Richard Nixon Once Wished He’d Been A Rapper (Cool Weird Awesome 1166)

Today in 1913, the birthday of President Richard Nixon. In addition to being a politician, Nixon was a capable piano player who once said on tape that he would've gone into music "if there had been a good rap group around in those days."

By |2024-01-09T07:02:37-05:00January 9, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Nixon And Elvis, The Most Iconic Meeting In 70s History (Cool Weird Awesome 1152)

No meeting has ever been bigger than the one that happened today in 1970, when the King of Rock and Roll met the President of the United States. We'll explain how it happened.

When Richard Nixon And Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev Went For A Drive (Cool Weird Awesome 923)

Today in 1913, the birthday of Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States, and the only one who ever went a wild ride with the head of the Soviet Union.

By |2024-01-09T07:15:55-05:00January 9, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Richard Nixon Once Had The White House Guard Dress In Fancy White Uniforms (Cool Weird Awesome 690)

In early 1970 President Richard Nixon introduced new uniforms for the guards at the White House - European-style suits that Americans thought looked better for movie ushers or marching bands.

By |2024-01-09T07:16:37-05:00January 7, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Guy Who Snagged Richard Nixon’s Half-Eaten Sandwich Still Has It 60 Years Later (Cool Weird Awesome 388)

This week in 1960, Richard Nixon campaigned at a cookout in Sullivan, Illinois, eating some of a Buffalo barbecue sandwich before giving his speech. A young Boy Scout, Steve Jenne, took the rest of Nixon's sandwich home and has kept it in the freezer for the last 60 years! Plus: if you're missing cubicles and conference tables these days, there's a new soundscape, Calm Office, that might help. 

By |2023-11-30T09:10:19-05:00September 24, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Rutherford B. Hayes Death Stare And Other Great Stuff In South Dakota

I came to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, but that wasn't all I saw. Here are a few other favorites.

By |2014-08-04T19:58:44-04:00August 4, 2014|Categories: Blog, Dead Presidents|Tags: , , , |
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