Posts tagged "brian babylon"
"Atheism is a much as any other religious philosophy, it is a philosophy that there is no religion. So i do think people have as much of a right or passionate desire to say ‘You guys have it wrong.’" Coya Paz
Resident defender of justice, Coya Paz, joins hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.
Resident sports expert LaToya “Moneyball” Smith joins ‘Morning AMp’ host Brian Babylon, and guest co-hosts Tim Barnes and Vivian Mikhail to talk about sports. After the Bears loss to the Vikings, they debate the likeliness of a Bears victory this season. Brian shifts the discussion towards the Bulls and there time spent in Los Angeles.
'Morning AMp' intern and comedian Tim Barnes joins hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the current state of hipsterdom in his weekly segment ‘What’s Hip?’
Tim suggests that the hipster culture has become a part of main stream American culture, given the current trends in dress and the success of shows like ‘The New Girl’ and ‘Portlandia.’
Brian and Molly argue about what defines a hipster, and a few insightful callers chime in as well.
Comedian and writer for The Whiskey Journal, Tim Barnes talks to ‘Morning Amp’ host Molly Adams about the trend of “instant biopics” that are being made in Hollywood.
With the announcement that 20th Century Fox is already developing a movie about William Ulbricht, the accused kingpin of the Internet drug market Silk Road that was shut down last month, Intern Tim Barnes looks at the rising trend of the “instant biopic” and why Hollywood won’t let history breathe a bit.
Film Critic Reggie Ponder calls in to discuss his opinion on the critique of new releases.
WBEZ arts and culture reporter, Alison Cuddy joins hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss womens workplace issues in 2013 for the ‘Morning AMps’ Council of Feminist Thought.
The group brings their focus to the Galuup poll which has been asking what gender people prefer their boss to be since 1953 and reveals that US workers still have a preference for a boss of the male persuasion. But Gallup also has this conclusion: “If the percentage of Americans who work for a woman increases, so might the percentage who would rather work for a woman.”
Musician/Comedian Todd Barry joins Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss his long career in comedy and music.
Brian reveals that he’s seen Todd numerous times in Chicago, and was equally impressed by his skills as a stand up and drummer. Todd (who will be in the new season of ‘Louie’ on FX) mentions that he actually prefers watching unpolished comedy at open mics because of how many professional comedians he sees in club venues.
Playwright Reginald Edmund dropped in to talk about his re-imagining of the classic tale, opening the Pegasus Player’s 2014 season: When Franklin Park discovers that the love of his life is dating an ancient African vampire, no one believes him, so he enlists the help a strange vampire-slaying duo to help save the girl … and maybe even the world. Director Ilesa Duncan and actor Charles Gardner joined hosts Molly Adam and Brian Babylon in the studio as well.
Morning AMp intern and comedian Tim Barnes returns to explain ‘What’s Hip’ to hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams by focusing on the Halloween season.
Tim reveals the most googled costumes of 2013, and opens a discussion on what it taked to stand out at a party.
WBEZ correspondant Britt Julius and pop culture analyst Mikki Kendall join hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss an ongoing issue involving breast milk being purchased online.
According to USA Today “…women who produce an abundant supply of breast milk and those in need of it for their babies have more opportunities than ever to connect. But a first-of-its-kind study finds high levels of harmful bacteria and contamination in breast milk purchased via the Web.”
Associate director ‘63 Boycott’ Tracye Matthews, and Brandon Johnson of the black caucus of the Chicago Teachers Union join hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the legacy of student activism in Chicago.
Before the Teacher’s Union strike in 2012, the largest organized protest against the Chicago Public Schools was a 1963 student boycott that involved 200,000 young people. Kartemquin Films will be screening a version of their new film ‘63 Boycott.