3 03, 2020

When Kentucky Had a “Meat Shower” (Cool Weird Awesome 250)

By |2020-03-03T06:31:36-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

On this day in 1876, a Mrs. Crouch was outside making soap when “suddenly there descended upon her a gentle shower of meat.” What the heck happened to cause meat to fall from the sky over Bath County, Kentucky? Plus: Lincoln, the goat mayor of Fairhaven, Vermont, runs for reelection against his challenger, Sammy the police dog.

12 02, 2020

Dogs Are Saving Citrus Orchards From Disease (Cool Weird Awesome 236)

By |2020-02-12T05:55:01-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Orchards in the US and elsewhere have been trying to head off a disease called citrus greening. Research shows that dogs can sniff out this disease better and more quickly than any other method we have. Plus: if you're out riding a horse in Australia, and you get a call, put the phone in hands-free mode.

27 12, 2019

UPS Drivers Are Hanging Out With Dogs And Posting Photos With Their New Pals (Cool Weird Awesome 202)

By |2019-12-27T08:36:47-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

There’s a Facebook group/Instagram account called UPS Dogs, and it collects and shares photos of the pups that delivery drivers meet (and usually befriend) on their routes, especially the ones they see regularly. Which is completely and utterly adorable. Plus: meet the world’s smallest inhabited island, with an appropos name of Just Room Enough Island.

13 11, 2019

Stella The Dog Uses A Soundboard (Cool Weird Awesome 170)

By |2019-11-13T06:15:26-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Stella the dog lives with a speech-language pathologist and has been using a soundboard to "say" several dozen words, raising hopes that someday the show "Dog With A Blog" may come to life. Plus: Quilty the cat likes to spend his nights freeing the other cats at the animal shelter.

24 10, 2019

The Little Robot That Cleans Up After Your Dog (Cool Weird Awesome 156)

By |2019-10-25T06:37:28-04:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A startup called Beetl is developing an autonomous device that’s ready to clean up after our dogs on demand, thanks to a large scooper on its underside. If they’re willing to do this job, maybe robots aren’t trying to conquer us after all. Plus: "dogfishing" is a problem for online dating.

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