A Town In Iowa Is Celebrating Captain Kirk’s Birthday Centuries Before It Happens (Cool Weird Awesome 681)

Iowa became a state today in 1846. And in the 23rd Century, the community of Riverside, Iowa is supposed to see the birth of Captain James T. Kirk from "Star Trek." Here's how the town made itself part of future history.

By |2021-12-28T07:00:49-05:00December 28, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Table Tennis Is Also Called Ping Pong, And Was Almost Called “Whiff-Whaff” (Cool Weird Awesome 671)

Today in 1901, the first table tennis tournament concluded in London. It's also known as ping pong, and there were plenty of other proposed names back in the early days.

By |2021-12-14T06:48:49-05:00December 14, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Trekkie (Cool Weird Awesome 219)

The most prominent civil rights leader in US history was a Trekkie, and a big reason why was the character of Lieutenant Uhura, played by NIchelle Nichols. Here's the story of how Dr. King convinced Nichols to stay on the show when she had plans to leave.

That Time Pink Floyd Jammed Out During The Moon Landing (Cool Weird Awesome 87)

50 years ago, the BBC broadened its space coverage with the band known for playing space rock.

By |2021-07-20T07:44:49-04:00July 19, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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