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” and Emily Armanetti prepare you for the new TV season — get your remotes and DVRs ready!

    “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti prepare you for the new TV season — get your remotes and DVRs ready!

    16/09/2019

     In this 173rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, share the new and returning TV shows they are most looking forward to watching as the upcoming TV season arrives.  Lots of new shows on lots of viewing platforms, so get the inside info and get your remotes and DVRs ready for action!

  • “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti pontificate about pumpkin patches, airplane passengers, and parental “fun”

    “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti pontificate about pumpkin patches, airplane passengers, and parental “fun”

    09/09/2019

    In this 172nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, go off on interesting tangents about finding fun at Fall pumpkin patches, flying on planes with animals, and those special moments” of parenting.  Yes, somehow it all makes sense!

  • “Elton Jim” marvels how childhood memories stay with us, and bites into the fast food chicken sandwich wars

    “Elton Jim” marvels how childhood memories stay with us, and bites into the fast food chicken sandwich wars

    02/09/2019

    In this 171st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how after watching the recent Little League World Series, he was reminded of some unforgettable childhood memories — and how a listener helped him recall his first frightening and “freeing” “Tilt-A-Whirl” moment.   And in the “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, Jim and Emily sink their teeth into the latest fast-food chicken sandwich wars.

  • “Elton Jim” learns a hard (and burnt) lesson of living for a week without a microwave oven

    “Elton Jim” learns a hard (and burnt) lesson of living for a week without a microwave oven

    26/08/2019

    In this 170th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the trials and tribulations of living without a microwave oven for a week.  Hear about the catastrophe that occurred when Jim had to use a skillet and the stove to warm up a piece of leftover pizza.  And only “Elton Jim” could equate a pregnancy ultrasound and the ease, convenience, and speed of a microwave oven.  Find out how!

  • “Elton Jim” recalls his Woodstock predictions from 30 years ago, and Emily swoons over the new “Beverly Hills 90210”

    “Elton Jim” recalls his Woodstock predictions from 30 years ago, and Emily swoons over the new “Beverly Hills 90210”

    19/08/2019

    In this 169th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates Woodstock’s 50th anniversary by recalling his thoughts and predictions offered in a newspaper column he wrote 30 years ago, on the musical festival’s 20th anniversary in 1989.  He reads the column and finds in the last 30 years the times have a-changed — or have they?  And in the “Pop Culture Club,” regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, shares her undying love for “Beverly Hills 90210” and her excitement […]

  • “Elton Jim” mourns the “passing” of his cool and beloved FLIP PHONE!

    “Elton Jim” mourns the “passing” of his cool and beloved FLIP PHONE!

    12/08/2019

    In this 168th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the sad saga of his beloved flip phone’s tragic and unexpected demise…and how he contributed to it. (Yes, he has a NEW flip phone!!)

  • “Elton Jim” says, “Omigod!” — ’80s nostalgia is “fer sure” on TV since “Stranger Things” success

    “Elton Jim” says, “Omigod!” — ’80s nostalgia is “fer sure” on TV since “Stranger Things” success

    05/08/2019

    In this 167th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, wax nostalgic about all things ’80s, as TV and movies are “fer sure, fer sure” celebrating this “bitchin” decade with the success of ’80s-filled Netflix series, “Stranger Things.”  Totally…

  • Jim Turano in for Matt Bubala: Full Show 8-3-19

    Jim Turano in for Matt Bubala: Full Show 8-3-19

    03/08/2019

    Matt ventures off on a business trip this weekend, so Elton Jim Turano joins Roger and Jess. We begin the show with a hot dog condiment debate…because some conversations take priority. At 1:30 a.m., Mick Kayler joins the conversation to discuss all things Quentin Tarantino and his latest movie. Roger gives us traffic updates on the Lollapalooza commute this weekend. At 2:30 a.m., musician Robbie Gold joins the crew in-studio. Throughout the show, Jim chats about what’s wrong with Baltimore […]

  • “Elton Jim” makes a plea for Paul and Ringo to “Come Together,” and makes bold predictions for this year’s Emmy Awards

    “Elton Jim” makes a plea for Paul and Ringo to “Come Together,” and makes bold predictions for this year’s Emmy Awards

    29/07/2019

    In this 166th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano urges former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to do a final, co-headlining tour to celebrate The Beatles legacy with the two remaining members — BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!  And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti explain how the Emmy Awards have gone up “Schitt’s Creek”.

