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‘Elton Jim’ believes President Joe Biden, the person, needs your care rather than your vote

In this 424th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes President Joe Biden, the person, needs your care rather than your vote.
7/8/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ recalls when the summer movie season gave us weekly blockbusters

In this 423rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls when the summer movie season gave us weekly blockbusters.
7/1/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ begs the WNBA and its players to stop sabotaging themselves and embrace Caitlin Clark

In this 422nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano begs the WNBA and its players to stop sabotaging themselves and embrace Caitlin Clark.
6/24/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ discovers a nature show with a fawn and its mother in his own backyard

In this 421st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discovers a nature show with a fawn and its mother in his own backyard.
6/17/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ recalls 1984 and his memories of the legendary pop music made that year

In this 420th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls 1984 and his memories of the legendary pop music made that year.
6/10/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ notices how graphic new deodorant commercials are getting — how long have we smelled so bad?

In this 419th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano notices how graphic new deodorant commercials are getting — how long have we smelled so bad?
6/3/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ marvels at nature’s recent trifecta – solar eclipse, northern lights, and cicadas!!

In this 418th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano marvels at nature’s recent trifecta — solar eclipse, northern lights, and cicadas!!
5/27/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ talks how new rock docs are vital for legacies and ‘edu-tainment’ for younger generations

In this 417th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano talks how new rock docs are vital for legacies and “edu-tainment” for younger generations.
5/20/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ gets drilled for the second phase of his tooth implant

In this 416th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano gets drilled for the second phase of his tooth implant.
5/13/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ realizes that old habits die hard — and that’s a GOOD thing!

In this 415th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano realizes that old habits die hard — and that’s a GOOD thing!
5/6/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ explains how O.J. Simpson lived with screaming headlines and died with a whimper

In this 414th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how O.J. Simpson lived with screaming headlines and died with a whimper.
4/29/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders if our chaotic times have an inspirational world leader

In this 413th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if our chaotic times have an inspirational world leader.
4/22/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ views ‘The Great Eclipse’ as 2024’s biggest FOMO event

In this 412th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano views “The Great Eclipse” as 2024’s biggest FOMO event.
4/15/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ finds he’s a 2024 fashion trendsetter — men are wearing BROOCHES!

In this 411th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano finds he’s a 2024 fashion trendsetter — men are wearing BROOCHES!
4/8/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ shares why he’s happy and sad after resisting a strong temptation

In this 410th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares why he’s happy and sad after resisting a strong temptation.
4/1/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ tells of his search for the Northern Lights and his winter hat

In this 409th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano tells of his search for the Northern Lights and his winter hat.
3/25/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ shares his trials and tribulations of having his mail put on hold

In this 408th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his trials and tribulations of having his mail put on hold.
3/18/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ calls for airplane seats to stop reclining after having someone in his lap for 9 hours

In this 407th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano calls for airplane seats to stop reclining after having someone in his lap for 9 hours.
3/11/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ reminds everyone the Academy Awards celebrate merit, not popularity

In this 406th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reminds us the Academy Awards are about celebrating merit, not popularity.
3/4/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ offers a fond farewell to Chicago weather legend Tom Skilling

 In this 405th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano offers a fond farewell to Chicago weather legend Tom Skilling.
2/26/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ worries it won’t be long before we pay for the Super Bowl

In this 404th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano worries it won’t be long before we pay to watch the Super Bowl.
2/19/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ touts a new Netflix doc — ‘Greatest Night In Pop’ — when music stars cared for others

In this 403rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano touts a new Netflix doc — “Greatest Night In Pop” — that shows when music stars cared for others.
2/12/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ demands we get into the 21st Century – starting with new outdoor major stadiums being domed or roofed

In this 402nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano demands we get into the 21st Century — starting with new outdoor major stadiums being domed or roofed.
2/5/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders how many killer apps we need on our smartphones?

In this 401st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders how many “killer apps” we need on our smartphone?
1/29/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ believes you shouldn’t send numbered birthday cards to anyone after age 30

In this 400th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes you shouldn’t send numbered birthday cards after people have reached age 30!
1/22/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ explains why he regularly visits cemeteries for personal and historical reasons

In this 399th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains why he regularly visits cemeteries for personal and historical reasons.
1/15/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ discusses the true meaning of birthdays — his is TODAY, Jan. 8!

