May 26, 2023
Try and Ketchup
Steve refuses to open the door or answer the phone unless it’s absolutely necessary. We undercover the tale of the inventor of the upside down ketchup bottle. Steve misses Arby’s potato cakes as much as Henry felt the loss of hash browns at Hash Stacks.
May 25, 2023
Dueling Weber Dag
Steve likes to play Tetris in his free time. Tina Turner passed away at age 83. Dag utilized both the Weber smoker and the propane grill like a chef. Steve is looking forward to the Indianapolis 500, but misses Jim Nabors singing “Back Home in Indiana.”
May 24, 2023
The Morel the Merrier
Steve’s pool is filling, nearly ready for swimming. Taco Bell is trying to pry “Taco Tuesday” away from Taco John’s. Steve emails Joe at his old Mindspring account, causing communication lapses. ON YOUR LEFT remains the preferred cyclist warning phrase.
May 23, 2023
Operators Are Standing By
Steve opens the phone lines and we hear listener road rage about left lane usage. Taylor Swift played through the rain in New England, a risk Dag has also taken. Steve wishes the Palmolive Building would relight the Lindbergh Beacon atop the skyscraper.
May 22, 2023
Chatbot Pizza Pals
Tom Thayer can pull off a Kris Bryant impression that delighted his nephew. Steve tinkers with artificial podcasting. Dag’s brother played a cruel Cyrano phone prank in middle school. Hawaiian singer Iam Tongi won American Idol and the islands rejoiced.
May 19, 2023
Satan’s Dirty Toilet
Sam Elliott played a lifeguard in the 1970s. Satanists are suing Chicago for not allowing them to signify at city council meetings. Steve can’t go to bed and fall asleep unless he has dessert. Subscriber Amanda writes with diet advice and encouragement.
May 18, 2023
Poi Dag Pondering
Dag visited his dad’s old control room at WGN-TV during his morning appearance today with Poi Dog Pondering. A vacant bedroom in the Dahl house will become Steve’s guitar space. Lombard’s Lilac Parade is Sunday and Steve might do some Man on the Street.
May 17, 2023
Much Ado About Nothing
Grandpa Steve drove Henry to Strikes Baseball Academy in Broadview for a batting cage session. Janet fielded a tooth fairy-related call after Cameron lost a baby tooth. Paparazzi ignited a car chase through Manhattan with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
May 16, 2023
Wayne and Garth
The looming Pneumonia Front is set to drop the temperature 20 degrees in an instant. Rowan Dahl is at the house, playing with Grandpa. A documentary is making Garth fans out of Dag and Steve. An early birthday wish goes out to our Subscriber of the Day.
May 15, 2023
The Brunch Bunch
Rosie wants to play tug of war with Cooper but he’s not participating. Steve led by example at the Mother’s Day buffet, showing the grandchildren how to properly fill a plate. Tom Thayer sees a dude who walks the Maui beach with a guitar and headphones.
May 12, 2023
Billy Bobs Over Broadway
Steve discovers a website for JoJo Cookin’ Kincaid and it includes previously unheard audio gems. Dag bumped into subscriber Tim and his doodle, Seamus. Janet reveals that Steve hides his pants in the bedroom closet. Also: wicked fun with Broadway puns.
May 11, 2023
The Rainbow Correction
The Woodstock Independent interviewed Dag for a feature about prominent citizens. Steve shot a 50 on nine holes just before dusk. A woman has been charged with Northwest Side baseball bat attacks. Emmett got struck by a baseball in the eye, but he’s OK.
May 10, 2023
Steve longs for an orange pop of yesteryear. Nesbitt’s Orange Soda print advertisements featured pre-fame Marilyn Monroe. No Mow May is observed in several Chicago suburbs. Steve rejected a TV show about sewer diving but found comfort in frozen custard.
May 9, 2023
Bootlegging Chick-Fil-a Sauce
Steve found the clip from Highway Patrol with the sugar packets. The Blackhawks will pick 1st in the NHL Draft, with all eyes on phenom Connor Bedard. Friendly finches flip for French fries from Byron’s Hot Dogs. Robert De Niro is a dad again at age 79.
May 8, 2023
Almost Cult My Hair
Cooper loves to play tug of war with Steve. It makes Rosie jealous. Grandma and Grandpa attended Emmett Dahl’s First Communion ceremony. Seven horses died in advance of the Kentucky Derby. Tom Thayer joins us from Maui and has a guitar question for Dag.
May 5, 2023
Steve and Dag concur with the judgement that Ed Sheeran did not rip off a melody from Marvin Gaye. Fabbrini’s Flowers has a sweet supply of hydrangeas for Mother’s Day and classic bouquets, too. James Slater is a Dahl ancestor who was FDNY in the 1800s.
May 4, 2023
Highway Bit Patrol
Janet buys her knives one by one at TJ Maxx. The TV show Highway Patrol tackled crimes ranging from stolen tires to heroin stings. Unevenly trimmed steaks threatened to disrupt dinner. Taylor Swift songs aren’t welcome at one watering hole on Wentworth.
May 3, 2023
Sears Tower of Power Hour
Steve was accused of being a know-nothing know-it-all. The White Sox hosted doggies at the ballpark last night and cancelled firework celebrations for the sake of the pups. A dog gate tripped up Steve late last night. The Sears Tower turns 50 years old.
May 2, 2023
Alligators to Tailgaters
Steve was disappointed by the rest stop maintenance in Indiana, but otherwise experienced a smooth journey home. Tom Thayer greeted numerous Dahlcast listeners at the Chicago Bears draft party. Dag made Tom Thayer’s Italian beef. The recipe never fails.
April 28, 2023
See You Later, Alligators
Steve and Janet will soon bid adieu to The Sunshine State. Dag notes the technological advance in ski lift tickets. A Florida woman shot a parrot. A man was robbed in front of Dollar General in Fort Myers. Split-top hot dog buns are a worthy innovation.
April 27, 2023
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
Dag is broadcasting from the Woodstock Public Library. Jerry Springer is dead at age 79. Vampire straws and apple juice cause TSA incidents. Steve and Janet are ready for the long drive from Florida to Illinois. Buc-ee’s is a part of the road trip plan.
April 26, 2023
Never Been to Spain
Swedish egg coffee is a Midwestern tradition. Steve is reminded that Roger collected eggshells to add to his morning joe. Joe’s intuition kicks in as WINK News reports on a Naples bicycle shop burglary. Guy Fieri irrigates Flavortown with Hampton Water.
April 25, 2023
Janet brings in a Biofreeze pain patch for Steve’s backside. Janet asks Steve to take her to a baseball game to check out the new rules. Steve remembers his very first cup of joe at a radio station. Steve fields listener questions on Talk To Me Tuesday.
April 24, 2023
It’s Getting Drafty
Steve’s 24-hour drive thru ran out of grub and sent him away hungry. Tom Thayer is looking forward to hanging with Waddle and Silvy as part of ESPN Chicago’s NFL Draft Day coverage. Subscribers often stop at Thayer Bros Deli, many with stories to share.