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How Cool Is This?

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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.

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(107) Austin Thomas: Silent Restaurant
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
04:44
October 8, 2021
(106) Genny Kelley: Mean Muggin’ Ceramics
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
04:55
October 8, 2021
(105) David Katz: swaggr socks, made from recycled materials
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
04:59
October 8, 2021
(104) Erica Stanford: Crypto Curry Club
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
04:58
October 8, 2021
(103) Steve Christensen: Neuwly App for Live Streams
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
04:59
October 8, 2021
(102) Matt Franklin: Pretending To Be In China
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
04:57
September 3, 2021
(101) Allison Whitaker: Climate Fresk Game
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
04:49
September 3, 2021
(100) How Cool Is “How Cool Is This?”
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
04:56
September 3, 2021
(99) Trenton Hudson: KORMA Date Coffee
Trenton loves the taste and smell of coffee but has to think twice before drinking caffeine. Can the coffee he makes from date sees provide a healthier alternative? And more importantly, is that cool? “I actually had a heart attack when I was 20 years old, and caffeine gives me chest pain.” Learn more about KORMA Date Coffee at kormacafe.com.  Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
September 3, 2021
(98) Heather Li: It’s Nice To Hear You
Heather started a voice only dating service to help lonely people connect during the pandemic. Can trading only voicemails lead to a love connection? And more importantly, is that cool? “I was just so amazed by the power of voice and the acceleration of intimacy that happened through my experiment.” Listen to Heather’s podcast chronicling the experience, It’s Nice To Hear You, wherever you listen to podcasts. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
July 1, 2021
(97) Ryan Manganelli: Melt Problematic Statues to Create Keepsakes
Ryan thinks we should melt down statues of problematic historical figures and turn those raw materials into products you can buy. Is that the “win-win-win” that will satisfy all sides of the statue debate? And more importantly, is that cool? “We should melt the statues rather than have them take up space and make everyone angry and use the space for something else.” Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
July 1, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (June 24)
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
04:60
June 25, 2021
This Week in Cool (June 17)
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
04:60
June 18, 2021
REBUTTALS: Kay Neal on (80) Kids Should Get To Learn Latin
Kay returns to the show with more information about episode 80, Kids Should Get To Learn Latin. “The people who love classics… they’re not marketers. They’re not thinking like marketers. They’re thinking ‘because this has so much value, there is no need to market it to anyone.” Kay has a Master’s in Latin from the University of Illinois and has developed a free resource for getting started with the language at latinforlife.com/whyyouareright. This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on April 27, 2021. Visit howcoolisthis.show/watch to catch the next Roomkey show.
04:52
June 11, 2021
REBUTTALS: Kyle Clement on (56) Hire-A-Karen
Kyle, winner of a 2020 Coolio, returns to the show to talk about episode 56, Hire-A-Karen. “I’m trying to gauge interest, not necessarily for people to use the service, but are there people who self-identify as Karens that would be willing to be a part of this service plan?” This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on April 27, 2021. Visit howcoolisthis.show/watch to catch the next Roomkey show.
04:54
June 11, 2021
REBUTTALS: Ian Pauley on (52) Cardens
Ian returns to the show to talk about episode 52, Cardens. “We should look to expand this idea to more than just cars and trucks, and maybe think about… if you have a basket on your bike or scooter.” This rebuttal, which also touches on Episode 79, Pauley’s Pockets, was recorded live in Roomkey on April 27, 2021. Get your own custom pocket tee from Pauley’s Pockets at pauleyspockets.com. Visit howcoolisthis.show/watch to catch the next Roomkey show.
04:59
June 11, 2021
REBUTTALS: Dani Zoldan on (48) Illegal Comedy
Dani, winner of a 2020 Coolio, returns to the show with a response to episode 48, Illegal Comedy. “I’m not an anti-masker, but in my specific case, I believed you could produce shows in a safe way, which I believe we did.” While comedy venues in New York have reopened, Dani says a few pandemic innovations like Standup NY in the Park will remain. Catch a show at standupny.com. This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on April 27, 2021. Visit howcoolisthis.show/watch to catch the next Roomkey show.
