A Century Ago, Hugo Gernsback Predicted Telemedicine (Cool Weird Awesome 611)

These days, with everything moving further and further online, it's not a surprise that many of us can see our doctors through remote appointments. But a century ago, a radio enthusiast called Hugo Gernsback predicted a way that doctors could examine patients remotely, using radio waves. Plus: a giant blob of old pizza dough has become an odd kind of celebrity in New Orleans. 

By |2021-09-13T09:01:06-04:00September 13, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Ben Franklin vs Counterfeiters (Cool Weird Awesome 218)

Benjamin Franklin was a lot of things, but he always saw himself as a printer - and some of what he printed was currency for American colonies. Turns out he had some pretty creative ways to try to keep counterfeiters from copying his bills. Plus: New Orleans is hosting the Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival this weekend.

By |2022-02-14T09:04:49-05:00January 17, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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