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Yak Channel is a podcast network featuring shows on Chicago nightlife and culture. Listen for weekly podcasts on sex (REVEALING with Michelle L'Amour), music (JBTV), food (Car Con Carne with James VanOsdol), small business/comics (Contest of Challengers) living with disability (Quad Podcast) and more!

Yak Channel is a podcast network featuring shows on Chicago nightlife and culture. Listen for weekly podcasts on sex (REVEALING with Michelle L'Amour), music (JBTV), food (Car Con Carne with James VanOsdol), small business/comics (Contest of Challengers) living with disability (Quad Podcast) and more!

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Yak Channel is a podcast network featuring shows on Chicago nightlife and culture. Listen for weekly podcasts on sex (REVEALING with Michelle L'Amour), music (JBTV), food (Car Con Carne with James VanOsdol), small business/comics (Contest of Challengers) living with disability (Quad Podcast) and more!

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English


Episodes

‘Tavern-style’ meets ‘speakeasy chic’ for charity: CRUST FUND PIZZA (Episode 605)

5/5/2021
Author, marketer and foodie John Carruthers has thrown himself into pizza over the past year. Now that he’s mastered the art of making “tavern style” pizza, he’s turned his talents toward the greater good. He joins me to talk about his Crust Fund Pizza charitable efforts, and to preview his forthcoming book on pizza.

Duration:00:31:10

Change of Heart (The Daily Life of Frank)

5/5/2021
Is Frank having a change of heart? He goes in details on his new found love for his beloved football team the Chicago Bears, his son having his first soccer practice, what night with Dad details, possibly breaking hearts of Star Wars fans, and more!

Duration:00:23:17

Nightmare fuel and a cool song with a violin: The joy of DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT (Episode 604)

5/2/2021
Their videos are nightmare fuel. Their music is heavy and haunting. Their name is vegan-enraging. Join me for a special Sunday night recording with the dark force known as DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT.

Duration:00:21:15

‘The Surprise Restaurant Manager’ - Author/consultant Ken McGarrie talks about the hospitality business (Episode 602)

4/28/2021
Ken McGarrie’s been in the hospitality business for decades, and his career has led him to major food locales like Ontario, Dallas and New Orleans. Here in Chicago, he was the director of operations for DineAmic Group. More recently, he opened the consulting firm Korgen Hospitality… and has shared his industry knowledge and insights in the new book THE SURPRISE RESTAURANT MANAGER.

Duration:00:24:44

24 Hours (The Daily Life of Frank)

4/28/2021
This week on The Daily Life of Frank, he talks about having a house full of sick kids, not replacing the toilet roll, medication side effects, preparing for the NFL Draft and more!

Duration:00:23:06

Happy Half-O-Ween! The Music Box of Horrors is back this weekend! (Episode 601)

4/27/2021
The Music Box of Horrors returns to Chi-Town Movies Drive-In next weekend, featuring Halloween III, Midsommar, Alucarda, Friday the 13th Part III and Sleepaway Camp! Curator Mike Vanderbilt joins me to preview the weekend.

Duration:00:19:23

Episode 600 (Part Five) - Jesse Valenciana, Superkick, Guardrail, OutDREJAS and Till Morning

4/27/2021
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by Guardrail, Jesse Valenciana (Feast City), Superkick, OutDREJAS and Mickey from Till Morning.

Duration:00:32:21

Episode 600 (Part Four) - Hot Doug, Dag Juhlin, David Singer, Hi Ho, Dan Dougherty and more!

4/27/2021
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by “Beardo” creator Dan Dougherty, Gillian McGhee (Hi Ho), reporter Bob Chiarito, Hot Doug, Dag Juhlin (Sunshine Boys, Poi Dog) and David Singer.

Duration:00:49:12

Episode 600 (Part Three) - Fort Francis, Liar’s Club, Amy Guth, Yes Factory, Mike Bratton and more!

4/27/2021
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this segment, JVO is joined by Elliott Serrano (King of Geeks), original CCC co-host Mike Bratton, Chicago media titan Amy Guth, Fort Francis frontman David McMillin, Herb Rosen of Liar’s Club, Dan Wade and Yes Factory.

