October 02

‘Where did all the Busch beer come from?’ – Live performance from Black Bear Rodeo

This week, the Boost Mobile-sponsored Car Con Carne finds me driving to Oak Lawn to meet Chicago band Black Bear Rodeo at Grassano’s (5651 W 87th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453). Grassano’s pizza puffs are ginormous and delicious, and their reputation on the south side is well-deserved. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Black_Bear_Rodeo_CCC.mp3 The band started the podcast with a […]

September 28

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September 25

Burlesque and ice cream: A visit from Peep Show

I’m joined by three of the stars of “Peep Show,” a burlesque revue currently running in Chicago. Performers Sauda Namir, Kevlar B. Lightning (The curvy cutie with a bulletproof booty) and Big Daddy met me for ice cream at George’s in Andersonville, an we talked about: I ordered pumpkin ice cream, because I’m a basic […]

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 […]