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Blood People unbox their namesake burger at Good Measure (Episode 289)

Blood People are back on the podcast after a couple years away! We recorded at the fantastic River North restaurant Good Measure (226 W. Chicago Avenue), and Chef Matt joined…

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‘You are destined to experience most things bewildered and alone’: ‘OddBox’ creator Steve Gadlin (Episode 288)

Entrepreneur Steve Gadlin (I Want to Draw a Cat for You, Raccoon Penis Bones, Two-Film t-shirt, OddBox) joins me this week for pierogi in Chicago’s Loop area. It’s been a…

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Meet my new best friends, The Reaganomics (Episode 287)

I talked trickle down theory and supply side economics with the Reaganomics. JK, we talked about punk rock and scary movies. This episode is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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Digging into Dan Vapid’s punk rock resume – Dan Vapid and the Cheats (Episode 286)

Dan Vapid’s been around the punk rock block for decades now, creating indelible music with bands like Screeching Weasel, the Methadones, Riverdales, the Queers and Sludgeworth. After road tripping across…

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88 Fingers Louie returns! (Episode 285)

It’s the return of Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of 88 Fingers Louie as they were getting ready to play at this year’s T1 Fest. 88 Fingers Louie is a…

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The enduring kickassness of Smoking Popes – Episode 284

Car Con Carne favorite (and theme song creator) Josh Caterer returns to the show after Smoking Popes delivered yet another phenomenal show, closing out the first annual T1 Fest at…

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Punk rock vs. Type 1 Diabetes: CapGun Heroes and T1 Fest (Episode 283)

Joe and Jimmy from CapGun Heroes opened Day Two of T1 Fest at the Forge in Joliet, and also happen to be the brains behind the festival. They explain the…

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A live performance before heading to prison: Zombie Schoolboy at the Old Joliet Prison (Episode 282)

Craig and Billy of Zombie Schoolboy joined me outside the gates of the Old Joliet Prison for a podcast in the “bad” part of Joliet. They played an acoustic version…

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He plays in all the bands and eats all the BBQ. Jason Narducy: From Verboten to Split Single (and all points in between) – Episode 281

Jason Narducy (Bob Mould, Split Single, Superchunk, Verbow, Verboten, Jason and Alison, so much more) met me for conversation and THE MOTHERLOAD at City Barbeque in Park Ridge (123 N…

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Episode 280 – The Mizzerables are only here for the boos (recorded at 13th Floor Haunted House)

It’s spooky season on Car Con Carne, and this episode finds the podcast at 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park. Joining me for the experience is the Mizzerables (Joe…