Food Network star Jeff Mauro talks about that time a guy in the audience died

Something different for the Chicago Public Square Newscast (and Podcast) series this time: A visit with Food Network star and Chicago native Jeff Mauro.

He joined the Wednesday Journal Conversations series May 15, 2018, to talk about his life and times—including that time he was performing improv comedy and a ticketholder died.

And stick around to hear in detail about Mauro’s bathing habits. (Photo: Carmen Rivera.)

Listen here, on your favorite podcast player, via Spotify, YouTube and Pandora, on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers* or on iTunes (say “Hey, Siri! Play Chicago Public Square Podcasts”).

You can hear previous installments in the Conversations series—including chats with Obama administration strategist David Axelrod and Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal—here.

And thanks this time out for support from Legion of Chicago Public Squarians members Marc Magliari, Denise Mattson, David Mausner, Joe McArdle, John and Beth Messina, Barbara Miller and Larry Montgomery. You can join them for pennies a day here.

* Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

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