11 12, 2019

Sometimes Towns Just Have To Build Statues To Invasive Pests (Cool Weird Awesome 190)

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Today marks one hundred years since the community of Enterprise, Alabama, put up a very special monument in the middle of town: a statue of a Greek woman holding a boll weevil, an invasive pest that had ruined the local cotton crop. Wait, what? Plus: meet the most destructive holiday force ever, Treezilla!

12 08, 2019

The Best Defense Against Cougars Is Metallica (Cool Weird Awesome 103)

By |2019-08-12T09:40:51-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

When a cougar started walking toward her on a logging trail in British Columbia, Dee Gallant used the power of rock to protect herself. Plus: in a move that might make heavy metal even heavier, guitarist Takamizawa Toshihiko designs a guitar shaped like Godzilla.