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The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 75 - Lewis Chester

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.

Guest: Lewis Chester

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Kiki Soto

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.

Guest: Kiki Soto

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 74 - Talking Baseball with Sweeny Murti, Nick Roman and Rob Lang

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 73 - Robert Thompson on the state of streaming

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 72 - Car Radio Dog

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.

Guest: Car Radio Dog

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 71 - Julie McKelvey Climbs Denali and Vinson

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!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 70 - Mat Kaplan JWST

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!

Guest: Mat Kaplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 69 - Gary Sassaman

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.

Guest: Gary Sassaman

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 68 - Isaac Klein

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.

Guest: Isaac Klein

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 67 - Dick Polman

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.

Guest: Dick Polman

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 66 - Garry Gilliam Jr.

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.

Guest: Garry Gilliam

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 65 - Hannah Solow

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!

Guest: Hannah Solow

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Cristina Pucelli

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!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 64 - Tad and Jerry and Chip and Dale

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 63 - Mykhailo

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 62 - Patty Kim

May 24, 2022

Pennsylvania State Representative Patty Kim tells Don and John about the ups and downs of being elected to public service.

Guest: Patty Kim

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Jill Sherer Murray

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!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 61 - Art Caplan calls for a U.S. Brexit

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.

Guest: Art Caplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 60 - Dava Sobel

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.

Guest: Dava Sobel

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Carl Parker on Climate Change

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.

Guest: Carl Parker

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 59 - Mike Hingson Talks Vintage Radio

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.

Guest: Mike Hingson

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 58 - Frank Ferrante

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 57 - Dr. Seema Khosla

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 56 - David Loud

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.

Guest: David Loud

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 55 - Robert Thompson on TV's Coverage of the Ukraine War

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 54 - Paul Offit's Vaccine Update

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.

Guest: Paul Offit

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 53 - Jerry Beck

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.

Guest: Jerry Beck

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Tad Stones

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!

Guest: Tad Stones

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 52 - Sweeny Murti and the Baseball Lockout

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.

Guest: Sweeny Murti

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Katherine Hill

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.

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Mat Kaplan

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."

Guest: Mat Kaplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 51 - Mary Lyon

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!

Guest: Mary Lyon

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 50 - A Retrospective

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 49 - Art Caplan on the Messages of COVID

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.

Guest: Art Caplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 48 - Nathan Gorenstein

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.

The Musical Innertube - Lori Serratelli and the CASA Program

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.

The Musical Innertube - Cory Hutcheson's Ghost of Christmas Past and Present

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).

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 47 - David Henkin

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.

Guest: David Henkin

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 46 - David Zucchino

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"

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 45 - Nancy Ryan Rodgers

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 44 - Cory Hutcheson's Thanksgiving Lore

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!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 43 - Nick Roman and the Container Crisis

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.

Guest: Nick Roman

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 42 - Sweeny Murti Talkin' Baseball

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.

Guest: Sweeny Murti

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 41 - Christie Yurkovic

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 40 - Cory Hutcheson on Halloween

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!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 39 - Art Caplan - Transplants and COVID

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!

Guest: Art Caplan

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 38 - Nicole Weisensee Egan

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 37 - Chick Russell

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!

Guest: Chick Russell

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 36 - Carl Parker on Climate Change

Aug. 24, 2021

Can we reverse climate change? Weather Channel meteorologist Carl Parker has some answers and ideas.

Guest: Carl Parker

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 35 - Kiki Soto

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..

Guest: Kiki Soto