30 04, 2020

The Doctor Who Took Out His Own Appendix (Cool Weird Awesome 288)

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It would be understandable if you felt a little cut off from the rest of the world these days. Hopefully it won't be as challenging as it was for Dr. Leonid Rogozov, who on this day in 1961 had to remove his own appendix while stationed in Antarctica. Plus: today in 1970, Pink Floyd played a concert for public TV in San Francisco. Silence in the studio!

23 04, 2020

Now That’s A Deep Cut: Music Scholars Bring Back “Lost” Songs From 1,000 Years Ago (Cool Weird Awesome 283)

By |2020-04-23T09:07:54-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Music scholars at Cambridge University studied musical manuscripts without modern notation and after years of detective work, reconstructed what they would have sounded like. Plus: on this day in 1982 Key West, Florida declared independence from - and war on - the United States. For not very long.

8 11, 2019

The Singing Maple Syrup Bottle With Patti Page’s Voice (Cool Weird Awesome 167)

By |2019-11-08T06:58:56-05:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Patti Page, aka the “Singing Rage,” was one of the biggest-selling pop singers of the 1950s. But later, she lived part-time on a farm in New Hampshire where she and her husband sold maple syrup. The bottles didn't just have her name on them; they included her voice!