Frank Lloyd Wright Designed A Gas Station In Minnesota (Cool Weird Awesome 789)

Today in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright was born. He would go on to design some of the most striking buildings ever built, from houses, to museums, to office buildings to... gas stations.

By |2022-06-08T09:59:27-04:00June 8, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

During The Cold War, A Town In New Mexico Built An Underground Grade School (Cool Weird Awesome 759)

Today in 1962, the community of Artesia, New Mexico formally opened an unusual elementary school: it was built entirely underground just in case the Cold War turned hot.

By |2022-04-20T06:45:12-04:00April 20, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

When Steel Wire Was The Hip New Way To Record Sound (Cool Weird Awesome 363)

Before there was digital recording, we had cassettes, reel to reels, phonographs, and even wire recordings! That's a little-known system that was invented at the very end of the 19th century. Plus: meet a building in Italy that's been designed to replicate the shape of an orchestra.

By |2020-08-20T07:57:05-04:00August 20, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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