurence Nugent, or as Houli calls him, ‘The Miles Davis of the tin whistle’. Laurence […]

Podcast: October 1, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we have a good few guests joining us. Our first guests are Peggy Roche, daughter of the late and great Pat Roche, and Dominic Owens. They tell us about the upcoming Chicago Pat Roche Feis on October 8th at the Rosemont Convention Center. […]

Podcast: September 24, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we recorded our show at Reilly’s Daughter on the Southside. Our first guest is musician and singer, Liam Durkin. Liam keeps us entertained and plays us a good few tunes throughout the show including ‘Joe McDonald’ and ”Gypsy Rover’. Our second guest this […]

Podcast: September 17, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we’d like to start off by wishing Skinny a very Happy 70th Birthday. He doesn’t look a day over 69! Our first guest this week is Consul General , Orla McBreen. After 13 months here, Orla has been promoted to work for the Department of […]

Podcast: September 10, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and to begin our show our dynamic duo look forward to the week ahead including the 5k run at Midway Airport in aid of Special Olympics Chicago. Our first guests on this week’s show are newly-engaged musical couple, Caroline Hlohowskyj and Alec Synakowski. They tell us […]

Podcast: September 3, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and to start off this week’s show, our hosts look back over the week’s news and fill us in on some upcoming events, including the taping of the show at Reilly’s Daughter on September 21stwhere this year’s Rose of Tralee winner, Maggie McEldowney, will be joining […]

Podcast: August 27, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and to start off this week, Skinny and Houli discuss Maggie McEldowney’s win at the Rose of Tralee and the success it brings to Chicago. Congratulations Maggie! Our guest this week is Buffalo, New York native, Peter Nolan. He’s a man of many titles including author, […]

Podcast: August 20, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we have a very special guest calling in from Ireland. Aodh Ó Coileáin, also known as Hugh to his family, joins us on the phone and his aunt, Mary Corcoran, is with us live at Lizzie McNeill’s. Hugh has directed a film, ‘The Lark’s View/Fís Na […]

Podcast: August 13, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we start off this week with a brief conversation about the Olympic Games. Our first guests this week are President of The Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, Charlie Carey, Lori Healey from McCormick Place and Packers Veteran and NFL great, Frank Winters. These three have […]

Podcast: August 6, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and Houli starts off this week’s show by telling us about a documentary he’s making about the Irish Music School of Chicago called ‘Ó ghlúin go glúin’. We’re really looking forward to the finished product! Our guest this week is none other than our good friend […]

Podcast: July 30, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we jump right into this week’s show with Skinny and Houli filling us in on the Catholic Charities Golf Outing they took part in. Our first guest this week is guitarist and singer, Liam Durkin. Liam just graduated from Brother Rice and tells us a […]

Podcast: July 23, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we start the show this week with Skinny calling in from New Jersey, where he helps out with an annual golf outing/fundraiser for his nephew, who is a quadriplegic. Skinny fills us in on the young man’s progress and Houli has invited newly re-elected President […]

Podcast: July 16, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we begin this week’s show by looking back over last weekend at Irish Fest. Skinny and Houli had a great time catching up with everyone there! Our first guest this week is musician and singer,Whitey O’Day. Whitey tells us about how he started out in […]

Podcast: July 9, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we kick this week’s show off with Skinny telling a story about an interesting experience he had while teaching on the Southside. Our first guest this week is Kathy O’Neill from the Irish American Heritage Center. Kathy tells us about the amazing music, food and […]

Podcast: July 2, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we preview the upcoming Irish Fest at the Irish American Heritage Center next weekend. Our guest is old friend singer-songwriter Kevin Flynn, who is scheduled to perform at Irish Fest Sat. July 9th, and he plays some great tunes as he tells stories in his […]

Podcast: June 25, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week the show is full of great, lively trad music. We start off with our hosts chatting about the U S. open and Irish golfer, Rory McIlroy. Our guests this week are musicians, Max Dunne and Catherine Cowell who will be accompanying the Trinity […]

Podcast: June 18, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we have a very musical show for you this week. The Green Meadow Boys are touring the local counties and they stopped by to play us a few old Irish classics. The band is made up of Nick, Dave and Bill from Lake Forest and […]

Podcast: June 11, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we have a Mohammad Ali special segment. Our first guests are brothers Oliver McGarry and Marty McGarry, who joins us by phone. These guys tells us about when they used to train at Coulan’s gym with the late, great Mohammad Ali back in […]

Podcast: June 4, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and opening this show this week we have a very special caller from County Kerry, Alex Fegan. Alex is bringing his new documentary, ‘Older than Ireland’, to The Century Center Cinema, Chicago from June 10th – 16th. Alex tells us about how he got the idea […]

Podcast: May 28, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and the guys start out by filling us in on the breakfast they attended in aid of Kerry GAA’s new Center of Excellence. The guys interviewed Irish Gaelic Games commentator, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who spoke fondly of our own PJ O’Dea. They also chatted with former […]

Podcast: May 21, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show where the guys have just come back from judging the Chicago Rose of Tralee. Our first guests are musicians, Sean Cleland and Jackie Moran, who are here to promote The Irish Music School of Chicago’s Francis O’Neill Arts week. Some young students from the school join […]

