The Olympic Team That Paid Its Way By Selling Coffee (Cool Weird Awesome 391)

On National Coffee Day, we bring you the story of Brazilian athletes who, without travel funds from the government, had to earn their way to the Olympics in Los Angeles by selling coffee beans. Plus: in Bedford, Pennsylvania, there's a building shaped like a big metal coffee pot.

By |2020-09-29T07:49:42-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Meet The New, Foldable Coffee Cup (Cool Weird Awesome 177)

Some research suggests those plastic tops for disposable coffee cups make up five percent of the millions of tons of plastic waste that end up in the ocean each year. The Unocup aims to do something about that. It's a paper cup that folds up to become its own top! Plus: there's goat yoga and alpaca yoga, but Zoo Miami may top them all with its new Yoga With The Rhinos program.

By |2019-11-22T05:58:04-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

It’s All Pumpkin Spice From Here On Out (Cool Weird Awesome 118)

Summer is through, which means the start of our annual time to consume and/or complain about products flavored with pumpkin spice. It was in the mid-90s that this blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves started its rise to power, and there's no stopping it now, really. Plus: did you know that hundreds of years ago pumpkin spice may have given us New York City?

By |2019-09-03T08:59:47-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |