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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…

Posted in Episodes Joliet Live performances

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…

Posted in Episodes Halloween pop punk punk rock

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…

Posted in Episodes Halloween

Episode 279 – Deep in the bowels of Hellsgate haunted house with 88 Fingers Louie

This is what Halloween fun is all about!

Posted in Chicago Episodes

Episode 278 – The Chicago mixtape (crossover episode with Make Us a Mixtape)

This week, Car Con Carne crosses over with the “Make Us a Mixtape” podcast, hosted by comedians Paul Faravhar and Marty DeRosa. The premise is simple: Their weekly guest makes…

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Episode 277 – The brothers in the Safes talk family and ‘Winning Combination’ at Haymarket

Frankie and Patrick O’Malley of the Safes join me for a meal at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). Discussed on the show this week: There are 4 O’Malleys…

Posted in Brent Sopel Golf Tournament Chicago Bears Episodes

Episode 276 – Former Chicago Bear Jay McElroy talks about playing for his hometown team

NFL star Jay McElroy talks about playing for the Colts in the 90s and the Bears in the 00s.

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Episode 275-Triple amputee/war hero/Gary Sinise Foundation rep Bryan Anderson

The most inspirational interview you’ll hear this week… Bryan’s a remarkable man.

Posted in Brent Sopel Golf Tournament Chicago White Sox Episodes

Episode 274 – Former “South Side Hit Man” Eric Soderholm talks baseball, spirituality

Former Chicago White Sox Eric Soderholm talks about his days playing for Bill Veeck’s “South Side Hitmen” and the spiritual path his life’s taken since then.