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Dec 15, 2018

Alex Pancoe discovered he had a brain tumor at the age of 18. Years later, he's wholly dedicated to giving back to Lurie Children's Hospital, whose doctors saved his life. The most conspicuous way Pancoe's giving back? Mountain climbing. Like, serious mountain climbing: The Explorers Grand Slam, which includes climbing...


Dec 8, 2018

Denis Buckley and Dan "Mr. Precision" Wleklinski of long-running Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie join me for a trip to "Krampus: A Haunted Christmas," a Christmas-themed haunted house on the site of the 13th Floor haunted house in Melrose Park. It was incredibly well done, and we wish it was year-round. Discussed...


Nov 27, 2018

Chicago indie band the Inventors joins me for encased meats from the underrated Hot Dog Station (4742 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625). Before they played a phenomenal version of their new song ("Apartment"), we chatted about:

  • The Inventors' show on 11/30 at the Underground Lounge (GO SEE THEM!)
  • The Inventors history,...


Nov 20, 2018

This week's guest is hockey star Brent Sopel, who most notably won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. His amazing hockey career included time on 7 NHL teams and playing in over 1000 games.

As a defenseman, Sopel's a tough-as-nails, block-all-shots machine. Outside the rink, however, things slowly fell...


Nov 17, 2018

Indie rock trio Sunshine Boys (Dag Juhlin, Freda Love Smith, Jackie Schimmel) jumped in the Mazda 3 for vegan food from Veggie Grill on this week's episode.

  • "The vibe is kind of like Chipotle, but the food is all vegan."
  • The next Sunshine Boys release: Nashville Hot Chik'n?
  • Dag and Freda's earlier bands (The...