34 episodes

Welcome to the always entertaining and informative Killer Means Awesome podcast.  Season 1: Killer Shipwrecks - Think of shiny coins and sunken dreams.  Each episode features an incredible story of a recently discovered shipwreck.Season 2: Killer Biographies - Do you get Pocahontas and Sacagawea mixed up? So do we! Check out these true stories about historical figures you really should know better.Season 3: Killer Inventions - Incredible true stories about inventors and the inventions that changed the world.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to the always entertaining and informative Killer Means Awesome podcast.  Season 1: Killer Shipwrecks - Think of shiny coins and sunken dreams.  Each episode features an incredible story of a recently discovered shipwreck.Season 2: Killer Biographies - Do you get Pocahontas and Sacagawea mixed up? So do we! Check out these true stories about historical figures you really should know better.Season 3: Killer Inventions - Incredible true stories about inventors and the inventions that changed the world.

    Killer Inventions - Earmuffs, Popsicles & Glow Panels

    Killer Inventions - Earmuffs, Popsicles & Glow Panels

    Some say youth is wasted on the young, however, that is definitely not the case with the three inventors featured in this episode, each of whom was under the age of 16 when they made history. Check out these three incredible inventors and their killer inventions in Episode 8 of Killer Means Awesome!Listen to the first two seasons of Killer Means Awesome to hear more incredible true stories. Season one features amazing tales about recently discovered shipwrecks and Season two highlights biogra...

    • 51 min
    Killer Inventions: Dynamite

    Killer Inventions: Dynamite

    The invention of dynamite in 1867 transformed industry, mining, railroad building, and modern warfare. It also led to the creation of the Nobel Prizes. For the full story of the brilliant, moody Swede who invented both dynamite and the Nobel Prizes, check out Episode 7 of Killer Means Awesome!Listen to the first two seasons of Killer Means Awesome to hear more incredible true stories. Season one features amazing tales about recently discovered shipwrecks and Season two highlights biographies ...

    • 53 min
    Killer Inventions: Chewing Gum

    Killer Inventions: Chewing Gum

    For thousands of years people all over the world have chewed gum or gum-like substances. Still, the invention of the modern chewing gum industry took place in the United States in the 1800s, and while you may be familiar with names like William Wrigley, Jr., an exiled Mexican General was also responsible for the gum you enjoy today. Hear the incredible true story of how chewing gum evolved from the naturally occurring flavorless birch bark tar to the chemically crafted Lebron James’ Lightning...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Killer Inventions: The Slide Guitar

    Killer Inventions: The Slide Guitar

    The magical sound of slide guitar is a modern invention. Though long associated with American blues music, the location of its earliest pioneers may surprise you! Tune into Killer Means Awesome to find out who invented the musical technique, who set the standard for playing, and why you should never, ever let guitarist Ry Cooder drive you through the mountains.Listen to the first two seasons of Killer Means Awesome to hear more incredible true stories. Season one features amazing tales ...

    • 48 min
    Killer Inventions: Grace Hopper & The Information Age

    Killer Inventions: Grace Hopper & The Information Age

    Diminutive in stature but a giant in the world of inventions, the brilliant Grace Hopper talked her way into the Navy after Pearl Harbor and went on to become arguably the most pivotal innovator at the dawn of the information age.Listen to the first two seasons of Killer Means Awesome to hear more incredible true stories. Season one features amazing tales about recently discovered shipwrecks and Season two highlights biographies of people you really should know!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Killer Inventions: The Black Box

    Killer Inventions: The Black Box

    From its earliest, primitive versions in the 1940s to the powerful, high-tech devices of today, the fabled 'black box' on airplanes has captured both the public imagination and the careful attention of engineers and investigators. Perhaps no other device does more to unravel the mystery of a plane crash than the flight recorder, which is built to withstand explosions, fires, water exposure, and intense deep-sea pressure. For the full history of this fascinating device -- including the incredi...

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

GarrickStonehinge ,

Killer means awesome also means an outstanding podcast

Meticulously researched and delivered with humor & a conversant expertise. David & Kit deliver on all fronts with an impressive array of general knowledge as they shine light on fascinating historical episodes. Very interesting how much cross-pollination there is from season 1 (shipwrecks) to seasons 2 (biographies) & 3 (inventions). Most people will learn & laugh from this illuminating podcast. Thank You.

CBGD1220 ,

Awesome podcast!

Unexpectedly funny and informative!!!!

Jimmyhutch461 ,

Not enough superlatives...

These guys really know their ships!

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