Posts Tagged: ‘coolest stuff on the planet’
Hey Coolest Stuff fans. Sarah here. I’m so excited to be taking over the reins for Rachel, whose final podcast aired last week. We’ll miss Rachel’s enthusiasm around here, but who knows, maybe we’ll have her sit in from time to time — perhaps to dish about a delicious food destination! We definitely share a […]
In 1632, Pope Urban VIII had the following words inscribed on the Pantheon: “The Pantheon, the most celebrated edifice in the whole world.” Tune in to find out why he wasn’t exaggerating — and why the Pantheon ranks among the Coolest Stuff on the Planet.
In the second installment of their “London” series, Rachel and Matt take a lively, lighthearted look at more of London’s famous attractions, from theater and the Thames to Trafalgar Square.
In the Spanish city of Sevilla/Seville, you can’t turn a corner without finding Cool Stuff — from exquisite architecture and tasty tapas to Flamenco dancing! Matt and Rachel take you on a virtual tour of the romantic city of Seville in this episode.
Monarch butterflies may look fragile, but every year, hordes of them fly thousands of miles to special wintering grounds in Mexico. In this episode, meet millions of these ethereal orange-and-black travelers in the butterfly sanctuaries of Michoacan.
On a clifftop high above the Dead Sea, the Masada fortress seems to tell a tale of paranoia, wealth, resistance, tragedy and triumph. Join Matt and Rachel as they uncover Masada’s history, archaeology, legends and cultural significance in this episode.
When Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s favorite wife died in childbirth, he ordered the construction of a stunning, white marble tomb in her honor. Join Matt and Rachel as they explore the history, legends and architecture of the Taj Mahal in this episode.
In this action-packed sequel, Rachel and Matt show you more of Patagonia’s Cool Stuff, from lakes and llama-like creatures to Tierra del Fuego, the Land of Fire!
Renowned for both its beauty and its inaccessibility, Patagonia is a land of contrasts — it contains fjords, glacial lakes, rainforests and much more. Listen in as Rachel and Matt give you a closer look at this amazing and unique region.
In this episode, Matt and Rachel explore the history and formation of the Giant’s Causeway, a large series of basalt columns that stretches along the coast of Northern Ireland and into the sea. Tune in and get a closer look.
Recent Postings by Category
- Thank You and Best Wishes to Marshall Brain
- Contest – Design a $300 house and win $25,000
- How the Philtrum works – the place under your nose where your face comes together
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet
- Why can a 5 foot 8 inch man dunk a basketball on a 10 foot rim while some people of taller stature can’t?
- What happens to our sun once it runs out of fuel?
- How do we know the age of the universe?
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Stuff to Blow Your Mind
- Blow Your Mind: Slay Your Paper Tigers
- Space Religion: Cao Dai and the 72 Inhabited Exoplanets
- Blow the Mind: Objects of Love
Stuff You Should Know
- “In The Neighborhood” by Jon Stewart Mosman
- “Thanatos” by Christopher Vincola
- “Frame Story” by Adam Pracht
The Stuff of Genius
- Show Notes: Heart-stopping Last Laps of Racing
- Never say Never: Jaguar XJ220 Spotted in the Wild!
- What’s your pick for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 pace car?
- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 152: Final Episodes
- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 151: Mailbag!
- PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 150: Barbie!
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Stuff to Change the World
- Who will own the Arctic?
- Obesity: The New Global Crisis
- Bill Gates Makes For A Pretty Decent Cartoon
Stuff You Missed in History Class
- Missed in History: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
- Missed in History: The Disappearance of Judge Crater
- Missed in History: Maurice Duplessis