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25 Days of Holiday Songs 2022: “Hang Your Balls On My Christmas Tree” by Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards

Kay Martin's Christmas album is called "I Know What He Wants For Christmas (but I don't know how to wrap it!)" and that tells us pretty much all we need to know.

By |2022-11-06T12:54:35-05:00December 2, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

25 Days of Holiday Songs 2022: “What Will Santa Claus Say? (When He Finds Everybody Swingin’)” by Louis Prima

Everybody’s focused on Santa coming on December 25th, but until that happens, it’s up to us to keep the party swinging.

By |2022-11-06T13:27:56-05:00December 1, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The “Snow Bowl” Proved Playing College Football In A Blizzard Is Hard (Cool Weird Awesome 896)

For some people, watching football is the best part of Thanksgiving weekend. Today in 1950, there was a football game that had to be seen to be believed: the Snow Bowl.

By |2022-11-25T16:13:34-05:00November 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

When “WKRP” Thought Turkeys Could Fly For Thanksgiving (Cool Weird Awesome 895)

There aren't a lot of top-drawer Thanksgiving specials, but the "WKRP In Cincinnati" episode "Turkeys Away" may qualify. Here's some of the real life story that inspired the absolutely bonkers plot of the show. 

By |2022-11-24T16:09:50-05:00November 24, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

President Franklin Pierce Got An Acclaimed Author To Write His Campaign Biography (Cool Weird Awesome 894)

Today in 1804, the birthday of President Franklin Pierce. He's not well known today, but in his time, people learned about the 14th president through a biography written by the acclaimed novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.

By |2022-11-23T14:26:58-05:00November 23, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

All Work And No Play Makes A Dull Bumblebee (Cool Weird Awesome 893)

This is maybe the most adorable scientific study of the year: researchers have been testing whether bumblebees like to play with toys… and they do!

By |2022-11-22T11:45:25-05:00November 22, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Classic Black And White Soccer Ball Was Designed To Look Like A Satellite (Cool Weird Awesome 892)

The World Cup is getting underway in Qatar. The Cup's official ball has a colorful and busy design, perfect for HDTVs. Here's the story of how the classic black and white ball got its design.

By |2022-11-21T11:33:55-05:00November 21, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

When Alan Shepard Hit Golf Balls On The Moon (Cool Weird Awesome 891)

Today in 1923, the birthday of Alan Shepard. He was the first American in space, and the first person to ever play golf on the Moon.

By |2022-11-18T13:14:49-05:00November 18, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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