Car con carne, hosted by James VanOsdol

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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!

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Record-making and taco-eating in Chicago: Smashed Plastic (Episode 217)

Chicago has its own record-pressing plant… and it’s awesome!

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R.I.P. Dick Dale (Car Con Carne extra)

Revisiting an archival Dick Dale interview

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Episode 216 – The 4th annual Baconfest preview, with Logan Square restaurant Twain and Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer

BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON

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Three bands. Two Brothers Roundhouse. One podcast. (Episode 215)

Three different artists perform live in the car after talking and eating off the fantastic menu at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora!