California Miners Once Tried To Start “The Great Republic Of Rough And Ready” (Cool Weird Awesome 983)

Today in 1850, a man in California decided to start his own country. While it didn’t last, and may not have happened at all, the name is unforgettable: the Great Republic of Rough and Ready.

By |2024-04-07T08:01:47-04:00April 7, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Ernest Hemingway’s Brother Tried To Make Half Of A Raft Into A Country (Cool Weird Awesome 578)

Like his famous brother Ernest, who was born today in 1899, Leicester Hemingway was a novelist and a storyteller. But Leicester did something even Ernest never did: he created his own micronation. Here's the story of the Republic of New Atlantis. Plus: back in 1958, a farmer in Florida made his first payment on a new Chevrolet in an unusual way. 

By |2021-07-21T08:53:36-04:00July 21, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |
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