In this 398th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discusses the true meaning of birthdays — his is TODAY, Jan. 8!
1/8/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ looks ahead to 2024 and making new memories

In this 397th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano looks ahead to 2024 and making new memories.
1/1/20240
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‘Elton Jim’ shares his own ‘Home Alone’ holiday moment

In this 396th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his own “Home Alone” holiday moment.
12/25/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ reacts to Time Magazine’s logical choice for ‘2023 Person Of The Year’

In this 395th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reacts to Time Magazine’s logical choice for “2023 Person Of The Year.”
12/18/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ raves and rants about Brenda Lee’s ‘new’ #1 song…that’s 65 years old!

In this 394th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano raves and rants about Brenda Lee’s “new” #1 song — that’s 65 years old!
12/11/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ notices the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is getting earlier and earlier

In this 393rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano notices the “most wonderful time of the year” is getting earlier and earlier.
12/4/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ urges you to watch the new HBO Max doc about the comic genius Albert Brooks

In this 392nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano urges you to watch the new HBO Max doc about the comic genius Albert Brooks.
11/27/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ breaks the news of his broken tooth

In this 391st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano breaks the news of his broken tooth.
11/20/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ talks nails in tires and slow leaks

In this 390th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano talks nails in tires and slow leaks.
11/13/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ reflects on celebrity deaths that jolted generations

In this 389th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reflects on celebrity deaths that jolted generations.
11/6/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ makes his ‘secret list’ of decadent foods

In this 388th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano makes his “secret list” of decadent foods.
10/30/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders, ‘What in the world is going on in this world?’

In this 387th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders, ‘What in the world is going on in this world?’
10/23/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ pays tribute to one of his childhood idols, football and Bears legend, Dick Butkus

In this 386th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano pays tribute to one of his childhood idols, football and Bears legend, Dick Butkus.
10/16/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ ponders if the new Las Vegas Sphere is the future concert experience

In this 385th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano ponders if the new Las Vegas Sphere is the future concert experience.
10/9/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders if the Taylor Swift – Travis Kelce romance is true love or great marketing

In this 384th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if the Taylor Swift – Travis Kelce romance is true love or great marketing.
10/2/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ searches this fall for the ultimate ‘Pumpkin Spice Headquarters’

In this 383rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano searches this fall for the ultimate “Pumpkin Spice Headquarters.”
9/25/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ explains his ‘Rules For The Perfect Piece Of Toast’

In this 382nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains his “Rules For The Perfect Piece Of Toast.”
9/18/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ predicts rock music will be ‘gone’ by 2033

In this 381st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano notes that most of rock music’s icons are in their late 70s and early 80s — will rock be gone by 2033?
9/11/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ talks mugshots — smile, stone-face, or scowl?

In this 380th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is talking mugshots and asks should you smile, be stone-faced, or scowl?
9/4/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ points out the tragic Maui fires are a reminder how we must adjust to nature

In this 379th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano mourns the tragic fires in Maui and explains how we must adjust to nature.
8/28/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ hopes we’re prepared for the electric car revolution

In this 378th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano hopes we’re not moving too fast and are prepared to fully support the electric car revolution.
8/21/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ contemplates buying lottery tickets for the first time ever

In this 377thepisode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if — with billion dollar jackpots at stake– he should start buying lottery tickets for the first time.
8/14/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ ‘inducts’ Pete Rose into the Baseball Hall of Fame

In this 376th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano “inducts” Pete Rose into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
8/7/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ proclaims it’s now a ‘Barbie World’ and we just live in it

In this 375th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how the success of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” will influence movies and pop culture for years to come.
7/31/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ succumbs to the pitfalls of the tire pressure warning light

In this 374th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano deals with the “tire pressure” warning light on his car’s dashboard.
7/24/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ shares memories of Elton John’s ‘Farewell’ tour as he attends the final show in Stockholm

In this 373rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his memories of Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour as he attends the final show in Stockholm.
7/17/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ mourns the closing of St. Bartholomew Elementary School, and shares some childhood memories

In this 372nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano mourns the closing of his childhood elementary school, St. Bartholomew, and shares some cherished memories.
7/10/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ is shocked to learn Pat Sajak’s ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ job is the world’s most coveted!

