Molly Williams Was A New York Firefighter Before There Was a New York Fire Department (Cool Weird Awesome 764)

For International Firefighters Day, it's the story of Molly Williams, an enslaved Black woman who became the first known woman firefighter, and the first Black firefighter, in the United States. Plus: on the anniversary of Rhode Island declaring independence, a visit to one of the state's most unusual attractions. 

A Window That Can Keep The Outside Noise Down, Even When It’s Open (Cool Weird Awesome 485)

In warm months, we can open the window and let in fresh air - only that can also let in a lot of outdoor noise, too. A special sound-absorbing window design from a team at the National University of Singapore might let the air in without all the extra noise. Plus: firefighters in Medina, Ohio, rescue turtles and tortoises with some special equipment.

By |2021-02-26T10:05:36-05:00February 26, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Debates Can Always Be Worse, Ask The Guy Who Poured Water On The Audience (Cool Weird Awesome 395)

If you've read the negative reviews about last week's debate, know that there are other stories of candidate face-offs gone wrong in the history books - like the one in Arkansas that left the audience all wet. Plus: for National Fire Prevention Week, we pay a visit to Busted Plug, a four story tall sculpture of a fire hydrant. 

By |2020-10-05T08:15:19-04:00October 5, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How To Fight Fires With Drones (Cool Weird Awesome 274)

Firefighters in Chongqing, China, may soon put out fires with help from a team of six large drones that can get in the air and quickly extinguish blazes. Plus: a guy in Tacoma, Washington is spreading positivity by yelling things at people for money.

By |2020-04-03T09:23:37-04:00April 3, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
Go to Top