Let’s Say Something About The Museum Of Nothing (Cool Weird Awesome 433)

Some galleries showcase works of art; others show you what it's like when there's nothing on the canvas. Today we pay a virtual visit to a museum where all the works explore the concept of nothingness. Plus: the Chic!ken photo project aims to show that chickens can be the subjects of fine art. 

2020-12-03T07:35:28-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

There’s A Little Art Museum On The Moon (Cool Weird Awesome 426)

Today in 1969 Apollo 12 returned to earth after visiting the moon, and if the stories are true, it brought with it a tiny tile containing line drawings by six Earth artists. Plus: since most of us aren't likely to visit the art installation on the lunar surface, maybe we can visit this museum in the Florida Keys that goes below the surface of the water.

2020-11-24T09:45:37-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

From Food Waste To Compost In 48 Hours (Cool Weird Awesome 408)

Composting can turn some of our food waste back into useful stuff, but it can take a while. A new device out of Germany aims to cut the time it takes to go from food waste to compost to just 48 hours. Plus: on this National Cat Day, we salute the very tiny but impressive Cat Museum in Krakow, Poland.

2020-10-29T07:53:55-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Museum Exhibit In Sweden Includes The Weirdest Drinks Of All Time (Cool Weird Awesome 385)

The Disgusting Food Museum in southern Sweden has a new exhibit on the strangest alcoholic drinks of all time, proving that people will drink some truly revolting concoctions in pursuit of a buzz. Plus: remember how Asbestos, Quebec was going to choose one of four replacement names for the town? Those plans are on hold, cause apparently the people of Asbestos aren't big fans of the new names.

2020-09-21T07:51:33-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The World Shuts Down, But “Art Doesn’t Stop” (Cool Weird Awesome 259)

Staff at a museum in Turin, Italy called Castello di Rivoli have been working marathon days to digitize their entire collection so that art lovers who can't see the pieces in person can still enjoy them online. Plus: a volunteers at a thrift shop in North Carolina spots something unusual in a stack of paintings - a work by none other than Salvador Dali!

2020-03-16T07:26:17-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

There’s Music For Cats And It’s Apparently Very Good For Them (Cool Weird Awesome 249)

Can music help cats relax during their visits to the vet? Apparently so - but would music specifically made for cats be even more helpful than music made for humans? Plus: if you missed Justin Bieber's birthday yesterday, visit a museum in his hometown that features all the stuff from his career that his proud grandparents saved!

2021-01-13T10:12:17-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Old-Time Sports Radio Used To Give The Audience Diagrams (Cool Weird Awesome 216)

On this day in 1927, the BBC tried something new for their broadcast of a rugby match between England and Wales: they partnered with Radio Times magazine to publish a diagram of a rugby pitch to help the audience follow the action. Plus: on National Hat Day, where better to be than the one and only National Hat Museum?

2020-01-15T07:59:20-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Museums Are Helping Color-Blind Art Lovers See The Whole Spectrum (Cool Weird Awesome 195)

An increasing number of museums are offering EnChroma corrective glasses to visitors with color blindness, to bring more color to the world of art and those who enjoy it. Plus: a museum in London is exhibiting a disposable cup from 3,500 years ago, proving that from our earliest times, we’ve been trying to avoid doing the dishes.

2020-02-24T09:50:45-05:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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