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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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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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Chicago venue roundtable on weathering COVID-19: CIVL action (Episode 348)

Chicago venue owners Katie Tuten (Hideout), Chris Bauman (Patio Theater, Avondale Music Hall), Robert Gomez (SubT, Beat Kitchen) and Cole Brice (Cole’s Bar) join me to talk about CIVL (Chicago…

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101 WKQX DJs Tim Virgin and Jon Manley talk COVID-19 on Quarantine Con Carne (Episode 320)

Catching up with my friends/101 WKQX afternoon and night DJs Tim Virgin and Jon Manley!

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Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier on radio’s past, present and future (Episode 235)

Radio Hall of Fame member Garry Meier jumps in the Mazda CX-9 on the eve of his weeklong fill-in doing mornings on WLS-AM 890.

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Nocturna Transmission: Goth DJ Scary Lady Sarah eats vegan food from Upton’s Breakroom (Episode 211)

The victims have been bled /
Red velvet lines the black box

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The reunion Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath helped will into reality: Welcome back, Sidekick Kato (Episode 192)

“The punk kids didn’t like us very much… and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff… we were like ‘fart and dick joke’ guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere.”

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Presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston

Car Con Carne is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston! I bought my last two cars there, and can’t say enough about the Autobarn’s approachable…

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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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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…