‘It’s All Good’ Episode 23: The South Side Mom Stitching Together Her Dream
Kamaca Champion dreamed for years of turning her love for knitting into her own store. Now, at Miss Purl, South Side crafters can express themselves in a yarn paradise.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 22: The Sky’s The Limit For Women’s Hoops In Chicago
Ana Sierra is the one-woman operation behind the West Side’s semi-professional women’s basketball league. The league has become a gathering space for residents and entrepreneurs.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 21: Chicago’s Struggle For LGBTQ+ Equality
Recent progress for LGBTQ+ Americans has not been shared equally by all of Chicago's communities. Episode 21 features voices from Black, queer Chicagoans surviving and thriving, and those who are not.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 20: Barbershop Books and Beachside Eats
Two stories of Chicagoans inspiring and empowering the next generation of South Siders through literacy and entrepreneurship.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 19: The Double Dutch Sisterhood
"When we jump double dutch, it takes us back in time to a place where we didn’t have to worry about kids, jobs, bills, any of those things," founder Pamela Robinson said. "It's a club for women to come out and play outside again."
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 18: Pastries, Cookies And Cakes, Oh Pie!
Covering Chicago's best bakeries, from a South Side spot fit for the vice president to a clandestine society of longtime bakers.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 17: The Man Who Conquered The Lake
Ted Erikson, 93, reflects on his history-making swim across Lake Michigan 60 years ago.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 16: The Survivor Saving Chicagoans
Melissa Hernandez's Puerto Rico Project provides food and supplies to people experiencing homelessness. She connects people to treatment programs and helps victims of trafficking.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 15: Putt Putt, Pickles And Pork!
A West Side mini-golf course was abandoned for years, until 40 local teens revived it.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 14: A Missing Ring’s 25-Year Journey Home
LaVonté Stewart, founder of the nonprofit Lost Boyz Inc., once again is wearing the championship ring he won with Hampton University's football team in 1994.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 13: The Summer Bucket List, Part 2
Block Club Chicago staffers share their secrets to a great Chicago summer.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 12: The Summer Bucket List, Part 1
With August approaching, it's time to take advantage of Chicago's brief summer — and we're here to help.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 11: The South Side Golfer Going Pro
Mulbe Dillard IV started an academy at Jackson Park Course to help the next generation of Chicago golfers. Now, he’s setting an example as a pro chasing the PGA Tour.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 10: The Folded Map Project
Tonika Lewis Johnson and Maria Krysan interviewed 30 people about how they first confronted — and eventually combated — harmful narratives about Chicago's South and West sides.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 9: Neighbors Helping Neighbors And The Power Of Pride
Today's two-part episode features Chicagoans who went above and beyond during COVID-19 and an organization fighting for Black trans women.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 8: The West Siders Getting Black People Outside
After seeing few other Black people on their national park adventures, Chevy Linear and Kameron Stanton started BlackPeopleOutside to encourage more people to explore nature.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 7: The Mom Who Fought For Black Hair
When a West Side preschooler was banned by his school from wearing his hair in braids, Ida Nelson took a stand.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 6: The TikTok Historian
Block Club's latest podcast episode features Dilla the Urban Historian, whose 60-second videos on Chicago history have made him a TikTok sensation.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 5: The Dancer And The Poet
Block Club's latest podcast episode features the 8Teenth Hip-Hop crew and a Taft High School poetry state champion.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 4: The Skater And The Artist
Block Club's latest podcast episode features skateboarding dad Enrico Hufana and teen artist Trenton, whose design skills raised money for the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.