18 03, 2020

In Which Four Guys With The Same Name Start A Band (Cool Weird Awesome 261)

By |2020-03-18T07:20:57-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Atlantic just did an interview with some musicians called the Paul O’Sullivan Band. There are four guys in the group: Paul O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan and (wait for it) Paul O’Sullivan. Here's the story of how they got together. Plus: some musical animals come together for a song? Sort of?

2 03, 2020

There’s Music For Cats And It’s Apparently Very Good For Them (Cool Weird Awesome 249)

By |2020-03-02T06:18:39-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Can music help cats relax during their visits to the vet? Apparently so - but would music specifically made for cats be even more helpful than music made for humans? Plus: if you missed Justin Bieber's birthday yesterday, visit a museum in his hometown that features all the stuff from his career that his proud grandparents saved!

21 02, 2020

Do Chocolates Taste Better With The Right Music? (Cool Weird Awesome 243)

By |2020-02-21T09:49:38-05:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Washington State University has a Sensory Science Lab that tests all the ways we encounter what we eat and how that can affect how we think it tastes. Now they’re testing whether different kinds of music can affect how we think about chocolate. Plus: this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, there’s a chance to go out on a bar crawl that’s like none other.

13 06, 2019

That Time Cat Stevens Wrote A Dog Song (Cool Weird Awesome 61)

By |2019-06-13T09:22:46-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is inducting Yusuf Cat Stevens for his classic, mostly acoustic songs like "Moonshadow," "Peace Train" and "Wild World." But did you also know that he's also a pioneer in electronic music with his 1977 song "Was Dog A Doughnut?"

19 04, 2019

What A Time To Be A Hologram (Cool Weird Awesome 22)

By |2019-08-01T13:07:11-04:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Frank Zappa is back out on tour, doing nine shows in the US and seven more in Europe.  Now if you’re scratching your head here and saying, wait, isn’t Frank Zappa dead? Well, yes, but this is the era of hologram concert tours, there's no reason a dearly departed musician can't step out on stage!

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