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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 April 7, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of fun with Paddy, Bill and Clay. Get motivated!!! This weeks episode discusses the recent surge of and phenomenon behind the business of motivational speaking and speakers. After a recent scroll through LinkedIn, Paddy has discovered that his entire feed is motivational speaker talk. During this hour the gang devises a plan to create their own motivational brand/speaker and what it might take to succeed in the motivation business. Also, Bill reads from the internet and talks a lot about his love for sour candies. Tune In!

Podcast March 31, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back! The gang returns this week to discuss the NCAA tournament and the magical run of Loyola University of Chicago. Topics this episode include Kansas’ rock chalk chant, Jimmy Chitwood, Nicholas Cage and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s all new television cop drama, spring break, family trips to the zoo and human beings that bark like dogs. Super fun episode. Tune In!

Podcast March 24, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of insanity. The gang is back this week to discuss post St. Patrick’s day shenanigans. The gang goes over some police blotter from the special holiday, discusses the Illinois election results and actor Emilio Estevez. Yes the gang goes down an Emilio hole and riffs on the great 1992 Science Fiction film Freejack. This episode wraps up with a history lesson on the origination of Vaseline. Tune in!

Podcast March 17, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! The gang is back this week to discuss all things St. Patrick’s day, flatulence and the upcoming Illinois gubernatorial election. Yes flatulence. Forgive us but this episode has the education level of 4th graders. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s day talk and the prospect of a new stage show starring J.B. Pritzker called Springfart the musical.

Podcast March 10, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. St. Patrick’s day season is here and the gang has decided to discuss Italian Beef in it’s honor. The show welcomes Christopher Zucchero of Chicago’s iconic Mr. Beef restaurant as it’s guest this week. Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Mr. Beef is arguably the most iconic of Chicago’s Italian Beef stands. The gang discusses the allegiances Chicagoans have for what undeniably is the city’s root food. Stay tuned to find out which member of the Rolling Stones is Mr. Beef’s biggest fan. Great episode!

Podcast March 3, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. The Oscars are this weekend and the gang discusses their pics to win. Clay has no interest in the Oscars unless Emilio Estevez is being honored. Sorry Clay. Exotic Hollywood pets are discussed in this episode including the Jerryium. Jerryiums are half bird, half fish, half gerbils and are coveted by all of Hollywood. Shoosh! Don’t tell.

Podcast Feb 24, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presets The Houli’s Hooley. Still with us? Good. The gang welcomes comedian Pat Chase back to the program. Pat has some exciting news for us since we’ve last had him on. He has a new day job and will be headlining the Chicago Improv for the first time in his career. Clay can’t get Van Halen’s “When Love Comes Walking In” out of his head. We play it for him and write a new music video for it. Enjoy!

Podcast Feb 17, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal Presents The Houli’s Hooley.  Hello darlings. Ash Wednesday and Valentines day week is upon us. Bill has had what he describes as a Tangerine Dream weekend and asks what kind of person gives themselves fake ashes on the holy day? Bill also wants the world to abolish technology and wishes for the future to operate entirely on hand written notes. Clay has a crush this week on legendary Irish guitarist Joe Satriani. Clay insists we play what he describes as a sweet electric guitar instrumental ballad by the great guitarist. Finally the gang has decided to produce a spin off of the UFC called the All American Handy Man Fighting Championships. Enjoy the madness.

Podcast Feb 10, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Super Bowl Sunday is over. Paddy reminisces on his days as a back up quarterback and smoking after practice. Our old pal Bob Flood is this weeks guest. Bob has recently entered his  family’s garbage and waste removal business. Bob has dabbled a bit in showbiz over the years and tells a funny story of a commercial audition Paddy set him up with. Tune in!

Podcast Feb 3, 2018

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to more and more talk that will warp your brain. Topics in this episode include rubbing onions on your head for balding, getting advice from gas station/convenient store attendants, flying to India for hair transplant surgery, a new sour patch kid movie starring Elijah Wood and a man made of gyros meat. Not understanding that last sentence? Tune in.