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“Elton Jim” goes to the doctor for his annual physical — and between all the poking and prodding, some laughs are diagnosed!

11/12/2018
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In this 130th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discusses his recent visit to the doctor for his annual physical, and between all the pokes and prods, he manages to crack up the doctor and his nurse! Discover why Jim now rarely sweats and asks his doctor for acting tips!

Duration:00:53:14

“Elton Jim” discusses the inevitable rise and fall of TV host Megyn Kelly — and how her NBC tenure was doomed from the outset

11/5/2018
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In this 129th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and “Pop Culture Club” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the recent demise of NBC TV host, Megyn Kelly, who was fired after her controversial comments supporting the use of blackface. They explain how Kelly’s stint at NBC was doomed from the beginning.

Duration:01:12:09

“Elton Jim” relives the thrill of a lifetime — Elton John dedicated a song to him at Madison Square Garden a few weeks ago

10/29/2018
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In this 128th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the thrill of a lifetime that happened on Oct. 19 in New York, when Elton John dedicated a song to Jim during his Madison Square Garden concert. Hear the story behind the story, and share this special moment and memory for a lifelong Elton John fan who unexpectedly experienced a dream come true.

Duration:01:01:22

“Elton Jim” notes his love/hate relationship with Halloween, explains how and why he avoids “trick or treaters,” and surprise — Ariana and Pete break up!

10/22/2018
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In this 127th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls the innocence and lack of safety of past Halloweens, and how and why he avoids trick or treaters. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the “surprise” of the season — Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s break-up!

Duration:01:15:21

“Elton Jim” explains how you can criticize your favorite teams or idols and still be a diehard fan — and a better fan!

10/15/2018
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In this 126th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he was harshly criticized on social media for criticizing Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon for his decisions during their recent playoff losses. Jim believes reality rather than blind faith is how to solve problems and improve. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, adds to the conversation, offering why social media isn’t breeding open-minded discussions.

Duration:01:20:58

“Elton Jim” rejoices to see the paper day planner get national publicity, and explains how we’re living in a modern day “Crucible”

10/8/2018
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In this 125th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he was excited to see how a paper calendar and day planner suddenly became a point of national publicity and discussion — because he’s been using and saving them for years! And he also notes how Arthur Miller’s classic 1953 play, “The Crucible,” proves its continuing relevancy in 2018.\

Duration:01:02:43

“Elton Jim” and his theory to find lost items hits a snag, and he discusses how to make the perfect scrambled egg

10/1/2018
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In this 124th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recounts how he recently lost his favorite pair of glasses, and unfortunately, his theory of “re-tracing your steps” DIDN’T work this time. And Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss how to make the perfect scrambled egg.

Duration:01:21:27

“Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti talk Emmy Awards, viral marriage proposals, and the fading line between entertainment and social media

9/24/2018
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In this 123rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss how the recent Emmy Awards show strayed from its intended purpose — ultimately morphing into a showcase for an inappropriate marriage proposal. And they discuss how the line between the entertainment industry and social media has been erased.

Duration:01:08:16

“Elton Jim” reviews and previews the exciting and bittersweet moments of Elton John’s final “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour

9/17/2018
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In this 122nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano takes a nostalgic and informative walk down his own “yellow brick road” of Elton John fandom, which began more than 45 years ago. With Elton John’s final tour now begun, Jim reviews the new show — he attended the opening night performance on Sept. 8 — and offers a preview for new, casual, and diehard fans alike.

Duration:01:05:45

“Elton Jim” expects elaborate funerals to become a new trend and he “nails” Emily’s Armanetti’s mysterious “appointment”

9/10/2018
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In this 121st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if the funerals of John McCain and Aretha Franklin will start a new trend of elaborate send-offs. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, attempts to conceal her reason for being late to the podcast…but Jim “nails” her mystery “appointment.”

Duration:01:17:37

“Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti discuss the perils of parenting in an era of “helicopters” vs. “free-rangers”

8/31/2018
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In this 120th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor. Emily Armanetti, discuss the perils of parenting, and new laws concerning “free-range parenting” that allow children some free time away from the constant eye of potentially over-protective parents. Which is the best?

