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By Ken Smith
The Official Home of Roker Radio with Chicago's very own Al Roker, Jr.
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Roker Radio 125 Legalized Sports Betting!

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Roker Radio 148 Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies!
On this episode of Roker Radio we talk to Mr. Skin Jim McBride, Executive Producer of the new film, Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies! We talk about his popular website, the greatest nude scene of all time, and (Spoiler Alert!) A History of Nudity in the Movies!
46:28
September 15, 2020
Roker Radio 147 Steve Trevino: Till Death!
On this edition of Roker Radio we're joined by comedian Steve Trevino. He talks about how his Father handles a hurricane, doing a comedy show in the age of Covid, and his hilarious Amazon Prime comedy special Steve Trevino: Til Death! But first I have to put in my two cents about everything that happened in Kenosha. Be Safe!
1:16:38
September 1, 2020
Roker Radio Redux Ice Cube!
On this Roker Radio Redux from 2018 it’s the one and only Ice Cube. We talk Straight Outta Compton, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, BIG3 Basketball, CBD’s, and has anything changed regarding police violence against Blacks  since when he first rapped about it 30+ years ago. Enjoy!
24:52
July 1, 2020
Roker Radio Redux Darryl Strawberry and Danny Glover
On this edition of Roker Radio we go back to the Summer of 2018. Hear my interview with Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry as he talks candidly about his past drug addiction. I also talk with actor, humanitarian, and philanthropist Danny Glover. Hear the one thing he wants all of you you to know, it's as timely now as ever. Stay Safe, Peace. 
32:48
June 10, 2020
Roker Radio 146 Phase Three!
On this edition of Roker Radio we talk about all the things big and small that we'll need to do in order to reopen. Are we moving too fast or too slow. What are some of the challenges, the pitfalls, plus some unexpected problems that you may not have thought about. 
1:06:20
May 26, 2020
Roker Radio 145 The Last Dance!
On this edition of Roker Radio I'm joined by Jason Hehir, the Director of the hottest show on TV and the hottest thing in sports, The Last Dance. It's the epic ten part documentary about the final championship run of the 90's Bulls. Jason talks about the origin of the original footage, what it took to get this on air ahead of schedule thanks to the pandemic, the players animosity tword Jerry Krause and the Pistons, and much, much more. Plus a preview of what's ahead. He says it may "melt the internet!"
26:50
May 5, 2020
Roker Radio 144 Stay Home Save Lives!
On this edition of Roker Radio we talk about how people are dealing with this pandemic. The anxiety, the ironies, what was important a month ago that isn't now, and how this all relates to the movie Jaws!
32:24
April 21, 2020
Roker Radio 143 Covid 19 Town Hall!
On this edition of Roker Radio I share some of a Covid 19 Town Hall that I was a part of. We'll hear from Sen. Dick Durbin, Endocrinologist Dr. Emily Landon from  University of Chicago Medicine,  Congresswoman Robin Kelly, 4th Ward Alderwoman Sofia King,  and Ibie Hart from the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. We'll learn FACTS about the virus, what to do while shopping, what the stimulus bill means for you, unemployment insurance, small business loans, and more! Plus we'll get an inspirational message from comedian Tom Dreesen. #FlattenTheCurve #StaySafe #StayHome #SaveLives
58:08
April 3, 2020
Roker Radio 142 Greengate Chicago Part II!
On this special edition of Roker Radio we're once again broadcasting from a medical marijuana dispensary. Greengate Chicago, we talk to Budtender Chris, he know all the science. We'll find out about the difference between THC and CBD's, Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids. What strains work best for certain ailments, and wait til you hear  about their selection of edibles, it's not the brownie you remember from High School......I mean College!  
57:48
February 25, 2020
Roker Radio 141 Greengate Chicago!
On this special edition of Roker Radio we're doing something that's never been done before and that's broadcasting from a medical marijuana dispensary. Greengate Chicago, we talk to CEO and Founder Bob Kingsley about the difference between medical and recreational marijuana, who can buy, how to get a medical marijuana card, how you buy, and much much more. This show should answer your burning questions about purchasing legal weed.
49:28
February 4, 2020
Roker Radio 140 Super Bowl 54 Predictions!
On this edition of Roker Radio I'm joined by Kevin Gootee from Fantasy Football Jibber Jabber. We talk about the Baseball cheating scandal, where Tom Brady plays next, and don't bet on this years big game until you hear our predictions, plus a couple of prop bets that should be real money makers!
58:13
January 21, 2020
Roker Radio 139 First Show of 2020!
On this edition of Roker Radio it’s the first Roker Radio of 2020. We talk about New Year’s in Jamaica, New Year’s rituals, then I pull up my crystal ball to look into the future of politics, Sports, and how 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for music. Thanks for joining us again. Happy New Year!
1:11:28
January 7, 2020
Roker Radio 138 Final Show of 2019!
On this edition of Roker Radio we're coming to you from The Shamrock Club, reminiscing about not just 2019, but the last 10 years. How would you rate your decade? Thanks to everyone for all of your support! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! See you in 2020!
