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"The World's Only Food Podcast Recorded in a Car," hosted by Chicago media personality James VanOsdol. James and guest hosts visit new restaurants for each episode, taking their meals "to go," so they can record a radio show from inside James's Mazda 3.

"The World's Only Food Podcast Recorded in a Car," hosted by Chicago media personality James VanOsdol. James and guest hosts visit new restaurants for each episode, taking their meals "to go," so they can record a radio show from inside James's Mazda 3.
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"The World's Only Food Podcast Recorded in a Car," hosted by Chicago media personality James VanOsdol. James and guest hosts visit new restaurants for each episode, taking their meals "to go," so they can record a radio show from inside James's Mazda 3.

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Episodes

Hard-working, super-talented Chicago actor Mickey O'Sullivan eats Byron's hot dogs, talks movies/TV

1/18/2019
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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: Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

Duration:00:36:18

Chicago's Ghostlight Ensemble takes on 'Spice World' in my car

1/17/2019
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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: Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

Duration:00:25:07

'I'm drunk on meat' - KQX Morning Crew co-host Brian and I take on a 7-pound food challenge

1/12/2019
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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 days), macaroni and cheese and two baked potatoes. How'd we do? Well, you have to listen to find out. Discussed as we took on the challenge (and after the fact): Car Con...

Duration:00:30:09

Drum giant Matt Walker (Sons of the Silent Age, Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, etc.) tells career stories outside Chicago Diner

1/8/2019
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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 (3411 N. Halsted), a true Chicago institution ("Meat-free since '83!"). Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

Duration:00:30:27

Sex, drugs and rock and roll done the Chicago way: Author Steve Silver at La Humita

1/5/2019
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Author/raconteur Steve Silver recounts the scents, smells and happenstances that he experienced while being gatekeeper to Chicago's most storied nightclubs and on the road with bands like Killing Joke and Naked Raygun. We got our food from the wonderful people at La Humita (3466 N. Pulaski Rd.) and chatted about: Car Con Carne is presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston!

Duration:00:54:13

Which restaurants in Chicago should you visit next? Fooditor breaks down the annual '99' at Kimski

12/27/2018
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This week I'm joined by two guests: Mike Gebert, excellent food writer/editor of Fooditor (fooditor.com) and Chef Won Kim, food magician behind Kimski (kimskichicago.com // 954-960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608). Fooditor just published its annual must-read "Fooditor 99" collection of places to eat in Chicago, and for this episode we went to Kimski (which is one of the 99). Chef Won Kim arrived with veritable Kimski buffet which didn't last long in the Mazda. Buy The Fooditor 99: Where To...

Duration:01:10:27

Live, from the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston floor: Hi Ho and OUTDrejas

12/22/2018
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Two guests! Two live performances! Amazing! To wrap up 2018, Hi Ho (Gillian McGhee) and OUTDrejas joined me for conversation and live performances inside a CX-5 on the showroom floor of The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston. It was an amazing day for the podcast, and a thrill to record at the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston. We'll definitely be doing this again! Here's what you'll hear in this episode: Hi Ho segment LIVE PERFORMANCE: "WHISKEY SHEETS" TOPICS: OUTDREJAS segment LIVE PERFORMANCE:...

Duration:00:51:07

Music that works in movies, the bedroom and live stage: Trip-hop group She Killed In Ecstasy eats meatballs

12/20/2018
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Chicago trip-hop group She Killed In Ecstasy (Shana & Risk) join me for meaty deliciousness form Little Meatball (2364 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) Discussed on this episode: Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston

Duration:00:17:31

From a brain tumor to scaling the world's highest peaks: The good deeds of Alex Pancoe

12/14/2018
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Alex Pancoe discovered he had a brain tumor at the age of 18. Years later, he's wholly dedicated to giving back to Lurie Children's Hospital, whose doctors saved his life. The most conspicuous way Pancoe's giving back? Mountain climbing. Like, serious mountain climbing: The Explorers Grand Slam, which includes climbing the highest mountains on each continent and cross country skiing the north and south poles. Over food from Michael's Hot Dogs in Highland Park (1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL...

Duration:00:29:00

88 Fingers Louie visits Krampus haunted house before heading to Costa Rica

12/8/2018
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Denis Buckley and Dan "Mr. Precision" Wleklinski of long-running Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie join me for a trip to "Krampus: A Haunted Christmas," a Christmas-themed haunted house on the site of the 13th Floor haunted house in Melrose Park. It was incredibly well done, and we wish it was year-round. Discussed in this week's show: Mentioned in this week's show: Traci from Hot Lips Messiah Josh Caterer from Smoking Popes Tyler Wildey of Epic Deli Schlong, the...

Duration:00:20:51

Must-hear live performance & conversation with the Inventors

11/26/2018
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Chicago indie band the Inventors joins me for encased meats from the underrated Hot Dog Station (4742 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625). Before they played a phenomenal version of their new song ("Apartment"), we chatted about: Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston

Duration:00:20:37

'I don't want another kid to feel the way I do' - Stanley Cup winner and dyslexia-awareness crusader Brent Sopel

11/19/2018
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This week's guest is hockey star Brent Sopel, who most notably won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. His amazing hockey career included time on 7 NHL teams and playing in over 1000 games. As a defenseman, Sopel's a tough-as-nails, block-all-shots machine. Outside the rink, however, things slowly fell apart as his undiagnosed dyslexia contributed to a decline in self-worth and eventually led to extreme alcohol abuse. Discussed outside the Willowbrook Portillo's on this...

Duration:00:36:03

Sunshine Boys eat vegan food under the 'L' tracks, talk about 'Blue Music'

11/16/2018
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Indie rock trio Sunshine Boys (Dag Juhlin, Freda Love Smith, Jackie Schimmel) jumped in the Mazda 3 for vegan food from Veggie Grill on this week's episode. Car Con Carne is presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston

Duration:00:20:27

47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records

11/10/2018
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Bruce Iglauer, founder of iconic blues record label Alligator Records, joins me for an in-depth conversation about the blues, his label and excellent new book ("Bitten by the Blues"). Over tacos from Flaco's Tacos (1116 20 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660), we discuss:

Duration:00:34:05

WGN-TV's Marcus Leshock at Borinquen Lounge: He's won Emmys, and now he reeks of garlic.

11/5/2018
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This week, I'm joined by super-talented WGN-TV anchor/host/personality Marcus Leshock (a multiple Emmy winner! A WGN Employee of the Month!). Gaby from Borinquen Lounge (3811 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) jumps in the car with jibaritos that are beyond delicious: Fried plantains, steak, garlic mayo, cheese. They're the best jibaritos in Chicago, because BORINQUEN INVENTED JIBARITOS. Discussed this week:

Duration:00:31:34

The name will get your attention; the music will make you a fan. Singer-songwriter Lilly Winwood at Haymarket

11/1/2018
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Lilly Winwood rolled through Chicago to headline the Haymarket Americana Series at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661). Before she took the stage, she jumped in the Mazda for dinner and a conversation about her career, music, and rock-star-royalty father. Car Con Carne is presented by:

Duration:00:13:08

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:

Duration:00:36:52

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:

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:

Duration:00:14:25