Sept. 6, 2022
In 1968 the Sunday Times of London sent Lewis Chester and 2 other reporters to the U.S. to cover the Nixon-Humphrey presidential campaign. Lewis talks about the book he and his fellow reporters wrote about the experience.
Aug. 30, 2022
On October 7th the salsa music program "Alma Del Barrio" will celebrate 50 years on the air on KXLU-FM in Los Angeles! Kiki Soto tells how he helped put the show on the air, and why salsa is an important musical style.
Aug. 23, 2022
Baseball is a funny game -- you can win 100 games and miss the playoffs, and a Wild Card team can win the World Series. Sweeny, Nick, and Rob look at the favorites and the surprises in this year's race for the pennant.
Aug. 16, 2022
Netflix is the streaming service that helped create "binge watching." But now it's losing subscribers and may have to insert ads in programs. Is this the end? Media expert Robert Thompson has some ideas.
Aug. 9, 2022
The most musical thing about the Musical Innertube is our theme song, played by the virtual band Car Radio Dog. Musicians Richard Lindsey and Kevin Timpane join John to talk about their virtual band.
Aug. 2, 2022
Last year, a broken foot kept Julie McKelvey off Denali. This year, she topped that mountain, and climbed the highest point at the bottom of the world to boot!
July 26, 2022
The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope are amazing, and Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society says they're changing the way we think about the universe. SPECIAL VIDEO INFORMATION BELOW!
July 19, 2022
After a two-year hiatus, the San Diego Comic-Con returns in 2022 to hosting in-person attendees. Gary Sassaman tells tales of working for the Con, designing program books and organizing the programs listed in those books.
July 12, 2022
It's genius! Track down the owners of car vanity license plates and find out what they mean -- and get an interesting back story to boot! Isaac Klein tells Don and John how he came up with his terrific podcast.
July 5, 2022
At this point in our history, you may be asking yourself, "Where, exactly, is this country headed?" Columnist Dick Polman has some interesting answers, starting with the fact that Ireland may have a leg up on us.
June 28, 2022
Garry Gilliam had a difference-making touchdown catch in a playoff game for the Seattle Seahawks. He wants to be a difference maker in his hometown as well.
June 21, 2022
She's performing in "Oklahoma" across the country. She's performing on Twitter and Instagram and TikTok on all your devices. Here and now, Hannah Solow is appearing on the Musical Innertube!
June 14, 2022
She gives voice to some of your favorite animated characters, all while navigating the twists and turns of an unusual corner of show business. Spend a few fascinating minutes with Cristina Pucelli!
June 7, 2022
These two gumshoes can gather all the clues and tell us if the new Chip and Dale movie is worth seeing. Tad Stones was around for the first Rescue Rangers series, and Jerry Beck has made a living out of studying cartoons.
May 31, 2022
Meet Mykhailo. He's an American with a background in special ops and battleground medicine, who has close ties to Ukraine. Listen as he tells John and Don what he saw during his recent time in that war-torn country.
May 24, 2022
Pennsylvania State Representative Patty Kim tells Don and John about the ups and downs of being elected to public service.
May 17, 2022
Two years ago, Jill Sherer Murray released her book "Big Wild Love" just as the pandemic got underway. Publicity and her book tour were suddenly gone!
May 10, 2022
Bioethicist Art Caplan says the leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade might just lead to different states establishing different values. He says some Americans may not want to live in some of those states.
May 3, 2022
"To be, or not to be..." Poetry, sure, but also the dilemma faced by Schrodinger's cat. Meet Dava Sobel, who curates a magazine column where poetry blends with science.
April 26, 2022
June 22nd? Nope, Earth Day is EVERY day! Can we reverse climate change? Weather Channel meteorologist Carl Parker has some answers and ideas in this Innertube from last August.
April 19, 2022
We at the Musical Innertube love radio, and so does Mike Hingson, who takes us back to the time not that long ago when radio flourished as an entertainment medium.
April 12, 2022
He's been Pseudolus, Max Prince, and the one, the only, Groucho! Frank Ferrante talks with Don and onetime Philadelphia Inquirer theater critic John about his life in the theater and his evening as Groucho.
April 5, 2022
Tired of springing forward and falling back? So is the U.S. Senate, apparently. But is permanent DST the best option? And why do we get so frazzled by time changes? Sleep expert Dr. Seema Khosla provides the answers.
March 29, 2022
The Musical Innertube gets musical with David Loud! He shares stories with Don and John about his time as a Broadway actor, pianist, conductor, arranger - and a person dealing with Parkinson's disease.
March 22, 2022
As Russia invades Ukraine, cell phones, social media, and traditional TV cameras are giving us intimate details of the conflict. Media expert Robert Thompson talks about the results, good and bad.
