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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: August 19, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. The gang returns this week to discuss more insane and wacky ideas they have for the world. It’s once again been a crazy week of news stories and the gang shares their views on the media and the tragic event that occurred in Charlottesville. Paddy has entered the studio this week wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt and Bill and Clay are quick to jump on him for it. Clay proclaims that you aren’t a real Grateful Dead fan unless your car smells like “feet”. Bill has witnessed what he believes may be the first Irish Super Hero. This super hero is named “The Emerald Soldier” and is a bouncer/doorman he encountered over the weekend. Paddy suggests this week that if President Trump wishes to keep the peace in our country he should show us all the “alien”. This alien is named “Doug” and lives in the basement of the White House. Another goofy episode. Enjoy!

Podcast: August 12, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. The gang welcomes old friend and guest Matt Martin on this weeks program. Paddy, Bill and Clay met Matt Martin in a class at Chicago’s Second City in 1998 while they were all in their senior year of high school. It’s been a few years since they have all hung out and the gang reminisces about where their respective paths have taken them. Matt went on to study fiction writing and became a well known face in Chicago’s underground literary scene. Other topics on this episode include the paranormal and the emergence of sightings in Chicago of what people are saying is a bat like humanoid creature. This is a fun episode. Tune In!!

Podcast: August 5, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of fun and sweet conversation. This week the gang welcomes a new sponsor to the program. Irish country singing sensation Nathan Carter will be at The Copernicus Center on Sept 15h at 7pm. Go check him out! This weeks show kicks off with some Anthony Scaramucci talk. It doesn’t last long. The discussion takes a turn into whom would have played him on SNL. Paddy has suggested former cast mate Chris Kattan and Clay has a story about meeting Kattan at a Walgreens. The show goes on an insane twist from there as OJ Simpson makes his way into the episode. Clay has an inside scoop that upon Mr. Simpson’s release from prison President Trump has plans to make him the United States Director of Football Operations. Other topics covered on this episode are “Nerf” sports, Chicago 16 inch softball championships, Warren Moon Trapper Keepers containing the nuclear codes, a television show idea for Nickelodeon starting Baron Trump called “Grade School Business Man” and the great Chicago horror film Candyman! To make sense of all of this you will have to tune in! Enjoy!

Podcast: July 29, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of fun and sweet sweet comments about nothing that matters. Paddy has entered the studio with a brand new hair cut courteous of his stylist Cassidy at Fantastic Ricky’s. Clay and Bill are both quite impressed. Clay thinks Paddy looks like a guy from Miami in 1958. Craziness has ensued at the White House this week and the gang has suggested that President Trump fire his entire cabinet for a cast of Las Vegas magicians. “Ladies and Gentleman please welcome our new Director of Communications…..Mind Freak Criss Angel!” The gang has a nice discussion this week about heavy metal music and the discussion later segues into that famous Irish band Megadeath’s “Symphony of Destruction”. Gambling is once again a topic this week and Paddy has a new idea to share about a publication he’s hoping to release. Al Pacino is back as well this week. He’s once again pushing his favorite product “soap”. Finally the gang has an amusing discussion about Boy Scouts. Tune in!

Podcast: July 22, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of intense discussions about Brad Pitt dreams, hot dogs and cutting your steak meat into little pieces. Engineer Nick is the “New Boy” this week as engineer Mike was out sick. This episode begins with Paddy telling us that he had a dream where he and Brad Pitt were buddies. The episode veers into Chicago White Sox talk as Bill made a visit to Guaranteed Rate Field last week with his sales team. They fell in love with a blonde Asian woman throwing t-shirts to the crowd. Speaking of Asian things, Nick the New Boy loves Karaoke and once tried to sing “No one like you by the Scorpions”. The song is then played in Nick’s honor. Lot’s of things happen in honor of “The New Boy” this week. Tune in!

