The Hannah & Fred Show

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Two great friends, two generations, two different sides of the world , one radio show that brings them together. You want "The Hannah & Fred Show" with your Sunday morning coffee. They know the facts. They talk to experts and celebrities in different fields and they ask the questions that you want to know.

Hannah Stanley and Fred Weintraub combine 60 years of broadcast experience. The on-air duo has that combination of wisdom and curiosity with a respect for the listener. Whether they are talking to celebrities or everyday folk, they bring the same values to everyone they meet. While good friends off the air, Hannah and Fred are known to disagree when they are on the radio together. It all makes for some lively conversation. The only thing they might agree on is that they are both junkies when it comes to news.

All Episodes

We “Say What” with Jay Kopp from Chicago Star Media, as we discuss the headlines that everyone is talking about.

Apr 12

11 min 25 sec

Chelsea Austin helps us find joy every day.

Apr 12

11 min 12 sec

Patti Vasquez talks with us about the commercialization of true crime, and how a new docuseries on a serial killer affects her as the sister of one of the victims.

Apr 12

19 min 53 sec

This week, Dr Raj Dasgupta discusses the current state of rising COVID numbers, herd immunity, and the vaccine for tweens. Patti Vasquez talks with us about the commercialization of true crime, and how a new docuseries on a serial killer affects her as the sister of one of the victims. Chelsea Austin helps us find joy every day, and we “Say What” with Jay Kopp from Chicago Star Media, as we discuss the headlines that everyone is talking about.

Apr 12

1 hr 22 min

In this episode, we get to spend quality time with Dori Mages of North Shore Family Services; she talks with us about the need for people to travel during spring break. Is it healthier to stay home, or will getting out help protect mental health?

Mar 29

11 min

We dig into The Rolling Stones with our pal Don Clark during our new segment, Vinyl Tidings.

Mar 29

11 min 39 sec

From NBC’s “The Voice,” current contestant Pia Renee has joined Team Legend and joins us to share her journey on the show thus far, and where she plans to head next.

Mar 29

16 min 48 sec

Here’s what’s happening on this episode of “The Hannah & Fred Show”: From NBC’s “The Voice,” current contestant Pia Renee has joined Team Legend and joins us to share her journey on the show thus far, and where she plans to head next. Our monthly museum field trip takes us to Cincinnati where we explore the American Sign Museum with the founder, Tod Swormstedt. Then we dig into The Rolling Stones with our pal Don Clark during our new segment, Vinyl Tidings, and jump into the headlines with Chicago Star Media’s Jay Kopp. Finally, we get to spend quality time with Dori Mages of North Shore Family Services; she talks with us about the need for people to travel during spring break. Is it healthier to stay home, or will getting out help protect mental health?

Mar 29

1 hr 21 min

The multitalented Elif Geris shares her new music with us.

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Mar 21

10 min 10 sec

We’re joined by our friend Melissa Forman and “Producer Jim” Gronemann who is actually a “pizzapreneur.” The secret behind his success in this episode!

Mar 21

19 min 40 sec

You’ve seen him win Season 4 of “Design Star,” you can currently see him hosting “Animal Cribs” on Animal Planet, and on this episode of “The Hannah and Fred Show," we welcome Antonio Ballatore.

Mar 21

17 min 21 sec

You’ve seen him win Season 4 of “Design Star,” you can currently see him hosting “Animal Cribs” on Animal Planet, and on this episode of “The Hannah and Fred Show,” you can hear Antonio Ballatore. Then, we’re joined by our friend Melissa Forman and “Producer Jim” Gronemann, who is actually a “pizzapreneur.” The secret behind his success. Stay tuned for the multitalented Elif Geris, who shares her new music with us. And then, Cody Gough is not only the host of the award-winning podcast “Curiosity Daily,” he is himself an award-winning film producer.

Mar 21

1 hr 22 min

Celebrity impersonator and comedian Nick Smeriglio keeps us in stitches, and you won't want to miss him!

Mar 15

11 min 33 sec

In this segment, everything turns to honey with Margaret Lombard of the National Honey Board.

Mar 15

11 min 15 sec

L.A. attorney David Glass joins us to talk the ins and outs of a prenuptial agreement.

Mar 15

16 min 50 sec

This week L.A. attorney David Glass joins us to talk the ins and outs of a prenuptial agreement. Forbes Hollywood and entertainment reporter Jeff Conway is on the Brittney Spears beat. Celebrity impersonator and comedian Nick Smeriglio keeps us in stitches, and you won't want to miss him! After that, everything turns to honey with Margaret Lombard of the National Honey Board, and Hannah schools Fred on pie, or is it pi?

Mar 15

1 hr 21 min

we are excited to announce some exciting news with the publisher of Chicago Star, Elaine Hyde, and brand director Jay Kopp!

Mar 8

9 min 1 sec

Rob Snow, founder of Stand Up for Downs and The Improvaneer Method, joins us. This group has taught improv to individuals with developmental disabilities and, like so many others, has had to do it all differently this past year. Talk about “Yes, and...”

