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Episode 9: Whales

Whales are a lot like people. Except better. From cottage cheese milk and gay orgies to head wax and epic poetry, come check out the weird, wonderful world of whales.


Episode 8: The Arrest of a President

Can the President of the United States be arrested? Grant, Nixon, Clinton, and Trump have all (so far) managed to avoid that fate, but it remains an open question whether police can waltz into the Oval Office and put handcuffs on the commander-in-chief. Episode 8 explores the history behind presidential crime and punishment.


Episode 7: The Gardner Heist

Do you want $10 million? Then go find the 13 pieces of art that were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. True, no one has seen hide nor hair of them in almost 30 years, but I'm sure you can do better than the FBI. Oh, and I'm also sure you definitely won't get killed like a few other people who have poked their nose where it didn't belong. Ready to get started? Then listen to this episode. -- Email: Twitter: @coolshitcast -- Music: Arne Bang...


Episode 6: Trees

From communicating via a fungal internet to inspiring Norse mythology, trees are some of the coolest shit in the natural world. Episode 6 explores the history, biology, and mythology of some of the biggest and oldest organisms on planet earth. Plus, Nate reads not one, but TWO poems. -- Contact: Email - Twitter - @coolshitcast -- Music: Arne Bang Huseby, "Stormy Blues" (2012) Kai Engel, "Remedy for Melancholy" (2015)


Episode 5: The Siege of Boston

We all know how the story of the American Revolution starts--Paul Revere, the lamps in the Old North Church, and the battles of Lexington and Concord. But what happens in the sequel? Boston, like an ex-Navy SEAL who just wants to live peacefully as a cook, comes under siege. For eleven months, the British and the Continental Army stare each other down--spying, sniping, skirmishing, and drinking. A whole lot of drinking. The siege of Boston was the first true test of General George...


Episode 4: War Dogs

In addition to snuggling, tearing apart pillows, and chasing squirrels, dogs have served alongside their human masters in almost every war ever fought. From their beginnings as vicious attack dogs in Attila the Hun's army to one dog's role in bringing down Osama bin Laden, Cool Shit's Episode 4 dives into the heroic and sometimes head-slapping history of dogs in war. Warning: as is bound to happen in armed conflict, some of these dogs die. But don't worry--all dogs go to heaven...


Cool Sh*t: The Podcast - Harriet Tubman

In the third episode of Cool Sh*t: the Podcast, we dive into the life of Harriet Tubman: American Badass. Born a slave, Tubman not only escaped herself, she led more than 300 men, women, and children to freedom as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. She served as a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War, leading an armed assault against southern plantations that freed 750 slaves. She played a key role in the women's suffrage movement and acted as a...


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