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Shoes next: The history of ‘signature shoes’ with author Ryan Trembath (Episode 522)

As I type this, my feet are resting comfortably in a pair of Jack Purcells. The history of “signature shoes” goes way back, and to walk us through that history is Ryan Trembath, author of “Signature Shoes: The Athletes Who…

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Chicago dining in 2020: Fooditor’s Mike Gebert (Episode 521)

2020 wasn’t the year any restaurant owner would have chosen for their business. Fooditor’s Mike Gebert makes his annual Car Con Carne visit to recap the past year in Chicago dining and to chat about his recently-published “Fooditor 33: Chicago’s…

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Rock star brings music and light to war-ravaged countries: Lanny Cordola (Episode 520)

After many years making music for national-level bands like The House of Lords, Giuffria and Jesse and the Rippers (Full House), Lanny Cordola now devotes his days to teaching the guitar to kids in war-torn countries. Lanny joins me tonight…

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Wine, Andersonville and community: A visit with Lindsey Anderson-Perez of Uvae (Episode 519)

Christmas is 10 days away. Log off Amazon and shop local! Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar is hosting a holiday pop-up retail market that features premade gift baskets as well as DIY “gift baskets” you can create with products from…

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AWOLNATION/Distillers tour manager launches skateboard company (Episode 518)

Finless Skateboard Co. is in the home stretch of its Kickstarter campaign to produce eco-friendly decks with vintage feels and a modern twist. Dan McKay is a tour manager for bands like Cypress Hill and the Distillers. When the pandemic…

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Baseball and rock come together in ‘Baseball Furies’ documentary (Episode 517)

The Venn diagram of baseball and rock has a lot more intersections than you may realize. Joining me tonight is Jason Dummeldinger, director of the forthcoming documentary “Baseball Furies,” a movie that explores the relationship between America’s pastime and rock.

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See Christmas movie classics & creepy lesser-known flicks at the Rock Island Public House drive-in (Episode 516)

Santa Claus vs. the Devil. Silent Night Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker. DIE HARD. All are showing on Rock Island Public House’s totally awesome DIY drive-in screen. Mike Vanderbilt from RIPH is back on to talk about the upcoming film…

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Friday Pilots Club looks to the future (and better in gold) – Episode 515

Caleb and Drew from Friday Pilots Club return to Car Con Carne just as their single, “Look Better In Gold” is blowing up! Keep an eye on this band… 2021 will be their year.

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KTs Kids preview with Liar’s Club, Local H and Katie Augustyn (Episode 514)

The virtual telethon for KT’s Kids is happening Sunday! This is the 17th annual Holiday Fundraiser, and Car Con Carne wants it to be a huge success! Joining me tonight are the Liar’s Club team putting it on (Herb Rosen…

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The smells of Chicago come alive in candle form at Beverly Dry Goods (Episode 513)

I love candles. If you watch the FB Live broadcasts, 9 times out of 10 there’s a candle lit behind me. Imagine my excitement when I learned of Beverly Dry Goods on the South Side, selling candles with fragrances like…