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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 Washington...

Duration: 00:35:24

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...

Duration: 00:32:50

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...

Duration: 00:38:44

Cool Sh*t: The Podcast - Voyager and the Golden Record

The inaugural episode of Cool Sh*t: The Podcast covers the Voyager missions--two space probes launched in 1977 with the mission of exploring the outer planets of our solar system. The probes also carried copies of the Golden Record, a message encoded with sights and sounds intended to represent life on earth to any extraterrestrial civilization that might find them.

Duration: 00:33:15