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Hot Doug is the Alec Baldwin of Car Con Carne (Episode 108)

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE! Hot Doug’s: The Movie is coming, and the guys behind the documentary are fantastically talented old friends of mine, Chris and Nick Markos. Along with the…

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‘I’ve never worried about the guys in Megadeth listening to this’ – Phoenix band Doll Skin eats tacos, talks music (Episode 107)

I love Doll Skin (Sydney Dolezal, Alex Snowden, Nicole Rich, Meghan Herring). They have great music, hooks, harmonies and swagger. It was a pleasure meeting them in Crest Hill before…

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Horror? Sci-Fi? Thriller? ‘Yes’ to all: Talking ‘Chicago Rot’ with writer/star Brant McCrea (Episode 106)

Rejected headline/episode quote: “That guy was masturbating in my dad’s suit.” My guest this week is Brant McCrea, writer and star of the indie horror/sci-fi film Chicago Rot (available for…

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Backseat performance of new Mutts song ‘Tin Foil Hat’ from Mutts’ Mike Maimone (Episode 104)

This week, I’m joined by Mutts main man Mike Maimone (hooray for alliteration). It was Taco Tuesday, so we went to Lindo Michoacan (3148 W Lawrence Ave). Before an exclusive…

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Road trip! Dive restaurants and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (BLOG)

Welcome to Spring Break week. With the schools shuttered until Monday, I gathered up the family for a road trip across the midwest. The destination for Day One was Kalahari…

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Tinder disasters, radio stories and cheeseburger revelations: WLUP’s Lyndsey Marie (Episode 102)

I’m joined by cheeseburger enthusiast/WLUP co-worker Lyndsey Marie for a trip to Little Bad Wolf (1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660). Lyndsey takes her burgers seriously, which is…

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Meatless for Mars: Radio talk and vegan food with veteran DJ Johnny Mars (Episode 89)

Legendary Chicago radio DJ Johnny Mars (WXRT) jumps in the car for a (gasp) vegetarian meal at Amitabul (6207 N Milwaukee Ave). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/295606883-carconcarne-meatless-for-mars-radio-talk.mp3 DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher We…

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Talking music with MTV/radio’s most trusted music voice, Matt Pinfield (Episode 86)

It’s the first-ever Car Con Carne remote broadcast, as the show rolls into San Francisco! Joining me for this episode is no less than Matt Pinfield, the entertainment industry’s most…

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‘We disguise ourselves to protect the identities of our loved ones’ – Magic Sword and hot dogs (Episode 82)

This is a weird, brief and wonderful one: I’m joined at Fatso’s Last Stand by “The Keeper” from electronic band Magic Sword. Magic Sword is a full-blown concept: The band…

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Columbia College alum crushes it at Riot Fest (Live at Riot Fest)

By the time you hear this episode, Jessica Hernandez may already be an international superstar. It sure feels like it’s going to happen soon. The Detroit star turned heads and…