2-58. 5 Glass Facts or Myths

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS After our last episode with ghosts and glass, I got thinking about the nature of glass itself and how interesting it is. But I also came across some “facts” about glass that aren’t actually true. Here are five common facts or myths about […]

2-57. It Was A Ghost

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS It started with a bang! At first, I wasn’t sure what happened. As I was sitting alone and quietly on a couch 17 stories in the air, I couldn’t imagine what glass had broken. I could tell it was tempered glass by the […]

2-56. Tumbleweeds

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Tumbleweeds have become an icon of film. When one rolls across the screen, the viewer knows that they’re looking at a desolate place where hope is lost and the future is bleak. But it wasn’t until well after the Civil War that Americans […]

2-55. The Desert of Maine

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTravelers from New York and New England have long headed to Maine to escape the summer heat. Maine license plates read “Vacationland” as if that wasn’t made obvious by the line of cars heading north every Friday night. Most of those folks are heading […]

2-54. Tachymeter?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPeople have known for centuries that watches can do more than tell time without adding special gizmos. For example, you can tell which general direction you’re facing if you point the small hand at the sun, and then look down the line between the […]

2-53. How Not to Be Afraid of the Dark

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs a teenager, there was nothing I loved more than camping. I spent many summers away from home at Boy Scout camps in New Hampshire. Most Boy Scouts go to camp with their troops, so they already know who they’re camping with. For kids […]

2-52. The Dark Chieftan in your Pocket

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBy now, you’ve probably heard of Bluetooth. And you can probably recognize its little symbol on your phone or headset or car or whatever. You may not know about King Harald. King Harald Blâtan was a viking and King of Denmark and Sweden over […]

2-51. Haint Blue

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAbout 15 years ago, I had occasion to stay at the famous Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. This sprawling resort has been a play land for the nation’s wealthy since 1778, and is famous for housing a secret bunker that was intended […]

2-50. Secrets of the Driftless Area

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile it may sound like part of an old West town where drifters were discouraged from visiting, the term “driftless” actually means an area without glacial debris, or drift. This is the rocks, silt, clay, stones, etc. left behind when the glaciers retreated from […]

2-49. The Great Gadsby

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright finished his difficult novel, “Gadsby.” Not to be confused with “The Great Gatsby,” which was written earlier but didn’t become popular until later, “Gadsby” was a novel about a man who rallies a town’s youth to civic improvement. It […]