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 freshman year at Mt. Carmel in 1968. Filled with nostalgia and a variety of old school stories, including the “tough guy” index so popular on the south side in those days, this book is a terrific look back for anybody who grew up attending Catholic high schools. Larry was also a pupil of Skinny’s mother when she was teaching at St. Cajetan’s back in the day, and Skinny favors us with some stories of his mom kicking butt when adolescent boys got out of line, both at home and in her classrooms. Larry runs Sporting Chance Press publishing books about athletics and faith and discusses one of his current best sellers, The Ten Commandments of Baseball! Our old pal from Athlone, Dan Daly, drops by to talk about his plans for his upcoming nightclub in the South Loop, “Armstrongs”. Then the lads listen to an old chestnut on tape of the late, great storyteller from Ireland Eamonn Kelly, as he unspools a very funny, bawdy story of the “Tea Man” in the old country. Great stuff on this one, check it out!