A Boycott Against Charles Boycott Gave Us The Word “Boycott” (Cool Weird Awesome 1201)

Today in 1832, the birthday of Charles Boycott, whose name has been used for over a century anytime people decide to deliberately take their business away from a group or a company.

By |2024-03-12T08:54:38-04:00March 12, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Libraries In Portugal Are Preserving Old Books With Help From Bats (Cool Weird Awesome 994)

It’s National Library Week, so let’s pay a visit to a couple very unusual libraries in Portugal where some of those who help protect the books are bats.

By |2024-04-24T08:52:41-04:00April 24, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Pack Horse Librarians Brought Books To Readers In Remote Places (Cool Weird Awesome 748)

National Library Week is here, so it’s a good time to tell the story of librarians who traveled through eastern Kentucky during the Great Depression on horses and mules carrying books and magazines in saddlebags.

By |2024-04-05T07:42:49-04:00April 5, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Somebody Wanted To Put The Library Of Congress In The Capitol Dome (Cool Weird Awesome 575)

Washington DC is home to monuments, memorials and the largest library in the world. Here's some of the history of the Library of Congress. Plus: a real estate listing for waterfront land in Ontario had a price of $99,000, though with one big consideration.

By |2021-07-16T09:51:07-04:00July 16, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A Big-Time Librarian Kept “Goodnight Moon” Off The Shelves For 25 Years (Cool Weird Awesome 215)

Despite being one of the most iconic children’s books of its time, the New York Public Library didn’t have a copy of “Goodnight Moon” for decades, because an influential librarian didn’t like it.

By |2024-01-30T09:08:30-05:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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