Playtime with WC Turck

Playtime with WC Turck takes an irreverent look at the arts and how the arts can change the world. With Artist, Author, Playwright and Screenwriter WC(Bill) Turck. Find out why this award-winning show has grown a national and international audience. From music, photography, the visual arts, poetry, film, theater, dance, comedy and writing, “Playtime” brings you celebrity guests and aspiring-to-be-celebrity new artists and writers, helpful how-to’s, and more from around the world.

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4 days ago

On the 100th anniversary of the Surrealist movement, a discussion about a revolutionary time in music from Jerry Smith, a founding member of the most influential classic Rock-fusion band you might not have heard before- The Flock. Host WC Turck talks the early days of Chicago Rock with Mr. Smith.
The Flock is back with a new tour and renewed vigor, kicking off the 2024 outdoor concert series June 7th at Ravinia in suburban Chicago.
The website is Check the band out on Facebook at Return of the Flock.
A link to The Assassination of Baby Hitler: A Love Story by WC Turck on Amazon.
Scientists send a particle back in Time article here...
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Dolph Chaney: A Life in Music...

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Dolph Chaney is an extraordinary Singer-songwriter, lead guitar, and "dorsal Phin". His latest album is MUG (from Big Stir Records), a Rockin' collection of songs. Dolph is kicking off 2024 with a new line-up of his backing band The Phins.
He will be playing the annual 'International Pop Overthrow' festival at Montrose Saloon on Friday, April 26 as noted at .
The website is and find him on Facebook at

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

For more on Timothy Hiatt, visit:
To read the full article “Is AI Art Stealing from Artists“ from the New Yorker:
To read the full article  “In a Blow for Artists, a Federal Judge Has Sided With Three A.I. Companies in a Copyright Dispute,” at
We began this episode with love around you off Dolph Chaney’s new album MUG
For more on Dolph Chaney, visit:
And stay tuned for my upcoming conversation with Dolph. Once again, off Mug, we end with…Only Hope
Until next time, for Playtime, I’m WC Turck

Sunday Mar 10, 2024

Cosmic bull is the brainchild of Chicago native Mark Vickery. Band Substances is the first full length album from Cosmic Bull. as well as to Bandcamp at where you can purchase the album for a limited time at only $10 USD. 
To hear my previous conversation with this talented artist: Search : cosmic bull | Playtime with WC Turck (
To read the full article,
Unlocking Creative Flow: How the Brain Enters the Zone Neuroscience, March 4 2024, 

Saturday Feb 17, 2024

On this episode, host WC Turck explores Punta, Merengue, the legendary Charlie Baran and Radio Free Honduras with guitarist Dan Abu-Absi. Charlie Baran's harrowing and fateful story is the stuff of books. Dan is a veteran musician, cofounding JT and the Clouds, and talks about working with Birds of Chicago founder, Grammy nominated JT Nero and Grammy winner, Allison Russell.
The website is   

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Winifred Horan has been blessed with a long and storied musical career. Many in this audience will know her best from the Celtic supergroup, Solas. She is back as part of a quartet called Reverie Road, a beautiful and timeless collection of Irish folk, Parisian, Southern European, and Romani influenced music, spirited by members Irish violinists Winifred Horan, and Katie Grennan, raga & jazz pianist Utsav Lal and accordion player John Williams.
The websites are and And a link to the

Tuesday Jan 09, 2024

On this episode of Playtime Playcast, a conversation with Virginia Mampre, the daughter of Band of Brothers Medic, Al Mampre. Virginia is also an executive producer on the World War II documentary, THE GIRL WHO WORE Author of the critically acclaimed book, So Costly a Sacrifice joins the conversation with host WC Turck.

Sunday Jan 07, 2024

It was just a year ago that Mark Hutson was one of the CWA Book of the Year Award winners for his powerfully written book So Costly a sacrifice, which tells the true story of the cost paid by one family during the Second World War. Hutson, a U.S. Army veteran and former drill instructor, came across the story while researching the Sullivan brothers, five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa who were among nearly 700 who died when the USS Juneau was torpedoed by Japanese forces at Guadalcanal in 1942.
 Mark Knew one of the original Band of Brothers, medic Al Mampre. We geek out about The Band of Brothers, and an author scam alert!
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Thursday Dec 21, 2023

The Burrito Brothers continue the legacy of more than 5 decades from the Flying Burrito Brothers formed in 1969. Chris James has been the keyboardist and vocalist of that musical legacy for more than a decade. The Burrito Brother’s latest album is simply titled Christmas, a rock and roots collection of originals and covers you may not have heard before, especially in this context. Definitely don’t overlook their other 2023 offering, Together. The website is And Like the Burrito Brothers on Facebook at , and checkout Chris James' YouTube Channel Chris P James - YouTube  

Thursday Dec 14, 2023

I grew up with the Loop, attended Chicagofest shows, Steve Dahl's coho lip breakfast club. I was a devoted listener, and as a broadcaster took a great deal from Steve Dahl's innovation in the medium. Author and Eckhartz Press co-founder Rick Kaempfer discusses his seminal oral history The Loop Files: An Oral History of the Most Outrageous Radio Station Ever. The book is a media primer and a critical piece of Chicago history... Host WC Turck.


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