1 07, 2020

Canada Was Almost Named “Borealia” (Cool Weird Awesome 332)

By |2020-07-01T08:04:23-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Today is Canada Day, marking the 1867 confederation of three provinces then known as Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. But Canada was only one name out of many that were suggested for the new country. Plus: this week got weird at several Canadian Tire stores, thanks to a computer glitch that made every item show up in the scanner as a Mr. Potato Head.

18 03, 2020

In Which Four Guys With The Same Name Start A Band (Cool Weird Awesome 261)

By |2020-03-18T07:20:57-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Atlantic just did an interview with some musicians called the Paul O’Sullivan Band. There are four guys in the group: Paul O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan and (wait for it) Paul O’Sullivan. Here's the story of how they got together. Plus: some musical animals come together for a song? Sort of?

8 01, 2020

What’s In A Baby Name? A Pop Song (Cool Weird Awesome 211)

By |2020-01-08T05:43:22-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

All kinds of pop culture can lead to trends in baby names, but there’s research that shows that when a hit song has climbed up the pop charts, the same name starts climbing the list of baby names. Plus: good news out of the Consumer Electronics Show for drivers who forget their sunglasses. It's an interactive smart car visor.