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Best of Media Guests, Volume One (Episode 181)

This week, it’s a look back at some of Car Con Carne’s best media guests. And yes, there have been plenty of them through the years… which is why this is only Volume One.

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Chicago band The Giving Moon is given encased meats (Episode 180)

Chicago indie band the Giving Moon joins me this week for encased meets from Jr’s Red Hots (2345 W. Armitage).

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The awkward ‘bro hugs’ that will forever define our relationship: Smoking Popes at 350 Fest (Episode 178)

Maybe my favorite Smoking Popes interview in 25 years…

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‘Waiting for that career-ending F-bomb’: Catching up with Tony from MEST at 350 Fest (Episode 179)

In this episode, I sit down with Tony Lovato of Mest in the parking lot of this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.

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Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts: From Villa Park to the Grammys and Tonys (Episode 177)

Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts joined me for a long overdue catchup. And for this episode, we went for burritos at Los Burritos #2 in his old stomping grounds of Villa Park.

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Descendents eat tacos in a Mazda at 350 Fest (Episode 176)

This week, I’m joined by 50% of Descendents (Stephen and Bill) outside this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.

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Moon is full… of tacos. Moon does first-ever acoustic performance, in my Mazda! (Episode 175)

The men of the amazing Chicago band Moon (Shen, David and Chris) jumped in the car for tacos at “Jolly Science;” or, more accurately, Taco El Jalisciense (2859 W Chicago Ave).

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Aiwa Arc-1: The official headphones of Car Con Carne

Your search for the perfect Bluetooth headphones is over. I think I’ve only taken my new Arc-1s off to shower since I first unboxed them. Unbelievable sound, solidly-made, light to…

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The difficult-to-describe, coming-through-in-the-clutch, Chicago band Midwave eats hot dogs (Episode 174)

Kyle and Brandon of Chicago band (and Chicago #next2rock finalist) Midwave join me at Budacki’s Drive In (4739 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) for hot dogs and conversation. PRESENTED…

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Chicago band Parker ignores the smell of I-94 to perform live in the Mazda 3 (Episode 173)

Up-and-coming Chicago band Parker (Devin, Trevor, Patrick) jumps in the Mazda 3 outside the iconic Chicago hot dog stand Jim’s Original (1250 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60607). PRESENTED BY…