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Episode 278 – The Chicago mixtape (crossover episode with Make Us a Mixtape)

This week, Car Con Carne crosses over with the “Make Us a Mixtape” podcast, hosted by comedians Paul Faravhar and Marty DeRosa. The premise is simple: Their weekly guest makes…

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Sex, drugs and rock and roll done the Chicago way: Author Steve Silver at La Humita (Episode 204)

Chicago stories told by a guy who’s seen and done it all

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Naked Raygun’s Jeff Pezzati: A Chicago music icon (Episode 182)

Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.

Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.