Emma Gatewood Hiked The Appalachian Trail Three Times, And Not Quite “Just For The Heck Of It” (Cool Weird Awesome 421)

On National Take A Hike Day, we salute Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, who, in her 60s, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Plus: on National Homemade Bread Day, we salute Pham Thi Bac's enormous bread loaves in Vietnam.

By |2021-02-08T10:34:46-05:00November 17, 2020|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on Emma Gatewood Hiked The Appalachian Trail Three Times, And Not Quite “Just For The Heck Of It” (Cool Weird Awesome 421)

How The Baby Sitters Club Became The Book Series All The 80s Kids Were Reading (Cool Weird Awesome 333)

Netflix is about to release a show based on The Baby-Sitters Club I used to re-shelve all the time at the public library where I worked. Here's the story of how the series came to life. Plus: if you could use a little beauty in your world right now, check out the photos of Trung Huy Pham, documenting Vietnam's annual water lily harvest.

By |2021-10-04T09:16:47-04:00July 2, 2020|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on How The Baby Sitters Club Became The Book Series All The 80s Kids Were Reading (Cool Weird Awesome 333)
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