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Hockey star Brent Sopel dedicates post-NHL career to helping kids struggling with dyslexia (Episode 428)

Ex-Blackhawk Brent Sopel’s been through hell and has dedicated his post-hockey career to helping people who are struggling with dyslexia. We had a brutally honest chat tonight about his struggles…

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Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz talks about his career in music (Episode 427)

Modern music wouldn’t be the same without the groundbreaking contributions of Talking Heads. Chris Frantz joins me to talk about his new book, ‘Remain in Love,” a memoir of his…

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‘Bombs Away’ with Chicago ‘party punks’ the Run Around (Episode 426)

The members of the Run Around came on Car Con Carne tonight to talk about their new EP (“Bombs Away”), their history, making the “Bombs Away” video in an armory,…

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Cold Beaches’ new album ‘Drifter’ is the right release for right now (Episode 425)

“Drifter,” the new album from Cold Beaches, is a welcome release in our time of isolation, uncertainty and stress. Sophia Nadia / Cold Beaches joins me tonight on Car Con…

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12 hours after downtown Chicago was looted: Reporter Bob Chiarito (Episode 424)

Chaos, violence and fear: That’s how Chicago woke up this morning. Reporter Bob Chariato was on the scene, covering the events for Block Club Chicago. He joins me tonight on…

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Checking in with Broken Robots on new music and quarantine advice for struggling addicts-in-recovery (Episode 423)

Do you like happy endings? Kat and Tony of Broken Robots were at absolute rock bottom a few years ago. Today, their band continues to garner local attention and Kat…

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Beer made by nerds for nerds: Empirical Brewery with Eric Oren (Episode 422)

You deserve a beer. You’ve earned it. On that note, why not make it a New Style Community Lager from Empirical? Eric Oren of the “nerd brewery” joins me tonight…

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The story of German-born Jews fighting the Nazis: Documentarian Steve Karras (Episode 421)

The story of German-born Jews fighting against the Nazis is told in the documentary “About Face: The Story of the Jewish Refugee Soldiers of World War Two.” Director Steve Karras…

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The Webstirs debut new song, hang out on Car Con Carne! (Episode 420)

Everything’s coming up Webstirs… the new video for “Fiction” just premiered on CarConCarne.com, and the band (along with super producer Matt Allison) is here for a live #quarantineconcarne chat! Car…

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It’s a Car Con Carne homecoming for original co-host Mike Bratton (Episode 419)

Many years ago, Car Con Carne was a very different podcast. It was then a co-hosted venture between myself (JVO) and longtime friend Mike Bratton. He bowed out in 2015…