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My picks for the 10 Album Challenge

After seeing endless posts of people nominating friends on social media to take the “10-day album challenge” (post 10 albums that were influential on your life), I decided to post…

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One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue Executive Director Heather Owen (Episode 357/Animal Week)

Animal Week continues on Car Con Carne! My guest for this episode is Heather Owen, Executive Director and Board President of One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue. #woof #bowwow…

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Alive Rescue founder Kristen Gerali (Episode 356/Animal Week)

Animal Week continues on Car Con Carne, and for this episode, I chatted with Alive Rescue founder Kristen Gerali and her adorable dog Baguette.

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Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue founder Carolyn Giannopoulos (Episode 355 / Animal Week)

Animal Week kicks off with Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue president and founder Carolyn Giannopoulos. We talk about public perceptions of pits, what led her to start the rescue, and where…

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Chicago musician Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, Prairie Cartel, Forgotten Species) talks about his battle with COVID-19 (Episode 354)

Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, Prairie Cartel, Forgotten Species) checks in with Car Con Carne to talk about how he’s been struggling with COVID-19 since mid-March.

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The man whose work’s been heard on Lego Batman, Weezer, CeeLo and Austin & Ally: Oh, Hush (Episode 353)

I knew Oh, Hush back in the early 00s, when he was in the ascendant Chicago band Escape From Earth. The second we lost touch, he became super successful (draw…

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This band is catnip for all men: HUNTSMEN (Episode 352)

just released what is the best concept album of 2020, and we still have 8 months to go. “Mandala of Fear” is a sprawling, 80-minute set of metal that melds…

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Yes Factory checks in from quarantine (Episode 351)

Yes Factory returns to Car Con Carne! It was a full house of Yes Factory members: Brennan Reiter, Ian Zander, Kelen Price-Snowden, Hannah Hovland, Emily Suzanne and Sarah Fischer all…

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There’s no better time than the present to learn the guitar: Fender Guitars’ Mary Keenan (Episode #350)

At my late and tender age, I’m *finally* learning how to play the guitar. To explain the benefits of learning an instrument, I went right to someone who knows the…

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New song alert! Fort Frances debuts ‘From Lake Michigan, With Love’ on Car Con Carne (Episode 349)

David McMillin of Fort Frances returns to Car Con Carne for a fun, informal chat about playing guitar, Ozark, his Lithuanian fanbase and creating while in quarantine. The podcast ends…