19 05, 2020

The Day The Sun Left New England (Cool Weird Awesome 301)

By |2020-05-19T07:52:04-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

This day in 1780 was a very strange day for New England. The sun decided to leave the sky around 10 in the morning, leaving everything pitch black and scaring the heck out of the locals. Plus: this day in 1964 was a very strange day for Andy Warhol, who received a very interesting letter from the Campbell Soup Company.

18 09, 2019

The Race To Keep Day-Glo Paints Glo-ing (Cool Weird Awesome 130)

By |2019-09-18T09:04:20-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Paintings made with Day Glo paint - some by well-known and influential artists - are losing their glow over time. Conservationists don't yet know how to solve this puzzle, but we do at least know how Day Glo got started.