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El Famous is back, and they’ve never sounded better (Episode 296)

Chicago band El Famous talks about their history, the new album Cycles and more before the MS Sucks benefit at Bottom Lounge! This episode is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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Chicago band Park and Main talks outside Bottom Lounge (Episode 295)

Park and Main (formerly Oceans Over Airplanes) jumps in the car before performing the opening set at the first “MS Sucks” charity event, held at Bottom Lounge. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C & H Financial Services!

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All aboard Transit Tees – Talking Chicago retail while eating food from the Delta (Episode 294)

Tim and Tom from Transit Tees (locations in Wicker Park and Andersonville) join me to talk about their successful, unique, and Chicago-centric retail operation. To help fuel the conversation, we’re eating food from The Delta in Wicker Park! Car Con…

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Country star Emma White carves her own path in music industry: Conversation outside Haymarket Pub & Brewery (Episode 293)

Just two years ago, Rolling Stone named Emma White one of “10 New Country Stars to Watch.” Now she’s in my car with burgers from Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). I love everything about Haymarket. Great food. Great…

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Alice Cooper and Beasto Blanco, through the eyes of bass titan Chuck Garric (Episode 292)

Chuck Garric (bass, Alice Cooper / frontman and guitar, Beasto Blanco) returns to Car Con Carne before an Alice Cooper gig at the Genessee in Waukegan. Discussed this week: Why do punk bands have the best names? Cannibalism! Chuck: Beast…

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‘There’s not a moment in my life that I’m not living with this’ – Lucky Boys Confusion’s Stubhy on MS (Episode 291)

Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav (Lucky Boys Confusion) and Brad Chagdes (Hoodie Life) join Car Con Carne this week to discuss Stubhy’s recent MS diagnosis and the upcoming benefit event, “MS SUCKS.” (Side note: I’m emceeing the event!) Thanks to our friends…

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Death by cocktail sauce with Local H and Liar’s Club (Episode 290)

Local H – Liar’s Club Saturday 11/23/19
16th Annual KT’s Kids benefit – 12/8/19 at Liar’s Club

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Blood People unbox their namesake burger at Good Measure (Episode 289)

Blood People are back on the podcast after a couple years away! We recorded at the fantastic River North restaurant Good Measure (226 W. Chicago Avenue), and Chef Matt joined us for the show! We sampled the limited-time-only Blood People…

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‘You are destined to experience most things bewildered and alone’: ‘OddBox’ creator Steve Gadlin (Episode 288)

Entrepreneur Steve Gadlin (I Want to Draw a Cat for You, Raccoon Penis Bones, Two-Film t-shirt, OddBox) joins me this week for pierogi in Chicago’s Loop area. It’s been a bit… the last time Steve was on the show was…

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Meet my new best friends, The Reaganomics (Episode 287)

I talked trickle down theory and supply side economics with the Reaganomics. JK, we talked about punk rock and scary movies. This episode is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.