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KrashKarma: Live performance and interview over Chicago deep dish pizza (Episode 152)

This week, it’s an in-car performance and interview with KrashKarma (Ralf Dietel-singer/guitarist, Niki Skistimas-drums/vocals)! In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we find ourselves at local favorite The Art of Pizza (3033…

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Getting the Led out: Led Zeppelin 2 at Nighthawk (Episode 151)

Bruce and Paul (Plant and Page), of world-class Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zeppelin 2, join me for a special show recorded inside Nighthawk Coffee Bar and Tavern (4744 N….

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Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos (Episode 150)

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The…

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The essential Chicago condiment collection

Wait… they ship this to your house?

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From living out of a Jeep to a role on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’: Actor Mickey O’Sullivan (Episode 149)

Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan jumps in the car for diner food from his favorite place, The Golden Apple (2971 N. Lincoln). I was lucky to steal time with Mickey, he’s super busy…

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Baconfest: Saluting ’10 years of the greatest pork geniuses in Chicago’ with Paulie Gee’s (Episode 148)

Baconfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and co-founder Seth Zurer jumps in the Mazda 3 to talk about this year’s event. Joining us is Derrick Tung, owner of…

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Buy this guest’s stuff: Mickey O’Sullivan on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’

I’m recording with Chicago actor Mickey O’Sullivan later this week. He plays “Chef Dan” on the compelling and buzzworthy new Showtime series “The Chi.” Check him out in the pilot…

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What do U.S. presidents, Jerry Seinfeld and Car Con Carne have in common? Manny’s Deli in Chicago. (Episode 147)

Manny’s Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that’s been running since the end of World War II,…

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Buy this guest’s stuff: Natalie Slater’s ‘Bake and Destroy’

Natalie Slater talked vegan food, wrestling and entrepreneurship on this episode. Check out her cookbook, available on Kindle (click the image below)!    

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Tacos in a Bag eaten by creator of death metal’s most evil album covers: Dinner with Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr (Episode 146)

Illustrator and artist of countless death metal album covers, Matt “Putrid” Carr, joins me for Taco in a Bag (4603  N. Lincoln Avenue). Special thanks to Taco in a Bag owner…