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The Houli’s Hooley

Join the hooley with Bill and Paddy Houlihan live on the air every Saturday night from 7-8PM on WSBC 1240 AM and WCFJ 1470AM with news, guests, music, comedy, and a preview of the weekend for Chicagoland’s Young lrish community.


Podcast September 1, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley Radio Hour. The gang returns this week with a guest! Yes a guest! Old friend and frequent artistic collaborator to the crew Vince Mammoser joins the show this week. Vince has been making art with Paddy, Bill and Clay for over a decade and plays a tribute song he has dedicated to the show and it’s avid 8,000 listeners. One of the best episodes of the year. Tune in!

Podcast August 25, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley Radio Hour. Welcome to car talk! Paddy is thinking of trading in his car and is having doubts and terrors of dealing with the process. Clay suggests that Paddy try and build his own car. The gang then discusses the traits that make a successful car salesman. All agree that taking on a persona with a British accent is best. Also, Bill thinks he may have had an Eddie Vedder sighting. Fun episode. Tune In!

Podcast August 18, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. It’s back to school time for the kids! Clay recently attended a “welcome back to school” orientation party for parents and was very impressed with the deli trays and food. The back to school talk prompts the gang to relive their favorite after school daytime television programs and the fact that they would all like to play 7th grade basketball again. Tune In!

Podcast August 11, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley Radio Hour. Welcome back to another week of pure chaos. Paddy wants to be liked professionally in cyber space and is working hard on his LinkedIn and dreaming of new business ideas. After some brainstorming Clay, Bill and Paddy decide that should enter the bottled water business. One catch….this water is from the tap and sold at ramps off the highway. Tune In!

Podcast August 4, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley Radio Hour. If you have a dream share your dream!! Clay is running for Mayor of Chicago and has some interesting new policies he wishes to implement. Bill educates us on powdered cheese flavored snacks and the gang has once again written a new musical for Broadway called “DreamTalkers”. Fun show!

Podcast July 28, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal Presents The Houli’s Hooley Radio Hour. Protect your robots and your data!!! Welcome back to another week of insanity. According to Paddy, Bill and Clay the world is under grave danger with the rise of Artificial Intelligence. Also, according to the gang Mark Zuckerberg owns a robot butler named “G.I.N.O.” Other topics in this episode include Dr. Charles Nichols, Vladimir Putin, Robot Strip Clubs and popstar Rihanna. Tune in!

Podcast July 21, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley Radio Hour. Welcome back! Fresh off a trip from Wisconsin’s North Woods Paddy has a story to tell about a unique dining experience that involves his waitress and her daughter’s “data plan”. In addition, Clay and Bill have noticed that Paddy has started wearing shorts again after 19 years of pants. Super important episode. Tune In!

Podcast July 14, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. You have chosen wisely! The gang is back in the studio this week and it feels oh so good! Lot’s of post 4th of July talk this week as well as some new movie pitches! Paddy has a new obsession with the knight from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Bill proposes the best methods to re-heat fast food from America’s favorite fast food chains. Important stuff!! Tune in!

Podcast July 7, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. As you may or may not know The Houli’s Hooley is part of the Hibernian Transmedia Network. This week due to Independence Day we decided to make Irish American Radio History by combining and taping all three Hibernian Transmedia radio programs in ONE HOUR at the Irish American Heritage Center. We were honored to have as our very special guests musicians Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon. Hibernian Transmedia broadcasts three shows weekly including the “The Skinny and Houli Show”, “The Craic” with Geno Cooney and Mike Houlihan and lastly The Houli’s Hooley. While this episode is a bit unorthodox from what our loyal listeners may be familiar with, please give it a listen as it’s just as fun as the normal shenanigans. Enjoy!

Podcast June 30, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to Utopia. The gang of Paddy, Bill and Clay return this week to discuss the most important topics in today’s world including the Beverly Hills 90210 “sideburns” craze of the 90s, strategies at winning the lotto and the phenomenon known as The Guiness Book of World Records. Tune in!