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Car Con Carne

Sep 27, 2018

Veteran (seasoned?) Chicago journalist Charlie Meyerson (currently of Chicago Public Square & Rivet, ex- of Chicago Tribune, WGN, WNUA and WXRT) joins me for subs and news talk at Submarine Tender (200 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130.) Just to get it out of the way, the restaurant's name isn't "Submarine Tenders,"...

Sep 24, 2018

Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.

Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun's legend is still being discovered and the band's catalog is finding...

Sep 22, 2018

13-Monsters members and co-organizers of the annual Baconstock event in Romeoville, Deb and Jamie, join me at this year's Baconstock for conversation about:

  • Why is Deb wearing a stocking cap?
  • 13-Monsters is "all about hats." 
  • The birth of Baconstock: It started as a birthday gift?
  • Some very clear examples that prove...

Sep 22, 2018

This week, Dan and Jason of Metal Monkey Brewing (515 Anderson Drive in Romeoville) jump in my car as the annual Baconstock festival in Romeoville was going on in the background. Metal Monkey is a beer fan's favorite... especially in the Romeoville area. During the course of our chat, we talked about:

  • The balls it...

Sep 18, 2018

This week, it's a look back at some of Car Con Carne's best media guests. In this podcast (presented by Boost Mobile), I revisit great moments with:

  • Matt Pinfield. The ex-MTV legend talks about music "guilty pleasures."
  • WXRT DJ Johnny Mars. We talk about when I replaced Johnny at XRT, and a silly prank I pulled that...