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December 25

The Best of Car Con Carne – The Performances (Volume One)

Happy Holidays! This is the first of a two-part special just in time for holiday listening! It’s the best of the in-car performances, sponsored by Boost Mobile. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_BEST_OF_VOLUME_1.mp3 Featured in this episode, show-stopping performances from: Josh Caterer “Need You Around” (12/1/15) The War on Peace “High Rise Lies” (10/29/17) Heligoats “My Camping Trip from Hell” […]

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 […]

July 24

A life in BBQ: Talking restaurant business with Real Urban Barbecue’s Jeff Shapiro

I’m joined by Real Urban Barbecue owner Jeff Shapiro at his new location at 5238 Touhy in Skokie (“Smokie”). I’ve been going to his Highland Park location for years, and was a fan long before he broke ground just west of the Edens. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/RUB_CCC.mp3 DOWNLOAD Before we started the podcast interview, he took me on […]

May 24

Hot Doug is the Alec Baldwin of Car Con Carne

PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE! Hot Doug’s: The Movie is coming, and the guys behind the documentary are fantastically talented old friends of mine, Chris and Nick Markos. Along with the titular Hot Doug, Chris and Nick jumped in my car for gyros at Hub’s (You like-a the juice? The juice is good, eh?). We talked […]

March 30

Road trip! Dive restaurants and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (BLOG)

Welcome to Spring Break week. With the schools shuttered until Monday, I gathered up the family for a road trip across the midwest. The destination for Day One was Kalahari indoor water park in Sandusky, Ohio. Kalahari is an impressive, gigantic humid space with thousands of near-naked humans wandering barefoot in zig-zag paths. The grounds […]

September 06

Candlebox from the Archives (Car Con Carne Bonus)

Candlebox is coming to town next week with Buckcherry at the Arcada Theatre (9/14), and that inspired me to pull this four-year-old interview with frontman Kevin Martin off the shelf. We talk about Candlebox’s explosion into the 90’s rock scene, Martin’s first album purchase, and the band’s longevity. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/281749124-carconcarne-candlebox-from-the-archives-car-con-carne-bonus.mp3 DOWNLOAD Google Play Music iTunes Stitcher