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Elton Jim Turano's Captain Pod-tastic on WGN Plus

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“Elton Jim” transfers 30-year-old Beta and VHS life memories to DVD, and explains how most people who claim they can multi-task can’t even UNI-task!!

7/16/2018
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In this 113th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano finally found his 30-year-old Beta and VHS tapes that included some special personal events and memories — and he had them transferred them to DVD. He urges everyone to do the same! And Turano applauds Apple and Google for introducing new software to help people with their smartphone addiction. Multi-task? Most can’t UNI-task!!

Duration:00:58:00

“Elton Jim” recounts his recent “Richard Roma” lunch with actor Joe Mantegna, and wonders why we’re so obsessed with Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson (and when they will break up!)

7/9/2018
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In this 112th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his recent lunch in Los Angeles with actor, Joe Mantegna. The two discussed acting, The Cubs, and the challenges and stories about both playing the character Richard Roma in the play, “Glengarry Glen Ross” (One of them won a Tony Award! for it!) And Jim and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the current obsession with the Ariana Grande-Pete Davidson red-hot romance.

Duration:01:05:12

“Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti talk Santa Monica scooters and can a “Roseanne” spin-off succeed without Roseanne?

7/2/2018
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In this 111th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss a new transportation trend Jim observed recently while in California — the rental electric scooter. Goodbye Segways, hello scooters. Jim also talks about driving on LA Freeways, celebrity sightings, and the two wonder if a “Roseanne” spin-off can succeed without Roseanne Barr.

Duration:01:04:06

Full Show 6-30-18: “Elton Jim” Turano in for Matt Bubala: Everything music and pop culture

6/30/2018
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Elton Jim Turano fills in for Matt Bubala as the holiday week approaches. In this full show podcast, radio veteran and friend Mick Kayler joins the conversation to talk about pop culture. Turano talks about his adventures in Los Angeles and discusses music with several listeners. As of tomorrow, Best Buy will no longer cell CD’s in any department stores, so the gang reminisces on favorite CD’s. Later on, Turano and listeners talk about unique summer jobs.

Duration:02:12:15

“Elton Jim” shares a story about a 32-year-old “dream” finally coming true — thanks to a little luck and three decades of perseverance

6/25/2018
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In this 110th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the story of a 32-year-old dream of his that finally came true. Turano recently appeared in a theatrical production of the David Mamet play, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” as the lead character, Richard Roma. He’s wanted to appear in this play since the first time he saw it in 1986 — and after more than three decades and a few rejected auditions, the “dream role” finally came to […]

Duration:01:02:18

“Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti debate, discuss, and rant on Rosanne’s racial tweet, and Samantha Bee’s stinging “c” word comment — does anyone remember laughter?

6/11/2018
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In this 108th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the recent racial Roseanne Barr tweet, which led to the immediate cancellation of her hit reboot TV series. And they heartily debate comedian Samantha Bee’s controversial “c” word comment about Ivanka Trump. What the heck is going on these days?? Stop TWEETING and Stop BASHING!

Duration:00:54:02

“Elton Jim” creates a new Elton John song — “Don’t Go Breaking My FINGER,” and scoffs at Uber’s “Jetson dream” of flying cars by 2023

6/4/2018
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In this 107th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano entertainingly recounts how after giving Elton John an awkward high five in May in Las Vegas, he feared he may have broken one of the the legendary piano player’s valuable fingers (he didn’t!). And he also scoffs at Uber claiming it will have flying cars by 2023. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3511977/3511977_2018-06-04-111217.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3779.mp3

Duration:00:58:43

“Elton Jim” hilariously reviles TV coverage of major events like The Kentucky Derby, and the Royal Wedding, and recaps shows that got the network ax

5/29/2018
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In this 106th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano takes a hilarious stand against how broadcast TV hosts and reporters of events like the recent Kentucky Derby and the Royal Wedding, are “becoming” the story rather than reporting it. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” segment, regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, and Jim take a look at some of the controversial TV show cancellations of this past season.

Duration:01:05:53

“Elton Jim” chats with Elton John Band percussionist, John Mahon, about his impressive 20-year tenure with the legend, and preparing for the sold-out “Farewell” tour

5/21/2018
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In this 105th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano talks with longtime Elton John Band percussionist and singer, John Mahon, about how his hard work resulted in his current 20-year tenure. He offers insights into playing and working with a music legend and discusses the preparations for Elton John’s upcoming, three-year “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” final world tour.

Duration:01:11:43

“Elton Jim” transforms into “Mr. Fix-it,” gets a Wu-Tang Clan nickname, and raps on Childish Gambino’s intense music video

5/14/2018
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In this 104th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reveals how he recently transformed from a “call the guy” to “THE guy,” performing a litany of weekend home improvement projects. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” segment, regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, helps Jim get a Wu-Tang Clan nickname (“Smilin’ Contender”), and she and Jim discuss Childish Gambino’s new controversial music video for “This Is America.”

