Category Archives: Media guests

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 24

Tinder disasters, radio stories and cheeseburger revelations: WLUP’s Lyndsey Marie

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 why I left it up to her to pick this week’s location. And sure enough, she knocked it out of the park. Besides our shared […]

November 30

Meatless for Mars: Radio talk and vegan food with veteran DJ Johnny Mars

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 cover a lot of things, including: *Amitabul provides no napkins with carry-out (“that’s what pants are for”) *Johnny’s move to veganism after hard living in […]

October 16

The smarmy side and high points of modeling: Loop Rock Girl April Rose

“Am I allowed to eat while we’re doing this?” “That’s kinda the thing.” Model and radio/TV star April Rose jumped in the Mazda 3 while Game 2 of the NLCS was happening 15 minutes away. Her sacrifice wasn’t in vain: There were enchiladas involved (4 Hermanos 5239 N. Central Ave, Chicago, IL, 60630). We talk […]

June 20

‘The full Beverly experience’ given by ‘media gadfly’ Scott Smith

“Media gadfly” Scott Smith (@ourmaninchicago) greeted me at the Original Rainbow Cone on S. Western Avenue with a bag of burgers from nearby Top Notch Burgers. He wanted to make sure I enjoyed the “full Beverly experience.” Scott loves promoting the Beverly area to the point where I can’t believe he hasn’t run for mayor […]

June 08

Why take on online harassment? Amy Guth: ‘Someone’s got to do this. Why not me?’

I’ve had this one “in the can” for a while, waiting to launch it simultaneously with Yak Channel. My timing was a little off. Okay, a lot off. Regarding online harassment, multimedia journalist/star Amy Guth had been told to “suck it up” for too long. She was simply unwilling to reconcile comments like, “Hey, you’re […]

May 28

How a video went viral: Sherman from 101 WKQX sits shotgun

Mere hours after colleague Sherman (101 WKQX) posted a video of the Goodman Theatre sign in flames that went viral, he sat shotgun for Car Con Carne. This episode finds us at Susie’s Drive-Thru at 4126 W. Montrose. The show opens with audio from the video, and then we get into exactly *how* it went […]