31 01, 2020

If You Like Hockey, You’ll Like Blind Hockey (Cool Weird Awesome 228)

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A growing number of hockey fans are paying attention to blind hockey, where players have either full blindness or 10 percent vision or less. That puts the emphasis on sound. Plus: introducing the Telecaster guitar that's been signed by 16 Navajo code talkers!

17 01, 2020

Ben Franklin vs Counterfeiters (Cool Weird Awesome 218)

By |2020-01-17T08:52:19-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Benjamin Franklin was a lot of things, but he always saw himself as a printer - and some of what he printed was currency for American colonies. Turns out he had some pretty creative ways to try to keep counterfeiters from copying his bills. Plus: New Orleans is hosting the Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival this weekend.

27 11, 2019

Literally, It’s A Metal Guitar (Cool Weird Awesome 180)

By |2019-11-27T06:36:54-05:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

This is a guitar that will literally help you nail a solo: maker and woodworker Tim Sway built a guitar out of reclaimed nails, which he calls the "Tetanuscaster." Plus: the It's A Wonderful Life Festival is in full swing in Jimmy Stewart's hometown of Indiana, PA!

12 08, 2019

The Best Defense Against Cougars Is Metallica (Cool Weird Awesome 103)

By |2019-08-12T09:40:51-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

When a cougar started walking toward her on a logging trail in British Columbia, Dee Gallant used the power of rock to protect herself. Plus: in a move that might make heavy metal even heavier, guitarist Takamizawa Toshihiko designs a guitar shaped like Godzilla.