It Be a Stahr-ry, Stahr-ry Night

September 19, 2017

Special Intro: Roger Anderson -- Founder of the Jolly Roger Telephone Company  

Film at 11: Passengers (2016)  

BookIT: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017) by Neil deGrasse Tyson  

Scroll with it: Oktoberfest is on, Apple products are expensive, and South Park knows Alexa.  

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Apple Communicates From Her Spaceship (This Means Something)

September 12, 2017

Special Intro: Newsman Dave McBride   

Film at 11: IT (2017)  

BookIT: Drinking Water: A History (2012) by James Salzman  

Scroll with it: Apple has new stuff to show us, we need to check with Equifax and we can help those in need after a devastating hurricane season.  

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Shhhhh…It! — So Scary!

September 5, 2017

Special Intro: Steve’s sister Diane  

Film at 11: Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)  

BookIT: The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge (1999) by Jeremy Narby  

Scroll with it: It’s been a great week. Astronaut Peggy Whitson safely landed, Android Oreo is available for Google Pixel phones on Verizon and it’s football season!   

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You’ll Never Walk Alone (Labor Day Celebration)

August 29, 2017

Special Intro: JF Dubeau -- author of A God in the Shed   

Film at 11: The Tick (Amazon, Aug 25, 2017)  

BookIT: Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them (2017) by Jennifer Wright  

Scroll with it: It’s Labor Day Weekend, grab your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a burger and a beer, and say farewell to the king of Labor Day, Jerry Lewis.  

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KRACK! is the Kirby Krackle

August 22, 2017

Special Intro: Young Sam -- a fan of the show  

Film at 11: The Founder (2016)  

BookIT: Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server (2014) by Paul Hartford  

Scroll with it: Fish have bad taste in music, Chicago’s Wizard World is this weekend and we celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday this week!  

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Dark Times Lie Ahead (Total Eclipse Edition with Scott Kenemore)

August 15, 2017

Special Intro: Bill Corbett -- Rifftrax star and Doctor Who fan  

Film at 11: Dunkirk (2017)  

BookIT: Zombie-in-Chief: Eater of the Free World by Scott Kenemore  

Scroll with it: Biohackers can insert malware into DNA, Disney will be presenting a new streaming service soon, and the Sun is going down for maintenance on Monday.  

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Relegated to ‘The Ocho’ (with Bill Schelly)

August 8, 2017

Special Intro: Adal Rifai -- Chunt on Hello from the Magic Tavern  

Film at 11: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)  

BookIT: John Stanley: Giving Life to Little Lulu by Bill Schelly  

Scroll with it: Tune in to ESPN “The Ocho,” get a job at NASA and grab a fried chicken beer.   

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An Inconvenient Truth (Waiting for the Delivery of Your New Tesla)

August 1, 2017

Special Intro: Author Tal M. Klein is in Chicago today at Volumes Book Cafe to sign copies of his novel The Punch Escrow.  

Film at 11: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)  

BookIT: Amped (2012) by Daniel H Wilson  

Scroll with it: Are you ready for some football? TESLA’s Model 3 is here, you may need it when electric cars are the standard in 2040.  

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Benjamin Franklin Helps Science (with Tal M. Klein)

July 25, 2017

Film at 11: Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE Watch Out for Snakes Tour may be coming to a city near you.  

BookIT: Author Tal M. Klein joins us to discuss his novel, The Punch Escrow, which is available TODAY.  

Scroll with it: San Diego Comic Con has lots to show us, Scientific Journals have lots to tell us and the thirteenth Doctor is a woman!  

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Noah Observations

July 18, 2017

Film at 11: Baby Driver (2017)  

BookIT: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (2016) by Trevor Noah  

Scroll with it: It’s San Diego Comic Con weekend, Chicago Craft Brew Fest weekend and you can make you wallet a little lighter with CardStar.  

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