Mar 8

18 min 24 sec

Our new friend Lakesha Rose helps us channel our interior beauty — for our spaces. Are people even redecorating? Or are they redecorating as if they’ll be stuck at home for another year?

Mar 8

11 min 12 sec

March comes in like a lamb on this episode of “The Hannah and Fred Show.” Dr. Raj Dasgupta starts us off with updates on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, how vaccinated we are globally, and if the flu is even still around! Then, our new friend Lakesha Rose helps us channel our interior beauty — for our spaces. Are people even redecorating? Or are they redecorating as if they’ll be stuck at home for another year? In the show’s second hour, Rob Snow, founder of Stand Up for Downs and The Improvaneer Method, joins us. This group has taught improv to individuals with developmental disabilities and, like so many others, has had to do it all differently this past year. Talk about “Yes, and...” Then, we are excited to announce some exciting news with the publisher of Chicago Star, Elaine Hyde, and brand director Jay Kopp! And you didn’t think we’d get through the show without discussing a certain “Royal” mess, did you?!

Mar 8

1 hr 22 min

Who wouldn't want a personal chef? We both would! Mila Furman is a private chef and brings us into her world to understand what goes into her menus and inspirations.

Mar 1

16 min 7 sec

Continuing our series on amazing and unique museums, we're getting SPAM’d, in the best way. Savile Lord teaches us about the museum dedicated to everyone's favorite canned meat.

Mar 1

10 min 59 sec

Roe Conn has launched a new podcast with Richard Roeper, and he's on to give us the scoop. And it’s been a few months since he's been on the radio; we cant wait to see what he's been itching to talk about.

Mar 1

20 min 20 sec

This episode of “The Hannah & Fred Show” is jam packed with so much fun! We had Michael and Shirah Bernarde on months ago, and welcome them back, fresh off of their appearance on “Shark Tank.” Did they make a deal? We'll find out. Then, Roe Conn has launched a new podcast with Richard Roeper, and he's on to give us the scoop. And it’s been a few months since he's been on the radio; we cant wait to see what he's been itching to talk about.Continuing our series on amazing and unique museums, we're getting SPAM’d, in the best way. Savile Lord teaches us about the museum dedicated to everyone's favorite canned meat.Fred Mitchell, who literally wrote the book on Tiger Woods’s early life, discusses if Tiger has what it takes to not only recover from his recent injuries but also regain his previous skills.And who wouldn't want a personal chef? We both would! Mila Furman is a private chef and brings us into her world to understand what goes into her menus and inspirations.All this and MORE (if you can believe it!).

Mar 1

1 hr 21 min

From the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Executive Director Susy Schultz shares the upcoming online exhibit celebrating 100 years of radio.

Feb 22

14 min 20 sec

We welcome back to the show the Savvy Derm Diva, Renata Block. From “maskne” (mask acne) to winter dryness and eczema, she has the tips and secrets to glowing skin.

Feb 22

18 min 52 sec

This week on “The Hannah and Fred Show,” they cover all the topics, starting with the legacy of Rush Limbaugh. Was he good for radio, television, politics? Vice president of news and talk programming at Salem Radio Network Tom Tradup joins Hannah and Fred to discuss. Then they shift gears to skincare with the Savvy Derm Diva, Renata Block. From “maskne” (mask acne) to winter dryness and eczema, she has the tips and secrets to glowing skin. COVID has changed so much, and high school kids and their sports experiences have definitely been altered. Calvin Davis and Kenny McReynolds help Hannah and Fred understand the complicated decision many parents are facing. And from the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Executive Director Susy Schultz shares the upcoming online exhibit celebrating 100 years of radio.

Feb 22

1 hr 21 min

In true Super Sunday fashion, we welcome “American Idol” to our air. AI finalist Leslie Hunt shares her talent, and her story with us!

Feb 8

11 min 43 sec

From CNBC, anchor-turned-could-be-professional chef Bill Griffeth helps us up our super party snacking game with an app to impress

Feb 8

17 min 21 sec

It’s a SUPER “Hannah and Fred Show”! Kicking it off is our medical contributor, Dr. Raj Dasgupta, with the latest on the vaccines, the new strains, and ongoing care for COVID patients. Then, Forbes entertainment writer Jeff Conway joins us to discuss our favorite thing: Super Bowl commercials! From CNBC, anchor-turned-could-be-professional chef Bill Griffeth helps us up our super party snacking game with an app to impress. And, in true Super Sunday fashion, we welcome “American Idol” to our air. AI finalist Leslie Hunt shares her talent, and her story with us!

Feb 8

1 hr 21 min

George Ofman tells us a story we don’t know, which is the name of his brand new podcast.

Feb 1

18 min 41 sec

Dr. Emerald Archer, director of the Center for the Advancement of Women, discusses the value of having women in positions of power (like vice president).

Feb 1

17 min 23 sec

Our monthly Museums You Should Know About series continues with The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Museum President Bob Kendrick tells us all about their exhibits and why we need to head to Kansas City to visit them.

