1 01, 2020

When New Year’s Meant Going To The White House To Shake Hands With The President (Cool Weird Awesome 206)

By |2020-01-02T06:52:51-05:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

For years, on New Year’s Day, Americans could go the White House and shake hands with the president. It's a tradition that went back to John Adams and the early days of the Executive Mansion. Plus: starting the new year by ending an old relationship? Meet the Breakup Lightbulb!

1 11, 2019

Abraham Lincoln, Wedding Planner (Cool Weird Awesome 162)

By |2019-11-01T06:15:42-04:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Today in 1800 President John Adams moved into the White House, the first chief executive to live in what was then called the President’s Mansion. One of the house's most adorable stories - though possibly an apocryphal one - is the time in 1862 that Abraham Lincoln supposedly helped a couple elope. Plus: the New England WizardFest gets underway this weekend in Massachusetts. Mischief managed!

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