15 01, 2020

Old-Time Sports Radio Used To Give The Audience Diagrams (Cool Weird Awesome 216)

By |2020-01-15T07:59:20-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

On this day in 1927, the BBC tried something new for their broadcast of a rugby match between England and Wales: they partnered with Radio Times magazine to publish a diagram of a rugby pitch to help the audience follow the action. Plus: on National Hat Day, where better to be than the one and only National Hat Museum?

29 07, 2019

Where We Got Olympic Medals From Before Recycled Cell Phones (Cool Weird Awesome 93)

By |2019-08-06T13:49:41-04:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Last week the organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games revealed that 100 percent of the gold, silver and bronze used to create the Olympic medals is recycled - the metal comes from used cell phones. But the ancient Olympians got olive branches as prizes. Why is it that we have Olympic medals in the first place?

18 07, 2019

You Know Mack Robinson’s Brother, Now Get To Know Mack Robinson (Cool Weird Awesome 86)

By |2019-07-18T13:25:25-04:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

On this day in 1912, the birth of the greatest athlete you might never have heard of - Olympic silver medalist and community advocate Mack Robinson.

26 06, 2019

The Babe Is Here, Who’s Coming In Second? (Cool Weird Awesome 70)

By |2019-06-26T13:13:38-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias could do it all - she was an Olympic gold medalist, champion golfer, basketball and baseball player, vaudeville performer, celebrity and more. Once she won the US national track and field championships by herself - as in, she was a team of one and beat teams that had over a dozen athletes.

4 06, 2019

Cool Weird Awesome 54: The Minor Leagues Got Majorly Weird

By |2019-06-04T10:56:27-04:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Attractions - especially weird ones - are a time-honored way to drum up business from people who are at best casual baseball fans, and lately that's extended to team names, including the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Rocket City Trash Pandas.