March 15, 2022
When the CDC needed advice on the COIVID vaccines, one of the people they turned to was Paul Offit. Here Paul gives John and Don a review of the COVID vaccine story and a look ahead to its future.
March 8, 2022
Be vewwwy quiet...Don and John are talking with Jerry Beck, cartoon lover and historian! Listen in for tales of 'toons, from the arrival of sound to the enhancement of CGI.
Feb. 22, 2022
Tad Stones worked for Disney animation at the dawn of TV's Disney Afternoon. Hear his stories about the development of Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers and the origin story of Tad's creation, Darkwing Duck!
Feb. 15, 2022
Spring's on the way, time for baseball! Not so fast! Sweeny Murti says, once again, players and owners are having a moneyball problem.
Feb. 8, 2022
Katherine Hill's book, "A Short Move," follows the career of a football player and the family and friends that surround him. There's even some discussion about his brain.
Feb. 1, 2022
Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society talks about all things stellar -- the pitfalls of daytime stargazing, why it's important to get men and women on the moon and Mars, and whether or not Klingons appreciate "I Love Lucy."
Jan. 25, 2022
Holly would, and Mary did! Mary Lyon worked in Los Angeles radio for decades as a news and entertainment reporter. Here are some of the entertaining stories Mary gathered on the beat!
Jan. 18, 2022
"What a long, strange trip it's been." A phrase perfectly suited to Don and John, who are "deadheads" in EVERY sense of the word. Join our hosts as they walk you back through 50 episodes.
Jan. 11, 2022
How long to quarantine? Mask or no mask? Open schools or remote learning? Bioethicist Art Caplan answers all your COVID questions and says the messaging on COVID should be a little clearer and more direct.
Jan. 4, 2022
Like his contemporaries Edison and the Wright brothers, John Browning changed the world with his inventions. Nathan Gorenstein tells about the life and times of the genius who revolutionized how guns are made.
Dec. 28, 2021
The Christmas season is a time for giving - and this season, you have the opportunity to give and support people who have been giving of themselves on behalf of foster kids all year.
Dec. 21, 2021
Folklore expert Cory Hutcheson finishes the "Holiday Trifecta," telling us all about Christmas traditions and quirks (not to be confused with the famous law offices of Traditions and Quirks).
Dec. 14, 2021
The week is seven days. Why? And why does each day seem to have its own personality? David Henkin has been looking onto this for a week of Sundays, and he has some fascinating answers to these questions.
Dec. 7, 2021
Have you heard about the only successful terrorist overthrow of an established local government in America? David Zucchino tells the story in his Pulitzer prize-winning book "Wilmington's Lie"
Nov. 30, 2021
Nancy Ryan was a morning radio fixture in Harrisburg, PA, for 25 years at country station Bob 94.9. Then, one of those mornings, she became the victim of a budget cut. Nancy tells Don and John how she bounced back.
Nov. 25, 2021
Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving? How did Black Friday get started? Did America really celebrate Thanksgiving in April? And are we REALLY that thankful for Don and John? Folklore expert Cory Hutcheson has all the answers!
Nov. 23, 2021
Tough times for the supply chain - there are thousands of shipping containers piled up on the docks of Los Angeles. Nick Roman tells us about the mess.
Nov. 16, 2021
A baseball team has lots of coaches. What do they do, and why are so many of them getting fired this year? Sweeny Murti talks about coaches, why minor leaguers are important, and what to expect this offseason.
Nov. 9, 2021
Hip-checked by a llama! Hit on by a lemur! Zookeeper Christie Yurkovic has some tales to tell about mingling with animals.
Nov. 2, 2021
Halloween will not die! It rises from the grave to present folklore expert Cory Hutcheson, who carves out the Jack O'Lantern of truth about the origins of Halloween!
Oct. 26, 2021
Halloween is coming, so naturally bio-ethicist Art Caplan is talking about cadavers! And pig kidneys! And COVID! Just what you need to kick off the fall holiday season!
Oct. 19, 2021
Nicole Weisensee Egan, author of the book CHASING COSBY, covered both of Cosby's trials, and talks about his victims, the twisted logic of Cosby's release from prison and the bad precedent it sets.
Oct. 11, 2021
Meet Chick Russell, creator of "dark" rides featuring Harry Potter, the Transformers, and Mario, for companies like DIsney and Universal -- but mostly for kids like you!
Aug. 24, 2021
Can we reverse climate change? Weather Channel meteorologist Carl Parker has some answers and ideas.
Aug. 12, 2021
Nobody delivers salsa music like Alma Del Barrio, the weekend radio dynamo on KXLU in Los Angeles. Don and John talk with Alma founding member Kiki Soto about the show and the salsa..