In this 371st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is shocked to learn Pat Sajak’s hosting job on “Wheel Of Fortune” is the world’s most coveted.
7/3/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ awaits and tastes Grimace’s birthday milkshake

In this 370th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he is a longtime fan of McDonaldland’s Grimace, so he had to try the new purple, birthday milkshake!
6/26/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ goes on a fruitless search for a public pay phone

In this 369th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano forgets his smartphone at home and goes on a fruitless search for a public pay phone. Where are the pay phones??!!
6/19/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ explains how he’s invited to three summer events all on the same day!

In this 368th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains his summer schedule is wide open, but he’s invited to three fun events all on the same day — and he’s already booked on that day!
6/12/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ worries about the implications of AI and colleges offering courses on influencers

 In this 367th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano worries about the implications of AI and colleges offering courses on influencers.
6/5/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ celebrates ‘Seinfeld’ and its comic innovation and influence 25 years after its finale

 In this 366th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates TV’s “Seinfeld” for its comic innovation and influence 25 years after its finale.
5/29/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ demands car makers put the brakes on removing AM radios

In this 365th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano demands car makers rethink their decision to remove AM radios from their future cars.
5/22/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ discovers Robert De Niro is a new daddy at age 79 — and talks about late-life parenthood

In this 364th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discovers Robert De Niro is a new dad at age 79 — and talks about late-life parenthood.
5/16/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ notices James Corden left late night TV — will any one else notice?

In this 363rdepisode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if anyone will notice James Corden has left late night TV.
5/8/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ hopes high-profile media host firings can signal news shift to lessen our division

In this 362nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano hopes the recent firings of Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon can signal a shift from news opinion to news facts and reporting to lessen our cultural divide.
5/1/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ observes how Britain’s ‘Royal Dysfunctional Family’ needs to put ‘family’ first

In this 361st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano observes how King Charles’ upcoming coronation ceremony proves how Britain’s “Royal Family” needs to put “family” before “The Firm.”
4/24/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ gets called to jury duty and wonders if he has a peanut allergy

In this 360th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano gets called to jury duty a week after talking about it on the podcast, and also wonders if he has a peanut allergy.
4/17/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders if high-profile jury duty is a new stepping stone to fame and celebrity

In this 359th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if being a juror on high-profile court cases will become a new path to fame.
4/10/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ pays tribute after the passing of a childhood idol — baseball’s Joe Pepitone

In this 358th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano pays tribute after the passing of a childhood idol, baseball’s Joe Pepitone.
4/3/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ experiences the unique ‘floating’ sales pitches of Egypt

In this 357th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains the unique “floating” techniques of some innovative Egyptian salespeople.
3/27/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ reveals the James Bond-like international intrigue he encountered in Israel

In this 356th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he and his tour group got caught up in international intrigue while visiting Bethlehem during his recent Middle East vacation.
3/20/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ fails to live up to his ‘Organized Travel Guy’ reputation

In this 355th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares how the beginning of his recent trip to the Middle East began with a few unexpected glitches that included delays, tight connections, and boarding passes.
3/13/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ explains how a childhood yearning to see the Great Pyramids finally came true

In this 354th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares how he’s been drawn to The Great Pyramids in Egypt since childhood, and explains how his plans to finally visit came true — with a COVID hitch.
3/6/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ explains why political ‘outsiders’ rarely succeed in office or get re-elected

In this 353rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains why political “outsiders” like Jimmy Carter, Jane Byrne, Donald Trump, and others rarely succeed in office or get re-elected.
2/27/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ has great respect for Backstreets.com ceasing due to Springsteen’s fan fiasco

In this 352nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano expresses his shock and respect for the Springsteen fan website, Backstreets.com, deciding to cease operation due to the Springsteen concert ticket fiasco and betrayal.
2/20/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ reacts to the Jeff Award nomination for his recent theatrical role in ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’

In this 351st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his reaction that he’s been nominated for a Jeff Award, the highest honor in Chicago theater.
2/13/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ reacts to the shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley

