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Don’t Yuck Somebody’s Yum (Contest of Challengers)

10/28/2018
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Patrick talked to Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno about The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling. And the recording turned out to be virtually unlistenable due to technological issues. So… Patrick recreates the conversation entirely in his voice, minus most of his actual dialog. Sound weird? It is! But it was too good of a conversation to not share. Now it’s a monologue! Bonus: the actual nigh-undecipherable interview is included. Sorry, Aubrey! Sorry, Chris! Curse you, Pamela (the...

Duration:01:32:25

The reunion Rise Against's Tim McIlrath helped will into reality: Welcome back, Sidekick Kato

10/28/2018
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"The punk kids didn't like us very much... and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff... we were like 'fart and dick joke' guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere." Sidekick Kato was a major force on the Chicago music scene in the 1990s, a true "band's band." I never thought I'd see the day when Sidekick Kato reunited, and yet... here we are. The band got back together for two shows, a warm-up at Epic Deli (2616 Schaid Ct, McHenry) and the "official" reunion show at Chop...

Duration:00:25:59

'If you don't like the Beer Nuts now, you'll hate them later' - Beer Nuts end career, eat sub sandwiches (NSFW)

10/23/2018
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Chicago's favorite purveyors of bacchanalia, The Beer Nuts, are playing their final show on Halloween night this year. Before they call it a day, they jump in the Mazda to tell stories that can't be repeated at work or in uptight company. Seriously: NSFW, and not for delicate ears. We grabbed some amazing subs from the "very Chicago" Bari Italian Subs (1120 W Grand Ave #1, Chicago, IL 60642) and discussed: The Beer Nuts album "Can't Say No" couldn't be released in the present day. A...

Duration:00:36:52

The Guts of It All (Contest of Challengers)

10/23/2018
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Just like episode #177 from 4 years ago, Patrick is recovering from surgery so Dal has to work every day. That leads to asking if time away makes one like comics more or less than being at a store all the time? If we become millionaires (outside of comics retail, of course) would Challengers still exist? Trying to keep all-ages single issues in stock. So far there are 2 Christmas gift-worthy graphic novels for the season. There are so many Tillie Walden books available! 2 comics of note...

Duration:01:02:00

Over 50 (The Daily Life Of Frank)

10/22/2018
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This week on the 51st Episode of The Daily Life of Frank, he'll take a glorious look back at Frankcast 2018, preview upcoming Halloween Special, Freddy Krueger, Ghost Pepper vs. Haunted House, talk about the last time he went to a Haunted House, how at least the Bears played some sort of defense last week, why the WWE just needs to forget it, and, as ever, much, much more!

Duration:00:31:40

First, the horror. Then, the live performance: The Burst and Bloom at House of Torment

10/21/2018
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This week, finds the Mazda at the House of Torment Haunted House in Morton Grove (8240 Austin Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053). The excellent Chicago band The Burst and Bloom joined me for the terror, and an in-car performance of "Counting" that will haunt you (Get it? Heh.). Discussed on this week's show: Santi opted for the "VIP experience" at House of Torment, which involved him getting strapped into a wheelchair for close to 10 minutes. He loved it! We LOVED the haunted house, especially...

Duration:00:19:10

Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you join me for tacos? - Queen tribute the Ready Freddies

10/19/2018
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This week, I'm joined by 4/7 of Ready Freddies (John, Christine, Ann Marie and Amy), a Queen tribute band comprised of A-list Chicago musicians. We got tacos from El Primo Chuki's on Lawrence and talked about: The band's Halloween show at Martyr's The impending release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" Strategy for ordering tacos for a large group The similarities between Lawrence Avenue and Beirut Why did they start a Queen tribute band? How did John end up in an...

Duration:00:14:25

Meet the band ready to put Chicago back in the national spotlight: Friday Pilots Club

10/15/2018
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Chicago band Friday Pilots Club (Caleb and Drew) jumped in the Mazda CX-9 (on loan from the spectacular team at The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston) for conversation and food from Red Hot Ranch (3057 N. Ashland). Discussed this week: The Mazda CX-9 lends itself to an Iron Chef-type scenario. Bands need protein. Friday Pilots Club's winning the national next2rock competition, earning them a record deal with Big Machine Label Group. The band's reaction to being judged by the likes of Chris...

Duration:00:28:36

There are No Photo Ops for This Episode (Contest of Challengers)

10/15/2018
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There are No Photo Ops for This Episode (Contest of Challengers) This episode does not contain an interview with Aubrey Sitterson and Chris Moreno from The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, and we tell you the unfortunate reason why. Hopefully, the end of the continuing story of Challengers and our alarm company. Paperwork and bureaucracy! Ace Comic Con Chicago is happening. Great for celebrity photo ops! No so much for, you know, comics. Jook Joint #1 is pretty brutal, but...