04:60
June 11, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (June 3)
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
04:52
June 4, 2021
This Week in Cool ft. Molly Barrett (Roomkey, May 27)
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
04:58
May 28, 2021
(96) Charlie Holtz & Sam Beck: ShlinkedIn
Charlie and Sam think LinkedIn can be improved. Can their new website ShlinkedIn.com provide a better networking experience? And more importantly, is that cool? “ShlinkedIn is a special place where you become an alter ego. You can become a Titan of Industry or a Thought Leader or a Disruptor.” Visit shlinkedin.com to start disrupting. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:60
May 21, 2021
(95) Fiona Kong: Home Sweet Homes Co-parenting Journal & Planner
Fiona developed a resource for children of separated parents. Will her new co-parenting journal and planner help keep things cool in potentially uncool situations? And more importantly, is that cool? “It's a physical book that combines the benefits of a planner and journal that always stays with the child as they go back and forth between houses.” See what Home Sweet Homes looks like and get more information about Fiona’s story here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
May 21, 2021
(94) Amy Giddon: Daily Haloha
Amy is a tech entrepreneur who built a social and mindfulness app inspired by Post-It Notes. Can Daily Haloha inspire empathy and connect the globe? And more importantly, is that cool? “We ask a single thought-provoking question to the world every day. Everyone reflects on the question, answers it, gives it a mood color, and then sends it off into the world to be delivered randomly and anonymously to one other human.” “3 minutes per day, promise,” said Amy in an email… that’s less time than this podcast! Visit dailyhaloha.com to learn more. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:57
May 21, 2021
(93) Gary Phipps: Pragmatic Prepping
Gary thinks prepping seems harder and more expensive than it needs to be. Will his advice help more people be ready for an emergency situation? And more importantly, is that cool? “If you make it a habit, it can pay off in the long run.” Connect with Gary at http://www.gary-phipps.com/ Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
May 21, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (May 13)
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
04:52
May 14, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (Apr 29)
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
04:58
April 30, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (April 22)
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
04:53
April 23, 2021
REBUTTALS: Rebecca Sealfon on (85) Unity Is Strength Peace Forum
Rebecca returns to the show with a response to episode 85: Unity Is Strength Israeli/Palestinian Peace Forum. “When we said let's give peace a chance on this site, we are slowly allaying people's skepticism.” Check out the Unity Is Strength forum on Quora, Discord and Pateron. This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on March 30, 2021. Attend the next How Cool Is This? Rebuttals in Roomkey on April 27 at 8PM EST. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch.
04:54
April 16, 2021
REBUTTALS: Golda Velez on (78) What’s Cookin’ App
Golda returns to the show with a response to episode 77: What’s Cookin’ App. “You put an offer to chat with people. They'll just schedule it with you and then you can have a 30 minute chat with somebody anywhere in the world.” Learn more about What's Cookin' and download the app at whatscookin.us. This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on March 30, 2021. Attend the next How Cool Is This? Rebuttals in Roomkey on April 27 at 8PM EST. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch.
04:56
April 16, 2021
REBUTTALS: Eran Thomson on (77) Song Saga Game
Eran returns to the show with a response to episode 77, Song Saga Game. “In our play testing groups in Australia, the first question everyone asks is ‘how do you play?’. But when we play tested it in America, the first question everyone asked us was ‘how do I win?’.” Enter to win a free copy of Song Saga at songsaga.com/podcast-contest. This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on March 30, 2021, during which Eran told the story of why he feels confident in claiming that Song Saga comes with the recipe for the perfect margarita. The story was cut to fit into the 5 minute podcast format, but can be heard here. Attend the next How Cool Is This? Rebuttals in Roomkey on April 27 at 8PM EST. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch.
04:55
April 16, 2021
REBUTTALS: Ryan Manganelli on (11) DMX On Broadway
Ryan returns to the show with a response to episode 11, DMX On Broadway. “The pandemic has made a Broadway theater a little tough, but I'm holding out hope that, with vaccines out there now, maybe some possibilities will come to fruition this year.” This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on March 30, 2021. Attend the next How Cool Is This? Rebuttals in Roomkey on April 27 at 8PM EST. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch.
