39 Years After Making The First Phone Call, Alexander Graham Bell Joined A Transcontinental Conference Call (Cool Weird Awesome 466)

Today's an interesting anniversary for those of us doing virtual meetings, parties and play dates: the anniversary of the first transcontinental conference call, starting at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco and calling a very special guest in New York. Plus: a restaurant in Montreal is winning fans for a menu which weighs the pros and cons of the restaurant's own dishes.

2021-01-25T09:37:46-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

These Biodegradable Shoes Have An Expiration Date (Cool Weird Awesome 398)

Shoes only last for so long, but they're made from materials that last seemingly forever. Designer Shahar Asor has an alternate idea: shoes for kids with an expiration date. Plus: a pizza place in Brooklyn is letting customers order "comforting words" along with their food.

2020-10-08T08:09:58-04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

If You Miss Eating At Restaurants, Maybe These Ambient Sound Playlists Will Help (Cool Weird Awesome 291)

Missing the sounds of a full restaurant on a Saturday night? Several well-known ambient sound apps and platforms feature a wide range of soundscapes, including restaurants, that might bring those familiar sounds back to you. Plus: the story of a dude in Wisconsin who woke up the neighborhood with his guitar shredding.

2020-05-05T08:15:32-04:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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