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Car Con Carne

Jul 27, 2016

This week, I'm joined by one of CNN's "Heroes of the Year," "Blues Doctor" Daniel Ivankovich. Wikipedia explains his work better than I can: He's the "leader of the Bone Squad, a group of medical professionals who treat the city's uninsured and underinsured." We visit the long-standing White Palace Grill on Roosevelt...


Jul 18, 2016

BREAKING: A Car Con Carne TV pilot is being worked on as you're reading this. Scott Lucas of super-huge Chicago band Local H joined me for the pilot's first shoot, at BRGRBELLY in Portage Park (truly one of Chicago's best burger joints). This episode is a mostly-unedited audio version of that segment. I had to cut out...


Jul 7, 2016

Car Con Carne kicked off the live events in the Taste of Chicago's "Food for Thought" podcast pavilion this year, and a bunch of guests were there to make sure it was a ridiculously fun time. The first half of the show finds me sitting down with comedian Dave Helem, Rockit Executive Chef Amanda Downing,...


Jul 4, 2016

Michael McDermott is one of the greatest songwriters of the past 25 years. If you're familiar with McDermott, you probably already know that Stephen King's a fan ("Not since I first heard Bruce Springsteen singing 'Rosalita' had I heard someone who excited me so much as a listener, who turned my dials so high, who just...