The Woman Who Rode A Bike Around The World (Cool Weird Awesome 328)

It was on this day in 1894 that Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, aka Annie Londonderry, set off on a bike trip that, over the next fifteen months, would make her the first woman to ride a bike around the world. Plus: meet a contraption that can hit a home run about twice as far as the ones in the big leagues.

By |2020-06-25T07:53:29-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Let’s All Ride Inside A Monowheel (Cool Weird Awesome 299)

Imagine a unicycle, but there's no seat, the wheel is much bigger and you ride inside it. That's a monowheel, and while it may not be a casual rider's cup of tea, extreme sports people are way into them. Plus: how would you like to recreate a piece of art in your house that's made of fortune cookies?

By |2020-05-15T07:59:31-04:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How To See The Lower 48 States In One Road Trip (Cool Weird Awesome 114)

Randal S. Olson developed a computer algorithm to find the shortest, most efficient way to drive through all 48 contiguous United States - 13,699 miles and around 224 hours of driving. Plus: the Race Across America is a more than 3,000 mile road race from Los Angeles to New York on bicycles.

By |2019-09-01T21:28:08-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |