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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…

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TV pilot rehearsal with 101 WKQX’s Lauren O’Neil (Episode 62)

Welcome to a truly behind-the-scenes episode. Car Con Carne is shooting a TV pilot this summer; a for-real, I’m-not-kidding, television show, produced by some of the most talented TV people…

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My Dinner with Mancow (Part Two) (Episode 61 1/2)

This episode picks up where the last one left off, as Mancow and I eat hot dogs in the parking lot of Irving’s in Wilmette. The eating-and-talking-in-a-car concept may not…

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‘I am my own worst nightmare’: WLUP’s Tim Virgin sits shotgun (Episode 57)

I’ve known and adored fellow radio personality Tim Virgin for a very long time. For this week’s show, Tim met me at Herm’s Palace, a long-standing hot dog joint in…

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Are we doing this wrong? Should we be having mojitos? (Episode 56)

This episode has it all: A daring escape from Cuba! A daring yoga escape! An escape from typical mall food! Chicago’s broadcasting power couple, Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano, join…