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Covering the most interesting and coolest stories that you may have missed around the world in about 15 minutes a day. Cool Stuff Ride Home looks at science, progress, life-hacks, memes, exciting art, and hope. This is the antidote to depressing headlines. Smart stuff in podcast form. Cool news, as a service.
Hosted by Reggie Risseeuw and Marques Pfaff.

Cool Stuff Ride Home Cool Stuff Ride Home

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 723 Ratings

Covering the most interesting and coolest stories that you may have missed around the world in about 15 minutes a day. Cool Stuff Ride Home looks at science, progress, life-hacks, memes, exciting art, and hope. This is the antidote to depressing headlines. Smart stuff in podcast form. Cool news, as a service.
Hosted by Reggie Risseeuw and Marques Pfaff.

    New Process to Recycle Clothing & TDIH: The First Television Broadcast of a Sporting Event Takes Place

    New Process to Recycle Clothing & TDIH: The First Television Broadcast of a Sporting Event Takes Place

    New process that makes it possible to recycle used clothes and on This Day in History, the first television broadcast of a sporting event takes place.
    A polyester-dissolving process could make modern clothing recyclable 
    First televised tennis match. - Today's Flashback (todaysflashback.com)
    The First TV: A Complete History of Television (historycooperative.org)
    Throwback Thursday: The first Wimbledon on television - The Championships, Wimbledon - Official Site by IBM

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    • 14 min
    Teddy Roosevelt's Stolen Pocket Watch FINALLY Makes Its Way Home & This Day in History: Salomon August Andrée's Arctic Balloon Disaster

    Teddy Roosevelt's Stolen Pocket Watch FINALLY Makes Its Way Home & This Day in History: Salomon August Andrée's Arctic Balloon Disaster

    Teddy Roosevelt's pocket watch was stolen from a museum in the 1980s, but has finally made its way home. Plus, on This Day in History, tragedy strikes the Andrée Expedition en route to the North Pole ... by balloon
    Theodore Roosevelt's pocket watch was stolen in 1987. It's finally back at his New York home | AP News
    TDIH: Andrée’s Arctic Balloon Expedition
    TDIH: Andrée Balloon Crash: A Photographic Journey through the Most Surreal Arctic Disaster
    TDIH: Andrée's North Pole expedition
    
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    • 24 min
    ISS To Be Destroyed and How, Weird Wednesday Has a Cow Stampede and TP at the Park, and TDIH - Lady Godiva Bears It All

    ISS To Be Destroyed and How, Weird Wednesday Has a Cow Stampede and TP at the Park, and TDIH - Lady Godiva Bears It All

    How NASA intends to DESTROY the International Space Station – you heard that correctly … DESTROY,  Weird Wednesday has more bizarre world records, cows stampeding through town, and a disgusting site at Yosemite National Park. Plus, on This Day in History, Lady Godiva bears it all and rides … or did she?
    Here’s how NASA plans to finally destroy the International Space Station | BBC Science Focus Magazine
    NASA will retire the ISS soon. Here's what comes next. : NPR
    Watch: Idaho man throws chopsticks at balloons for his 180th world record - UPI.com
    Watch: Man uses eye socket strength to break two Guinness World Records - UPI.com
    45 escaped cows stampede through neighborhood in England - UPI.com
    Look: Used toilet paper 'all too familiar' a sight at Yosemite National Park - UPI.com
    Culture Re-View: Lady Godiva rides naked through Coventry - allegedly | Euronews
    Lady Godiva's Ride, Fact & Fiction (britainexpress.com)
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    • 27 min
    Carpenter Ants Selectively Performing Surgery & TDIH: Donkey Kong is released in Japan -- the Fascinating Story of How the Game Came to Be

    Carpenter Ants Selectively Performing Surgery & TDIH: Donkey Kong is released in Japan -- the Fascinating Story of How the Game Came to Be

    Carpenter ants selectively performing surgery on their colony-mates, and on This Day in History, the iconic Donkey Kong is released in Japan.
    An ant that selectively amputates the infected limbs of wounded sisters
    Carpenter ants are the only other animals known to amputate besides humans, researchers say | CNN
    Donkey Kong: A Record of Struggle (By Hirohisa Komanome)
    The History of Donkey Kong
    (Video) The Complete History of Donkey Kong (1981 to 2023)

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    • 21 min
    No Joke -- In Vitro Grown Brains Used to Control Robots, World's Oldest Cave Painting Discovered & TDIH: The Erector Set

    No Joke -- In Vitro Grown Brains Used to Control Robots, World's Oldest Cave Painting Discovered & TDIH: The Erector Set

    In vitro brains are being used to control robots -- how scientists did it and where this bio-technology goes from here. The world’s oldest cave painting is discovered in Indonesia, dating back more than 51,000 years, and on This Day in History ...
    Step aside Futurama, scientist build robot that's controlled by a brain in a jar
    Recreating the Neanderthal Brain
    World’s oldest cave painting is at least 51,200 years old, scientists say
    Narrative cave art in Indonesia by 51,200 years ago
    Erector Set Patented – Today in History: July 8 - Connecticut History | a CTHumanities Project
    A.C. Gilbert | Lemelson (mit.edu)
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    • 25 min
    Scientists Reveal a New Giant, Salamander-Like Creature that Lived Before the Dinosaurs & on This Day In History: The First Travel Agency is Formed in 1841

    Scientists Reveal a New Giant, Salamander-Like Creature that Lived Before the Dinosaurs & on This Day In History: The First Travel Agency is Formed in 1841

    Scientists reveal a new giant salamander-like creature that lived before the dinosaurs, and on TDIH, the first travel agency is formed in the mid-1800s.
    This giant salamanderlike creature lived 40 million years before dinosaurs | AP News
    Giant stem tetrapod was apex predator in Gondwanan late Palaeozoic ice age | Nature
    Giant salamander-like predator with fangs existed 40 million years before dinosaurs, research reveals - CBS News
    A history of Thomas Cook, one of the world’s oldest travel firms | CNN
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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723 Ratings

723 Ratings

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The cool ride home

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Keep looking

The original show was great - the new hosts are awful. The banter is idiotic and they are really “not an expert” about ANYTHING. Some of the comments they make about stories make me wonder what they are actually schooled in. It’s not math, history or anything to do with ANY science. I really wanted to like this show.

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Annoying banter

I don’t need to feel like I am part of a conversation between friends. I just want to hear the news.

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