And now, a soothing Musical Innertube

All the Innertubes, conveniently gathered in one place

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 103 - Carl Parker on hurricanes, El Nino and the climate in general

June 6, 2023

The weather keeps getting wilder, with another heat-inducing El Nino on the way. What can we do to prepare for more drought, wildfires, and floods? What about hurricanes? Meteorologist Carl Parker provides some answers.

Guest: Carl Parker

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 102 - Art Caplan on the "official" end of COVID

May 30, 2023

The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization have officially declared an end to the COVID emergency. Bioethicist Art Caplan says we didn't seem to learn coping skills during the pandemic.

Guest: Art Caplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 101 - Dick Polman tries to make sense of it all

May 23, 2023

On many political issues, the polls say one thing, state legislatures do the opposite. Political columnist Dick Polman says that's the result of years of behind-the-scenes work by political operatives on the local level.

Guest: Dick Polman

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Episode 100 - The 100th Episode!

May 16, 2023

Guest Host Mat Kaplan takes us through the maze that is the minds of John Timpane and Don Rooney, to find out what has made the podcast tick all these years. (Be sure to check for ticks when it's done!)

Guest: Mat Kaplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 99 - Carrie Bassett and Frogwatch USA

May 9, 2023

Did you know that standing by a pond and listening to the frogs can help save wetlands? Carrie Bassett tells us why that's true and how you can become a citizen scientist as part of FrogWatch USA.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 98 - Lynn Levin

May 2, 2023

Lynn Levin: poet, teacher, translator, critic. Is there anything in literature she can't do? Apparently not! Now you can add "short story writer" to that list! House Parties is full of characters, twists and a bit of fun!

Guest: Lynn Levin

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 97 - Jean Kwok

April 25, 2023

There's so much packed into this episode! Jean has had a full and interersting life, and it formed the basis of her book Girl in Translation. When the book was challenged, she flew in from Europe to defend it.

Guest: Jean Kwok

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 96 - Jon Burlingame

April 18, 2023

Everyone can sing the themes to Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, and Friends. Jon Burlingame is rich with knowledge about those themes and many others (My Mother the Car, anyone?). Listen in and sing along!

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - David Loud

April 11, 2023

The Musical Innertube gets musical with David Loud! He shares stories from his book Facing the Music about his time as a Broadway actor, pianist, conductor, arranger - and a person dealing with Parkinson's disease.

Guest: David Loud

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Julie McKelvey

April 4, 2023

Julie McKelvey is in Nepal, preparing to climb to the top of Mt. Everest in May. Here's the talk we had with Julie after she climbed Denali in Alaska, on her way to climbing the 7 tallest peaks in the world.

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Dr. Seema Khosla

March 28, 2023

Here we are, a couple of weeks into DST, and a lot of us are still frazzled by the time shift. What sleep doctor Seema Khosla said last year still holds true: it's normal to be frazzled, and the shift should end!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 95 - Julie Urban

March 21, 2023

They're pretty, they're everywhere, they destroy vineyards. They're spotted lanternflies, and entomologist Julie Urban is working to get this pest under control. Until then, the best way to control them is to squish them!

Guest: Julie Urban

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 94 - Scott Lauber

March 14, 2023

Baseball will look differerent this year. Pitchers and batters are on a time clock, infielders can't shift, and more! Scott Lauber, baseball writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, tells us how this will affect the game.

Guest: Scott Lauber

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 93 - Sam Adams

March 7, 2023

And the Oscar goes to...? Movie critic Sam Adams looks over the nominees, addresses the screen vs. stream problem, and reminds us that it's really just a trade show with golden statues.

Guest: Sam Adams

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 92 - Cheryl Clark

Feb. 28, 2023

So, if you're on Medicare, why do you need a Medicare Advantage plan? (Fill in the celebrity name) says I do! Medical journalist Cheryl Clark takes us on a trip through a very convoluted medical maze.

Guest: Cheryl Clark

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - David Zucchino

Feb. 21, 2023

Little known fact: the elected government of Wilmington, NC, was overthrown by terrorists "by the ballot and the bullet" in 1898. David Zucchino told the story in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Wilmington's Lie."

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Chick Russell

Feb. 14, 2023

It's Valentine's Day! Ever take a trip with your loved one through a Tunnel of Love? Back in 2021, we went on a different kind of "dark ride" with Chick Russell, who creates them. Let's do it again!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 91 - David Wallace

Feb. 7, 2023

Everything, everywhere, all at once! It's more than just a movie title! Physicist and philosopher David Wallace says it's a good interpretation of science's quantum theory.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 90 - Art Caplan Helps the UAE get Medical Ethics

Jan. 31, 2023

And now, fresh from a history-making appearance in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, it's bio-ethicist Art Caplan! Art's helping the United Arab Emirates develop ethical guidelines for an emerging health care sector.

Guest: Art Caplan

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Carrie Rickey

Jan. 24, 2023

Back in June of 2020, with the world in the throes of the COVID lockdown, we asked movie critic Carrie Rickey to suggest what to binge.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 89 - Katherine Ramsland and the Boy in the Box

Jan. 17, 2023

After 65 years, police have identified Joseph Zarelli, Philadelphia's "Boy in the Box," thanks to DNA technology. Forensic psychologist Katherie Ramsland says this opens the door to solutions for many more unsolved cases.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 88 - Olivia Farabaugh

Jan. 10, 2023

Here's your chance to meet singer-songwriter Olivia Farabaugh! You'll get a preview of the latest single from her album "Transparent," and hear about her efforts to raise awareness of CIRS and the importance of mental health.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 87 - '22 in Review

Jan. 3, 2023

So, last week we told you that Don and John consider the World Series run by the Phillies the highlight of 2022. It was! But they came up with this list of 2022 Innertube interviews they think are just as good!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 86 - Kristen Graham and a couple of Phillies fans

Dec. 27, 2022

According to John and Don, the highlight of 2022 was the Phillies getting into the World Series. Lifelong Phillies fan Kristen Graham wore a Phillies jersey in Houston, and talks about that experience and more.