26 03, 2020

The Motorcycling Sisters Who Rode For The RIght To Vote (Cool Weird Awesome 268)

By |2020-03-26T13:54:23-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

It's the birthday of Augusta Van Buren, who joined her sister Adeline for a cross-country motorcycle trip in 1916 to win support for the suffragist movement. And what a trip it was. Plus: if you're one of the many people stocking up on bathroom tissue these days, note that the largest roll ever made is in Missouri - but it's not for sale.

5 03, 2020

The Life And Flights Of Jerrie Cobb (Cool Weird Awesome 252)

By |2020-03-05T06:49:05-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Today is the birthday of Jerrie Cobb, who could have been the first woman in space but ended up flying to great heights nonetheless. Plus: it was on this day in 2011 that a museum in the Netherlands first put on exhibit a work called “Peanut Butter Floor," which was exactly what it sounds like.