April 22

‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ 2018

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 Skokie). My 16-year-old son, Noah, opted out of this year’s podcast, which left Fiona “disappointed.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_FVO.mp3 Discussed on this week’s show, sponsored by BOOST MOBILE: […]

April 20

Pinball pro tips, its outlaw history and awesome future: Stern Pinball’s Zach Sharpe

This week takes us to Stern Pinball, headquartered on a non-descript industrial zone west of O’Hare in Elk Grove Village. Jumping in the car for the episode is Stern Marketing Director Zach Sharpe, who’s also the #1 pinball player in the world. For real. #1. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Stern_CCC.mp3 Here’s what we covered this week (in an episode […]

April 11

Kristina Cottone performs in-car, eats delicious Mexican food from El Metro Catina

SPONSORED BY BOOST MOBILE Kristina Cottone (along with Honey & the 45s guitarist Jon Gould) joins the show for a stunning in-car performance and a magnificent Mexican dinner from El Metro Cantina (1959 Chicago Avenue, Chicago). Kristina and Jon play two songs in the Mazda 3: A solo Kristina song (“Ukelele Summer Love Song”) and a […]

April 04

It’s a slippery slope… and cooooo. Former WLUP-ers Abe Kanan and Al Roker, Jr. at Calumet Fisheries

For this episode, we visit a long-running south side Chicago institution: Calumet Fisheries (3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617). I’m joined by my (recently) former WLUP co-workers, Al Roker, Jr. (YAY YAY! It’s a slippery slope!) and Abe Kanan (who joins the podcast for the third time). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_-_Abe_and_Roker.mp3 In this BOOST MOBILE-sponsored episode: We […]

March 29

Best of the Restaurateurs (Volume One)

This week, we look back on memorable moments with restaurateurs who jumped in the Mazda 3. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_best_of_restaurateurs.mp3 On this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, you’ll hear highlights from: The Budlong’s Jared Leonard, revealing the philandering, sordid history of “Nashville Hot” chicken Manny’s Deli’s Dan Raskin, chatting about the presidential history of the restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken’s […]

March 20

‘Someone’s a Car Con ***hole’ – Talking punk rock with Daryl Wilson (Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie)

It’s a Chicago punk rock summit as I’m joined by returning guests Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils) and Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie) at Dante’s Pizza. Here’s what we talk about this week: http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88_FL_and_Bollweevils_2018.mp3 Is Denis now tied for most-frequently appearing guest on the show? “I have no agenda.” Why in the hell did I say […]

March 15

KrashKarma: Live performance and interview over Chicago deep dish pizza

This week, it’s an in-car performance and interview with KrashKarma (Ralf Dietel-singer/guitarist, Niki Skistimas-drums/vocals)! In this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we find ourselves at local favorite The Art of Pizza (3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/krash_karma_ccc.mp3 Heard on this show: The band plays their new song, “Stranded,” in the car. They also explain what […]