Feb 1

23 min 30 sec

This week we kick off the show (pun intended) with Jarrett Payton to share with us his father’s legacy and the specialness of the Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award.

Feb 1

16 min 44 sec

This week we kick off the show (pun intended) with Jarrett Payton to share with us his father’s legacy and the specialness of the Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award. Our monthly Museums You Should Know About series continues with The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Museum President Bob Kendrick tells us all about their exhibits and why we need to head to Kansas City to visit them. Then George Ofman tells us a story we don’t know, which is the name of his brand new podcast. And Dr. Emerald Archer, director of the Center for the Advancement of Women, discusses the value of having women in positions of power (like vice president).

Feb 1

1 hr 21 min

Our new friend Allen Lawrence from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum educates us on the insect apocalypse that seems to be — pardon the pun — flying under the radar.

Jan 25

19 min 31 sec

Donn Pearlman joins us to talk about Larry King and his broadcasting legacy.

Jan 25

17 min 16 sec

Everyone’s favorite “Real Housewives of Atlanta” therapist, Love McPherson, spills the tea on coronavirus coupling.

Jan 25

18 min 15 sec

An inauguration, an insect apocalypse, and an inoculation . . .oh my! What a difference a week makes. This week "The Hannah and Fred Show" has gotten the best of the best people to talk to about the above and more! Epidemiologist Kayleigh Jordan brings us up to speed on the new strains of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll ask her if the available vaccines will protect us. Our new friend Allen Lawrence from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum educates us on the insect apocalypse that seems to be — pardon the pun — flying under the radar. Everyone’s favorite “Real Housewives of Atlanta” therapist, Love McPherson, spills the tea on coronavirus coupling. And Donn Pearlman joins us to talk about Larry King and his broadcasting legacy.

Jan 25

1 hr 21 min

Lesley Rohrbaugh from the Consumer Electronics Show joins us to talk electronic toys as the CES goes virtual. How will Fred contain his excitement?

Jan 18

11 min 12 sec

We turn our attention to how executives show up as their best self and succeed in a virtual world with Rob Morhaim, president of Morhaim Media Consulting.

Jan 18

17 min 27 sec

Hannah and Fred gear up with their Chicago Blackhawk jerseys for their exclusive interview with the great Eddie Belfour.

Jan 18

16 min 30 sec

This week Hannah & Fred do a deep dive into healing the country as we get ready for the political transition of power. They talk with former Cook County Clerk David Orr and Illinois State Senator Laura Fine.Then, Hannah and Fred gear up with their Chicago Blackhawk jerseys for their exclusive interview with the great Eddie Belfour.They turn their attention to how executives show up as their best self and succeed in a virtual world with Rob Morhaim, president of Morhaim Media Consulting.And Lesley Rohrbaugh from the Consumer Electronics Show talks electronic toys as the CES goes virtual. How will Fred contain his excitement?

Jan 18

1 hr 21 min

Tim Bach, a social media phenomenon, joins us to share his latest project, “Science IRL”. He also tries to explain to Fred what TikTok is all about. That should be interesting!

Jan 10

11 min 12 sec

Registered dietitian and friend of the show Kim Kirchherr breaks down healthy changes that we can all make in our nutrition (“New Year New You,” anyone?).

Jan 10

16 min 1 sec

We start this week "cartooning around" with Neal Sabin, the creator of MeTV's "Toon In With Me," and show host Bill Leff about combining sketch comedy and cartoons on a new nationally broadcast program.

Jan 10

17 min 15 sec

We start this week "cartooning around" with Neal Sabin, the creator of MeTV's "Toon In With Me," and show host Bill Leff about combining sketch comedy and cartoons on a new nationally broadcast program. Registered dietitian and friend of the show Kim Kirchherr breaks down healthy changes that we can all make in our nutrition (“New Year New You,” anyone?).Village of Northbrook President Sandy Frum visits to talk about this week in the U.S. Capitol.And Tim Bach, a social media phenomenon, joins us to share his latest project, “Science IRL”. He also tries to explain to Fred what TikTok is all about. That should be interesting! (You know Fred. He'll come into this kicking and screaming — which could very well go viral.)

Jan 10

1 hr 20 min

Kim and Doug White, the couple that turned their van into a dining room to help support local restaurants, share their experiences.

Jan 4

10 min 49 sec

Have you ever made a vision board? Dr. John Duffy explains that they are more than arts and crafts -- they are valuable tools!

Jan 4

19 min 46 sec

It’s a new year and The Hannah and Fred Show have the guests to help you start it off right! Dr. Raj Dasgupta has gotten his COVID vaccine shot and shares what he is learning about the new strain, and if we are close to the end of this. The couple that turned their van into a dining room to help support local restaurants shares their experiences. Valerie Plinovich teaches us that ANYONE can get into better shape with weights. Have you ever made a vision board? Dr. John Duffy explains that they are more than arts and crafts -- they are valuable tools! And finally, chalk artist Stacy Lazzara reveals her latest piece and it’s about . . . "The Hannah and Fred Show"!!

Jan 4

1 hr 23 min