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Elton John built and test-flew "Rocket Man" in 1972, but it was Captain James T. Kirk who lifted it soaring into the stratosphere. Did he ever make it to Mars, and was there anyone there to raise his kids? Why didn't he learn any science? Skid Maher of the Glass Cannon podcast attempts reentry to the show to boldly figure out what Sir Elton was singing about and why William Shatner's 1978 performance of it was so spaced out (see below).

Check out Skid Maher on the Glass Cannon Podcast at glasscannonpodcast.com where "a collection of five super-nerds engage in an Actual Play campaign of Paizo's epic Pathfinder adventure path". If you know what those words mean, then their show is for you!

660272 In 1978 the members of Foreigner wanted the world to know that they were passionate and excitable, and they thought the best way to do so would be to record the unusually high temperature of their blood. Was this the most effective way to secure a secret rendezvous? It's unclear, just as no one to this day knows what country they were Foreigners from, or which one they were visiting when they got that name. Joe Dator and guest Mark Simpson check it and see.

5700-rawFrank Santopadre of "Gilbert Gottfried's Colossal Podcast" puts on his vagabond shoes and steps behind the microphone to take on Frank Sinatra's (and Liza Minelli's) "New York, New York".  Where did it come from, and how did it become the signature song of New York City? Do any native New Yorkers actually like it? If you can listen to the answers here, you can't listen to them anywhere. Just here.

Listen to the amazing colossal Frank Santopadre every week on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast" where Frank and Gilbert interview and discuss the celebrated, the elevated, and the unjustly underrated.

www.gilbertpodcast.com

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blue-oyster-cult-dont-fear-the-reaper-single1Comics genius Bob Fingerman doesn't fear the reaper, nor do the wind, the sun, or host Joe Dator. So why are they talking about Blue Öyster Cult's somber classic? Maybe they want to find out if Romeo and Juliet are really together in eternity, or how a cult formed around oddly colored bivalves in the first place. Or maybe they've just had enough. You can be like they are, and give it a listen.

You can find all of Bob's great work, including his classic comics series "Minimum Wage", at www.bobfingerman.com!