  • “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti cover female empowerment, long life, Jim’s “palm problem,” Holy Communion, and using cash in a “Venmo world”

    “Elton Jim” and Emily Armanetti cover female empowerment, long life, Jim’s “palm problem,” Holy Communion, and using cash in a “Venmo world”

    22/07/2019

    In this 165th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, unexpectedly touch upon a variety of topics that all somehow flow into one another.  For instance, how can female empowerment, long life, Jim’s inability to turn his hands from palms down to palms up, Holy Communion, and using cash and coins when everyone else uses the Venmo app, all makes sense together? Listen and find out!

  • “Elton Jim” urges everyone catch “space race fever” and remember the Apollo 11 moon landing

    “Elton Jim” urges everyone catch “space race fever” and remember the Apollo 11 moon landing

    15/07/2019

    In this 164th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano urges EVERYONE to learn and remember the historical significance of July 20 — the 50th anniversary the Apollo 11 mission and the first human landing on the moon.  He explains our general knowledge of the U.S. space program and the brave astronauts who risked their lives to push our scope of knowledge and accomplishment as a species is lacking.  Rocket men, indeed.

  • “Elton Jim” explains how he literally spent a “day at the races” at the historic Churchill Downs

    “Elton Jim” explains how he literally spent a “day at the races” at the historic Churchill Downs

    08/07/2019

    In this 163rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he spends a summer Saturday afternoon — not in the yard, not at street fair, not at a picnic or family gathering…but at the historic Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky.  Hear how he and his wife boarded a plane at 8am, landed in Louisville, went to Churchill Downs, saw six races, and then boarded a plane at 6pm and was home by 8pm the […]

  • “Elton Jim” reminds listeners he FIRST discussed using a SPORK two years ago, and now it’s the star of “Toy Story 4”

    “Elton Jim” reminds listeners he FIRST discussed using a SPORK two years ago, and now it’s the star of “Toy Story 4”

    01/07/2019

    In this 162nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reminds podcast listeners that more than 2 years ago — in Episode #49 — he first discussed using the eating utensil — The Spork.  Now it is featured in “Toy Story 4.”  And in “The Pop Culture Club” segment, Jim chats with regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, and they discuss their choices for the next batch of rock star bio-pics.

  • “Elton Jim” notices and wonders why suddenly EVERYONE on TV is sipping wine

    “Elton Jim” notices and wonders why suddenly EVERYONE on TV is sipping wine

    24/06/2019

    In this 161th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano chats with regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, about how suddenly everyone on TV — especially women — are now seen drinking, sipping, or at least holding the latest status symbol — a glass of wine (mostly white).  Jim admits being a “wine snob” and wonders why and when this new fad started…and most importantly…when will it end!

  • “Elton Jim” explains why the stinging National Spelling Bee’s finale was a T-R-A-V-E-S-T-Y

    “Elton Jim” explains why the stinging National Spelling Bee’s finale was a T-R-A-V-E-S-T-Y

    17/06/2019

    In this 160th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reviews the controversial decision made at this year’s National Spelling Bee, which declared EIGHT co-champions rather than continuing the competition until one winner was named.  Another example of the unaspiring philosophy of “everyone gets a trophy.”

  • “Elton Jim” visits Red Rocks Theatre in Colorado and wonders if we still think BIG

    “Elton Jim” visits Red Rocks Theatre in Colorado and wonders if we still think BIG

    03/06/2019

    In this 159th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his recent trip to Colorado, and how after visiting the historic, natural Red Rocks Amphitheatre — near Denver — he wonders if technology has stopped us thinking BIG.

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