13 12, 2019

Is The Tuba The Most Christmas-y Instrument Ever? (Cool Weird Awesome 192)

By |2019-12-13T05:54:49-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

TubaChristmas is an annual concert tradition in which musicians gather to play festive music exclusively on tubas, baritone horns, sousaphones and and euphoniums. We'll explain how Christmas got so tuba-ey. Plus: Stan Freese got so into his tuba that he decorated the tree in his yard with the horns.

5 12, 2019

The “World’s Smartest Chess Board” Is The Closest Thing To Wizard Chess We Have (Cool Weird Awesome 186)

By |2019-12-05T08:52:37-05:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

The chessboard known as Square Off works if your opponent is nearby or not, because it can use Bluetooth technology to move the pieces for them on your board, and your pieces on theirs. Ron Weasley would be impressed. Plus: you haven't heard "Jingle Bells" until you've heard "Jingle Bells" played on a comb.