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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…

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‘Kiss my glass!’ Wine Channel TV host uncorks knowledge over pizza (Episode 55)

Wine Channel TV host/sommelier/wine judge Jessica Altieri jumps in the Mazda 3 to eat pizza from Dough Bros in River North and answer some key questions: What’s a good wine…

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Temptation, good and evil discussed over hot dogs with Sandy King Carpenter (Episode 54)

You like conflicts? This episode gives you God vs. the devil! Husband vs. wife! Producer vs. professional wrestler! Movie producer/writer/graphic novel creator Sandy King Carpenter sits shotgun to talk about…

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Ex-skinhead talks about dark past, eats fried shrimp (Episode 53)

Imagine living a life under the mantra “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” Author Christian Picciolini lived that life, rising to the…

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From playing with Johnny Rotten and Killing Joke to eating Italian beef in a Mazda: Martin Atkins (Episode 52)

Martin Atkins played with Johnny Rotten/Lydon in Public Image, Ltd. He was a member of Killing Joke. He created the industrial rock supergroup Pigface (now celebrating its 25-year anniversary). He’s…

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The ‘debauchery sensei of Chicago’ talks ghosts, Chicago rock and charity (Episode 51)

This week’s guests are Herb Rosen (owner of Liar’s Club & musician: Rights of the Accused and Beer Nuts) and Kelly Galassi (bartender/charitable soul). We visit Dante’s Pizza at 2825…

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Planning the death metal version of ‘Thriller’ over tacos: Broken Hope’s Jeremy Wagner (Episode 50)

“Please tell me there’s a napkin in that bag.” “This is going to be a good week to get the interiors washed” Death metal comes to Car Con Carne, as…

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Rise Against bassist Joe Principe shares a pizza in a strip mall lot (Episode 49)

Rise Against’s Joe Principe sits shotgun for a trip to Chicago suburb Downers Grove. We visit Dan’s Pizza, an awesome mom & pop carry-out pizza place tucked into a nondescript…

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Sweating out ‘hot chicken’ with the Budlong’s Jared Leonard (Episode 48)

“Someone’s going to walk by and think we’re having a fight, like Jared said something that hurt my feelings. I’m bawling in here.” What is ‘Nashville Hot’ chicken? In simplest…