In just 15 minutes, the coolest stuff that happened in the world today. Science, progress, life-hacks, memes, exciting art and hope. The antidote to depressing headlines. Smart stuff in podcast form. Cool news, as a service.
Mon. 08/15 - Exy McExoplanet
This one weird baking trick could make your cookies healthier and decrease waste in your home. Plus, the not-quite-net-positive potential in Greenland’s melting Arctic ice cover. Your chance to officially name an exoplanet. And a new law requiring New York museums to disclose if artworks on display were stolen by Nazis.
Fri. 08/12 - Micro-Robots Brushing Your Teeth?
Could chewing gum and micro-robots replace your toothbrush? Plus, a Lord Byron-themed RPG. And get paid to indulge in every pumpkin-spiced item at Trader Joe’s.
Thu. 08/11 - Bog Butter Blogs & Predator's Food Vlog
The science and history of bog butter–––still edible butter buried in Irish bogs thousands of years ago. Plus, the first-ever feature film dubbed entirely in the Comanche language, and more cool takeaways from the latest Predator installment. A Lyme disease vaccine has just entered its final stage of clinical trials. And a new weird Coke flavor just dropped.
Wed. 08/10 - Mary Shelley & the Cryogenic Tabloid Star
The story of the 197-year-old frozen gentleman–––a tale that will take us from unprecedented weather events and the 19th century version of misinformation to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, a 1980s medical miracle, and brief shout-out to the OG velocipede. Plus, Austrian Burger King say you’re abnormal if you like meat. And the upcoming live-action Pac-Man movie.
Tue. 08/09 - Excel eSports Championships
The exciting world of Excel eSports. Plus, a Native American tribe who has had their land returned to them after 350 years. The top scientist who caused a big stir with a tiny bit of sausage. And a group of spiders that have been named after David Bowie.
Mon. 08/08 - Do We REALLY Need Mosquitoes?
What would happen if we just Thanos-snapped all the mosquitoes out of existence? Would there be significantly adverse effects? Plus, from heat indexes to physiology, why the same temperature can feel so different in two different places, or even at different times of the year.
Fascinating and uplifting stories and need to brighten your day. I recommend it.
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Fun and informative stories everyday with a wonderful host. Always look forward to listening at the end of my day!
Kottke ride home is much better, unique, clever, attaching; this new name is quite cliché and, er, tacky..... LOL (haha)
fortunately, the content is still unique, clever, and makes me paying attention, as always. thank you!