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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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What’s in a name? Bad Bad Meow play live (Episode 99)

Chicago band Bad Bad Meow met me at Jimmy’s Red Hots (4000 W. Grand) for old school Chicago dogs and fries. We talk about the band’s history, that questionable band…

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‘Pace yourself, or you’ll die’: Baconfest preview with Honey Butter Fried Chicken’s Christine Cikowski (Episode 98)

Baconfest founder Seth Zurer returns for Car Con Carne’s annual preview of Baconfest 2017 (March 31 & April 1 at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt). You need to go,…

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Radio chameleon Abe Kanan: ‘on the same page with eating disgusting foods’ (Episode 97)

(This episode contains adult language that may not be appropriate for non-adults and/or hypersensitive people.) I’m joined this week by the very funny Abe Kanan, who can be heard every…

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A blazing performance from Chicago’s Blood People (and a food challenge) (Episode 96)

OH MY GOD, this episode was fun to do. I’m joined by 3/4 of Blood People (Aly, Mickey and Jeff) for tacos at the much-celebrated L’ Patron (3749 W Fullerton Ave,…

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Testing Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa with ManBQue’s John Carruthers (Episode 95)

This week, I’m joined by John Carruthers, co-founder of meat social club ManBQue (manbque.com) and co-author of two must-own ManBQue cookbooks. We take a trip to a northwest side Taco…

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From Billy Corgan and wrestling to burger carnage in a Mazda: Musician Sheri Shaw (Episode 94)

This week, it’s wrestling talk with wrestling entrance theme-writer Sheri Shaw at wrestling-themed restaurant The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/303992684-carconcarne-ccc-sheri-shaw-squared-circle-final.m4a DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher The food was…

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Fooditor’s Mike Gebert reveals ‘One of the top 3 dishes in Chicago’ (Episode 93)

Mike Gebert, author of “The Fooditor 99: Where To Eat (And What To Eat There) in Chicago” jumps in the Mazda 3 to create audio food porn. We visit Khan…

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‘It’s like the kindest prison yard you’ve ever been to’: AAW wrestling with Dr. Keith Lipinski (Episode 92)

In advance of the AAW Wrestling “Unstoppable” event (December 30 at 115 Bourbon Street: 3359 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL), AAW Producer Keith Lipinski jumps in the car to…

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Chicago blues from the west side clubs to Conan O’Brien: Li’l Ed Williams (Episode 91)

Chicago blues treasure Li’l Ed Williams (Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials) jumps in my car for a burger, as well as conversation about the blues and his career. Before…