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‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell (Episode 137)

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 AmigosĀ 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to…

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Public restroom talk over steak sandwiches: Ricobene’s with Abe Kanan, Bass and Tim Virgin (Episode 136)

This week, I’m joined by my very funny colleagues Abe Kanan (WLUP-FM, Abe Kanan on Hold), Tim Virgin (WLUP-FM) and Bass (WLS-AM). We ate at Chicago’s famous home of the…

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Talking NWA and rock and roll with Sheri Shaw (with special guest Billy Corgan) at Madame Zuzu’s (Episode 135)

I’m joined by iconic rock frontman/alternative rock figurehead Billy Corgan and musician/composer/returning guest Sheri Shaw (sstaria) for this week’s episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Car_Con_Corgan.mp3 DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE Google Play…

Posted in Irish food Northwest Side

‘Ugly dudes playing ugly music for other ugly dudes’ – Mexican Werewolf (Episode 134)

Rick and Nick from Mexican Werewolf join me for this year’s Thanksgiving episode, recorded at Vaughan’s Pub & Grill (5485 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60630). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Mexican_Werewolf.mp3 In this Boost…

Posted in Mexican food Ravenswood tacos

‘She makes music… and hot sauce!’ Chicago musician Xoe Wise (Episode 133)

Chicago musician Xoe Wise met me for tacos at El Nuevo Taco Loco in Ravenswood (translation: The New Crazy Taco!). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/XOE_WISE.mp3 This episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile) finds us talking…

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‘My sausage has gone rogue’ – Johnnie’s Beef with ‘Punk rock doctor’ Daryl Wilson (Episode 132)

This week, “punk rock doctor” Daryl Wilson joins me for a beef and sausage combo from one of the greatest places on earth, Johnnie’s Beef (7500 W North Ave, Elmwood…

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The War on Peace joins me for CAR CON CARNAGE at a haunted house (Episode 131)

I’m joined by the members of Chicago band The War on Peace for a podcast recorded in October outside the House of Torment haunted house in Morton Grove. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/War_on_Peace_-_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 They…

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Reverend Horton Heat becomes Reverend Horton Eat – Jim Heath and I chow down on Billy Goat burgers (Episode 129)

Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan – Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. This…

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‘Dystopian’ Chicago band Replicant eats poutine, talks Cold Waves (Episode 130)

This week, I eat poutine from the Donermen food truck with the members of Replicant. They jumped in the Mazda 3 right after their performance at the annual Cold Waves…

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Unboxing a ‘mystery bag of food’ with pro wrestler Jay Bradley (Episode 128)

(CAR CON CARNE PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE) My new best friend, pro wrestler Jay Bradley (TNA, WWE, OVW, AAW, Resistance Pro, etc.) piledrives his way into the passenger seat for…