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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

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 29 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.

    The Orphan the Poet at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 661)

    The Orphan the Poet at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 661)

    Jake Floyd (bass) David Eselgoth (vox) of The Orphan the Poet talked with me about their awesome new single (“The Moxie”), playing with Chicago band Friday Pilots Club, and the legit community they’ve created with their audience.

    • 7 min
    Gymshorts at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 660)

    Gymshorts at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 660)

    She is the Jeff Gordon of our generation...she’s good at being bad… she is Sarah Greenwell of Gymshorts! Sarah and the band joined me backstage at Riot Fest, where they were hanging out the day before their performance.

    • 4 min
    Les Savy Fav at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 659)

    Les Savy Fav at Riot Fest 2021 (Episode 659)

    Seth Jabour and Harrison Haynes of Les Savy Fav chatted with Car Con Carne before the band tore up the Roots Stage at Riot Fest!
     
    They talked about 90s music, classic Touch & Go artists, playing after being away for so long, and backing up the force of nature known as Tim Harrington

    • 6 min
    Hepcat returns, right when we need them most-RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 658)

    Hepcat returns, right when we need them most-RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 658)

    The members of Hepcat played a fantastic Riot Fest set on a picture-perfect Chicago afternoon. The band checked in with me backstage before their performance.

    • 7 min
    ‘Not a bad day to be day drinking’: Devon Kay and the Solutions at RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 657)

    ‘Not a bad day to be day drinking’: Devon Kay and the Solutions at RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 657)

    Devon Kay was one of my favorite interviewees at this year’s Riot Fest. He’s super fun, self deprecating and funny. And his new EP (The Space In Between) is awesome.

    • 11 min
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones co-founding member Johnny Vegas talks RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 656)

    Mighty Mighty Bosstones co-founding member Johnny Vegas talks RIOT FEST 2021 (Episode 656)

    Johnny Vegas (Tim Burton) of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones talks about the 90s, the new album (“When God Was Great ”) and why their horn section kicks so much ass.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

JohnnyPerona ,

JVO!!

An amazing interviewer. One would think he has done this once or twice before 😉

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.

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