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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.