Jimmy Carter Vs. The Swamp Rabbit (Cool Weird Awesome 280)

It's a very odd anniversary in the history of the US presidency. Today in 1979, President Jimmy Carter got into a fight (of sorts) with a swamp rabbit. Plus: today would normally be a big day

By |2020-04-20T08:06:46-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Boston’s Mayor Once Wanted To Clear Snow With Flamethrowers (Cool Weird Awesome 221)

On this day in 1948 of the mayor of Boston, James Curley, wrote to the president of MIT, asking that the school's top engineers find a way to get rid of the huge amounts of snow, maybe with flamethrowers. Seriously. Plus: in Chico, California, a much more calm event is getting underway, the the Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway.

By |2020-01-23T06:14:09-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Winnipeg, The Slurpee Capital Of Canada (Cool Weird Awesome 197)

As we get ready for the official start of winter, it's worth noting that some of us deal with this time of year in unusual ways. Like the people of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who spend their cold, cold winters drinking Slurpees. Plus: on this Star Wars premiere day, a visit to a German observatory painted to look like R2-D2.

By |2019-12-20T09:30:19-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |