2 07, 2020

How The Baby Sitters Club Became The Book Series All The 80s Kids Were Reading (Cool Weird Awesome 333)

By |2020-07-02T07:57:20-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Netflix is about to release a show based on The Baby-Sitters Club I used to re-shelve all the time at the public library where I worked. Here's the story of how the series came to life.

20 02, 2020

“Ghost Signs” Show What Buildings Used To Be (Cool Weird Awesome 242)

By |2020-02-20T09:31:06-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

If you’ve ever driven past a building and seen a faded advertisement on the side of the brick, or spotted a neon sign for a restaurant where a real estate office now sits, those are ghost signs. A new book called The Ghost Signs of NYC tours these signs and advertisements and tells the stories of how they got where they are. Plus: meet the world's largest paint ball!

15 11, 2019

Finally, Cameras Can Truly See The Sea (Cool Weird Awesome 172)

By |2019-11-15T06:26:01-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Underwater photos are usually greenish or blueish and the brighter colors are washed out. An engineer and oceanographer has come up with an algorithm she calls Sea-thru that can bring those colors back into the image. Plus: the Las Vegas Pizza Festival is about to get underway.