Podcast: May 14, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show where we start off this week’s show looking back at the busy week the guys had attending events around the city. We welcome Ned Hughes, the first lay president of Mount Carmel, to the show this week. But not before Skinny and Houli lead him in […]

Podcast: May 7, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli Show and we look back on the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field. We play an interview with Justice Anne Burke, founder of Special Olympics, who tells us about the history of the event. Our first guest is the 2015 Chicago Rose of Tralee, Maeve McSweeney. […]

Podcast: April 30, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we start of the show by looking back on Sunday‘s 1916 commemoration at The Irish American Heritage Center. Our first guest this week is the radio presenter of The Irish Hour, Jack Hagerty. Jack has been hosting the show since 1979. Jack became a paraplegic […]

Podcast: April 23, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week the crowd at Lizzie’s is buzzing! The guys jump right in on telling us about all the important events coming up in Chicago in the next few weeks. If you haven’t already, make sure you get your tickets for their Annual trip to […]

Podcast: April 16, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents the Skinny and Houli Show as Paddy Houlihan sits in for Skinny. Ronan Dalton, the manager of Kitty O’Shea’s on Michigan Avenue stops by the show. Paddy used to work there and both guys tell us about the craic they had during work and the celebrities they met. There is Irish […]

Podcast: April 9, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show where the guys are a little confused about this weather. The first guests are Barry and Wyn Sullivan who tell us all about their son and brother, Declan, and the Declan Drumm Sullivan fund set up in his honor. All proceeds go to Horizons for Youth, […]

Podcast: April 2, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show where the guys start off by looking back over Easter with their families. Houli tells us stories about his grandkids and Skinny has a great story from Easter Sunday Mass. Skinny is running in the upcoming Skinny is running in the upcoming Shamrock Shuffle along with […]

Podcast: March 26, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show as we enter into Easter week and the 1916 Centenary festivities. We talk up our upcoming trip to Ireland in October and the announcement of fiddler Katie Grennan as our musical guest for the trip! Tickets still available! Gene Cooney, Presidenti of The Irish American Heritage […]

Podcast: March 19, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we wrap up the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a visit from Joe Carroll, the deputy mayor of County Cork, in town for the weekend. Joe is from Skibbereen and tells tales of his days as a bus driver in Ireland before getting into politics. […]

Podcast: March 12, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show as the lads bring their show to the south side for one night only at Reilly’s Daughter. Skinny recaps the Polar Plunge from last week, over 6, 000 plungers raised over $1.5 million for Special Olympics! Then newly crowned Queen of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, […]

Podcast: March 6, 2016

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we welcome Skinny back to Chicago after an eight week sabbatical in Florida and he tells us of his strange  experience with Black Lives Matter outside of Reilly’s earlier this week. We welcome a great new Irish band, The Kilgubbin Brothers including Jackie Moran, Jesse Langan, […]

Podcast: February 27, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show as Paddy Homan visits us at Lizzie’s and we hear from Skinny for his final call from Florida promoting the Polar Plunge on Sunday March 6th. and Paddy’s upcoming show at Gaelic Park on March 12th, I AM IRELAND . Then Paddy sings “The Foggy Dew” and tells […]

Podcast: February 20, 2016

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as Skinny calls in from Florida to hype the upcoming Polar Plunge on Sunday, March 6th, benefiting Special Olympics and we mourn the passing of 1953 Heisman Trophy winner and legendary West Side Irishman Johnny Lattner. The lovely Irish fiddler Teresa Shine joins us with her […]

Podcast: February 13, 2016

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show. Skinny calls in from Florida to promote the upcoming Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at North Avenue Beach on Sunday March 6th, who will replace Lady Gaga at this year’s plunge? We welcome Mike Connolly of Connolly’s Public House Oak Park’s newest Irish pub. Mike and […]

Podcast: February 6, 2016

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show with Skinny still in Florida. Houli tells his spoon joke and welcomes old friend and sponsor Brendan O’Brien of Reilly’s Daughter to the show as he fills us in on all the upcoming Paddy’s Day festivities at the newly re-opened Reilly’s Daughter in Oak Lawn, including […]

Podcast: January 30, 2016

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show, but Skinny is MIA this week. Houli welcomes singer Michael Whelan to the show to promote his three upcoming fundraisers at the Irish American Heritage Center in February. Whelan got his start with Franz Bentler before joining Glen Miller’s band and touring all over the world as […]

Podcast: January 23, 2016

Flood Bros. Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show. We welcome a new sponsor to the show, McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, and call Skinny in Florida to hear some jokes and stories from Skinny and his cousin Jack (what’s wrong with) Wright. Old friends and filmmakers Dave and Colin Farrell join us to talk up the […]

Podcast: January 16, 2016

Flood Brothers  Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show. Skinny still vacationing in Florida but he calls in with his cousin Jack Wright, (What’s Wrong With Wright?) to tell some jokes. We wish our intern Katie Rock good luck with this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen contest and then welcome our old friend Steve […]