House of L podcast show

House of L podcast

Summary: The House of L podcast is an intimate look at media in all forms and how it works. Let Laurence Holmes take you behind the curtain with your favorite media personalities.

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 Episode 54: Mark Grote | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:40

How did "Grotes" end up switching from Cubs to Bears? Did you know he was a Stand-Up Comedian, cause I didn't...Mark is very open with his struggles with alcohol and how it's affected his career and private life. This episode is some really powerful stuff mixed in with a ton of laughs. 

 Episode 53: Tony Andracki | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:07

Tony is a rising star in our business. He does great Cubs coverage for NBC Sports Chicago. We spent some time talking about what it's like covering the Cubs, locker room etiquette, and his advice for young journalists. 

 Episode 52: Joe Ostrowski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:45

If you want to learn about working in sports radio or fantasy football or sports betting, you're going to get an education. Joe is one of the foremost authorities in all of the above. We talked for a long time about where the business is going, The Score, and why he's Chicago's go-to guy when it comes to sports betting. 

 Episode 51: Jori Parys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:17

One of the most interesting origin stories that I've ever encountered. Jori Parys is a sports anchor in Shreveport, Louisiana, but she grew up in Chicago. From singing the National Anthem in front of thousands--to winning a championship in the Lingerie Football League. We talked about the challenges for young broadcasters making a home in a smaller market. 

 Episode 50: Bears Lose Wild Card Game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:55

A horrible ending to a fun season. A city silenced...

 Episode 49: Ramie Makhlouf, Laura Okmin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:30

What happens when you move markets? What does that look like? Ramie Makhlouf is leaving Milwaukee for Minneapolis, so we discussed. Laura Okmin dropped some knowledge about sideline reporting at the highest level and how hanging on to that job as an older woman is really tough. 

 Episode 48: Bears 24 Vikings 10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:18

My thoughts on the Bears suffocating Minnesota and a preview of their matchup with Philly in the playoffs. 

 Episode 47: Jake Johnson Into The Spiderverse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:22

This was so fun! I recorded with Jake for the radio show, but there was too much content to fit into the structure of the show, so this is like a bonus episode of the podcast. We talk about why he loved playing Peter B Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, BUT it's Jake so we also talked about the Bears. 

 Episode 46: Bears 14 SF 9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:22

A breakdown of the "ugly" win was the Niners and a look ahead to playoff ramifications against the Vikings. 

 Episode 45: Laurence Holmes (Part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:37

My students Matthew Zaiff & Bella Michaels did a great job with this interview. Part 2 delves into my career. You'll hear what some of my philosophies are and how they developed, my biggest failure and how the podcast was born. 

 Episode 44: BEARS WIN NFC NORTH | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:55

It's party time in Chicago...let's talk about why Sunday was so special. 

 Episode 43: Laurence Holmes Introducing: Bella Michaels & Matthew Zaiff Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:02

This week, I'm the guest and I turned the podcast over to two of my students: Matthew Zaiff and Bella Michaels. We discuss: My love for comics and radio, the importance of language AND we had a donut taste-test. Enjoy! 

 Episode 42: Bears 15 Rams 6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:20

DEFENSE ISN'T DEAD! Let's discuss how Vic Fangio and the Bears defense completely befuddled Goff, McVay, and Gurley. Bears are 9-4 and honestly...The sky is the limit for their season now.

 Episode 41: Herb Lawrence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:39

Really great chat with Herbie. We talked about our frustration with being pre-empted, what makes for a good talk show, working for Les Grobstein, and who should run for President in 2020. You wanted Full-Herb, you got FULL-HERB! 

 Episode 40: Giants 30 Bears 27 OT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:29

The Bears lost, but in the long run, does it really affect them? In this episode, I take your questions about the game AND discuss the Packers firing Mike McCarthy. 


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