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Listen to a live musical preview of ‘Take Me’ with Jon Langford and actors Nicole Bloomsmith and Carmine Grisolia (Episode 227)

“Take Me” debuts at the Strawdog Theatre Company on May 20. Co-created by the team of Mark Guarino and Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons, lots of amazing things), “Take Me”…

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‘When you’re on the street, you’ve got a millisecond to make a decision’ – The Chicago PoPo Report joins me for cop talk (Episode 226)

Paul Ciolino and Lupe Aguirre of The Chicago PoPo Report (Saturdays 7-9 p.m. on WLS-AM 890) jump in my car to talk about crime and punishment.

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If you can make it in Lithuania, you can make it anywhere. Also, Fort Frances eats tacos. (Episode 225)

This week, it’s taco time with Chicago band Fort Frances (David, Aaron and Jason), arguably the only Chicago band to have earned superstar status in Lithuania. Equal parts Americana and…

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‘Porno movies watered down for 13 year olds’ – Author Mike McPadden talks coming-of-age movies over Gino’s East Pizza (Episode 224)

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL – A CRUCIBLE OF COMING-OF-AGE COMEDIES FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO ZAPPED! joins me for fantastic pizza from Gino’s East River North (a…

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Legendary comic book artist Alex Ross talks about his work, the comic industry and his ‘Marvelocity’ museum exhibit (Episode 223)

Alex Ross talks comics, movies and more!

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Katie Cole talks music, touring and Smashing Pumpkins while eating Haymarket tater tots (Episode 222)

Singer/songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins keyboardist Katie Cole met me at the wonderful Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph, Chicago) for food and conversation. Katie was in town to play…

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That train overhead? It’s the ‘L.’ That amazing performance? It’s the return of the War on Peace. (Episode 221)

The War on Peace (Grahm, Steven and Jeremy) returns to Car Con Carne for another hard-to-believe-it-was-done-in-a-car performance! They previewed the new song “High School” from the forthcoming EP, “Mutual Destruction”…

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Jim DeRogatis takes on R. Kelly while Vortis takes on greasy tacos (Episode 220)

The band Vortis jumps in my car, and I spend some extra time talking with music journalist friend Jim DeRogatis about the R. Kelly story he broke

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‘(Chicago fans) would know the arcane stuff’ – Music legend Robyn Hitchcock (Episode 219)

The legendary Robyn Hitchcock talks about his music, career and that time he was in a “dislocated state”

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Episode 218 – Bummed Out in good spirits as they eat pizza in Franklin Park

Chicago area band Bummed Out jumps in the car for pizza and a performance!