Why People Watch For The Ogopogo When They’re In Canada (Cool Weird Awesome 547)

If you know the story of the Loch Ness Monster, the story of the Ogopogo in Canada's British Columbia might sound familiar. But there's a whole other side to this story that comes from the Okanagan/syilx people, who first lived in the area. Plus: a town in Lithuania built a real-time video "portal" to a town in Poland, so they could see each other even when they couldn't travel. 

By |2021-06-01T08:08:57-04:00June 1, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Milicent Patrick Gave The Black Lagoon Its Creature (Cool Weird Awesome 480)

Today is the anniversary of the release in 1954 of the classic monster movie “Creature From The Black Lagoon.” The woman who designed the creature, Milicent Patrick, was almost forgotten, but film lovers and fans have been working to make sure her story is told. Plus: for those who find working from home isn't really working, Japan has a solution that's increasingly popular: an office-in-a-box known as a Telecube.

By |2021-02-12T09:22:11-05:00February 12, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The‌ ‌Big‌ ‌Muddy‌ ‌Monster‌ ‌Ran‌ ‌Wild‌ ‌In‌ ‌Murphysboro‌ ‌(Cool‌ ‌Weird‌ ‌Awesome‌ ‌329)‌ ‌

On this day in 1973, a couple in Murphysboro, Illinois reported seeing a tall, hairy, extremely smelly creature that over time became known as The Big Muddy Monster. But what the heck was it? Plus: today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley's final concert. And yes, there's a historic marker on the site.

Rhinelander, Wisconsin Is America’s Hodag Headquarters (Cool Weird Awesome 81)

Wisconsin’s most fearsome folk monster has been in Harry Potter and tangled with the Scooby Gang, but the Hodag is beloved in the community of Rhinelander, where it's the high school team mascot and there are many Hodags to find around town.

By |2021-02-09T11:54:18-05:00July 11, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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