Podcast: December 30, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome back our old friend Steve Davern to the show. Steve is the founder and the force behind the Annual Cash for Kids Johnny Cash Concert at the Irish American Heritage Center. All proceeds from Cash for Kids benefit the Gompers Park […]

Podcast: December 23, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week for our Christmas show we celebrate the reunion of the gang who joined us in Ireland last October as we reminisce and tell some tales of our adventures in Eire. We start out with Colleen Reilly, who was making her first trip with […]

Podcast: December 16, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome back our friend and one of our favorite performers, The Celtic Nightingale herself, Catherine O’Connell. We open the show with Bing Crosby singing “Christmas in Killarney” to put us all in the mood and then talk to Catherine about all the […]

Podcast: December 9, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we are definitely heading into Christmas spirit with the return of our old friend, Chicago’s favorite Irish Tenor, Paddy Homan. Paddy is bringing his Christmas show to Chicago this weekend, Friday, Dec. 15th at Gaelic Park and Saturday Dec..16th at Irish American Heritage […]

Podcast: December 3, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and tonight we welcome Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago President Chris Kozicki to the show and Chris fills us in on all that goes  into selling out the annual shindig at the Hilton that kicks off the Christmas season in Chicago, along with some behind the scenes stories […]

Podcast: November 25, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Happy Thanksgiving to all of our loyal listeners! Because of the holiday we’ve prepared a very special broadcast of The Best of Skinny and Houli featuring some of the world class Irish musicians we have featured on the show over the years, including the legendary […]

Podcast: November 11, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads welcome Stephen Randles to the show as he reps Hyde Irish Whiskey and brings along samples. Hyde is a single malt whiskey with a “great finish” says Houli. Mr. Randles knows his whiskey and tells tales of the great Irish Statesman and former […]

Podcast: November 4, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and it’s the first show back since the lads tore up Ireland in October. Lots of funny memories get discussed and the needling continues between our hosts. Then we welcome Kate Galley and Ed Jacob of Franciscan Outreach to the show to talk up the great work […]

Podcast: October 28, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are in Ireland with 43 of our loyal listeners so we bring you another edition of “The Best of Skinny & Houli”, this week featuring our interview with legendary movie star and character actor M. Emmett Walsh who regales us with […]

Podcast: Oct. 21, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads meet up tonight on the patio of Lizzie McNeill’s for probably the last outdoor taping of the year. Skinny and Houli are anxious because they are leaving for Ireland tomorrow and Houli tells his “Wal-Mart” story of the very helpful sales staff there. Then 43-year CFD veteran […]

Podcast: Oct. 14, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome an actual Irish Hurricane! Her name is Dolores Connolly, she’s from County Longford, and she is a dynamo, as she and The Great Jeanne Wrenn tell us the story of Concern USA and how the charity has saved millions of lives […]

Podcast: October 7, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads present a special show tonight with an invited audience of all the folks going to Ireland with us later this month for our 2017 Return to Heaven Trip. We start off the show with the return of some of the very talented young […]

Podcast: September 30, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week’s show is another special presentation at Smith Village in our old neighborhood. We welcome back local lad and Irish balladeer Liam Durkin to the show and he puts on a helluva show with his unique versions of “Dirty Old Town”, “Fiddler’s Green”, “Red […]

Podcast: September 23, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we’re delighted to have Eamonn Vaughan of Vaughan Hospitality on the show to talk about his career in the Irish Pub business, he owns six of them! Eamonn tells us how his parents brought him over on “holiday” from Ireland many years ago and he […]

Podcast: September 16, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we welcome back our favorite fiddler Katie Grennan and she tells us tales of touring with Gaelic Storm, her anticipatory excitement about joining Skinny and Houli once again in Ireland this October and plays some lovely tunes, including a special treat for Skinny’s birthday, “Ashokan […]

Podcast: September 9, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we open the show with news of Skinny’s new used car. Then we’re joined by 16 year old Rachael Rutledge from the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club as she sings us a very funny tune, “I Wish I Was Singe Again”, by Patrick O’Toole, along […]

Podcast: September 2, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houil Show and the lads bring us a jam packed show this week starring our old friends, musicians Caroline and Alec and their friend Mark who make up the group “Cicada Summer“.  All three of these great musicians are also teachers and their talents are on full display […]

