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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 • 30 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.

    Resist. Abide. Never satisfy: The return of Wrong War (Episode 702)

    Resist. Abide. Never satisfy: The return of Wrong War (Episode 702)

    *This* is hardcore with a lot on its mind. Wrong War returns with their second full release, and they want you to know that things have not gotten better since their debut.
     
    Resist. Abide. Never satisfy.
    Resist or hide. Never satisfied.
    Resist. Defy. Never satisfy.
     
    Welcome to Episode 702 of Car Con Carne, which I’m doing while enjoying a Well Being Coffee Cream Brew. If you’re looking for an NA beer diversion that can stand up to “leaded” craft beers, do yourself a favor and try Well Being. Save yourself a trip to the liquor store: Order online with my promo code (JVO) for 10% off: wellbeingbrewing.com

    • 29 min
    Back again, this time for good: Cinco de Gatos (Episode 701)

    Back again, this time for good: Cinco de Gatos (Episode 701)

    Cinco de Gatos is a Chicago band that started out almost 30 years ago, and just as soon as they came… they went. Then they came back again. And then they went again. Then they came back, and it stuck. WIth a string of newish singles on streaming services and previously recorded content now available, there’s a lot to pull from.
     
    I love the way this band sounds, and it was fun chatting with John, Jason, Rob and Jerry for this episode!

    • 26 min
    Episode 700 (Part Three): Radio reunion with Bill Leff, Wendy Snyder, Steve Fisher, Brooke Hunter and Lance Tawzer

    Episode 700 (Part Three): Radio reunion with Bill Leff, Wendy Snyder, Steve Fisher, Brooke Hunter and Lance Tawzer

    It’s here: Episode 700! Tonight’s show is all about radio, and I’ve invited over a dozen former on-air colleagues to jump on with me. If you want to play a drinking game along with the live stream, take a drink every time someone mentions “getting fired.” In this episode: Bill Leff, Wendy Snyder, Steve Fisher, Brooke Hunter and Lance Tawzer

    • 48 min
    Episode 700 (Part Two): Radio reunion with Abe Kanan, Al Roker Jr, Grant Random, DJ Luv Cheez and Jen Jameson

    Episode 700 (Part Two): Radio reunion with Abe Kanan, Al Roker Jr, Grant Random, DJ Luv Cheez and Jen Jameson

    It’s here: Episode 700! Tonight’s show is all about radio, and I’ve invited over a dozen former on-air colleagues to jump on with me. If you want to play a drinking game along with the live stream, take a drink every time someone mentions “getting fired.”
    In this segment: Abe Kanan, Al Roker Jr., DJ Luv Cheez, Grant Random and Jen Jameson

    • 30 min
    Episode 700 (Part One): Radio reunion with Chris Payne, Alan Cox, Alex Quigley and Jaime Black

    Episode 700 (Part One): Radio reunion with Chris Payne, Alan Cox, Alex Quigley and Jaime Black

    It’s here: Episode 700! Tonight’s show is all about radio, and I’ve invited over a dozen former on-air colleagues to jump on with me. If you want to play a drinking game along with the live stream, take a drink every time someone mentions “getting fired.” In this segment: Chris Payne, Alan Cox, Alex Quigley and Jaime Black

    • 48 min
    No headline necessary: NAKED RAYGUN (Episode 699)

    No headline necessary: NAKED RAYGUN (Episode 699)

    The members of legendary Chicago band NAKED RAYGUN join the show to talk about their new release, “Over the Overlords,” their history, and why Styx, Cheap Trick and Rise Against should fear them.
    Appearing on this episode: Jeff Pezzati, Eric Spicer, Bill Stephens, Fritz Doreza and NR manager Lou Lombardo.
    Celebrate the Joys of January with a non alcoholic beer from Well Being Brewing! Take 10% off your online order with my promo code (JVO): wellbeingbrewing.com!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

rokerjr ,

Car Con Carne

JVO is an amazing broadcaster and an even better man, when I hit the lottery and buy my dream radio station, he’s my first hire, bar none.

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.

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