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.

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

How French Soup-Makers Helped Give Us Restaurants (Cool Weird Awesome 303)

It's National Waitstaff Day, and whether or not you're back to dining out, it's a good time to figure out a little of where restaurants come from. (It's complicated.) Plus: the website ThisWordDoesNotExist creates words that sound real but aren't.

By |2020-05-21T08:41:43-04:00May 21st, 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.

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

If You’re On Vacation, Eat Something Large And Weird (Cool Weird Awesome 117)

The roadside diner is a staple of American travel. And some restaurants make the food a kind of roadside attraction, often by creating meals that are too big to be believed, and often too big to be consumed in one sitting.

By |2019-09-01T21:44:22-04:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |