September 18

Ghosts, serial killers and grave robberies: Author/Chicago historian Adam Selzer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Selzer.mp3 Author Adam Selzer of Mysterious Chicago jumps in the front seat for pizza from D’Agostino’s on Ogden (752 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60642). This week’s episode is lovingly presented by Boost Mobile, and we talk about: The Chicago ghost tours Selzer leads Chicago’s newest ghost: Rosehill Pedro Why Selzer started doing ghost tours Serial […]

September 10

Thanking 88 Fingers Louie singer Denis ‘for being a friend’

Denis Buckley, frontman of 88 Fingers Louie, joins me for tacos at El Cid II (2645 Kedzie). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/88fl_revisited.mp3 This week’s episode is sponsored by the good people at BOOST MOBILE. Discussed this week: My first experience with El Cid, during a particularly reckless period. Denis’s celebrated return to El Cid. The long-awaited new 88 Fingers Louie […]

September 03

‘There’s a bar?’ – live performance from W.O.R.M. and pizza from Village Inn

Mike Reidy and Karen Righeimer from W.O.R.M.(World Organization of the Righteous Movement) meet me at Village Inn in Skokie (8050 Lincoln Avenue) for a podcast episode that includes a live performance and a visit from Village Inn Managing Partner, Desi Mulingbayan. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/WORM_CCC.mp3 Covered this week: Village Inn is “a lovely place (in) a lovely community.” […]

August 27

The Atlas Moth at Epic Deli: This could ‘very well be the death of us’

Stavros from Chicago metal band The Atlas Moth joins me for hedonistic, belly-stretching, food-challenge-worthy indulgence at one of Car Con Carne’s favorite places on earth: EPIC DELI. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Atlas_Moth_Epic_Deli.mp3 In this fine episode (brought to you by Boost Mobile), Stavros and I talk about: The evolution of Atlas Moth, from doom metal to its present sound […]

August 20

Epic Deli decadence and a live performance from August Hotel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/August_Hotel_on_Car_Con_Carne.mp3 PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE The gentlemen of August Hotel jump in my car for an episode recorded at my favorite place on earth, Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry, IL 60050). We start by eating some of Epic’s best appetizers: Elotes in a Frito bag Chorizo poppers Poutine Mashed Potato balls (they’re mashed potatoes… […]

August 13

The joy of ‘Fake Sex’: Chicago band Post Child

This week’s show is sponsored by the excellent people at BOOST MOBILE! Post Child (well, Bryan and Mustafa from the band) meet me at Zacatecas (5037 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639) for pastor tacos and conversation this week. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Post_Child.mp3 We talk about: My history with Post Child Post Child history Cowboys and ravers: See them […]

August 06

The man who eats like a 12-year-old boy: Comedian/radio star Kevin Kellam at Seafood City

This week, it’s a trip to Seafood City Supermarket (5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) with my colleague/stand-up comedian Kevin Kellam (101 WKQX). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Kellam.mp3 Before we started the podcast, we did a walking tour of the sorts of things Seafood City sells. Need a package of blood? How about bile? Kevin was ill-prepared for what […]