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Letdown joins us for hot dogs as we RETURN TO THE CAR! (Episode 614)

Letdown is the next band to break big out of Chicago. Half a million TikTok users can’t be wrong… Blake Coddington of Letdown returns to Car Con Carne just as the podcast makes its return to recording in the car!…

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Hot Doug talks about life after Hot Doug’s (Episode 495)

Legendary Chicago restaurateur and sausage man Hot Doug returns to the show to talk about the future of his meat, life after Hot Doug’s, his new-ish podcast, Taylor Swift and the pandemic’s impact on independent restaurant owners. “There are no…

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Reviewing 50 Chicago hot dog joints in 50 days: Author Dennis Foley (Episode 448)

I chatted tonight with author Dennis Foley about his new book, “No Ketchup Chicago’s Top 50 Hot Dogs and The Stories Behind Them!” This episode is so authentically Chicago, it called me “jagoff” after I clicked “save.” Car Con Carne…

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Episode 300! Rockford band Yes Factory debuts two new songs live!

Live in-car performance! Superdawg hot dogs!

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Video – Yes Factory plays two songs in the car

Yes Factory made the trip down 90 from Rockford to play live and chat outside Superdawg!

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Greetings from the ‘swingers capital of the midwest’: Hear the Darling Suns play live! (Episode 247)

Chicago indie band the Darling Suns (Robert, Lindsey, John and Charlie) joined the show this week for for a live performance of their fantastic song “Raspberry Homecoming” (from “Midnight Feelings”) and hot dogs from Johnny’s Red Hot Hots in Naperville….

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Listen to a live musical preview of ‘Take Me’ with Jon Langford and actors Nicole Bloomsmith and Carmine Grisolia (Episode 227)

“Take Me” debuts at the Strawdog Theatre Company on May 20. Co-created by the team of Mark Guarino and Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons, lots of amazing things), “Take Me” is “a comic fantasia about searching the vast universe for answers when all along they may be found inside.”

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From rabbits in hats to rabbits in sausage: Chicago Magic Lounge at Hot ‘G’ Dog (Episode 209)

Close-up magic done by one of the best, while eating gourmet sausage in a Mazda CX-9!

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Hard-working, super-talented Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan eats Byron’s hot dogs, talks movies/TV (Episode 207)

“Chef Dan” from “The Chi” returns to eat Chicago dogs from Byron’s!

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Must-hear live performance & conversation with the Inventors (Episode 198)

Meet the Inventors, and be prepared to be blown away by their in-car performance!