27 04, 2020

Lead Pollution Is Bad For Us, But Can It Walk Us Back Through History? (Cool Weird Awesome 285)

By |2020-04-27T08:20:26-04:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Lead, unfortunately, is something that lingers, as was proven by scientists who used lead pollution from centuries ago to track the ups and downs of European monarchs. Plus: the story of a Japanese chef so good

23 03, 2020

Our Show About The History Of “OK” Is Just Okay (Cool Weird Awesome 265)

By |2020-03-23T08:33:26-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

On this day in 1839 we first saw the word we use so often to describe our most middling feelings. That’s right, it’s the birthday of OK. Plus: it's also the anniversary of the time an astronaut smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard a space mission.