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 600 (Part Two) - Stubhy, Local H, Daryl Wilson, Denis Buckley, Kristina Cottone and more!

4/27/2021
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this second segment, JVO is joined by Patrick Brower (Challengers Comics & Conversation), Scott Lucas (Local H), Blood People, Kaustubh (Lucky Boys Confusion), Daryl Wilson (Bollweevils), Denis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie), Scott Smith (ourmaninchicago.net) and Kristina Cottone.

Duration:00:47:31

Episode 600 (Part One) Josh Caterer, Martin Atkins, Broken Robots and more!

4/27/2021
“The Night of 1000 Stars” was a live, 5-hour podcast recording that included dozens of guests who’ve appeared on the show through the years. In this first segment, JVO is joined by Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes), Tyler Wildey (Epic Deli), Martin Atkins (Pigface,) Broken Robots and Nathan Graham.

Duration:00:50:03

Tiny Kingdoms on Car Con Carne (Episode 599)

4/21/2021
Jake Newling of Tiny Kingdoms is on Car Con Carne to talk about the band’s most recent releases and plans for their upcoming EP.

Duration:00:16:15

Rewards (The Daily Life of Frank)

4/20/2021
Find out why Frank and his wife are built differently, a new reward system for his kids, trying to find the perfect vacation spot, being memorized at the Dollar Tree, his Dad’s cannolis, and more!

Duration:00:27:13

Eve 6’s Max Collins from the archives (Episode 598)

4/20/2021
Eve 6’s Max Collins has become one of the must-read Twitter voices over the past year. And the band continues on, with a new EP called “Grim Value” on the way this Summer. And while I don’t have Eve 6 on the show tonight, I thought it might be fun to pull this interview out of obscurity. I talked with Max over the phone in March, 2012, shortly before the release of their fourth album, their first since reuniting, “Speak in Code.”

Duration:00:10:50

Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews introduces ‘Elevator a Go Go’ (Episode 597)

4/19/2021
One of Chicago's "Mount Rushmore" radio personalities, Kevin Matthews appears on Car Con Carne to catch us up on his health, happenings and insanely cool video series. Music friends: listen to find out how to be part of ! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services!

Duration:00:30:15

Justice Hill establishes himself in ‘Room With a View’ (Episode 596)

4/16/2021
Earlier today, Justice Hill debuted the video for “Outta This,” the strong lead single from his forthcoming album, “Room With a View.” We talked about his career today, seven years removed from him dropping out of Berklee and living in a rental car. Justice is a fascinating, compelling performer. Get in on the ground floor here. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:12:55

The breweries of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail (Episode 595)

4/15/2021
It's a celebration of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail's second anniversary. Joining me to talk about the south side's craft brewing business are Alan Cromwell from Blue Island Beer Company, Amy and Steve Camp from Evil Horse Brewing and John Brand from Open Outcry Brewing! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

Duration:00:20:05

‘S.W.A.T.’ / SoA star Kenny Johnson talks about dyslexia, arm wrestling and acting (Episode 594)

4/15/2021
This episode is another collaboration with the non profit Brent Sopel Foundation, part of the “You Are Not Alone Series.” Brent’s a retired professional hockey player. As a defenseman, he played professional hockey in the NHL, KHL, and AHL. In 2010, he won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. Brent Sopel is dyslexic and founder of the Brent Sopel Foundation. Though known for playing professional hockey, Brent would like his legacy to be that he did everything within his power to...

Duration:00:23:30

The 80s vibe of transcontinental duo Rain Rabbit (Episode 593)

4/14/2021
Rain Rabbit is a transcontinental duo, with Kyle Brauch headquartered here in Chicago and Craig Bennett in Australia. They both came on Car Con Carne to talk about how they came together, and how they got their self-titled debut (out Friday) off the ground. Sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:24:51

Just an Average Guy (The Daily Life of Frank)

4/14/2021
Are pretentious YouTubers bad influences on Frank’s kids? He shares his thoughts. Frank takes us inside his neighborhood to meet some of his neighbors. Plus, 2020 has reared its ugly head once again as Kim Kardashian has officially become a billionaire. All this and more on this week’s The Daily Life of Frank.

Duration:00:24:39