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“Elton Jim” shares recently realizing a childhood dream — meeting “The Mask”

4/15/2019
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In this 152nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares how he recently had a childhood dream come true. As an almost lifetime fan and admirer of Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Fame goaltender, Tony Esposito, Jim explains how he finally saw up close, touched, ad posed with the “Holy Grail” for any “Tony-O’ fan — Esposito’s iconic goalie mask!

Duration:01:05:44

“Elton Jim” wonders how does a non-“Game Of Thrones” fan survive in a “Game Of Thrones” world?

4/8/2019
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In this 151st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano prepares for the along-awaited return of the TV phenomenon, “Game Of Thrones,” and its final season, but wonders how some people who are NOT fans or do not watch the show — including “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti — will be able to survive the next two months when “GOT-mania” dominates the pop culture world.

Duration:01:07:21

“Elton Jim” reveals how he got through March WITHOUT the “Madness”

4/1/2019
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In this 150th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reveals that he DOES NOT have a “March Madness” bracket, does not watch any college sports, and can still live an enjoyable life. And In the “Pop Culture Club,” with regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, Jim and Emily discuss the the “Operation Varsity Blues” aftermath.

Duration:01:34:09

“Elton Jim” becomes “Captain CLAP-tastic,” as he observes how most people do a basic gesture WRONG — the hand-clap!

3/25/2019
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In this 149th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how after years of observing people clapping on TV game shows, he has decided that many people DO NOT hand-clap correctly. Join him to find what “style” of hand-clapping YOU do, and learn how to do it “right” — which of course is the way “Elton Jim” does it! Get your “claps-worth!”

Duration:01:01:46

“Elton Jim” gives both parents and children a failing grade in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal

3/18/2019
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In this 148th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains why both the ego-driven parents and the entitled children involved in the recent “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal are both at fault. The government sting operation MUST be a wake-up call to all parents who believe bending rules and breaking laws is an acceptable parenting philosophy.

Duration:00:59:11

“Elton Jim” shares some recent NYC “celebrity close encounters” — Billie Jean. Cranston. Stipe. FUN!

3/11/2019
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In this 147th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recounts some cool and unique experiences he had during a recent visit to New York City. While attending his 191st and 192nd Elton John concerts, he also had a few surreal “celebrity close encounters” with Billie Jean King, Bryan Cranston, and R.E.M. lead singer, Michael Stipe. Only in New York!

Duration:01:00:49

“Elton Jim” discusses how the renaissance of Queen. Is Freddie Mercury a new generation’s Elvis Presley?

3/4/2019
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In this 146th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti. discuss how the surprising success of the multiple Oscar-winning film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has elevated Queen and its late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, into a new level of worldwide fame and respect. And what other dead rock star’s lives will be made into movies?

Duration:01:10:40

“Elton Jim” offers a “modest proposal” how the Cubs can thank their fans and give them a few games on free TV

2/25/2019
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In this 145th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his recent letter that was published in the Chicago Tribune on February 18, which suggests there is a way for the Chicago Cubs to thank their fans for their more than a century of loyalty by allowing at least 20 games on free TV — in light of their announcement they will be creating a new pay-per-view network for their games in 2020. If you know anyone […]

Duration:01:02:08

“Elton Jim” is disappointed how “business as usual” crept into this year’s Westminster Dog Show, and he and Emily choose their Oscar longshots

2/18/2019
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In this 144th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano laments how “The Chicago Way” of nepotism, bias, and “business as usual” crept into this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show — Burns or Bean were robbed of the “Best In Show” title! And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, choose their best longshot winner for this year’s Oscars.

Duration:01:31:03

“Elton Jim” offers his ‘suggestions” to “Make The Super Bowl SUPER Again!” Are you listening NFL?

2/11/2019
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In this 143rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano assess the failures of Super Bowl 53, and offers a series of suggestions to make the event worthy of its “Super” title and status. Are you listening NFL??

Duration:01:05:09

“Elton Jim” celebrates his first “Netflix anniversary” and wonders if programs Netflix is “saving” are worth the resurrection

2/4/2019
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In this 142nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates his “Netflix anniversary,” having joined “the stream” a year ago and now enjoying all its entertainment options. Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss how Netflix is giving new life to cancelled or little-seen TV shows. Are they worth saving?

Duration:01:05:12

“Elton Jim” shares his 8-hour airport delay and midnight snow shoveling odyssey, and discusses the 2019 Oscar nominees

1/28/2019
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In this 141st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the trials and tribulations of a recent trip that included an 8-hour airport flight delay, and ended with shoveling snow at midnight. Plus, in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, swap thoughts on the new Oscar nominees.

Duration:01:21:51

“Elton Jim” compares his “Super Dave” and Ron Santo impersonations — same or different? YOU decide!

1/21/2019
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In this 140th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano pays tribute to late comedian, Bob Einstein, who was known as failed stuntman “Super Dave” Osbourne, and Marty Funkhouser from “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Jim compares his impersonation of Funkhouser to his classic take-off of Cubs Hall of Famer, Ron Santo — COME ON!

Duration:00:54:54

“Elton Jim” reviews his recent birthday celebration, which included incense, Elvis, Bowie, Boost, bread pudding and more!

1/14/2019
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In this 139th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his recent January 8 birthday celebration, which included “visiting” his parents and grandparents, sharing the date with such luminaries as Elvis and Bowie, and presents that included great smells, sounds, and tastes…

Duration:00:58:42

“Elton Jim” discusses cat food flavors, Christmas card “rules,” and stopped-up sinks to begin 2019

1/7/2019
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In this 138th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how there are way too many cat food varieties — in fact, the only flavor you’d really need is mouse mousse! He also explains his “rules” for sending out Christmas cards, and tells how for the holidays he got a visit from Santa AND a plumber to fix his sink!

Duration:00:59:48

“Elton Jim” pulls out his Daily Planner and reviews HIS 2018 — filled with some fun moments and one very special memory!

12/31/2018
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In this 137th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano uses a paper-bound Daily Planner, and his 2018 version was filled with fun experiences — both personal and professional. He shares some of the special memories…especially one from Elton John!

“Elton Jim” offers A Christmas Gift For You — his one-man performance of the Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

12/24/2018
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In this 136th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano offers his one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” He performs all the characters — men, woman, children, and GHOSTS! May it become a holiday podcast tradition! God bless us, everyone.

Duration:01:40:16

“Elton Jim” adds two new soft drinks — Spezi and Almdudler — to his list of favorites, and debates the latest Oscars’ host debacle

12/17/2018
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In this 135th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discovers two new favorite soft drinks — Spezi from Germany and Almdudler from Austria. — after his recent European adventure . Bottoms up! And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, chime in on the Kevin Hart/Oscars controversy.

Duration:01:22:27

“Elton Jim” travels and returns with a new method to enjoy his favorite aromas — incense, and he reviews the 2018 Golden Globe nominations

12/10/2018
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In this 134th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano travels across the Danube River, visits Budapest and comes home with an “incense Santa,” adding a new scent to his home. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, review the list of 2018 Golden Globe nominations.

Duration:01:17:43

“Elton Jim” succumbs to his “Santa addiction,” and navigates through comedian Bill Maher’s recent Stan Lee quagmire

12/3/2018
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In this 133rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano admits to his “Santa addiction” and tells of his latest “relapse.” And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss Bill Maher’s controversial comments after “Spiderman” creator passed away.

Duration:01:17:19