Our Show About The History Of “OK” Is Just Okay (Cool Weird Awesome 265)

On this day in 1839 we first saw the word we use so often to describe our most middling feelings. That’s right, it’s the birthday of OK. Plus: it's also the anniversary of the time an astronaut smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard a space mission.

By |2020-03-23T08:33:26-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Life And Flights Of Jerrie Cobb (Cool Weird Awesome 252)

Today is the birthday of Jerrie Cobb, who could have been the first woman in space but ended up flying to great heights nonetheless. Plus: it was on this day in 2011 that a museum in the Netherlands first put on exhibit a work called “Peanut Butter Floor," which was exactly what it sounds like.

By |2020-03-05T06:49:05-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Apollo 12 Crashed Its Lunar Module On Purpose (Cool Weird Awesome 175)

This week marks 50 years since the Apollo 12 mission, the second time humans went to the moon and the first time we launched an artificial earthquake there. Plus: one of the two moonwalkers painted a picture that included their command module pilot on the lunar ground.

By |2019-11-20T05:48:05-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Can We Get Mac and Cheese To Mars? (Cool Weird Awesome 138)

A mission to Mars would take years of travel - but today's space food doesn't last long enough. Scientists at Washington State University are working on a way to sterilize and pack food that can last 3-5 years, which is good for astronauts and for any of us who want to survive the zombie apocalypse. Plus: why a man in Vermont just put up a large wooden statue of a raised middle finger. 

By |2019-09-30T07:08:01-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |