Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

In the Frunchroom: Tamar Manasseh

Our goal with The Frunchroom is to provide a mix of perspectives: from the person who’s lived on the South Side for years to the newly arrived; from the South Loop to the 10th Ward. Our next reader, Tamar Manasseh, … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Ricardo “Rick” Muñoz

Too often we think about politicians as separate from than the average person. Over the past year, as organizations line Run for Something and She Should Run have shown, the lines we’ve drawn between the governed and those that govern are … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Claire Zulkey

It was with some mild consternation that I realized we will have not one, but two readers from the North Side at the Frunchroom’s 3rd anniversary show. Luckily, they’re pretty great. And one of them is Claire Zulkey. Claire was raised … Continue reading

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Podcast, Volume 8: Write your way out edition (plus show notes)

It was a simpler time…the last night of the Obama administration. And the setting for Volume 8 of The Frunchroom. Our readers are: John Chatz Blogger, tech consultant, softball player and father to many Eric Charles May Writer, professor, Sox … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Edward McClelland

Are all the Frunchroom shows good? Well, you can be the judge of that, but we try to make it so. Our anniversary shows, however, tend to be extra-special – thanks, in part, to our co-producer The Beverly Area Arts … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom, Volume XIII: 3rd anniversary edition

When we started The Frunchroom, we imagined it would be a going concern for a while. But it’s still hard to believe we will have featured 70 speakers over the course of 13 shows in these three years (and across … Continue reading

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Podcast: Volume 7, ladies night edition (plus show notes)

Subscribe to us in iTunes here or leave us a review This is almost two weeks late. Sorry about that. Our readers are: Sheila Maloney Mom, lawyer, professor, friend, wine enthusiast Eileen O’Connor Blogger Katy Jacob Writer, professional nerd, payments … Continue reading

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