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How Cool Is This? is a 5-minute podcast about what’s cool. Each short podcast episode explores a new idea. Bingeable and perfect for a short commute from the bedroom to the kitchen, How Cool Is This? is like Shark Tank meets This American Life meets Humans of New York, except anyone can participate. Visit howcoolisthis.show to learn more.

By Nick Holder and Brian Reitz
134 Episodes
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This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. This 5 minute recap of the June 24 season finale covers: Chaos at ‘Redneck Rave’ Fake Tuna at Subway BDSM Positive City Council Candidates and more We’re taking a short break from TWIC, but we’ll be back later this summer with more. Stay up to date with the show at howcoolisthis.show. Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. This 5 minute recap of the June 17 show covers: Man Swallowed By Whale Juneteenth MacKenzie Scott Donates Billions and more Join the season finale of This Week in Cool live in Roomkey on Thursday, June 24, at 8:00 pm EST at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey Thursdays at 8:00 pm EDT. This 5 minute recap of the June 3 show covers: Meat Plant Hacked London Sky Pool Donald Trump Shuts Down Blog and more Guest appearances by Judy Reitz & Dana Ferruzzi. Learn more about This Week in Cool and Roomkey at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey Thursdays at 8:00 pm EDT. Nick was out this week but guest host and cool NYC comedian Molly Barrett joined in his place. This 5 minute recap of the May 27 show covers: CDC tells people not to kiss chickens Tinder adds new feature 'Unathletic' alligator escapes zoo and more Additional contributions come from Judy Reitz, Hannah VanderPoel & Anne Harada (in order of appearance). Learn more about This Week in Cool and Roomkey at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey Thursdays at 8:00 pm EDT. This 5 minute recap of the May 13 show covers: Jeff Bezos has a new yacht so big it needs a support yacht (ft. Kristian Mundahl) Million dollar lottery for people with COVID vaccinations Woman sneaks into high school for Instagram followers and more The next Roomkey show is May 27 and features a guest host. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey Thursdays at 8:00 pm EDT. This 5 minute recap of the April 29 show covers: St. Vincent’s press kerfuffle The CDC’s new masking policy Animals that are too big and more Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. This 5 minute recap of the April 22 show debates the coolness of: The Mars Rover Sneaking into the IHOP mansion to throw a wedding Jeopardy and more Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. This 5 minute recap of the April 8 show debates the coolness of: Vladimir Putin Named Russias’ Hottest Man The Ketchup Package Shortage (featuring guest speaker Hannah VanderPoel) A New Particle Upending Laws of Physics and more RSVP here to join and participate in the next This Week In Cool. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. This 5 minute recap of the April 1 show debates the coolness of: An Australian school banning mullets Chet Hanks’ “White Boy Summer” (featuring guest speaker Dana Ferruzzi) Lil Nas X’s new Satan Shoes and more RSVP here to join and participate in the next This Week In Cool. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. This 5 minute recap of the March 25 show debates the coolness of: Krispy Kreme giving free donuts to vaccinated people Meat Loaf’s new dating show Paying Employees in Pennies and more RSVP here to join and participate in the next This Week In Cool. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week in Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. This 5 minute recap of the March 18 show debates Elon Musk naming himself the Technoking of Tesla, a mom deepfaking her daughter’s cheerleading rivals, an arctic walrus popping up in Ireland, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong announcing a run for President of the United States, and more. RSVP here to join and participate in the next This Week In Cool. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
This Week In Cool is a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between. The full 30 minute show happens live in Roomkey every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. This 5 minute recap of the March 11 show covers British Royalty, NFTs, Burger King, Eagle Scouts, stimulus payments, and more. RSVP here to join and participate in the next This Week In Cool. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch. Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive
Austin wants to open a restaurant where the soundtrack is complete silence. Do people really want to eat while alone with their thoughts? And more importantly, is that cool? “The rules are: there is no talking, there is no music, you cannot dine other people and cell phone use is strongly prohibited.” Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
Genny turned her passion for pottery into a business when she lost her job. Are mean mugs still nice to drink out of? And more importantly, is that cool? “I started doing it as a way to meet people and gain a new hobby. Once the pandemic hit, I kind of just looked at everything that I could profit off of in my life when I lost my job.” Check out Genny’s ceramics on Instagram @meanmuggin_ceramics. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
David helped create more sustainable socks made from recyclable materials. Can what you put on your feet help make the world a better place? And more importantly, is that cool? “Everything we do is rooted in how it's gonna impact the environment. On top of that, the socks obviously are unbelievable.” Get your own pair of Swaggr Socks here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
Erica started a club where people can meet to discuss cryptocurrency over curry. Is a delicious meal a good way to build community? And more importantly, is that cool? “We have lots of food and drinks involved for it to be easier for everybody to get to know each other, feel comfortable talking, have a lot of fun and build relationships.” Join a Crypto Curry Club event here, and check out Erica's book "Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption" here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
Steve created an app that helps you discover live streams from around the world. Can live streams help you discover something new from the comfort of your couch? And more importantly, is that cool? “We're creating a really cool, unique live stream and social discovery feature on our app that we think is pretty amazing.” Check out Neuwly here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
An entrepreneur for more than 15 years, Matt has recently begun experiencing issues with the responsiveness of suppliers in China. Can a new strategy that Matt stumbled upon increase the efficiency of your supply chain? And more importantly, is that cool? “It's really hard to get these suppliers and manufacturers to take you seriously.” Get more tips from Matt and listen to his own podcast at rogueretirementlounge.com. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
Allison's facilitates an educational game designed to combat the climate crisis. Will their innovative approach lead to a cooler globe? And more importantly, is that cool? “Imagine if you could take a complex scientific report that defines the problem of climate change and turn it into a game that makes the science easy to understand.” Learn more about the game, developed by Cedric Ringenbach, at climatefresk.org. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
Brian and Nick have spent the better part of the last two years sourcing unique ideas and judging them on how cool they are. Have they figured out what it means to be cool, and more importantly, is that cool? “For episode 100 we are getting a taste of our own medicine. We invited our girlfriends, who have been with us for all these episodes, to answer an extremely important question…how cool is How Cool Is This?” Want to be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
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