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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...

Nov 10, 2018

Bruce Iglauer, founder of iconic blues record label Alligator Records, joins me for an in-depth conversation about the blues, his label and excellent new book ("Bitten by the Blues"). Over tacos from Flaco's Tacos (1116 20 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660), we discuss:

  • The gut punch of the Epilogue.
  • Blues teaches...

Nov 5, 2018

This week, I'm joined by super-talented WGN-TV anchor/host/personality Marcus Leshock (a multiple Emmy winner! A WGN Employee of the Month!). Gaby from Borinquen Lounge (3811 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) jumps in the car with jibaritos that are beyond delicious: Fried plantains, steak, garlic mayo, cheese. They're...