A Misdialed Phone Number Got Santa Airspace Clearance From The US Military (Cool Weird Awesome 443)

Why does NORAD watch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while watching for missiles and bombers the rest of the time? It all started when an ad for a Santa Claus hotline accidentally published a military hotline number during the Cold War. Plus: a gag gift known as the "Nothing Box" was maybe one present that wasn't supposed to travel through the skies at Christmastime. 

2020-12-24T08:22:00-05:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

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

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.

2021-01-08T10:03:28-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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