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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…

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From playing with Johnny Rotten and Killing Joke to eating Italian beef in a Mazda: Martin Atkins (Episode 52)

Martin Atkins played with Johnny Rotten/Lydon in Public Image, Ltd. He was a member of Killing Joke. He created the industrial rock supergroup Pigface (now celebrating its 25-year anniversary). He’s played with Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He’s written indispensable…