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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 30, 2023

The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization have officially declared an end to the COVID emergency.  Really?  Bioethicist Art Caplan says the virus is still around, and he adds that we didn't seem to learn coping skills during the pandemic.

May 23, 2023

Lately, we've noticed that, on many political issues, the polls say one thing, state legislatures do the opposite. Political columnist Dick Polman says that's the result of years of behind-the-scenes work by political operatives on the local level.

May 16, 2023

Guest Host Mat Kaplan takes us through the maze that is the minds of John Timpane and Don Rooney, to find out what has made the podcast tick all these years. (Be sure to check for ticks when it's done!)

May 9, 2023

Did you know that standing by a pond and listening to the frogs can help save wetlands? Carrie Bassett tells us why that's true and how you can become a citizen scientist as part of FrogWatch USA.

May 2, 2023

Lynn Levin: poet, teacher, translator, critic. Is there anything in literature she can't do? Apparently not! Now you can add "short story writer" to that list! House Parties is full of characters, twists and a bit of fun!