Tag Archives: WLUP

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 […]

July 07

‘This car is the clean plate club’ – Singer Fiona Grey joins me for sausage at Roma’s

Household-name-waiting-to-happen pop singer Fiona Grey joins me for an Italian sausage at Roma’s Italian Beef & Sausage (4237 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641). I had the Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage Combo and fries… and holy crap, it was good. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Fiona_Grey_CCC.mp3 Here’s what we covered: Fiona’s cool jacket from Barcelona and my $12 shirt from […]

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 […]

February 22

Radio chameleon Abe Kanan: ‘on the same page with eating disgusting foods’

(This episode contains adult language that may not be appropriate for non-adults and/or hypersensitive people.) I’m joined this week by the very funny Abe Kanan, who can be heard every weekday morning on Mancow’s show on The Loop (WLUP Chicago). Abe’s also the host of Abe Kanan:ON HOLD, an excellent podcast that’s been running for […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 10

My Dinner with Mancow (Part Two)

This episode picks up where the last one left off, as Mancow and I eat hot dogs in the parking lot of Irving’s in Wilmette. The eating-and-talking-in-a-car concept may not have worked for Mancow. He calls me out at one point (“You’re talking with your mouthful and you’re spitting. It’s very rude.”) We also talk […]