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Sunshine Boys ready album #2 while sheltering at home (Episode 332)

The band histories of the members of Sunshine Boys are more than enough to recommend them, but it’s Sunshine Boys’ music that really makes the point. Before the release of…

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Chicago band Baby Cuts eats pizza, debuts new song live (Episode 331)

Baby Cuts chats about the band and plays a new song (C’est Bon) live in their communal living room!

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Rock and roll photography: Shooting icons with Bobby Talamine (Episode 330)

My guest tonight is rock and roll photographer Bobby Talamine, who’s been shooting stage performances since the late 70s. We walk through ten of his favorite shots (seen on the…

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Vegan cooking demo with Plant-based TV chef and online show host Elysabeth Alfano (Episode 329)

Elysabeth Alfano, mult-platform vegan personality, joins me for a live demo on how to make vegan Italian beef. Want to try it at home? Click here. Car Con Carne is…

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Finished ‘Tiger King’ yet? Talking about Big Cat Rescue with former employee/zookeeper Brian Czarnik (Episode 328)

‘Tiger King’ talk with a professional who spent 8 years at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue.

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International Whiskey Day with Aberlour’s Callum O’Donnell (Episode 327)

Aberlour brand ambassador Callum O’Donnell joins me on International Whiskey Day. We talk about scotch, Aberlour and international whiskey preferences. Then he shows us how to make the best-looking whiskey…

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Phillip-Michael Scales performs live from his kitchen on Car Con Carne (Episode 326)

Phillip-Michael Scales is a gifted singer/songwriter, and on this episode he plays “Gold” live from his kitchen! We talk about his career, how he’s using quarantine time to create, his…

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Talking local music, radio and food with Jill Hopkins of Vocalo’s ‘Morning Amp’ (Episode 325)

Jill Hopkins is the smart, funny and entirely engaging host of “The Morning Amp” on Vocalo (8-10am). She joined me for a long-overdue conversation about all things Chicago. Car Con…

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Avantist guitarist unveils new solo project while sheltering-at-home (Episode 324)

David Arias, guitarist for Chicago post-rockers Avantist, joins me from his sheltering-at-home evening to do a live performance of his new solo project, Troigo (“Salud”). It’s super cool, and… bonus!…

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‘I ended up in Fort Wayne, dude’: The Letdown story (Episode 323)

Meet Blake and Billy from letdown., a band with hooks and riffs to spare.