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‘I’m drunk on meat’ – KQX Morning Crew co-host Brian and I take on a 7-pound food challenge (Episode 206)

Two men. Seven pounds of meat. Dizziness and bliss were equal parts of the experience.

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Best of Media Guests, Volume One (Episode 181)

This week, it’s a look back at some of Car Con Carne’s best media guests. And yes, there have been plenty of them through the years… which is why this is only Volume One.

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‘Abe doesn’t deserve to eat here’ – Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy at the phenomenal Chicago Culinary Kitchen (Episode 170)

This is a glorious episode, as returning guests/friends Abe Kanan and Dan “Bass” Levy meet me at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) to try the…

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It’s a slippery slope… and cooooo. Former WLUP-ers Abe Kanan and Al Roker, Jr. at Calumet Fisheries (Episode 155)

For this episode, we visit a long-running south side Chicago institution: Calumet Fisheries (3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617). I’m joined by my (recently) former WLUP co-workers, Al Roker,…

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Tinder disasters, radio stories and cheeseburger revelations: WLUP’s Lyndsey Marie (Episode 102)

I’m joined by cheeseburger enthusiast/WLUP co-worker Lyndsey Marie for a trip to Little Bad Wolf (1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660). Lyndsey takes her burgers seriously, which is…

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Meatless for Mars: Radio talk and vegan food with veteran DJ Johnny Mars (Episode 89)

Legendary Chicago radio DJ Johnny Mars (WXRT) jumps in the car for a (gasp) vegetarian meal at Amitabul (6207 N Milwaukee Ave). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/295606883-carconcarne-meatless-for-mars-radio-talk.mp3 DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher We…

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The smarmy side and high points of modeling: Loop Rock Girl April Rose (Episode 84)

“Am I allowed to eat while we’re doing this?” “That’s kinda the thing.” Model and radio/TV star April Rose jumped in the Mazda 3 while Game 2 of the NLCS…

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‘The full Beverly experience’ given by ‘media gadfly’ Scott Smith (Episode 68)

“Media gadfly” Scott Smith (@ourmaninchicago) greeted me at the Original Rainbow Cone on S. Western Avenue with a bag of burgers from nearby Top Notch Burgers. He wanted to make…

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Why take on online harassment? Amy Guth: ‘Someone’s got to do this. Why not me?’ (Episode 66)

I’ve had this one “in the can” for a while, waiting to launch it simultaneously with Yak Channel. My timing was a little off. Okay, a lot off. Regarding online…

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How a video went viral: Sherman from 101 WKQX sits shotgun (Episode 64)

Mere hours after colleague Sherman (101 WKQX) posted a video of the Goodman Theatre sign in flames that went viral, he sat shotgun for Car Con Carne. This episode finds…