15 10, 2019

When Entertainment Is Literally A Train Wreck (Cool Weird Awesome 149)

By |2019-10-15T08:59:31-04:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Every era has its forms of entertainment. In the old days, promoters would stage actual train wrecks, using trains that were on their way to the scrap heap. Others would stage massive recreations of disasters and tragedies from the news and history. And thousands of people would pay to see them!

6 05, 2019

Cool Weird Awesome 33: Change The (English) Channel

By |2019-05-06T09:02:04-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The commemoration ceremony for the Channel Tunnel was a diplomatic coup but an engineer's nightmare: they had to run a train carrying Queen Elizabeth II and a train with French President Francois Mitterand toward each other... on the same track.