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“Elton Jim” notices and wonders why suddenly EVERYONE on TV is sipping wine

6/24/2019
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In this 161th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano chats with regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, about how suddenly everyone on TV — especially women — are now seen drinking, sipping, or at least holding the latest status symbol — a glass of wine (mostly white). Jim admits being a “wine snob” and wonders why and when this new fad started…and most importantly…when will it end!

Duration:01:18:36

“Elton Jim” explains why the stinging National Spelling Bee’s finale was a T-R-A-V-E-S-T-Y

6/17/2019
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In this 160th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reviews the controversial decision made at this year’s National Spelling Bee, which declared EIGHT co-champions rather than continuing the competition until one winner was named. Another example of the unaspiring philosophy of “everyone gets a trophy.”

Duration:00:41:46

“Elton Jim” visits Red Rocks Theatre in Colorado and wonders if we still think BIG

6/3/2019
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In this 159th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his recent trip to Colorado, and how after visiting the historic, natural Red Rocks Amphitheatre — near Denver — he wonders if technology has stopped us thinking BIG.

Duration:00:56:45

“Elton Jim” provides a pop culture potpourri — New summer movies, Bryan Adams, and car radios!

5/27/2019
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In this 158th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, provide a pop culture potpourri of topics and memories, including a preview of the new summer movies, recalling all the hit songs on Bryan Adams’ “Reckless” album, and CDs, cassettes, and car radios!

Duration:01:15:05

“Elton Jim” on Elton John — an exclusive, early review of the new film, “Rocketman”

5/21/2019
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In this 157th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano offers an exclusive, early review of the upcoming Elton John bio-pic, “Rocketman” Hear a review of the film like few can offer — from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Elton fan and “historian” for more than 45 years.

Duration:01:07:43

“Elton Jim” offers a new –“POT-CAST” — as America enthusiastically embraces “The Reefer Revolution”

5/13/2019
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In this 156th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano observes the U.S. is “going to pot” in a big way, as the “growing” trend of legalized marijuana is spreading fast and furious. Suddenly, TV ads and store shelves are filled with hemp and CBD-infused products as the former underground weed culture goes mainstream. Maybe Cheech and Chong were right…

Duration:01:02:13

“Elton Jim” bemoans the misuse of the hyphen, and shares a special moment during a cemetery visit

5/6/2019
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In this 155th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders what has happened to grammatical rules in writing today — especially the misuse or non-use of the hyphen. And he shares a special, unexpected moment while visiting his parents’ graves at the cemetery.

Duration:01:04:30

“Elton Jim” finds some childhood “relics” and the memories come flooding back …”When in doubt, DON’T Throw Out!”

4/29/2019
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In this 154th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss the “job” of keeping childhood mementos, and what to keep and what to discard. In the process, the new guideline phrase emerges, “When in doubt, DON’T throw out!”

Duration:01:08:07

“Elton Jim” talks politics as pop culture, and makes his early 2020 presidential prediction based on election history

4/22/2019
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In this 153rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how — thanks to the Internet, social media, 24-hour news channels, and Donald Trump — politics has become a dominating part of pop culture competing with superhero movies, “Star Wars,” “Game Of Thrones” and all our pop culture appetites. And he makes his 2020 presidential prediction.

Duration:01:09:12

“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