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Jan 31, 2020

SIAMÉS visited Chicago on their first-ever U.S. tour. If you haven't discovered the band yet, listen to this interview first, then get yourself over to YouTube and lose yourself down their animated video rabbit hole.

Discussed this week:

  • Their first impressions of Chicago, from Lower Wacker Drive to Union Station.
  • Who...

Jan 30, 2020

Celebrated crime author-slash-entrepreneur Marcus Sakey joins me this week to talk about Ritual Zero Proof, the new company he launched in September.

Ritual Zero Proof makes totally delicious alcohol-free whiskey and gin, perfect for mixing into your favorite cocktail recipes! We sampled Old Fashioneds and Gin & Tonics...

Jan 24, 2020

This week, it's the annual Fooditor show! Mike Gebert, the man responsible for The Fooditor 99: Where To Eat and What To Eat There jumps in the car to talk at length about Chicago restaurants and food culture. Joining us for food and conversation is Rafael Esparza, owner of the recently-opened (and very good) Finom...

Jan 19, 2020

Tony Lovato of Mest joined me for a conversation on the release of the new album "Masquerade," which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Mest album "Wasting Time." The band headlined two shows at the 350 Brewing Company's Insanity Factory in Tinley Park over the weekend. On a related note, 350 remains one of...

Jan 14, 2020

The Band Royale's new, self-titled, album is fantastic, starting with the explosive "Loose Lips Sink Ships." I was excited to have the brothers Bauman (Joel, Nate and Zach) in the car for pizza at Big G's in Wrigleyville. Discussed:

  • Chicago secretly prefers party cut to deep dish.
  • Party cut is the Baby Yoda of...