In this 350th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reacts to the shocking death of Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie.
2/6/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders why pumpkin spice foods aren’t available all year

In this 349th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders why one of his favorite foods — those featuring pumpkin spice — aren’t available all year, but just for a couple of months around the holidays.
1/30/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ and Emily Armanetti view the Golden Globe telecast through different eyes

In this 348th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular contributor Emily Armanetti go into the “Pop Culture Club” to discuss the return of the Golden Globe Awards.
1/23/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ realizes the best, ‘new’ soap opera of 2023 is the U.S. government

In this 347th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano watches the U.S. government at work and realizes it’s already the best, new soap opera of 2023.
1/16/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ ponders how NFL football will deal with its violent reality

In this 346th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano ponders how the NFL will deal with its violent reality after Damar Hamlin’s heart-related injury.
1/9/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ prepares his new Daily Planner — 2023, here we come!

In this 345th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano prepares his new Daily Planner — what will 2023 bring?
1/2/20230
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‘Elton Jim’ becomes a soccer fan for two weeks — will it last?

 In this 344th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano avidly watched the World Cup soccer tournament for the first time — but will his interest last?
12/26/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ shares some of his holiday ‘favorite things’

In this 343rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares some of his holiday music and movie “favorite things.”
12/19/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ looks on as the world gets atwitter about Twitter

In this 342nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano observes how the world is atwitter about Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase.
12/12/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ discovers even The World Cup can’t unite our globe’s current chaos

In this 341st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how a uniting sporting event — The World Cup — can’t heal the globe’s current chaos.
12/5/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ recaps Elton’s John’s Dodger Stadium farewell

In this 340th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recaps his recent adventures in Los Angeles, including attending Elton John’s final U.S. concerts at Dodger Stadium.
11/28/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ anticipates attending Elton John’s upcoming historic concerts at Dodger Stadium

In this 339th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains the backstory of Elton John’s historic 1975 concerts at Dodger Stadium, and wonders how he’ll react while attending Elton’s return to the venue for his final U.S. concerts.
11/21/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ reviews Bono’s revealing ‘Stories Of Surrender’ book tour/concert

In this 338th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reviews the revealing and honest “Stories Of Surrender” book tour/show by Bono of U2.
11/14/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ observes new Halloween trends and Christmas ‘traditions’ for 2022…and beyond?

In this 337th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano observes new Halloween costume and decorating trends, and new Christmas “traditions” for 2022…and beyond?
11/7/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ laments he got sucked into the James Corden restaurant scandal

In this 336th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano laments he got sucked into talk show host James Corden’s recent Twitter scandal of getting banned from a New York restaurant.
10/31/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ and Emily Armanetti discuss ‘Bros’ and the ‘rom-com’ decline

In this 335th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and “Pop Culture Club” contributor Emily Armanetti discuss “Bros” and why the “rom-com” movie genre has lost its popularity.
10/24/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ critiques Rolling Stone’s new ‘100 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time’ list

In this 334th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano reviews Rolling Stone magazine’s new “Greatest TV Show Of All Time” list and finds many surprising choices.
10/17/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ sees Google and Facebook facing an ‘unfun’ reality

In this 333rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano observes formerly high-flying tech companies like Google and Facebook are clipping their wings.
10/10/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ celebrates the pumpkin spices and scents of the season!

In this 332nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates the pumpkin spices and scents of the season.
10/3/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ bets you’ve been tempted by all the new sportsbook TV commercials

In this 331st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is shocked by all the new sportsbook TV commercials that market gambling as entertainment, not addiction.
9/26/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ mourns Queen Elizabeth’s death, and awaits King Charles’ reign

In this 330th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano mourns Queen Elizabeth’s death, celebrates her legacy, and waits for King Charles’ reign.
9/19/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ hopes we’re not going back to the moon for the photo op

In this 329th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is excited by our new NASA moon missions, but hopes they aren’t just $100 billion photo ops.
9/12/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ fears our growing ‘No Cash” society encourages debt and irresponsibility

In this 328th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano fears as more businesses proclaim “No Cash,” we are encouraging people to charge everything and incur debt.
9/5/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ happily recovers and heals from a recent surgical procedure

