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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 Dec. 23, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. It’s a Christmas show! The gang discusses their favorite Christmas movies. On the top of the list is It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th St and Ernest Saves Christmas. The big stocking stuffer this year is a can of “John GoodMan Farts”. Paddy plays the excellent song “Christmas Everyday” by his father in law Cliff Johnson of Off Broadway. Merry Christmas XOXO.

Podcast Dec. 16, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. The brothers Houlihan are both growing winter beards and Clay is super freaked out and disgusted by it. Bill and Paddy both bumped into Santa Claus this week. Clay informs the brothers that he knows of a Santa Claus talent agency called “Sleigh Bells A Lister” that casts most of the good mall Santas. Paddy continues into his infatuation with female pop stars and play a song buy Rita Ora. Rita has been causing a stir in the Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin relationship. We wish them luck. Tune In!

Podcast Dec. 9, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. The show returns this week with more stories of parking woes. Bill has followed in brother Paddy’s footsteps by getting his car booted. Paddy elaborates on the Bitcoin craze and has begun writing a Bitcoin musical. The gang is getting excited for Christmas. Bill wants a new Davosa watch, Paddy is in the market for a new mattress and Clay just wants some peace and quiet.

Podcast Dec. 2, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of sweet sweet nothings. The gang returns this week for a live show after the Thanksgiving holiday. The gang recaps how their Thanksgiving dinners were. Exciting stuff! Topics covered on this show are Angry Emo Teenagers, holiday heavy metal band Reindeer Head and actor David Hotinhocky.

Podcast: November 18, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Welcome Back to another week of blow your socks off laughs! The gang returns this week with frequent guest and comedian Pat Chase joining the party. Clay starts off the show again going off on the name “Eric”. Clay explains that he is predisposed to not liking anyone with the name. We encourage all listeners named Eric to write us. Bill is excited to be attending a George Michael cover band concert and tells us all about it. Comedian Pat Chase reveals his new day job. He is an online college recruiter! Clay and Paddy share a new jingle that is taking the 3 and 4 year old toddler market by storm. This episode it nuts! Enjoy.

Podcast: November 11, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Woooooo! Welcome back to another week of great craic. Lots of Ric Flair talk this week as the gang reviews the much talked about recent ESPN 30 for 30 documentary. Bill attended the Guns and Roses concert at the United Center this past week and gives us his review. The gang then ponders what President Trump and Vladimir Putin will discuss during their scheduled meeting and what they will be having for lunch. Clay has a hunch that Putin likes Sea Bass. The show wraps up with Paddy telling a great Jay Leno story his friends at the world famous Chicago sandwich shop Mr. Beef shared with him. Tune in!

Podcast: Nov. 4, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley radio hour.
Welcome Back! Clay O’Brien makes his return this episode after his absence the week prior. The gang is happy to hear that all is well and everyone is now healthy in the O’Brien household. Clay gives a shout out to nurses everywhere! “I don’t know how they found me, but they found me!” Paddy finally has been caught by the authorities for not paying his past parking tickets. He received the boot on his car Halloween night and shares woes of his idiocy. Bill was an Irish American with a Parliament light in his mouth for Halloween. Clay calls this costume Bill embodied “the smoking head”. Topics covered this episode include the fantastic fall Netflix line up, serial killers, wrestling legend Ric Flair and a hot jam from that very famous Irish music group Danzig! Tune in!

Podcast: Oct. 28th, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to Chicago’s greatest show about actor Elijah Wood. The Houlihan brothers are back in the studio this week minus Clay O’Brien. Filling in for Clay is comedian and friend to the show Paul Obis. Lots of Elijah Wood talk again this week as he is vastly becoming the most mentioned pop culture figure on this show next to Lawrence Flynt. Halloween is approaching and the gang discusses appropriate and delicate topic of dead celebrity costumes. Paul Obis has some amazing celebrity stories to tell this week. Mr. Rodgers, yes that Mr. Rodgers was a dear family friend and Paul once had the pleasure of driving actor Elijah Wood to Jonnie’s Beef in Elmwood Park, IL. Super fun episode. Tune in!!!

Podcast for 10/21/2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of fun and shenanigans courtesy of Paddy, Bill and Clay. Bill has arrived to the show dressed in his comfy clothes/coaching attire again. He’s happy to be in “coach” mode! Paddy and Clay have once again suggested he start wearing a whistle. Technology has thrown coach Bill for a loop this week as the new tablet-based software he uses for work is not operating to his specifications. He longs for going back to simple times just like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite. We feel for ya Bill! This quickly veers into some Arnold Schwarzenegger talk, some Kindergarten Cop talk and the love the boys have for character actor Richard Tyson who played Crisp. Finally not to be missed is more talk of the famous brand created on this show “JGF” better known as John Goodman Farts. Tune In!