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All the Innertubes, conveniently gathered in one place

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.

Guest: David Wallace

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.

Guest: Carrie Rickey

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.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 85 - Jason Wright

Dec. 20, 2022

Jason Wright uses telescopes and other high-tech equipment to search for exoplanets. And he's director of the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center, looking for life on those exoplanets.

Guest: Jason Wright

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 84 - Paul Offit's COVID Vaccine Update

Dec. 13, 2022

Paul Offit, who's on the FDA advisory committee for COVID vaccinations, gives an update on where we stand today on those shots (hint: he says you really don't need another booster).

Guest: Paul Offit

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 83 - Joy to the Burg

Dec. 6, 2022

Steve Schwartz and Doug Wilburne have crafted the perfect Christmas gift: 33 fantastic Christmas songs to infuse you with holiday cheer and help the homeless at the same time. It's available now at joytotheburg.com.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 82 - Andrew Fountain

Nov. 29, 2022

Its world premiere took place on Thanksgiving Day-now it's your turn to experience "False Pretenses," Andrew Fountain's debut feature. Listen as Andrew talks about making the film, then go to the website to watch it!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 81 - Melanie Kirkpatrick

Nov. 22, 2022

Do you know about Sarah Hale? She's a big reason we celebrate Thanksgiving. And, Plymouth, MA did not necessarily host the first Thanksgiving. Here's Melanie Kirkpatrick to tell us all about Sarah Hale and Thanksgiving.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 80 - Phil Grabsky

Nov. 15, 2022

Edward Hopper: An American Love Story is a film where the artist Hopper meets the filmmaker Phil Grabsky.  It's a loving look at the art & artist-and his long-neglected wife-by a man who considers film itself to be an art.

Guest: Phil Grabsky

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 79 - Dr. Lantern Jack

Nov. 8, 2022

In 375 BC, the philosopher Plato wrote Republic; in it, Socrates says democracy leads to tyranny. Dr. Lantern Jack, a doctor of ancient philosophy, says democracy during Plato's time can teach us about American politics.

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 78 - Dick Polman on the Midterm Election Frenzy

Nov. 1, 2022

Here we are again, coming up on another election that will determine the fate of America! Dick Polman looks at the claims, the ads and the debates that are coloring the contest -- and ruining the World Series!

Guest: Dick Polman

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 77 - Cory Hutcheson and New World Witchery

Oct. 25, 2022

Folklorist Cory Hutcheson is back to tell us about the witches that live among us today! (Don and John's Halloween suggestion: buy a bottle of Pine-Sol and head for the crossroads!)

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Robert Lang

Oct. 18, 2022

From Oct 15, 2020:  What are the challenges facing radio newscasters in today's 24-hour, non-stop news cycle? WBAL Radio news anchor Robert Lang says there are fewer of them, and there's lots more to do.

Guest: Rob Lang

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Nell McCormack Abom

Oct. 11, 2022

From Jul 9, 2020: Nell McCormack Abom is a journalist and head of her own public relations firm. She talks about the state of the media, television news, and the perfect Pennsylvania vacation spot.

The Musical Innertube - Blast from the Past - Glenn Hamilton

Oct. 4, 2022

From Jul 2, 2020: Meet Glenn Hamilton, a radio personality and Program Director, who talks about the now and the future of radio. Plus, he's a pretty fair musician to boot!

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 76 - Katherine Ramsland

Sept. 27, 2022

Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology. If that sounds boring to you, you probably think Indiana Jones is just an archeologist. Spend some quality time with the author of "The I Scream Man."

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. Here, Lewis talks about that time and the book he and his fellow reporters wrote abou…

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.