Duration:00:58:01

“Elton Jim” “blisters” through “The Big Apple” in the summer with a lesson about wearing comfortable shoes

8/27/2018
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In this 119th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recounts his recent jaunt to New York City, where he was blown away by a bevy of Broadway shows, but came home with a nasty blister. Learn why it’s crucial to always pack a comfortable pair of shoes when traveling — if not, the result can be a pain in the…foot!

Duration:00:41:35

“Elton Jim” shares tips to reduce e-mail and iPhone addiction (HE doesn’t need it!) and bemoans the new Oscar “Popular Film” category

8/20/2018
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In this 118th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the “30-Day Challenge” for people who are looking to help their addiction to e-mails and iPhones. But Jim discovers he lives the 30-day challenge everyday! And in the “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, and Jim discuss the Oscars’ desperate new changes to keep its TV audience.

Duration:01:18:32

“Elton Jim” solves the mystery of how his car’s battery died in the garage, and also discusses “The Brady Bunch” house bidding war

8/13/2018
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In this 117th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano details how he solved the “mystery” of how his car battery recently drained and died in the garage for the second time in less than a year. It’s worthy of a Sherlock Holmes case! And in the “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, and Jim discuss the bidding war for “The Brady Bunch” house.

Duration:01:19:11

“Elton Jim” shares a new study that reports Millennials aren’t good tippers. Baristas beware! (But you probably already knew it!)

8/6/2018
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In this 116th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reports on a new study that reveals Millennials may enjoy going out to eat, drink, and be merry, but they are tight-fisted when it comes to leaving a tip for service! Come on Millennials, give your 20 percent!

Duration:00:39:01

Full Show 8-4-18: Jim Turano in for Matt Bubala to discuss Lollapalooza, 80’s flashbacks and favorite drinks

8/4/2018
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During this full show podcast, Jim Turano fills in for Matt Bubala for a third straight week as Matt is off traveling for little league baseball tournaments. Tune in to hear what “Elton Jim” talks about best…music! Jim chats with listeners and guest Mick Kayler about Lollapalooza this weekend and the benefits of music festivals in Chicago. Since summer in Chicago is big on music festivals, Jim, Roger Badesch and Producer Jess Raines talk about the heat wave and favorite […]

Duration:02:23:09

“Elton Jim” remembers Val Camilletti, whose record store, Val’s halla, was a Chicago music scene institution for almost 50 years, and whose life was an example for us all

7/30/2018
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In this 115th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano memorializes and remembers Val Camilletti, whose longtime record store, Val’s halla Records, was a Chicago music scene institution, and whose full life continues to influence and inspire. And Jim and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the latest celebrity engagement that seems doomed to fail.

Duration:01:15:19

Elburn becomes filming location for new HBO series, Producer Jess Raines shares stories about her hometown

7/28/2018
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Schmidt’s Towne Tap became Healy Hotel, Ream’s Meat Market is a 1950’s diner and for a small town girl and WGN Radio producer Jess Raines, her hometown is now called Simmonsville. Route 47 and Main Street in Elburn has been closed down for the filming of a new HBO series called Lovecraft Country, which tells the story of a man driving across country in 1955 in search for his missing father. The show is being produced by Oscar-winner Jordan Peele, best […]

Duration:00:17:26

Lollapalooza or Hallapalooza? A tribute Val Camilletti

7/28/2018
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This week, Val Camilletti, longtime owner of Val’s halla Records in Oak Park passed away. “Elton” Jim Turano shares an excerpt of a past interview as a tribute and shares stories about why she was so influential in the community.

Duration:00:22:17

Full Show 7-27-18: Elton Jim in for Matt Bubala: Celeb birthdays, music and everything pop culture

7/28/2018
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In this full show episode, Elton Jim Turano fills in for Matt Bubala as he is out of town with his son’s baseball team, who just won their first game in the state tournament! This week, Turano talks about Mick Jagger and his 75th birthday with Jim Pietryga. WGN Radio’s Aubrey Mumpower also celebrates a birthday. Roger, Jess, Jim and Aubrey celebrate with pizza! Also in the first hour, Mick Kayler joins the show once again to talk about pop […]

Duration:02:39:25