30 06, 2023

Irna Phillips Brought The World Of Soap Operas To Life (Cool Weird Awesome 1038)

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Today in 1952, the first TV episode of the soap opera Guiding Light. It was one of many hit shows led by a writer and producer sometimes called the “queen of soaps,” Irna Phillips.

27 06, 2022

Helen Keller Once Flew A Plane, No Matter What People On The Internet Think (Cool Weird Awesome 797)

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Today in 1880, the birthday of Helen Keller, the activist, author, speaker, and, on one occasion, a pilot. Never mind what randos on social media have claimed, here's the real story.

24 06, 2020

The Longest Tennis Match Ever Started 10 Years Ago Today (Cool Weird Awesome 327)

By |2021-06-04T08:59:58-04:00June 24, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis tournament was the first day of the longest professional tennis match ever played. John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played for more than 11 hours over three days! Plus: since Wimbledon 2020 has been canceled, what are they doing with all those strawberries they usually sell?

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