Duration:00:42:06

Frankcast 2018 (The Daily Life of Frank)

10/15/2018
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This week on the 50th Episode of The Daily Life of Frank: Glorious journey looking back of previous The Daily Life of Frank Episodes How the Podcast came to be Bears Sunday Family Vacation My Big Belly Lies we tell our kids How I met my wife Freddy Krueger scared the shit out of me Recapping the last two year of my mental health Holes in clothes Fall TV shows Dogs in sweaters AND MUCH MORE!

Duration:01:00:04

'I got pretty high and Googled how to make hot sauce': Trying the delicious varieties of Soothsayer hot sauce

10/9/2018
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Kyle from Soothsayer Hot Sauce joins me for pizza from the thrice-visited Dante's Pizza (2825 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). Discussed in this episode, presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston (who provided a gorgeous CX-9 for this week's show): The literal dumpster fire outside Kyle's place. We sample all three Soothsayer sauces: Omen, Perdition (Soothsayer's flagship) and Harbinger. We eat Dante's "Slice of the Day," which is basically an Italian Beef on a pizza. Everything Kyle...

Duration:00:30:50

Son “Saves” the Day (The Daily Life of Frank)

10/9/2018
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This week on The Daily Life of Frank: I had to confront my Mom about her possible one night stand with JB Why does the cable company test my blood pressure when I’m all out of my medication? Son “saves” the Day by “fixing” the internet and TV outage All kids have a pooping spot A cruel joke we played on my younger brother The only calednar I have is 2018 and here’s small parts that I remember from a party I attended. Who is going to wake up for the 4AM PPV? I’m sorry Cubs Fans Bears Beat...

Duration:00:33:53

It’s Up to You, New York (Comic Con) (Contest of Challengers)

10/9/2018
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Good news-- we did not get broken into this week! The continuing story of Challengers and our (for now) alarm company. Add that to our wonky A/C bent front door and we have 3 too many maintenance issues at the moment. More security measures will be put into place. The New York Comic Con was going on as we recorded this, so we talk about some of the announcements that had been made. And then… things take a slightly dark turn as we’re not really excited by the slate of announcements. And by...

Duration:01:16:52

'This car doubles as an iron lung' - Eating vegan food with author Ashlee Piper (Give a S*it)

10/2/2018
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Car Con Carne, presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston, heads to the Ravenswood area to meet up with author/vegan/sustainability expert Ashlee Piper (Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.) Given Ashlee's background, it made sense to meet at Urban Vegan (1601-1603 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). Discussed on the show this week: My first guest for a new sponsor has a book with profanity right in the title. Did I mess up when I went grocery shopping? Did I do the right...

Duration:00:32:07

Open Windows (The Daily Life of Frank)

10/1/2018
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This week on The Daily Life of Frank: I think we are overusing the term Fall “Weather” The Fall must be the President’s favorite time of year because he is it’s signature color Sipping on some Pumpkin Spiced Coffee New Fall TV shows are here and how This Is Us is so addicting Why is it when you have your windows open you can hear all your neighbors private things My family’s October is jammed pack and going on vacation Bill Cosby is headed to jail Da Bears And Much More!

Duration:00:32:09

Please Stop Robbing Us (Contest of Challengers)

10/1/2018
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Dark Matter has a new retail coffee shop right across the street from Challengers. We got broken into and robbed… again. We loved Heroes in Crisis #1 and don’t understand people that are so anti-Tom King. Dal is looking forward to Gran Morrison’s Green Lantern. Patrick, not so much. More love for Man-Eaters #1, now that it’s actually on sale! Doctor Strange has been really good and just had a neat twist. Batman Damned is now quarterly and #1 is not being reprinted at this time. We hope that...

Duration:00:57:38

'Journalists afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted' -Journalist Charlie Meyerson

9/26/2018
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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," as wrongly stated early in the episode by your intrepid host. Chicago Public Square has become an indispensable part of my day. Go sign up for the daily newsletter right now....

Duration:00:33:20

The Daily Life Of Frank - Food Delivery Stories

9/23/2018
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This week on The Daily Life of Frank: I love that Fall is here Kayne is coming back to Chicago The Big Move TV is crooked No Shirt Neighbors Delivery Stories Chatty Delivery Drivers Browns and Bud Light And Much More!

Duration:00:30:59

Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzati: A Chicago music icon

9/23/2018
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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 its way into a new generation's streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn't hurt that one of the band's most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the...

Duration:00:20:11

Batman Damned If You Do (Contest of Challengers)

9/23/2018
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It’s almost time for our health insurance plans to be cancelled! If you complain that comics cost too much, maybe reevaluate your buying choices. What if a creator you love did something you have a serious moral objection to? And yes, there is a comic that shows Bruce Wayne’s penis. No, we do not have it. If you want it for that reason, just own up to it.

Duration:01:00:48