Duration:00:49:20

“Elton Jim” plays the gender-neutral “name game” and anxiously awaits the arrival of “Mayochup”

5/7/2018
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In this 103rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explores the new trend in naming children, as Millennials now are choosing more “gender-neutral” names for their babies. Today, if you call out the name “Charlie,” it’s a good bet both a boy, AND a girl will answer. Jim also awaits the new Kraft Heinz mayonnaise/ketchup combination — “Mayochup” — coming to the U.S. later this year. Are we “allowed” to put THIS stuff on a hot dog? […]

Duration:01:08:07

“Elton Jim” welcomes back his godson, Patrick, for a “Millennial Meter” segment about hipster hairstyles, “vinyling” and being carded to keep you OUT of a bar!

4/30/2018
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In this 102nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano welcomes back his godson, Patrick Minogue, and the popular “Millennial Meter” segment. Jim notices Patrick is sporting a new hipster hairstyle — a “flow” — and is buying into the “vinyl experience.” Patrick also took Jim to a Millennial bar/restaurant, and Jim felt like he was going to get carded — to keep him OUT of the cool vibe!...

Duration:00:58:14

“Elton Jim” explains why he loves “April snow,” remembers childhood love notes, and doesn’t expect an invitation to the Royal Wedding

4/23/2018
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In this 101st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano describes Spring snow as “perfect,” because it looks pretty, doesn’t need to be shoveled, and melts in a few hours! He also recalls some of his early childhood crushes and love notes. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” segment, regular contributor, Emily Armanetti dish on the Royal Wedding and Jim’s personal connection to it.

Duration:01:09:25

“Elton Jim” celebrates his 100th podcast by recalling the past 99, and highlighting two new Elton John tribute albums, “Revamp” and “Restoration”

4/16/2018
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In this 100th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recognizes the milestone by recalling the past two years and 99 previous episodes. and listing many memorable past podcast topics and discussions. He also musically highlights two new tribute albums honoring the 50-year songwriting partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. One album, “Revamp” features many of today’s pop stars including Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Pink, Demi Lovato, Mumford & Sons, Mary J. Blige,...

Duration:00:48:57

“Elton Jim” remembers “Metric Man,” talks of Twitter dangers, reviews “Roseanne,” and shares his amazing John Goodman impersonation!

4/9/2018
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In this 99th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls “Metric Man” and how the U.S. almost converted to the metric system in the ’70s — and wonders why we still have 2-liter pop bottles! He also discuss how Laura Ingraham’s careless Twitter might destroy her career, and how Twitter has been damaging many people’s careers of late. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” segment, Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, review the new “Roseanne” TV re-boot, […]

Duration:01:07:03

“Elton Jim” and Mick Kayler delve into Lollapalooza’s lagging sales and how the soda tax revolt fizzled on election day

4/2/2018
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In this 98th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano welcomes radio buddy, Mick Kayler, and the two have fun remembering Casey Kasem and “America’s Top 40,” examining why ticket sales are slowing down for Lollapalooza 2018 and other major rock music festivals, and wondering how Chicago’s repealed soda pop tax failed to play a pivotal role in the recent Illinois primary election.

Duration:01:03:05

“Elton Jim” fears the recent self-driving car fatality in Arizona is proof our concern for public safety is slipping, and he wonders if photo albums will rival vinyl albums

3/26/2018
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In this 97th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano views two recent safety tragedies — a self-driving car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, and a new public walking bridge collapsing in Florida — as our safety standards are slipping. Are we becoming a “half-baked society” by allowing products not fully tested and approved to be put into the market? And with more than five bins of family and personal hard copy photos, he wonders if the photo […]

Duration:01:01:32

“Elton Jim” Turano shares some memorable “A-List” celebrity encounters with Bruce Springsteen, Jackie Gleason, Eric Clapton, Anthony Hopkins, and many more

3/19/2018
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In this 96th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recounts many of the funny and memorable celebrity “brushes” he’s had during the years — including meeting most of his “idols” including Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Jackie Gleason, Tony Esposito, Ron Santo, Anthony Hopkins, Woody Allen, and many more. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” segment, regular contributor, Emily Armanetti shares her own list of celebrity sightings, including Madonna, Taylor Swift, and...

Duration:01:08:43

“Elton Jim” remembers “The Loop,” embraces nostalgia, mourns rock music’s decline, and declares The Oscars obsolete

3/12/2018
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In this 95th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano laments the sale of Chicago’s iconic rock station “The Loop” (WLUP), which had a major influence in his musical knowledge and passion, and his radio career. He also explains why he embraces nostalgia, and mourns the decline of rock music in general. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, debate if the Academy Awards ceremony needs a major makeover.

Duration:01:07:35

“Elton Jim” loves the mountains, misses the “Golden Arches,” and explores the latest love life news from “Team Jen”

3/5/2018
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In this 94th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares how he loves being around mountains, and mentions some of his favorites like The Rockies, The Sierras, and the mountains of Napa and northern California. He also wonders if McDonald’s is making the right marketing move by beginning to move away from it’s iconic “Golden Arches.” And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the biggest pop culture bomb of 2018 thus […]

Duration:01:02:07