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Ghost stories and chocolate & Scotch pairings: Glenrothes (Episode 474)

Is the Glenrothes distillery in Scotland haunted? The ghost of Glenrothes continues to float around conversations about the distillery, and Edrington market manager Sri Rao is here today to explain….

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‘Sound Opinions’ hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis (Episode 473)

Music journalism simply doesn’t get any better than Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. In the time I took to type this, the Chicago-based rock critics/authors/“Sound Opinions” hosts have forgotten more…

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Punk attitude from the star chamber: Mystery Actions (Episode 472)

Punk rock lives on Car Con Carne: The ladies of Mystery Actions return to Car Con Carne for their first visit since 2016. Lots has been happening since then, and…

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The future looks bright: Teen band Neptunes Core (Episode 471)

Meet Neptunes Core. They’re younger than you (by a lot), and already an accomplished local band. The two pairs of sisters that make up the band join me tonight to…

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Scenes from the pandemic: Author Bill Hayes (Episode 470)

It’s been a helluva year so far. Writer Bill Hayes captured the emotions, sights and tone of the first few months of living during a pandemic in his excellent and…

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Skateboarding royalty Manny Santiago previews The Downtown Open SKATE Championship (Episode 469)

One of the best skateboarders anywhere, Manny Santiago, joins me tonight! He’s here in advance of competing tomorrow night in the Downtown Open SKATE Championship (which will be streamed live…

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Blues on a Monday: Dave Specter and Billy Branch (Episode 468)

Internationally acclaimed bluesman Dave Specter and blues harp icon Billy Branch join me tonight to talk about their recent collaboration (“The Ballad of George Floyd”), blues history (Willie Dixon, Little…

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“I love you, and you’ll learn to love me, too” – The Honeymoon Phase (Episode 467)

October is the month when it’s imperative to watch every horror movie possible. Start today by checking out the newly-released film “The Honeymoon Phase,” a thriller that offers an unsettling…

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New music releases previewed with Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) -Episode 466

Music curation is a lost art. It’s hard to cut through the crap and find stuff worth listening to. My friend Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) has evolved into a…

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Band to know: The Head of a Girl (Episode 465)

Tonight’s guest is RIYL artists like NIN, Portishead, Depeche Mode and Peter Gabriel. The music of The Head of a Girl is haunted. It’s haunting. It’s atmospheric and designed to…