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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…

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Kali Masi’s Sam Porter talks about new music, old demos and playing Riot Fest (Episode 414)

Chicago band Kali Masi has been a band to watch for the past few years, and Sam Porter talked with Car Con Carne about what’s coming next from the band….

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From ‘Terrifier’ to Marilyn Manson: Guitarist/composer Paul Wiley (Episode 413)

Marilyn Manson guitarist Paul Wiley has deep Chicago roots. He also scored one of my favorite recent horror movies, “Terrifier” (watch it on Netflix!). We’re talking Manson, Paul’s solo project…

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Nick Perri delivers an orgy of psych/blues/funk/rock on new album (Episode 412)

We first heard Nick Perri when he was in Silvertide. Fast forward to today, and his blazing guitar work is front and center in Nick Perri and the Underground Thieves….

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RIP Rick Linus (Repost Mexican Werewolf interview from 11/19/17, Episode 134)

Update: 7/18/20. I just read the sad news on social media of Rick Linus’s passing. I enjoyed the interactions I had with him, and always found him to be a…

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Talking tattoos, rum, punk rock & counterculture with Sailor Jerry Rum’s ‘Gravy’ Thomas (Episode 411)

It’s National Tattoo Day, and there is no spirit more ingrained with the tattooed lifestyle than Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Gravy Thomas, Sailor Jerry “rum rude boy,” is here to…