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Marina City talks about the WKQX Piqniq and Next2Rock while devouring City BBQ’s menu (Episode 164)

Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in…

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‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ 2018 (Episode 158)

For this year’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” (April 26), I’m joined by my 11-year-old daughter, Fiona, for a trip to Grecian Kitchen (3938 Dempster Street in…

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Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language does amazing in-car performance, eats tacos (Episode 150)

Indie-pop Chicago band Like Language (Matthew Murray & Kristen Donnelly) joins me for tacos from the always-excellent Pueblo Nuevo in Portage Park (4342 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634). The…

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What do U.S. presidents, Jerry Seinfeld and Car Con Carne have in common? Manny’s Deli in Chicago. (Episode 147)

Manny’s Deli (1141 S. Jefferson) is on a short list of legit, honest-to-goodness, Chicago food institutions. A classic deli operation that’s been running since the end of World War II,…

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Tacos in a Bag eaten by creator of death metal’s most evil album covers: Dinner with Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr (Episode 146)

Illustrator and artist of countless death metal album covers, Matt “Putrid” Carr, joins me for Taco in a Bag (4603  N. Lincoln Avenue). Special thanks to Taco in a Bag owner…

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‘Two shady looking-fellas; must be comics’ – Team Us Comedy’s Vik and Tyler eat tacos (Episode 144)

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba’s Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored…

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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…

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The War on Peace joins me for CAR CON CARNAGE at a haunted house (Episode 131)

I’m joined by the members of Chicago band The War on Peace for a podcast recorded in October outside the House of Torment haunted house in Morton Grove. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/War_on_Peace_-_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 They…

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Reverend Horton Heat becomes Reverend Horton Eat – Jim Heath and I chow down on Billy Goat burgers (Episode 129)

Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan – Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. This…

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Unboxing a ‘mystery bag of food’ with pro wrestler Jay Bradley (Episode 128)

(CAR CON CARNE PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE) My new best friend, pro wrestler Jay Bradley (TNA, WWE, OVW, AAW, Resistance Pro, etc.) piledrives his way into the passenger seat for…