Podcast: August 26, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we welcome back fiddle prodigy from the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club, 13-year-old Lexia Kenneday to the show. Lexia arrived at Lizzie McNeill’s fresh from her first day of school and an 11-day trip to Ireland for the Fleadh, where she competed with other young […]

Podcast: August 19, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we welcome back our old friend, comedian Pat Chase to the show. Pat is his usual funny self as he tells of some of the trials and tribulations of being a stand-up comic. Pat has a gig coming up on Saturday Aug. 26th to help […]

Podcast: August 12, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we hear the lads once again basking in the delights of a summer evening along the river at Lizzie Mc Neill’s Irish Pub. We welcome a trio of musicians who represent the Trad Music superstars of tomorrow from The Murphy Roche Irish Music Club including […]

Podcast: August 5, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show on a “soft” night of drizzles on the patio of Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub. and we welcome new sponsor Nathan Carter to the show. We welcome back to the show piper Max Dunne and fiddler Rachel Gribben as our musical guests. Rachel leads the Thursday night […]

Podcast: July 29, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are camped out doing the show at Smith Village in Beverly as they host a live audience of Southside fans. Our special guest for this special show is the one and only Liam Durkin, the Southside Irish Balladeer, and he does […]

Podcast: July 22, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Skinny is absent this week, helping out his relatives in New Jersey doing a good deed. But have no fear because the one and only Geno Cooney is sitting in for Skinny and he and Houli click this week with very special guests The Jim […]

Podcast: July 15, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are celebrating Katie Grennan Week in Chicago with the one and only Irish fiddler Katie Grennan on the show. It’s been quite a week for Katie, starting with her Chicago debut with Gaelic Storm at Irish Fest last Sunday night. She was […]

Podcast: July 8, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show as we welcome back old friends, father and son Irish filmmakers Dave and Colin Farrell. The Farrells will be screening their latest film, FINGAL’S FINEST at Irish Fest over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The film tells the story of Irish patriot Thomas Ashe who […]

Podcast: July 1, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this show is a firecracker, as we kick off the 4th of July weekend. We welcome brilliant young musician Kavan Donohoe from County Cavan, aka “Kavan from Cavan” a food scientist working here in Chicago for the last year who is an accomplished harpist, flute […]

Podcast: June 24, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and Skinny has taken it on the Arthur T. Duffy and slipped away on the lake tonight. Luckily enough The Great One himself, Geno Cooney, drops by and sits in for Skinny doing a magnificent job with his wisecracks and really crummy puns. Our guest, the […]

Podcast: June 17, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we open the show with a recap of last Saturday night’s Irish American Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies and the great acceptance speech delivered by our pal Bob Flood and the overall appreciation of the whole evening at the Heritage Center, including the presence of […]

Podcast: June 10, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Showa and we are very proud to welcome our old friend, Chicago’s favorite Irish tenor, Cork’s gift to the USA, Paddy Homan to the show. The trio of Paddy, Skinny and Houli shoot the biscuit along the river at Lizzie McNeill’s as they welcome in the first […]

Podcast: June 3, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and this we welcome musicians Rob McLeod and Vidar Skrede from the Irish Music School of Chicago as we preview the upcoming Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week Kid’s Day Camp, at the Irish American Heritage Center June 26th through July 1st. This is the 7th year […]

Podcast: May 27, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads welcome back a couple of old pals, John Griffin and the inimitable Barney Farrelly, as they give us a preview of the Memorial Day weekend’s full showcase of great entertainment on hand for Gaelic Park’s Irish Fest. With a lineup of […]

Podcast: May 20, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houil Show and this week a family emergency results in our putting together a “Best of Show” that includes the Deputy Mayor of Cork, who visited the show last St. Patrick’s Day and joined Paddy Homan for a rousing version of The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee” […]

Podcast: May 13, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and fear not, because Skinny has recovered and is back with us this week! Our hosts fill us in on the week gone by with focus on how Houli’s 50th Mount Carmel reunion went. Our guests this week are Personal Injury lawyer, Tom Gorman and his […]

