What to watch on TV. Long ago I stumbled onto this show when it was only available on You Tube. It’s basically a local guy, Mark Bazer, who conducts informal but fun, entertaining and informative interviews with authors, chefs, musicians, politicians, actors etc. Many interviewees have a link to or are based in Chicago. The show takes place on a set made up of castaway furniture in the bar The Hideout on Wabansia in Bucktown.
New season on WTTW Prime
A couple years ago it started broadcasting on WTTW Prime. Now another season is beginning. It’s airing on January 5-Feb 28, 2018 7:30PM CST. Full schedule
Episode #301: In the season 3 premiere, Mark’s guests at The Hideout are chef Sarah Grueneberg (Iron Chef Gauntlet and Monteverde restaurant) and Richard H. Thaler (2017 Nobel Prize-winning economist and co-author of Nudge).
Episode #302: Mark’s guests at The Hideout are novelist John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) and documentary filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Abacus, Life Itself). Fri, Jan 12 at 7:30 pm on WTTW HD.
Kelly Hogan, Jeff Mauro, Renee Engeln
The Interview Show, filmed at The Hideout, in Chicago, features guests from every walk of life sharing their stories, world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting. Fri, Feb 2 at 7:30 pm on WTTW HD.
Attend a taping
You can actually attend a taping for $10. I haven’t attended because it’s located in a deserted industrial area that’s nearly impossible to get to on public transit. The Interview Show Tickets, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433. Tickets here.
Watch past episodes