Podcast: July 15, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Welcome to another week of fun nothings! Don’t hack on us! This weeks show opens with a clip from that iconic 80s western Young Guns. Clay is a big Young Guns fan. Lots to talk about this week. Clay thinks Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather should fight inside a ball with spinning motorcycles. It’s an interesting idea. The brothers Houlihan visited Irish Fest over the weekend and give a brief review. Bill loves guitar tricks! Paddy tells his tale of staying at a Comfort Inn in Minocqua Wisconsin over the past week where he encountered a guy in the hotel pool that looked like Polish labor activist Lech Walesa. During this Wisconsin trip Paddy concluded that Wisconsin has the best mini marts in the country. This show wraps up with a pitch from “Dale The Wilderness Guy” and Paddy’s talk of becoming the “New Boy” in the office at his next job. Fun Episode! Tune in!

Podcast: July 8, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. Welcome to once again another week of fun and shenanigans! Camp North Star counselor Tripper Harrison opens this show that is Summer Camp themed as Paddy discusses his daughter’s upcoming stay at a sleep over camp for girls in the north woods of Wisconsin. Once again summer attire and clothing is discussed and the conversation takes a turn as the gang reminisces on the days of wearing mesh shorts without pockets and having to use your sock as a wallet. Oh that sweaty money! The fight business is discussed this week as the gang reviews the controversial decision in the recent WBO Welterweight Boxing Championship between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. The conversation then veers into celebrity boxing and that time Jose Canseco fought Lindsay Lohan’s father. Clay loves Canseco and informs us that he often uses the name as an alias. The show then winds down with Paddy pondering how many past United States Presidents have seen the Steven Seagal film Above the Law. Another ridiculous show. Tune in!

Podcast: July 1, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents the Houli’s Hooley. Welcome back to another week of fun and shenanigans! The show starts off this fun filled week with Bill having some problems with his pronunciation of the word “repertoire”, but he quickly redeems himself with his excellent pronunciation of the word “flatulence”. Yes, that is correct. The first part of this episode is all about how funny the gang thought passing gas was in their early school years. “Make sure you call safety!” I think they gang here still finds it quite funny. The idea factory is full effect as Clay has suggested they ask actor John Goodman if he’d be interested in canning his winds for profit. Paddy says, it’s a great idea. They can call it “Good Man Farts”. Paddy then shares an interesting story he overheard at a concert over the weekend regarding the legendary band Badfinger and the “Chicago Outfit”. This episode is littered with 80s and 90s pop culture references as they gang tackles topics ranging from the 1988 film “The Wrong Guys” to comedian Richard Lewis’ ad campaign for the legendary adult juice box “Boku”. Very fun episode. Tune in!

Podcast: June 24, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. This weeks show starts off with a blast. Paddy has is having digestion issues with America’s favorite Irish American Hamburger Chain. He visited Bill this week at the public pool and has some strange observations to discuss. Bill’s summer tan is coming along nicely. Clay and Bill have a couple funny stories about finding things that have been missing in their homes. Shout to Clay’s housekeeper “Sweet Agnes”. The second half of the show begins with some talk about actor Curtis Armstrong’s aka “Booger” from Revenge of The Nerds latest tell all book. The conversation then rolls into actors that can’t escape the names of characters they’ve portrayed. Finally, this episode is topped off with a littler chatter about the great 80s film Short Circuit and actor Fisher Steven’s amazing performance. Tune in for another week of total silliness!

Podcast: June 17, 2017

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal presents The Houli’s Hooley. The fight is on! Conor McGregor will be fighting Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match on Aug 26th in Vegas. The gang discusses the prospect of the fight as well as McGregor’s shot at future movie stardom. Clay thinks he has the chops to be like an “Irish Stifler” if working in comedies. Local home town legend and film star Bill Murray was inducted to the Irish American Hall of fame at The Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago over the past week and the gang take time to share his acceptance speech. Paddy shares his story of a St. Joe, Michigan wedding he attended over the weekend as well as his woes of making it there with car trouble. Who doesn’t love stories about car trouble? Bill is back in summer mode kicking it at the pool and has a few discrepancies about proper attire. Additional tags for this fun episode are #Planet Hollywood Bikini, #Tattoos, #Larry Flint, #Jam Shorts, #Trump’s Tail, #Father Atu, #Wegas. Enjoy!