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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…

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Comedian Hari Rao talks about comedy during COVID-19 (Episode 418)

Chicago comic Hari Rao joins me from his bunker to talk about making his way through the comedy scene here and how he’s been killing time during the pandemic. We…

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Happy National Scotch Day! I’m celebrating with Kevin from Glenfiddich! (Episode 417)

It’s National Scotch Day! Kevin Canchola from Glenfiddich is joining me to talk about the Chicago hospitality scene, and about how to properly celebrate National Scotch Day. Car Con Carne…

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Award-winning comic artist Dan Dougherty rocks on solo music release (Episode 416)

Award-winning comic book, newspaper strip and children’s book writer/illustrator, Dan Dougherty joins me tonight. Besides his highly-relatable work on “Beardo” and his supernatural “Touching Evil,” Dan’s a stellar musician. His…

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Behind the new horror film ‘1BR’: David Marmour, Alok MIshra and Naomi Grossman (Episode 415)

I absolutely loved “1BR,” a new horror movie written/directed by David Marmor (on VOD now). Joining me for a chat about the movie are David Marmor, producer Alok Mishra and…