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Episode 900 – Sincere Engineer, Plain White Ts, Smoking Popes and Bollweevils at Epic Deli

Welcome to Episode 900, presented by Alex Ross Art. Chicago podcast Car Con Carne celebrates its 900th episode! For this landmark moment, I hosted a roundtable of friends at Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL): Deanna Belos of Sincere…

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Smoking Popes’ Josh Caterer at Chicago Culinary Kitchen (Episode 845)

Old friend/returning hero Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes) joins me for a heart-stopping volume of delicious food from Chicago Culinary Kitchen (2391 N Hicks Rd Palatine, IL 60074). When Josh and I rave about the food in the episode, please know…

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Punk rock vs. COVID-19: Daryl Wilson (Bollweevils), Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) – Episode 315

Josh Caterer, Daryl Wilson and Denis Buckley… all Chicago punk royalty… talk about the impact of COVID-19 and how we can help the music community and service/hospitality industry. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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The enduring kickassness of Smoking Popes – Episode 284

Car Con Carne favorite (and theme song creator) Josh Caterer returns to the show after Smoking Popes delivered yet another phenomenal show, closing out the first annual T1 Fest at the Forge in Joliet. This episode is sponsored by C&H…

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A doctor, a Pope and a surly frontman walk into a car: EPISODE 250 with Smoking Popes, Bollweevils and 88 Fingers Louie!

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, these are the guys you wanna celebrate with.

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The awkward ‘bro hugs’ that will forever define our relationship: Smoking Popes at 350 Fest (Episode 178)

Maybe my favorite Smoking Popes interview in 25 years…

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Smoking Pope vs. JVO at Epic Deli (Episode 85)

My favorite restaurant on earth is Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050). I couldn’t resist going there with Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes, who recently helped create the “Smoking Pope” sandwich for Epic. Our plan for the night…

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In-car performance with Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes (Episode 39)

This episode is a Car Con Carne first: A live-to-tape in-car performance, courtesy of Smoking Popes lead singer Josh Caterer! While parked in the lot of The Texan in Algonquin, Josh plays a couple of Popes songs, a song from…