Elton Jim Turano's Captain Pod-tastic On Wgn Plus

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Elton Jim Turano's Captain Pod-tastic on WGN Plus

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  • ‘Elton Jim’ asserts you can experience yuletide cheer in a ‘COVID Christmas’

    ‘Elton Jim’ asserts you can experience yuletide cheer in a ‘COVID Christmas’

    07/12/2020

    In this 237th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano challenges listeners to create new traditions to fill “COVID Christmas” with holiday cheer. 

  • ‘Elton Jim’ chats with legendary guitarist Davey Johnstone about new Elton John ‘Jewel Box’ collection

    ‘Elton Jim’ chats with legendary guitarist Davey Johnstone about new Elton John ‘Jewel Box’ collection

    30/11/2020

    In this 236th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano chats with legendary guitarist, Davey Johnstone, about the new Elton John box set, “Jewel Box,” and Johnstone’s career-long contributions to Elton’s music and legacy.

  • ‘Elton Jim’ remembers John Belushi for the laughs and not the gaffes that led to his early death

    ‘Elton Jim’ remembers John Belushi for the laughs and not the gaffes that led to his early death

    23/11/2020

    In this 235th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls the influence of John Belushi and the laughter and “cool” he created for a generation. A new Showtime documentary, “Belushi,” offers a bittersweet portrait.

  • ‘Elton Jim’ struggles with switching air fresheners from Glade’s Cashmere Woods to Crisp Waters

    ‘Elton Jim’ struggles with switching air fresheners from Glade’s Cashmere Woods to Crisp Waters

    16/11/2020

    In this 234th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano struggles with the decision to switch from his favorite home air freshener scent, Glade’s rustic Cashmere Woods, to Glade’s refreshing Crisp Waters.  Which armora will win?

  • ‘Elton Jim’ shares how to plan and enjoy a COVID-safe vacation — ADAPT

    ‘Elton Jim’ shares how to plan and enjoy a COVID-safe vacation — ADAPT

    09/11/2020

    In this 233rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he and his wife celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in Lake Tahoe, followed the COVID safety guidelines, and STILL had an enjoyable time!

  • ‘Elton Jim’ voted by mail and it reminded him of his 7th grade ‘Scantron’ tests

    ‘Elton Jim’ voted by mail and it reminded him of his 7th grade ‘Scantron’ tests

    02/11/2020

    In this 232nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains he voted by mail in 2020 and why he prefers going to the polling place and taking part in the communal experience of voting in person.

  • ‘Elton Jim’ yells, ‘Timber!’ as he watches in awe as his tree is expertly trimmed

    ‘Elton Jim’ yells, ‘Timber!’ as he watches in awe as his tree is expertly trimmed

    26/10/2020

    In this 231st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how COVID has him doing more projects around the house on his own, but when it comes to trimming his Black Walnut tree, he “calls the man.”

  • ‘Elton Jim’ celebrates John Lennon’s 80th birthday and shares how Lennon still influences him

    ‘Elton Jim’ celebrates John Lennon’s 80th birthday and shares how Lennon still influences him

    19/10/2020

    In this 230th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano commemorates the 80th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth on October 9, 1940, and shares why Lennon remains one of Jim’ s strongest influences.

  • “Elton Jim” recalls when his childhood musical tastes expanded — thanks to Eddie Van Halen’s guitar

    “Elton Jim” recalls when his childhood musical tastes expanded — thanks to Eddie Van Halen’s guitar

    12/10/2020

    In this 229th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls how he began listening to music as a young child, and his musical tastes expanded thanks to the explosive sound of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar.

  • ‘Elton Jim’ smells ‘that smell,’ and comments on the current college campus COVID chaos

    ‘Elton Jim’ smells ‘that smell,’ and comments on the current college campus COVID chaos

    14/09/2020

    In this 225th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he’s “encountering” the distinct smell of marijuana in cars and public parking lots.  And what the heck is happening on our COVID college campuses? 

