Danahey on the Loose: The Commitments outdoors at the IAHC

  Last Saturday (Sept. 19), I drove to the Irish American Heritage Center for an outdoor screening of The Commitments. It marked my first time heading to Chicago since March 8 and a trip to Chinatown. Raised Catholic and following science, I’ve been a good boy, staying very local during the pandemic, but for a […]

Danahey On the Loose: John McNally and The Fear of Everything

I first interviewed writer John McNally some 15 years ago, upon the publication of The Book of Ralph. It’s the only novel I’ve read set on the southwest side of Chicago, and quite possibly the only novel, ever, that mentions the band Styx. Back then, when bookstores weren’t so rare, I was out visiting family […]

Podcast Sat. January 26, 2019

Podcast Sat. January 26, 2019 McCann’s Irish Oatmeal and Mike Haggerty Buick/GMC/Volkswagen present Hibernian Radio and we’re honored this week to welcome Pat Quane, Bill Oswald, and Marty Doherty, all Chicago Firefighters and union reps for Local 2. All three of the guys work the contract enforcement office and there are so many Irish guys […]

Danahey on the loose at the Purple Pig & CYSO

On June 16, it will be Bloomsday, when nerdy literate types play dress-up to celebrate the date in 1904 Dublin on which James Joyce’s Ulysses is set. It’s their version of a Star Trek convention, I guess. Two years ago, some Joyce  fans even attempted to tweet the whole damn book, 140 characters at a […]