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The Musical Innertube

Don Rooney and John Timpane talk to people you'd talk to -- if you had a microphone!

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. Some Americans may not want to live in some of those states, prompting them to leave -- causing an American Brexit.

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. (Both poetry and science have met Don and John, but they won't admit it...)

Apr 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.  You can read the IPCC Climate report at  For solutions, there‚Äôs this:

Apr 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. (When they were on the air, Don and John flushed radio as an entertainment medium.)

Apr 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, captured on film and playing on PBS this month. Check it out at