  • “Elton Jim” celebrates Summer’s end Autumn’s arrival — no more weeding and watering!

    “Elton Jim” celebrates Summer’s end Autumn’s arrival — no more weeding and watering!

    07/09/2020

    In this 224th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates the arrival of his favorite season — Autumn.  Meterologocal Autumns began on September 1, and for Jim, that means no more weeding the yard and watering the plants!  Fall is here — rejoice!

  • “Elton Jim” finally organizes his collection of concert ticket stubs — and makes some surprising discoveries

    “Elton Jim” finally organizes his collection of concert ticket stubs — and makes some surprising discoveries

    01/09/2020

    In this 223rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano decided to organize his shoebox full of concert ticket stubs dating back to 1976.  He made some interesting discoveries, including how many concerts he’s seen, who he’s seen most, and one concert he didn’t remember attending!

  • ‘Elton Jim’ loses power for 5 days and somehow survives it…just barely!

    ‘Elton Jim’ loses power for 5 days and somehow survives it…just barely!

    24/08/2020

    In this 222nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares what it’s like to live in a COVID quarantine AND have no electricity for 5 days!  What more can 2020 do to test us? https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3781520/ETJ082420_2020-08-24-023520.64kmono.mp3

  • “Elton Jim” extends his “social footprint’ for the first time in 5 months — is he a hypocrite or justified?

    “Elton Jim” extends his “social footprint’ for the first time in 5 months — is he a hypocrite or justified?

    17/08/2020

    In this 221st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he recently extended his “social footprint” to include an art gallery and a public park –wait until you hear what he found! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3780263/ELTONJIMTURANO081720_2020-08-14-161303.64kmono.mp3

  • “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti may need new popcorn makers — first-run movies are coming to your home

    “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti may need new popcorn makers — first-run movies are coming to your home

    10/08/2020

    In this 220th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, discuss how new, first-run films will offered at your home after just 17 days in the theater.  Time to upgrade your popcorn maker! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3779083/EJ_FullShow_08-10-20_2020-08-07-231423.64kmono.mp3

  • “Elton Jim” marvels at workmen’s artistry and elegance of demolishing his driveway

    “Elton Jim” marvels at workmen’s artistry and elegance of demolishing his driveway

    03/08/2020

    In this 219th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano marvels at the artistry of workmen removing the concrete slabs of his driveway — like Picassso painting a canvas. 

  • “Elton Jim” shares an important COVID lesson learned: Something is NOT better than nothing

    “Elton Jim” shares an important COVID lesson learned: Something is NOT better than nothing

    27/07/2020

    In this 218th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares an important lesson he’s learned during the COVID crisis: Something is NOT better than nothing. Case in point — the 2020 baseball season.

  • “Elton Jim” celebrates Christmas In July, and ponders a “COVID Little Christmas” by wearing “Ugly Xmas Masks”

    “Elton Jim” celebrates Christmas In July, and ponders a “COVID Little Christmas” by wearing “Ugly Xmas Masks”

    20/07/2020

    In this 217th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates Christmas In July, and believes wearing “Ugly Xmas Masks” can help make this year’s “COVID Little Christmas” merry.

  • “Elton Jim” hates the HEAT — hear how he is surviving (or isn’t) the current summer sizzle

    “Elton Jim” hates the HEAT — hear how he is surviving (or isn’t) the current summer sizzle

    13/07/2020

    In this 216th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano hates hot weather, and the current heatwave hovering for the last three weeks is making for a summer to perspire for.

  • “Elton Jim” checks in with Emily Armanetti as talks about living in the Texas COVID “hot spot”

    “Elton Jim” checks in with Emily Armanetti as talks about living in the Texas COVID “hot spot”

    06/07/2020

     In this 215th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano checks in with regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, as she discusses living in one of the country’s new COVID-19 “hot spots” — Texas!

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