1:08:07
December 24, 2019
Roker Radio 136 Voodoo Fest 2019!
On this edition of Roker Radio we’re coming to you from the Voodoo Music Fest in New Orleans. We’ll talk all about the festival, the weather, and all the great food. Plus a few mishaps!
43:01
December 2, 2019
Roker Radio 135 Vaping and Chappelle Controversies!
On this edition of Roker Radio I'm coming to you again from Riot Fest as we discuss the latest vaping controversy, why so many vaping deaths? I'll ask people here who vape what they think the problem is. And Dave Chappelle is in hot water over his latest Netflix special, what's all the uproar about?
38:32
November 14, 2019
Roker Radio Riot Fest 2019
On this edition of Roker Radio I’m coming to you from Riot Fest 2019 as we discuss Riot Fest bands past and present. What bands would you like to see perform an album from start to finish. And what Riot Fest artists hit, ended up being my wedding song!
46:32
October 9, 2019
Roker Radio 133 The Book!
On this Edition of Roker Radio Legalized Sports Betting is Here! Well, pretty damn close. We're at the Grand Opening of The Book at the Horseshoe Hammond. You'll hear the ribbon cutting ceremony (You can FF through that if you want to) and I'll be talking with Hammond's Mayor, and the Director of Entertainment from the Horseshoe about legal sports betting finally coming to the Chicago area!
23:56
September 11, 2019
Roker Radio 132 Millennials, Motorized Scooters, and The Masked Singer!
On this edition of Roker Radio we talk about the upcoming Bears season, Millennials are they the problem or am I the problem, Motorized Scooters, The Masked Singer and More!
57:54
August 28, 2019
Roker Radio 131 Lobsterfest 2019!
On this edition of Roker Radio I talk about my attempt to learn how to ride a bike. Then we preview the Great American Lobsterfest at Navy Pier as the Summer of 2019 continues!
52:35
August 13, 2019
Roker Radio 130 Windy City Smokeout!
On this edition of Roker Radio we're at the Windy City Smokeout talking everything BBQ with Myron Mixon, The Salt Lick from Austin, Peg Leg Porker from Nashville, Fox Bros. from Atlanta and more!
35:53
July 31, 2019
Roker Radio 129 Sweets and Snacks Expo!
On this edition of Roker Radio I take a trip to the Candy Convention where I discover all the hot new candies for 2019, literally! Would you eat the world's hottest Gummi Bear or a Jelly Belly that tasted like barf! Also I'll chat with Rapper/Poet Mykele Deville who has a huge show coming up at Thalia Hall, as the Summer of 2019 continues.
40:19
July 16, 2019
Roker Radio 128 Summer Concert Preview!
On this edition of Roker Radio it's all about Summer. We talk about all the big concerts and festivals coming to town including Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, and The Green City Market Chef BBQ!
54:13
July 2, 2019
Roker Radio 127 Fathers Day at SABA!
On this Fathers Day Edition of Roker Radio we're coming to you from SABA Italian Bar + Kitchen with a question, do you think your Father is proud of you? Also, we talk about the worst whoopin' we ever got, updates on sports gambling, a Chicago casino, bad ride shares and more!
1:00:43
June 18, 2019
Roker Radio 126 NRA Convention!
On this edition of Roker Radio I'm coming to you from the 2019 NRA Convention (That's the National Restaurant Association). I'm joined by three James Beard Award Winning Chefs Paul Kahan, Abe Conlon, and Andrew Zimmern. Plus I try and start a hot dog war between Chicago and New York, try edible cookie dough, and could tipping become a thing of the past?
52:12
June 4, 2019
Roker Radio 125 Legalized Sports Betting!
On this edition of Roker Radio we discuss legalized Sports Betting, it's most likely coming, are you ready? Also, there could be a serial killer walking the streets of Chicago! Now do I have your attention?
1:23:47
May 21, 2019
Roker Radio 124 Momma’s Boy!
On this edition Mothers Day edition of Roker Radio we talk about stupid people doing stupid things. Should we feel sorry for this people or is it Survival of the Fittest. Also take the test, are you a Momma's Boy?
1:04:34
May 7, 2019
Roker Radio 123 Signal The Launch!
On this edition of Roker Radio we’re coming to you once again from Sheffield’s Wine and Beer Garden. I'm joined by my boys Signal The Launch, their new EP is called Dance Like a Vampire. We'll hear a couple of tracks from them. We'll also discuss our favorite porn stars, and the best advise our Fathers ever gave us.
50:20
April 23, 2019
Roker Radio 122 Operation Varsity Blues!
On this edition of Roker Radio we're once again broadcasting from The Boiler Shrimp and Crawfish in Skokie, and we're talking about plane crashes. Do you trust the government when they tell you something is safe? Also, Operation Varsity Blues. We all know "it's not what you know, it's who you know". So where do you draw the line?
48:47
April 9, 2019