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Jim DeRogatis takes on R. Kelly while Vortis takes on greasy tacos (Episode 220)

The band Vortis jumps in my car, and I spend some extra time talking with music journalist friend Jim DeRogatis about the R. Kelly story he broke

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‘(Chicago fans) would know the arcane stuff’ – Music legend Robyn Hitchcock (Episode 219)

The legendary Robyn Hitchcock talks about his music, career and that time he was in a “dislocated state”

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Episode 218 – Bummed Out in good spirits as they eat pizza in Franklin Park

Chicago area band Bummed Out jumps in the car for pizza and a performance!

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Record-making and taco-eating in Chicago: Smashed Plastic (Episode 217)

Chicago has its own record-pressing plant… and it’s awesome!

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R.I.P. Dick Dale (Car Con Carne extra)

Revisiting an archival Dick Dale interview

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Episode 216 – The 4th annual Baconfest preview, with Logan Square restaurant Twain and Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer

BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON

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Three bands. Two Brothers Roundhouse. One podcast. (Episode 215)

Three different artists perform live in the car after talking and eating off the fantastic menu at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora!

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Brothels, Chuck Berry and listener-dating: Author David Himmel is ‘The Last DJ’ (Episode 214)

Author David Himmel joins me for tacos from Turbo Taco (2050 N. Milwaukee). We talk at length about the radio business and Himmel’s excellent radio memoir, “The Last DJ: The…

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Episode 213 – Two Chicago classics: AM Taxi and Lou Malnati’s (LIVE AM TAXI PERFORMANCE)

Excellent Chicago band. Iconic Chicago pizza.

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Episode 212: I wanna die with my friends (and beer from Blue Island Beer Company) – Tall Doug and BIBC

Another in-car performance! Another killer Chicago area craft brewery!