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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

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
This week on The Daily Life of Frank he talks about his bracket being busted and what that does to his OCD, recapping his healthy lifestyle changes, his daughter’s birthday demands, getting new electronics and much more!

Duration:00:24:39

Trauma, struggle, treatment and hope: Djunah’s Donna Diane (Episode 592)

4/13/2021
"I only recently got the treatment I needed, and I’m glad I did because it saved my life" - that sentence stopped me in my tracks when I saw Djunah's Instagram feed last week. Donna Diane of Djunah has wrestled with C-PTSD for a long time. She came on Car Con Carne tonight to share her story of treatment, while offering encouragement for others struggling and suffering throughout our chat. We talked about the stigmas that still exist around discussing mental health and suicide, what C-PTSD...

Duration:00:27:30

MAKS the Fox returns after 5 years with stunning album ‘That We Exist’ (Episode 591)

4/12/2021
MAKS the Fox returns with a new album (That We Exist) on 4/23, and Kori, Marlon and Rachel are on Car Con Carne to talk about it! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:16:13

The Rotten Drapes on Car Con Carne (Episode 590)

4/9/2021
Michael Vallez of the Rotten Drapes is tonight's guest. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:08:50

The sonic growth and prolific past year of Marina City (Episode 589)

4/8/2021
The night before they drop their new song, "Undone," Ryan Argast of Marina City returns to Car Con Carne to catch up on everything the band’s been writing and working on over the past year. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services and Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:22:13

PRAVDA Records: Profile of an enduring indie label with Kenn Goodman (Episode 588)

4/7/2021
Pravda Records has been a part of the independent music scene since the 80s, with a mighty talent roster including names like Matt Wilson, Josh Caterer, Wake Ooloo, Green, Cheer-Accident, The Slugs, New Duncan Imperials, The Diplomats of Solid Sound and Susan Voelz. I caught up with Pravda head Kenn Goodman tonight to talk about the label, the business and our shared love of music.

Duration:00:25:34

Making dystopias fun again with 'Utopia PR' author Adam Bender (Episode 587)

4/6/2021
Author Adam Bender jumps on Car Con Carne to talk about his new book, "Utopia PR," "A sci-fi satire about a public relations rep seeking work-life balance while managing crisis after crisis for a dystopian American president." Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:17:31

Baseball, goth and Orson Welles: April at the Rock Island Public House drive-in (Episode 586)

4/5/2021
Rock Island Public House drive-in movie curator Mike Vanderbilt returns to talk about the upcoming schedule! This weekend (4/9-4/11), it’s baseball movies: Major League (4/9), A League of Their Own (4/10) and The Sandlot (4/11). Next weekend, it’s Orson Welles’ high and lows: Citizen Kane (4/16), Touch of Evil (4/17) and… Transformers: The Movie (4/18). Finally, it’s a GOTHSPLOITATION weekend at the end of the month: The Craft (4/23), The Crow (4/24) and Lost Highway (4/25).Car Con Carne is...

Duration:00:31:13

Unearthing sports-related music treasures with Rick Gieser (Episode 585)

4/1/2021
Rick Gieser has the largest collection of sports-related songs anywhere, and he joins Car Con Carne tonight with tons of obscure and fascinating releases that you likely weren’t aware even existed! This is a fun one for record collectors, music fans and especially sports fans. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:28:39

Bubbles Erotica: Proof that Morton Grove rocks (Episode 584)

3/30/2021
Rolling out of their new video, "While You Wait," Bubbles Erotica joins Car Con Carne for a live conversation. Since the band has roots in Morton Grove, it doesn't take long for Pequod's to come up in conversation. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:12:41

Artist George Zak previews Odd Kid Art's Andersonville Galleria showcase (Episode 583)

3/29/2021
Artist George Zak (Odd Kid Art) is back with another round of originals to show off in advance of Saturday’s art show at Andersonville Galleria (5247 N. Clark). We’re going to be looking at literal dozens of new works and getting the stories behind each … and unveiling George’s latest JVO-inspired creation! Support George’s work at oddkidart.com Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:30:37

Busted (The Daily Life of Frank)

3/29/2021
This week on The Daily Life of Frank he talks about his bracket being busted and what that does to his OCD, recapping his healthy lifestyle changes, his daughter’s birthday demands, getting new electronics and much more!

Duration:00:27:35

‘Surrealist’ is the perfect showcase of OK COOL’s raw, reflective indie rock (Episode 582)

3/26/2021
OK COOL returns with a new EP today! “Surrealist” finds Haley Bloomquist and Bridget Stiebris (also of Weekend Run Club) running rings around their melancholy, with lyrics resonant enough to be familiar and obtuse enough to be noncommittal. Car Con Carne is sponsored by SIREN RECORDS McHENRY

Duration:01:03:18

‘Quantum Mirror’: Mind-blowing subversion off the Mag Mile (Episode 581)

3/24/2021
“Quantum Mirror,” by new media artist Adrian Stein and co-creator Zac Hill, absolutely blew my mind. Watch this video to see what I mean ... I can't wait to see it in person. It's brilliant, disorienting and sneakily subversive. I am awed by Adrian and Zac's creative minds. See Quantum Mirror at ARTSPACE 8 on the third floor of 900 N. Michigan Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm. COVID safety guidelines are in place: register for free at looneystein.com. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records...

Duration:00:17:39

Liquid Soul’s groove returns: The Mars Williams interview (Episode 580)

3/23/2021
Grammy-nominated Chicago band Liquid Soul has resurfaced with “Lost Soul, Vol. 1,” a new collection of previously unreleased, buried treasures from the band. Liquid Soul leader/saxophonist/composer Mars Williams joins me tonight to talk about Liquid Soul’s unique history in the Chicago scene, from the band’s formation through their legendary residencies at Elbo Room and Double Door. And yeah, I’ll probably ask him about his work with Psychedelic Furs, too. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren...

Duration:00:26:53

Evanston’s Temperance Beer Co. talks community, music and fire pits (Episode 579)

3/22/2021
Temperance Beer Co. founder Josh Gilbert joins Car Con Carne to talk about the craft brewery scene and Temperance’s new “Where I’m From” beer. Support Temperance: 2000 West Dempster in Evanston Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:22:21

Suburban thrash band Having Kittens readies new album (Episode 578)

3/21/2021
How about a little thrash for your Sunday night? Meet Having Kittens, “Illinois’ premier PURRVIOLENCE band. We are all about friendship, Satan, cats and having a good time.” If that doesn’t check all the boxes for you, I don’t know what will. Car Con Carne is sponsored tonight by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:10:29

Celebrating 50 years of Chicago pizza legend Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (Episode 577)

3/19/2021
Lou Malnati’s is 50! One of Chicago’s most well-known restaurants is celebrating the occasion with a series of special events and activities. Owner Marc Malnati joins me to talk about Lou’s history. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

Duration:00:18:54

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recap (The Daily Life of Frank)

3/19/2021
Frank recaps his St. Patrick’s Day, talks about March Madness and the forthcoming failure, going barefoot at the doctors and more!

Duration:00:24:51