In this 327th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recaps the “highlights” and reasons for a recent, successful surgical procedure.
8/29/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders if he is following proper texting etiquette

In this 326th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if he is following the proper texting etiquette — or is he being ghosted?
8/22/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ shares his newest, favorite, summertime thirst-quencher

In this 325th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his newest, favorite summertime thirst-quenching beverage.
8/15/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ recalls the ‘trauma’ of his childhood lemonade stand

In this 324th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls the disappointment of his misguided childhood lemonade stand.
8/8/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ feels betrayed by Bruce Springsteen’s concert ticket brouhaha

In this 323rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how Bruce Springsteen has betrayed his most loyal fans with a greedy ticket selling policy.
8/1/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ shares special Elton John concert moments at Watford

In this 322nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares special memories from Elton John’s recent concerts at Watford’s Vicarage Road Stadium.
7/25/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ learns how U.S. gun violence is hurting our global reputation

In this 321st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano visits England and learns firsthand how other countries view the U.S. amid the country’s gun violence.
7/18/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ extols the benefits of teenagers having a part-time job

In this 320th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls the important life lessons learned from his part-time job as a teenager.
7/11/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ sees the benefits of playing the political ‘long game’

In this 319th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano sees how Pro-Life activists successfully played the political “long game.”
7/4/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ believes new golf controversy shows traditions are fading

In this 318th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano examines the pro golf controversy of the new LIV Tour, and how it proves our traditions are fading.
6/27/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ battles throat problems with bear-bottled, honey-filled home remedies

In this 317th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano develops throat problems during the last week of a play, and downs lots of honey in a bear bottle.
6/20/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ ponders the ‘Elvis wedding’ uproar

In this 316th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discusses the “Elvis wedding” controversy and wonders if “The King” will no longer be helping couples tie the knot.
6/13/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders how coincidental is a coincidence?

In this 315th episode of ‘Elton Jim’ Turano’s ‘CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,’ Jim Turano explains how several coincidences have occurred during his acting career.
6/6/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ celebrates WGN Radio’s 100th anniversary with his own radio memories

In this 314th episode of ‘Elton Jim’ Turano’s ‘CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,’ Jim Turano celebrates WGN Radio’s 100th anniversary with his own radio memories.
5/30/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ mourns the ‘death’ of the iPod

In this 313th episode of ‘Elton Jim’ Turano’s ‘CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,’ Jim Turano is sad to hear the iPod is passing away.
5/23/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ deals with a garage door with a mind of its own

In this 312th episode of ‘Elton Jim’ Turano’s ‘CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,’ Jim Turano explains how his garage door seems to have a mind of its own.
5/16/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ is ‘turned off’ by LED light bulbs and Dolly Parton

In this 311th episode of ‘Elton Jim’ Turano’s ‘CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,’ Jim Turano is disappointed that his favorite light bulbs will be phased out and Dolly Parton flip-flopped.
5/9/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ sees ‘the light’– literally!

In this 310th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano “sees the light” with a little help from a medical procedure.
5/2/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ remembers his moment with, and the comedy of, the great Gilbert Gottfried

In this 309th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano remembers the hilarious moments and talents of the late Gilbert Gottfried.
4/25/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders if ‘America’s pastime’ is past its time

In this 308th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if Major League Baseball is past its prime.
4/18/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ discusses his conflicted feelings with ‘cosplay’

In this 307th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discusses his conflicted feelings about costume-wearing “cosplay.”
4/11/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ and Emily Armanetti discuss the Will Smith/Oscars debacle

In this 306th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and Emily Armanetti discuss the Will Smith-Oscars debacle.
4/4/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ recalls when the Academy Awards were his ‘Movie Super Bowl’

In this 305th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes the Academy Awards have been diminished from the days it was like a “Super Bowl” for movie fans.
3/28/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ gains a new respect and admiration for Dolly Parton

In this 304th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano gains new respect for Dolly Parton after she “respectfully” rejects her nomination to the Rock Hall Of Fame.
3/21/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders, ‘War…what is it good for?’

