In this jam-packed episode, Nick welcomes Mike Kerz, the owner/operator of The Midway Drive-In in Dixon, IL. They discuss the new website, the exciting summer events at the Midway, and the impressive lineup of guests for this year’s Flashback Weekend Horror Convention.

Then, journalist, podcaster, writer, and filmmaker Amy Guth joins Nick to share her latest adventures in L.A., including visiting the grave of a distant movie-star relative, encounters with screaming and fornicating cicadas, unique film festival stories, and more.

Finally, Esmeralda Leon and Nick preview this year’s Riot Fest schedule, which boasts an incredible lineup. They talk about the festival’s venue change and highlight some of the cool events happening at Ravinia this year. Plus, they continue their food tour of the region with more snacks from Thailand. [EP253]