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Detroit Lion great, and a personal hero, Alex Karras, gets elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, its the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros sign-stealing cheating scandalPlus, should Whitney Houston be in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame? 

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Episode 85: An Uneven Playing Field

Digging into the huge college admissions fraud case: its all an uneven playing field. Seeing Cheap Trick for the fortieth-something time, and the new HBO docu-series The Case Against Adnan Syed.

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Episode 83: The “WTF” Episode

When it comes to Empire actor Jussy Smollett and billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, like a lot of news every week, sometimes the first thought is "WTF?" Plus, The Academy Awards, and what's leaving Netflix in March - The Breakfast Club and Ghostbusters, among others!

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Super-psyched to be talking about "the hottest band in the world" KISS and their End of the Road Tour with guest Tommy Sommers! Tommy is one of the co-hosts of the coolest podcast about all-things KISS, Three Sides of the Coin and an all-around blast to chat with. We talk about the tour, of course (starts this week!), fans, the staging, setlists, why we still want to see KISS, why they're still doing it, and more. 

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The importance of traditions and the positive distractions of good traditions during the holiday season, especially when things aren't happy and merry. And some deeper messages in holiday TV specials

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Cheap Trick's Christmas album, Christmas Christmas is a blast, not your typical Christmas album, and is available at

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays to all.

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'Tis the season for the relentless barrage of campaign advertising and the dollar amounts are outrageous. The new book It's Saturday Morning is chock full of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. And its called Making A Murderer, not Making OF A Murderer. 

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Find out more on the new book It's Saturday Morning: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s - 1990s, including links to buy it, here.

Get info and see trailers on Making A Murderer at Netflix



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Did you know dead malls are a thing? Exploring the decline of shopping malls and the growing fascination with videos and photos of dead and dying malls. Plus, estimating the growing number of individual first dates, and some environmental news!

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Its the first podcast of the new year! The differences between goals and resolutions and a list of each for 2018. R.I.P. Fast Eddie Clarke, the Super Bowl is in Minneapolis, MN, and a story about and adoption. 

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Steve rolls solo bantering and babbling about the end of summer, the Hollywood Squares, things not done, and...tupperware. PLUS, a special guest with a report on the first day of school, and a movie review. And, details on a unique screening of the movie IT, and other assorted bits o' nothing.

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Steve goes solo for episode 16, distractions include Don Rickles, learning to be alone and a new book about Canada's greatest rock n' roll export, Rush.

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