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Veil of Maya guitarist Marc Okubo talks new album, Chicago roots (Episode 370)

Veil of Maya just released a new song, “Outsider,” and guitarist/songwriter Marc Okubo joins me for a new episode of Car Con Carne!

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It’s cocktail hour with Lettuce Entertain You’s L. Woods restaurant! (Episode 369)

  Lettuce Entertain You’s Divisional Bar Training Manager Thomas Moore is here to to serve up some easy-to-make-at-home Old Fashioneds and Pineapple Daquiris!   #QuarantineConCarne

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Jazz legend/Chicago icon Ramsey Lewis (Episode 368)

Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis is celebrating his 85th birthday later this month, and he jumped on Car Con Carne to talk about how he’s going to celebrate with his “Saturday…

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Live performance and interview from Hi Ho (Episode 367)

Gillian McGhee from Hi Ho checks in to talk about the band’s history and most recent release, “Desertion,” before grabbing a guitar and playing a jawdropping acoustic version of the…

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SHIM (ex-Sick Puppies) creates artistic blueprint for music’s new future-Episode 366

This was such a fun conversation: Shim (ex-Sick Puppies) joined me for a chat that covered a lot of ground, including AC/DC, shared musical interests, how bands need to reinvent…

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Self-care in a time of collective trauma: A new chat with Hope for the Day (Episode 365)

We’re all still quarantined, and it’s still OK not to be OK. It’s been a while, so I checked back in with Mike Vinopal (Director of Education) and Joel Frieders…

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Confronting racism and extremism with ‘Breaking Hate’ author Christian Picciolini (Episode 364)

Author Christian Picciolini returns to Car Con Carne to talk about his latest book, “Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism.” Discussed in this episode: Why sheltering-at-home creates a…

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The rabbits-foot-luck, discography and Chicago connections of NONPOINT (Episode 363)

Elias and Robb of Nonpoint jumped on Car Con Carne to talk about: The Quarantine Sessions What bands *should* do once touring resumes The importance of community The band’s connection…

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From the Blackhawks to the whiskey barrel: Hockey hall-of-famer/distiller Ed Belfour (Episode 362)

He’s one of hockey’s all time best goaltenders…a hall of famer, an Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup winner. He’s also a world-class distiller of some of the best whiskey…

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Monsters, werewolves, super-heroes and Walter White: A visit with comics creator Steve Ellis (Episode 361)

Comic book creator Steve Ellis joins me to talk about a career that’s included Western werewolves, “Breaking Bad,” the Green Lantern Corps, “The Only Living Boy,” “The Only Living Girl,”…