Jerry Stiller Was A Loudmouth Dad On TV, But A Nice Dad In Real Life (Cool Weird Awesome 552)

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of the great actor and comedian Jerry Stiller. He was perhaps best known for playing the overbearing and incomprehensible loudmouth dad Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld," but according to his real-life kids, he was a pretty nice dad. Plus: a new textile exhibit in New York uses fragrances to evoke the artist's childhood in Bangalore, India. 

By |2021-06-08T08:20:00-04:00June 8, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Ooh, That Smell: A Corpse Flower Blooms In Chicago (Cool Weird Awesome 40)

The Chicago Botanic Garden has issued a bloom watch for one of its corpse flowers - not humans' favorite scent ever, but still a special occasion, because a corpse flower in the wild only blooms every two to five years.

By |2020-03-10T08:58:09-04:00May 15, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

I’m Going Out For A Scent (Cool Weird Awesome 20)

Tired? Smoke breaks. Inspired? Scent breaks. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Brown University are looking at whether pleasant smells can help curb cravings for nicotine.

By |2022-01-04T08:03:04-05:00April 17, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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