Why We Don’t Pronounce The Last S In Arkansas (Cool Weird Awesome 1027)

Today in 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the Union. It’s one of just a handful of states whose names sound different than they’re spelled. And if you’re wondering why it’s pronounced Arkan-saw instead of Ar-kansas, well, that’s what we’re here to explain. 

By |2023-10-03T10:43:32-04:00June 15, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

John Harrison Lived The Dream As A World-Class Ice Cream Taste Tester (Cool Weird Awesome 805)

It's National Ice Cream Month, and here's the story of a guy who tasted hundreds of millions of gallons of the sweet stuff: John Harrison, longtime ice cream tester.

By |2022-07-07T07:19:43-04:00July 7, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Agnes B. Marshall, The First “Queen” Of Ice Cream (Cool Weird Awesome 576)

It's National Ice Cream Day, so it's a good day to tell the story of Agnes B. Marshall. The "Queen of Ices" helped make this frozen treat the icon that it is today.

What We Thought Dinosaur Bones Were Before We Knew About Dinosaurs (Cool Weird Awesome 310)

The word "dinosaur" was coined in the 1840s, but people have been finding dinosaur fossils for thousands of years. So what did people think dinosaur bones were before we had an idea that dinosaurs existed? Plus: if your dream is to find a dinosaur-shaped waffle cone with a scoop of ice cream in its mouth, there's a place in southern California that can help you.

By |2024-04-01T07:46:17-04:00June 1, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Anyone Need Some Sponge Candy While I’m In Buffalo? (Cool Weird Awesome 71)

I'm traveling to Buffalo, New York for a book event today, so I thought I'd celebrate one of the city's beloved foods: sponge candy.

By |2021-02-15T09:48:45-05:00June 27, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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