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PODCAST AND DESTROY: A visit with vegan author/personality Natalie Slater (Episode 145)

The phenomenal Natalie Slater of “Bake and Destroy” (bakeanddestroy.com) jumps in my car for a night of vegan food from Kāl’ish. And yes, that makes this week’s show “Car Sin Carne.”…

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He’s a comics creator! He’s a musician! He’s both! Dan Dougherty at Billy Goat (Episode 115)

Dan Dougherty has talents in multiple areas. His self-published comics (Beardo, Touching Evil) are must-reads, and his band (On the Off Chance) is on the rise in Chicago (wait until…

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Terror, teen sex and tofu: Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden (Heavy Metal Movies)(Episode 100)

This week, it’s a trip for vegan food at Ground Control (3315 W. Armitage) with peerless author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden (Heavy Metal Movies). Mike’s always been one of my favorite…

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‘Hey, you jagoff!’ We speak Chicagoese with author Dennis Foley (Episode 81)

This may be the most “Chicago” podcast episode I’ve ever produced. My guest this week is author Dennis Foley (The Streets and San Man’s Guide to Chicago Eats, We Speak…

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Temptation, good and evil discussed over hot dogs with Sandy King Carpenter (Episode 54)

You like conflicts? This episode gives you God vs. the devil! Husband vs. wife! Producer vs. professional wrestler! Movie producer/writer/graphic novel creator Sandy King Carpenter sits shotgun to talk about…

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From playing with Johnny Rotten and Killing Joke to eating Italian beef in a Mazda: Martin Atkins (Episode 52)

Martin Atkins played with Johnny Rotten/Lydon in Public Image, Ltd. He was a member of Killing Joke. He created the industrial rock supergroup Pigface (now celebrating its 25-year anniversary). He’s…

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Superdawg with ManBQue’s Jesse Valenciana (Episode 41)

“I am so bloated and full right now, I thought my seatbelt was on.” And so goes Car Con Carne’s trip to legendary Chicago hot dog establishment Superdawg. Jesse Valenciana,…