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‘A skewed cabaret band of blues, jazz and rockabilly’ – The Claudettes (Episode 906)

Car Con Carne is presented by Alex Ross Art. Visit Alex Ross on YouTube to keep up to date with one of the comics industry’s most important and celebrated creators. The Claudettes return for a Chicago show at Old Town…

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Summer grilling tips from Happy to Meat You’s Scott Fischer (Episode 743)

As I type this, the weather has completely turned around in Chicago and it’s essentially PERFECT SUMMER WEATHER OUT. Which means it’s the time to get that grill firing on all coals. Odds are with it, there are things you…

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The celebrated return of ‘Punk Rock Doc’ Daryl Wilson (Episode 695)

This week marks the return of a Car Con Carne favorite: Dr. Daryl Wilson! Daryl’s the frontman of the long-running Chicago punk institution the Bollweevils (new album out next year!). Dr. Daryl is also a real doctor, so we get…

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Music treasure Ike Reilly looks to the future, talks about remarkable past (Episode 694)

My guest this week is Ike Reilly, a man whose voice, lyrics and songs are entirely unique, original and unforgettable. We talked at length about his musically interesting and wide-spanning new album, “Because the Angels.” We also talk about Ike’s…

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Plain White Tom: The man behind Plain White Ts, Million Miler and Humans Were Here (Episode 693)

Tom Higgenson of Plain White Ts/Million Miler is one of my favorite guests. He’s a mega-talented guy with an enviable list of accomplishments (Grammy & Tony nominee, VMA nominee, Teen Choice winner), but he’s still the humble, hard-working, midwestern guy…

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KT’s Kids benefit preview with Scott Lucas, Herb Rosen & KT Augustyn (Episode 691)

I’m inspired by the work KT’s Kids does to help children who desperately need it. This Sunday night, Liar’s Club plays host to the KT’s Kids Toy Drive Fundraiser. Joining me to talk about the event are Scott Lucas (Local…

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Bluegrass performance from Coyote Riot and cheesy beefs at Pop’s (Episode 141)

Coyote Riot (pronounced “KEYE-OAT,” not “KEYE-oaty,” like I say throughout the episode) joins me for amazing cheesy beefs from Pop’s (10337 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60655). More amazing, they play a blistering version of “I Was Born to Take…

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‘My sausage has gone rogue’ – Johnnie’s Beef with ‘Punk rock doctor’ Daryl Wilson (Episode 132)

This week, “punk rock doctor” Daryl Wilson joins me for a beef and sausage combo from one of the greatest places on earth, Johnnie’s Beef (7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Daryl’s most famously known as the frontman…

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‘This car is the clean plate club’ – Singer Fiona Grey joins me for sausage at Roma’s (Episode 114)

Household-name-waiting-to-happen pop singer Fiona Grey joins me for an Italian sausage at Roma’s Italian Beef & Sausage (4237 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641). I had the Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage Combo and fries… and holy crap, it was good….

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Zanies, Letterman and Tony the Tiger: Eating beef with comedian Pat McGann (Episode 101)

Comedian Pat McGann meets me at Pop’s in Mt. Greenwood at 10337 S Kedzie Ave, where I have the wettest, dense-est cheesy beef ever. We chat about: *Pat’s two appearances on Letterman *Pat’s starring role alongside Tony the Tiger *The…