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Chicago media personality James VanOsdol (JVO) visits new restaurants every week with a guest sitting shotgun. They eat and talk in James's Mazda 3... and sometimes the guest even performs in the car.

Car Con Carne James VanOsdol

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7, 20 Ratings

Chicago media personality James VanOsdol (JVO) visits new restaurants every week with a guest sitting shotgun. They eat and talk in James's Mazda 3... and sometimes the guest even performs in the car.

    Cold Beaches' new album 'Drifter' is the right release for right now (Episode 425)

    Cold Beaches' new album 'Drifter' is the right release for right now (Episode 425)

    “Drifter,” the new album from Cold Beaches, is a welcome release in our time of isolation, uncertainty and stress. Sophia Nadia / Cold Beaches joins me tonight on Car Con Carne! #QuarantineConCarne


    Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

    • 13 min
    12 hours after downtown Chicago was looted: Reporter Bob Chiarito (Episode 424)

    12 hours after downtown Chicago was looted: Reporter Bob Chiarito (Episode 424)

    Chaos, violence and fear: That’s how Chicago woke up this morning. Reporter Bob Chariato was on the scene, covering the events for Block Club Chicago. He joins me tonight on Car Con Carne.
    Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

    • 17 min
    Checking in with Broken Robots on new music and quarantine advice for struggling addicts-in-recovery (Episode 423)

    Checking in with Broken Robots on new music and quarantine advice for struggling addicts-in-recovery (Episode 423)

    Do you like happy endings? Kat and Tony of Broken Robots were at absolute rock bottom a few years ago. Today, their band continues to garner local attention and Kat and Tony are in a good spot in life. They return to Car Con Carne to talk about their music and offer advice to people struggling with addiction while in quarantine.
     
    Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

    • 16 min
    Beer made by nerds for nerds: Empirical Brewery with Eric Oren (Episode 422)

    Beer made by nerds for nerds: Empirical Brewery with Eric Oren (Episode 422)

    You deserve a beer. You’ve earned it. On that note, why not make it a New Style Community Lager from Empirical? Eric Oren of the “nerd brewery” joins me tonight to talk about Empirical's new charitable initiative and the craft scene in Chicago.
    Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

    • 22 min
    The less-told story of German-born Jews fighting the Nazis: Documentarian Steve Karras (Episode 421)

    The less-told story of German-born Jews fighting the Nazis: Documentarian Steve Karras (Episode 421)

    The story of German-born Jews fighting against the Nazis is told in the documentary “About Face: The Story of the Jewish Refugee Soldiers of World War Two.” Director Steve Karras joins me to talk about the film’s many stories and the filmmaking process. We also learn a new word tonight: LACHRYMOSE!
    Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

    • 36 min
    The Webstirs debut new song, hang out on Car Con Carne! (Episode 420)

    The Webstirs debut new song, hang out on Car Con Carne! (Episode 420)

    Everything’s coming up Webstirs… the new video for “Fiction” just premiered on CarConCarne.com, and the band (along with super producer Matt Allison) is here for a live #quarantineconcarne chat!
     
    Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Andy Derer ,

Awesome Podcast

JVO leads the listeners through some awesome Chicagoland-based culinary experiences with some great guests. Highly recommended.

dgirl424 ,

Es bueno!

I LOVE this podcast. Probably one of the most entertaining, and thoughtfully made podcasts out there. It doesn't disappoint, and it certainly entices the taste buds.

Browitzer ,

All Meat; No Gristle

You guys get right to the meat of it. And you keep getting closer to me, geographically... Great work. Love listening.

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