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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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Kansas lead singer Ronnie Platt talks band history and ‘The Absence of Presence’ (Episode 410)

Kansas history from 1974-the new album out tomorrow (“The Absence of Presence”) with Chicago native/Kansas frontman Ronnie Platt

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KOVAL Distillery is a groundbreaking Chicago treasure (Episode 399)

The north side is home to the much-awarded, much-beloved KOVAL Distillery. KOVAL President Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart talked with me tonight about getting the distillery off the ground, getting into the…

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Alive Rescue founder Kristen Gerali (Episode 356/Animal Week)

Animal Week continues on Car Con Carne, and for this episode, I chatted with Alive Rescue founder Kristen Gerali and her adorable dog Baguette.

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Vegan cooking demo with Plant-based TV chef and online show host Elysabeth Alfano (Episode 329)

Elysabeth Alfano, mult-platform vegan personality, joins me for a live demo on how to make vegan Italian beef. Want to try it at home? Click here. Car Con Carne is…

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International Whiskey Day with Aberlour’s Callum O’Donnell (Episode 327)

Aberlour brand ambassador Callum O’Donnell joins me on International Whiskey Day. We talk about scotch, Aberlour and international whiskey preferences. Then he shows us how to make the best-looking whiskey…

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Avantist guitarist unveils new solo project while sheltering-at-home (Episode 324)

David Arias, guitarist for Chicago post-rockers Avantist, joins me from his sheltering-at-home evening to do a live performance of his new solo project, Troigo (“Salud”). It’s super cool, and… bonus!…

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Burgers! Metal! It’s a Kuma’s Fest preview with The Atlas Moth (Episode 308)

Defining The Atlas Moth’s sound is like “nailing Jell-O to a wall.”

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SIAMÉS does their first U.S. interview inside a car (Episode 305)

Get this band on your radar!

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Zero-proof whiskey and gin: ‘We literally cannot make this fast enough for demand’ (Marcus Sakey of Ritual Zero Proof) – Episode 304

I’m not drunk… YOU’RE DRUNK.