Harry Houdini, If You’re Out There, Let Us Know (Cool Weird Awesome 161)

This isn’t just Halloween. It’s also the anniversary of the passing of the legendary illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini, who they say wanted to make the greatest escape of all time... from mortality. Hence why Bess Houdini held seances every Halloween, trying to pick up whatever signals her late husband might be sending out from the hereafter.

By |2019-10-31T14:13:36-04:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Quit Hating On Candy Corn, At Least Until You Hear Its Story (Cool Weird Awesome 160)

It’s National Candy Corn Day, and while no candy gets more hassle around this time of year than candy corn, it also has its fans. I mean, someone's eating those 9 billion pieces produced each year. Plus: a haunted house in Utah with an unforgettably creepy name.

By |2019-10-30T06:25:57-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

In This Minnesota Town, It’s Always Halloween (Cool Weird Awesome 159)

There's still time to get ready for Halloween in most places, but in Anoka, Minnesota, it’s kind of always Halloween. The community north of the Twin Cities bills itself as the Halloween Capital of the World. Plus: Pennsylvania invites you on a Halloween-themed trip it calls the Trail of the Living Dead.

By |2019-10-29T09:07:20-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

When Entertainment Is Literally A Train Wreck (Cool Weird Awesome 149)

Every era has its forms of entertainment. In the old days, promoters would stage actual train wrecks, using trains that were on their way to the scrap heap. Others would stage massive recreations of disasters and tragedies from the news and history. And thousands of people would pay to see them!

By |2019-10-15T08:59:31-04:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |