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Fig Dish is back (PREMIERE)

Summary 90s Chicago alt rock band Fig Dish returns with first new music in over 27 years. New album, Feels Like the Very First Two Times, releases on 9/6/24 on Forge Again. Preorders available now. Live show: GMan 9/6, tickets on…

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The Car Con Carne shop is now open!

Show your support for Car Con Carne with a hoodie, t-shirt, trucker hat or tote bag! More products coming very soon. CAR CON CARNE MERCH

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Finalist – 2023 Peter Lisagor Awards

Car Con Carne is honored to be a finalist in the Chicago Headline Club’s 2023 Peter Lisagor Awards in the category of Best Arts and Entertainment Reporting (AUDIO). It’s a thrill to mentioned alongside WGN (Bob Sirott) and WBEZ.  

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Best of Chicago 2023 – Car Con Carne

Thank you for your ongoing support of Car Con Carne. I’m proud to share that Car Can Carne was named “Best Music Podcast” in the Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago” survey for 2023. I appreciate you, and never take…

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Q101 Podqasts

Announced this morning: Car Con Carne is officially part of the Q101 Podqast Family. I’m thrilled to again be associated with the radio station that launched my media career, and excited that they’re all-in for a digital future. Looking forward…

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Car Con Carne is nominated for “Best Music Podcast” in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2023” poll, and I’d love your help! You can vote by clicking through to the direct CCC entry here: If you want to copy and…

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Best Music Podcast – Best of Chicago 2022

The Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2022” issue is out, and Car Con Carne took First Place in the “Best Music Podcast” category. Over 800 episodes in, I’m really proud of the work I do on the show … especially as…

Posted in Announcements Episode 800

Episode 800 trailer

Here’s a preview of Episode 800, debuting as an audio and video episode on 12/12/22. For this anniversary episode, I’m featuring 10 memorable moments from the almost-nine years of the show. I intentionally don’t refer to the moments as the…

Posted in Announcements Episode 800

Episode 800 is coming: Sponsor one of the “top ten” moments!

I’ve been thinking for a while about what to do for Episode 800 (landing early December, 2022). Since Car Con Carne has been rolling for close to ten years, I thought I’d use the anniversary moment to take inventory of…

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