Emma Gatewood Hiked The Appalachian Trail Three Times, And Not Quite “Just For The Heck Of It” (Cool Weird Awesome 421)

On National Take A Hike Day, we salute Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, who, in her 60s, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Plus: on National Homemade Bread Day, we salute Pham Thi Bac's enormous bread loaves in Vietnam.

2020-11-17T08:14:52-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Harry Houdini, If You’re Out There, Let Us Know (Cool Weird Awesome 161)

This isn’t just Halloween. It’s also the anniversary of the passing of the legendary illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini, who they say wanted to make the greatest escape of all time... from mortality. Hence why Bess Houdini held seances every Halloween, trying to pick up whatever signals her late husband might be sending out from the hereafter.

2019-10-31T14:13:36-04:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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