A Dog In The UK Saved Lives During The Blitz, Thanks To A Full Bladder (Cool Weird Awesome 1215)

This month in 1941, a dog in the UK became a hero in a very strange way, stopping a bomb by answering the call of nature.

By |2024-04-05T07:37:53-04:00April 5, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Before Alarm Clocks, Some People Awoke With Help From A “Knocker-Up” (Cool Weird Awesome 1204)

It’s Sleep Awareness Week, so we’re talking about the part of sleep people usually like the least: the part where the alarm clock wakes us up. Or, in the time before alarm clocks, the part where the local "knocker-up" pounded on the doors to get people out of bed.

By |2024-03-15T08:39:11-04:00March 15, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

There’s A Secret Military Airline Known As “Janet” (Cool Weird Awesome 1136)

At the airport in Las Vegas, there's a terminal you can't use to fly in and catch a Golden Knights game or drop by a casino. It's used only by one of the most out-of-sight airlines in the world, a secret airline known as "Janet."

By |2023-11-29T08:54:19-05:00November 29, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Warren Harding’s Human Friends Hurt His Presidency, But His Dog Friends Were Great (Cool Weird Awesome 1122)

Today in 1865, the birthday of Warren Harding. His presidency was full of scandals thanks to his so-called friends - if only those friends had been as good to Harding as his dogs had been. 

By |2023-11-02T09:15:27-04:00November 2, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Irna Phillips Brought The World Of Soap Operas To Life (Cool Weird Awesome 1038)

Today in 1952, the first TV episode of the soap opera Guiding Light. It was one of many hit shows led by a writer and producer sometimes called the “queen of soaps,” Irna Phillips.

The Dog That Climbed All Of New Hampshire’s 4,000 Foot Mountains (Cool Weird Awesome 1031)

Today in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution. A dog there once climbed all 48 of the state’s 4,000 foot high mountains.

By |2024-04-05T07:41:15-04:00June 21, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Eclipse, The Dog Who Rode The Bus (Cool Weird Awesome 926)

Today in 2015, the first news reports about Eclipse, a dog in Seattle that had figured out how to get itself to the dog park on the city bus.

By |2024-01-12T09:58:01-05:00January 12, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Abel Gonzales Is The Fried Food King Of The Texas State Fair (Cool Weird Awesome 856)

The Texas State Fair is getting underway, and if it's fried food you're after, you have Abel Gonzales Jr., aka "Fried Jesus," to thank.

By |2024-04-02T09:30:28-04:00September 30, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Play Where All The Actors Were Dogs (Cool Weird Awesome 847)

Today in 1986, an audience in Amsterdam saw a play called “Going To The Dogs.” And it lived up to the name: all of the actors were German Shepherds.

By |2022-09-19T06:39:31-04:00September 19, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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