In this 303rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano sees the pictures from Ukraine and feels the destruction and killing of a war is outdated in the21st Century.
3/14/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ tests positive for COVID…or does he??

In this 302nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano tests positive for COVID — but with no symptoms still wonders if he really had it.
3/7/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ identifies the exact moment he turned into his mom

In this 301st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls a recent event when he realized he did something his mom used to do and he swore he never would — but DID!
2/28/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ walks his yellow brick road to attending 200 Elton John concerts

In this 300th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares special life memories and moments of attending 200 Elton John concerts since 1976.
2/21/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ asserts the Neil Young-Spotify debate puts new responsibility on us

In this 299th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano opines on the current controversy between Spotify and Neil Young, and explains it ultimately puts more responsibility on the public on how it consumes information.
2/14/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ is perplexed by the trend of people running and walking in the street

In this 298th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is perplexed by the latest trend of people walking and running in the street rather than on the sidewalk, creating a dangerous and unnecessary safety hazard for drivers and runners alike.
2/7/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ discovers a new ‘city’ to explore — Chicago’s South Side!

In this 297th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano travels to a place he has rarely visited during his life– Chicago’s South Side!
1/31/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ pays tribute TV’s Bill ‘BJ’ Jackson — a childhood ‘friend’

In this 296th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano fondly remembers Bill “BJ” Jackson, whose “BJ And Dirty Dragon” was a favorite and influential TV show during Jim’s childhood.  Jackson passed away on January 18, 2022.
1/24/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ has a couple of recent ‘I told you so’ moments

In this 295th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains a couple of recent “I told you so” moments.
1/17/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ now prays for snow because he pays for snow!

In this 294th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how he’s feeling a little “snow guilt” for hiring a service to shovel his snow after more than 40 years of shoveling…but he got over it real quick!
1/10/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ believes we’ll live a ‘new version’ of ‘old normal’ after COVID

In this 293rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes we will never return to “old normal” after COVID because too much time has passed.  We’ll have a “new version” of “old normal” when COVID finally ends.  
1/3/20220
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‘Elton Jim’ asserts the 2022 COVID slogan should be ‘Better safe than sorry’

In this 292nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes 2022 must be the year we overcome COVID by being responsible, working together, and living by the adage, “Better safe than sorry.”
12/27/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ is bombarded by Christmas decorations and NYC’s ‘Santa Con’

In this 291st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders what will happen one day to his vast Christmas collection, and he gets bombarded by New York’s “Santa Con”
12/20/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ ‘gets back’ with a review of the new Beatles doc

In this 290th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano “gets back” with a review of the new Beatles documentary.
12/13/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ and Emily Armanetti talk concert security and how The Rolling Stones still rock

In this 289th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, chat about concert security and how The Rolling Stones still rock.
12/6/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ finally upgrades to a smartphone — but how do you answer it?

In this 288th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano finally upgrades to a smartphone after years of using his beloved flip phone.  Now if he can only learn how to answer it!
11/29/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ finally upgrades to a smartphone — but how do you answer it?

In this 288th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano finally upgrades to a smartphone after years of using his beloved flip phone.  Now if he can only learn how to answer it!
11/29/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ plans to gorge on a ‘Beatle-FEAST’ this Thanksgiving weekend

In this 287th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano prepares to indulge and gorge on the new three-part, six-hour Beatles documentary “Get Back” to air this Thanksgiving weekend.
11/22/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ isn’t a fan of the trendy ‘Rain showerhead’ — he prefers a MONSOON!

In this 286th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains he is not a fan of the trendy “Rain showerhead” —  he needs more than a steady dizzle for a satisfying shower!
11/15/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ dissects the global TV phenomenon –‘Squid Game’

In this 285th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explores all appeal of the latest global TV phenomenon, South Korea’s “Squid Game.”
11/8/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ observes the Alec Baldwin shooting incident proves ‘experience counts’

In this 284th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano observes the fatal shooting incident on the set of “Rust” is proof that “experience counts” when putting people in charge of life and death responsibilities.
11/1/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ discovers his ‘Trivia Void’

In this 283rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano participates in a trivia contest and realizes his once-dominant expertise may be fading when he discovers his “Trivia Void”
10/25/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ isn’t surprised by Facebook fiasco

In this 282nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano focuses on Facebook and explains why we all need to take responsibility for social media’s ills. 
10/18/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ binges on ‘The Sopranos’ and appreciates it all over again

In this 281st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano binges on episodes of “The Sopranos” before the new “The Many Saints Of Newark” movie prequel — and appreciates the TV show again.
10/11/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ hopes the Bears won’t screw up their move to the suburbs

In this 280th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains he is cautiously optimistic about the Chicago Bears apparent plan to play in the suburbs — could they screw THIS up too?
10/4/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ and Mick Kahler debate ‘Respect’ for Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’

In this 279th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor Mick Kahler debate Rolling Stone magazine’s newest “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time List.”   Does it deserve our “Respect”?
9/27/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ goes to a couple of ‘COVID-compromised’ concerts

In this 278th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares returning to indoor concerts and how the realities of COVID were part of the experiences.
9/20/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ remembers 9/11 — a month before and a month after

In this 277th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares his memories of a month before 9/11 and a month after the day we should never forget.
9/13/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ wants everyone to STOP SAYING ‘SUPER’!!

In this 276th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wants everyone to STOP SAYING “SUPER”!
9/6/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ explains how a game show gaffe caused needless ‘Jeopardy!’

In this 275th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how the recent “Jeopardy!” host selection fiasco could have been averted with a little common sense.
8/30/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ plays ‘Am I Older or Younger?’ in a hospital waiting room

In this 274th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano hears the birthdates of others in a hospital waiting room and is surprised by their ages — “I’m older than HIM??”
8/23/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ remembers his childhood idol and hockey legend, Tony Esposito

In this 273rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano fondly remembers his childhood idol and later life friend, Chicago Blackhawks legend and goalie, Tony Esposito. The Hall of Famer passed away last week at age 78.
8/16/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ explains how he broke a bad habit and became ‘Jimmy Scissorhands’

In this 272nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano shares the painful results of his nail-biting habit, and how a simple remedy has helped him kick the habit!
8/9/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ and Emily Armanetti celebrate MTV’s 40th anniversary

In this 271st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and regular “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Emily Armanetti, share memories of MTV’s glory days as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.
8/2/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ is forced to forgo his fantastic flip phone!

In this 270th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is unhappily forced to give up his favorite flip phone and upgrade to a 5G smartphone as his current phone network service is discontinued.
7/26/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ believes staging the Tokyo Olympics is a ‘Gold Medal Mistake’

In this 269th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes staging the Tokyo Olympics with no spectators and COVID hovering over it is a “Gold Medal Mistake”
7/19/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ discovers watching old TV games shows reveal old social attitudes

In this 268th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discovers watching TV game shows from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s reveal old social attitudes.
7/12/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders which ‘normal’ is better — the ‘old’ or the ‘new’ one?

In this 267th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano compares the “new” normal with the re-emerging “old” normal and wonders which is better.
7/5/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ and Mick Kahler debate Rolling Stone’s ‘Top 50 Sitcoms of All-Time’

In this 266th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano and “Pop Culture Club” contributor, Mick Kahler, debate “The Top 50 Sitcoms All-Time” according to Rolling Stone magazine,,,what, no “Odd Couple”?
6/28/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ is prepared when summer wasps invade his yard

In this 265th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano discovers two separate wasp families “moving in” into yard.
6/21/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ explores how ‘Masks Off’ means ‘Hygiene On’

In this 264th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how now that we’re taking off our masks, we’ll have to return to good hygiene from the nose down.
6/14/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ wonders how much of our U.S. history is ‘missing’?

In this 263rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders how much of our U.S. history has been missing from our high school history classes.
6/7/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ recalls his odd phone call with TV’s Ernest T. Bass

In this 262nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls the funny and uncomfortable phone call he had more than 30 years ago with “Ernest T. Bass” (Howard Morris) from TV’s “The Andy Griffith Show.”
5/31/20210
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‘Elton Jim’ celebrates the podcast’s 5TH ANNIVERSARY!

In this 261st episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano celebrates the podcast’s 5th anniversary, talking with regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, about how we’ve failed in our COVID communications.
5/24/20210