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December 08

‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 Amigos¬†2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to a Boost Mobile location. I love Boost. So much so, I mention in the podcast, “If it were open right now, I’d say let’s just […]

December 04

Public restroom talk over steak sandwiches: Ricobene’s with Abe Kanan, Bass and Tim Virgin

This week, I’m joined by my very funny colleagues Abe Kanan (WLUP-FM, Abe Kanan on Hold), Tim Virgin (WLUP-FM) and Bass (WLS-AM). We ate at Chicago’s famous home of the breaded steak sandwich, Ricobene’s (252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616). Abe and Bass are long-time customers; this was a first time for Tim and […]

November 26

Talking NWA and rock and roll with Sheri Shaw (with special guest Billy Corgan) at Madame Zuzu’s

I’m joined by iconic rock frontman/alternative rock figurehead Billy Corgan and musician/composer/returning guest Sheri Shaw (sstaria) for this week’s episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Car_Con_Corgan.mp3 DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher The episode started with Sheri and me recording outside Madame Zuzu’s Tea Shop and Art Studio, the cool, vibey North Shore teahouse […]

November 19

‘Ugly dudes playing ugly music for other ugly dudes’ – Mexican Werewolf

Rick and Nick from Mexican Werewolf join me for this year’s Thanksgiving episode, recorded at Vaughan’s Pub & Grill (5485 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60630). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Mexican_Werewolf.mp3 In this Boost Mobile-sponsored show we discuss: The “Irish as ****-ness” of Vaughan’s The John Carpenter filmography The deliciousness of Vaughan’s food. That corned beef sandwich was amazing. […]

November 13

‘She makes music… and hot sauce!’ Chicago musician Xoe Wise

Chicago musician Xoe Wise met me for tacos at El Nuevo Taco Loco in Ravenswood (translation: The New Crazy Taco!). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/XOE_WISE.mp3 This episode (sponsored by Boost Mobile) finds us talking about: Primo Chuki’s: Why’s that taqueria crawling with people while Nuevo Taco Loco has no customers Xoe’s zydeco background. Bon temps rouler! Xoe’s musical roots […]

November 06

‘My sausage has gone rogue’ – Johnnie’s Beef with ‘Punk rock doctor’ Daryl Wilson

This week, “punk rock doctor” Daryl Wilson joins me for a beef and sausage combo from one of the greatest places on earth, Johnnie’s Beef (7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Daryl’s most famously known as the frontman for legendary Chicago punk rock band The Bollweevils. By day, he’s the EMS Medical Director […]

October 29

The War on Peace joins me for CAR CON CARNAGE at a haunted house

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 played an absolutely spectacular version of “High Rise Lies” in my Mazda 3 and talked about their music and history as a band.¬† This week’s […]