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Car Con Carne

Jan 27, 2019

Chicago Magic Lounge Entertainment Director Ben Barnes jumps in the car to talk about the history of table magic in Chicago, his history with magic and the happenings at Chicago Magic Lounge (5050 N. Clark).

For this episode, we went to nearby Hot "G" Dog (5009 N. Clark) for some of the best sausages you can get in the...

Jan 19, 2019

Actor Mickey O'Sullivan ("The Chi") comes back to the podcast to talk about his TV and film career over hot dogs at Byron's (1701 W. Lawrence). Also joining us is another return guest: Mike Payne, owner of Byron's!

As we get ready to watch Mickey return to Chicago P.D. on 1/30, we discuss:

  • Mickey's old days of walking...

Jan 17, 2019

This week, I'm joined by talented members of Ghostlight Ensemble as they prepared to do a table read of the legendary (?) "Spice World" movie.  In the car with me are Song (Scary Spice), Emma (Posh Spice) and Jean (Sporty Spice sitting shotgun).

Before doing a reading from the Spice World script, we discussed:

  • We got...

Jan 13, 2019

This was a treat. My old friend Brian, of the recently-launched KQX Morning Crew (Brian, Ali & Justin), joined me to take on a food challenge at the legendary Chicago Culinary Kitchen (773 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067).

In less than 30 minutes, we had to finish seven pounds of certified dry-aged angus beef (aged 45...

Jan 9, 2019

I'm joined this week by Matt Walker, one of modern rock's most celebrated and accomplished drummers (Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Filter, Cupcakes, Garbage, and more). Go see Matt kick ass behind the drum kit with Sons of the Silent Age at Metro on 1/12/19!

We met for vegetarian food from the fantastic Chicago Diner...