Every Year Readlyn, Iowa Elects An Official Town Grump (Cool Weird Awesome 1259)

Today in Readlyn, Iowa, it's the start of Grump Days - because Readlyn proudly bills itself as home to "857 friendly people and one old Grump!"

By |2024-06-14T06:33:06-04:00June 14, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How Jophery Brown Became One Of Hollywood’s Most Iconic Stuntmen (Cool Weird Awesome 1256)

Today in 1993, the release of the blockbuster movie Jurassic Park. One of the small but key roles in that movie is the work of Jophery Brown, actor and a stuntman who's performed in some of the biggest movies of the last few decades.

By |2024-06-11T06:32:32-04:00June 11, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Clippy, The AI Paper Clip Chatbot That Really Wanted To Help You Write Letters (Cool Weird Awesome 959)

AI chatbots are big again, so let's hang out with the OG AI chatbot: Microsoft Word letter writing helper extraordinare, Clippy the paper clip.

When Agatha Christie Wasn’t Writing Mysteries, She Was Surfing (Cool Weird Awesome 613)

Today's the birthday of Agatha Christie, the novelist and playwright who gave us some of the most popular mysteries of all time. But when she wasn't sending Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot out to crack cases, she was often found surfing. Plus: it's the birthday of playwright Jerry Sterner, best known for “Other People’s Money," and for being buried under a headstone that was perfect for someone in his line of work.

By |2021-10-04T09:14:21-04:00September 15, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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