Podcast: May 6, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and Houli is manning the show by himself this week. Our guest this week is the very charismatic and extremely talented, Katie Sullivan from The Katie Sullivan Band. This is Katie’s first time on the show and Houli knows the Sullivan family very well so they […]

Podcast: April 29, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and our hosts begin the show by looking back over the successful Special Olympics Spring Games Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field. Our first guest this week is the CEO of The 100 Club of Chicago Joe Ahern. Joe is one of the first people to visit the […]

Podcast: April 22, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads welcome back Father Pat McDevitt to the show. Father Pat is a professor at DePaul University and Past President of All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland. Some fun stories of the old neighborhood around DePaul. Father Pat’s tells us his grandmother […]

Podcast: April 15, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Kevin Ryan.  Coming from a cop family of six generations, Kevin has over 30 years on the job, with a son also working as CPD.  In a freewheeling dialogue with Ryan, the lads discuss the current […]

Podcast: April 8, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads open the show with a recap of the great play performed last week at the IAHC, that included a final curtain plug for Cyril Regan himself! Then we welcome writer Larry Norris, author of “The Brown and White” his spot-on memoir of his […]

Podcast: April 1, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we open the show this week with the latest announcement on our annual trip to Ireland, inviting all our friends to join us in October on the trip of a lifetime. https://www.facebook.com/groups/841545902658184/ Our guest this week is old neighborhood buddy Mark Kelly, the newly appointed […]

Podcast: March 25, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we’re back taping at Lizzie McNeill’s. Our hosts begin this week’s show by welcoming our new sponsor, Smith Village, and looking back over the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Our musical guests this week are Jimmy Sullivan and Gerry Field of the Sullivan Brothers and it’s […]

Podcast: March 18, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we have a very special St. Patrick’s Day themed show this week coming at you from Reilly’s Daughter. Our first guest is the Mayor of Orland Park, Dan McLaughlin. Dan chats with the guys about growing up on the South side, the traditional Irish music […]

Podcast: March 11, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week, we have a very special show with many distinguished guests for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Our first guests are the Mayor of County Cork, Seamus McGrath and Former Mayor and councilor, John Paul O’Shea. Seamus became a father to a baby girl […]

Podcast: March 4, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we’d like to wish PJ O’Dea a very Happy 91st Birthday! Skinny tells us how the Special Olympics event honoring Chris Kennedy went and the great crowd that showed up on the night. Our first guest this week is the very talented Catherine O’Connell, also […]

Podcast: February 25, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we’re thrilled about the return from Florida of the great Skinny Sheahan after a physical absence of almost three months! Houli recaps last week’s show with the lovely Michele McGuire and her Cubs song, plugs our upcoming show on March 15th at Reilly’s Daughter, and […]

Podcast: February 18, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we kick off the show with the obligatory phone call to Skinny in Florida and his weather reports. Then we welcome old friend singer/songwriter Michele McGuire back to the show after too long being away. She’s a darling girl and sings us a handful of […]

Podcast: February 11, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we’re joined by Skinny on the phone again this week. He talks to us all about the shenanigans he’s getting up to in Florida, about Lady Gaga’s Superbowl performance and he also fills us in on the upcoming event to honor Chris Kennedy on February […]

Podcast: February 4, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and we’re joined by Skinny on the phone to open the show. Our first guests are this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen, Maura Connors, and her court, Theresa McDermott and Maddie Mitchell. Maura is a Southsider and she talks to Houli about the lead up […]

Podcast: January 28, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and Skinny joins us briefly on the phone to tell us about his golfing and running in Florida. We’re not jealous at all! Our guest this week is a cousin of our main sponsor of the show, Bob Flood of Flood Brothers Disposal. Bobby Flood joins […]

Podcast: January 21, 2016

Flood Bros present The Skinny & Houli Show and we start the show with Skinny calling in from Florida and a funny story from our old pal Jack Wright, “What’s Wrong with Wright?”. Then it’s on with the show as we welcome some terrific young musicians from the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club including Lexia, […]

Podcast: January 14, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and this week we have our old pal and hilarious comedian, Bill Brady, filling in for Skinny. Skinny joins us briefly over the phone from Florida to check that he’ll still have his job when he gets back! Bill chats about his 33 years as the […]