04:54
April 16, 2021
REBUTTALS: Sami Holder on (3) The West Wing But With Vince Vaughn
Sami returns to the show with a response to episode 3, The West Wing But With Vince Vaughn. “I think I would make a great candidate to play president in the show. And I know what you're thinking, Nick – ‘Oh, you know, you don't have any experience’, but I think that's what would make me so great.” This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on March 30, 2021. Attend the next How Cool Is This? Rebuttals in Roomkey on April 27 at 8PM EST. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch.
04:60
April 16, 2021
REBUTTALS: Kristian Mundahl on (2) Brian Should Only Have One Podcast
Our first three time guest, Kristian returns to the show with a response to episode 2, Brian Should Only Have One Podcast. “I think that if Brian's allowed to have another podcast, what's to stop him from podcasting, with a dog or a cat. It's a slippery slope, that's all I'm worried about.” This episode was recorded live in Roomkey on March 30, 2021. Attend the next How Cool Is This? Rebuttals in Roomkey on April 27 at 8PM EST. Learn more at howcoolisthis.show/watch.
04:58
April 16, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (April 8)
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
04:55
April 9, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (April 1)
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
04:58
April 2, 2021
(92) Anina Net: Wireless Charging Wallet
Anina designed a stylish solution to a un-stylish problem. Can her wallet charge your phone and look good at the same time? And more importantly, is that cool? “I have often found myself having very long days. And just as I'm going to call an Uber or Lyft, my phone is out of battery and I'm left standing on the street in a beautiful gown.” Get one of Anina’s wireless charging wallets at anina2049.com, see her other projects at anina.net, and catch replays of the Digital Fashion Online Summit she mentioned here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:50
March 31, 2021
(91) Ian Ross: The Daily Dilly
Ian created a tool to help local businesses promote daily specials. Can the Dilly help consumers discover what’s cool in their community? And more importantly, is that cool? “[It’s] special information that's posted only by local merchants. They can share something much like they would share on Instagram, but what they share is something special that's happening that day.” Get your daily Dilly here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
March 31, 2021
(90) Lee Uehara: Dog Poop Droop Scoop
Lee has an idea that helps dog owners collect hard to pick up dog poop. Can cardboard squares help keep sidewalks clean? And more importantly, is that cool? “I came up with the idea of cardboard little squares to help pick up those droopy poops. I use cereal box tops, but how cool would it be if you could just buy them in the store?” Check out Lee’s podcast House of Lee NYC here. She’s also a co-founder of the Asian American Podcasting Association and The NYC Podcasters Network. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:57
March 31, 2021
(89) Terry Tucker: How to Be a Winner
Terry thinks the only thing keeping us from victory is having the right mindset. Can embracing the uncomfortable help you lead an extraordinary life? And more importantly, is that cool? “I believe everyone is destined to live an uncommon and extraordinary life. We are not all born with the same gifts and talents, but we all have the ability to become the best person we're capable of becoming.” Get more winning advice from Terry at Motivational Check and check out his book “Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon And Extraordinary Life” on Amazon. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:54
March 31, 2021
This Week in Cool presented by Roomkey (March 25)
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
04:58
March 26, 2021
This Week In Cool presented by Roomkey (March 18)
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
04:53
March 19, 2021
This Week In Cool presented by Roomkey (March 11)
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
04:57
March 12, 2021
This Week In Cool: Trailer
Introducing This Week in Cool, a weekly look into what’s cool, what’s not, and nothing in between, brought to you by the hosts of How Cool Is This?, Brian Reitz & Nick Holder. Learn more about Roomkey in episode 88 of the show.  RSVP for This Week In Cool here.  Download the app here.  Music: "Le Hustle", Unknown Artist courtesy of Free Music Archive 
00:58
March 7, 2021
(88) Don Stein: Roomkey
Don developed a new way to virtually recreate the serendipitous connections we have IRL. Can a virtual platform ever replace getting together in person? And more importantly, is that cool?  "This allows you to go up to somebody, move around the room, sit next to them and recreate those moments of serendipity that happen in real life."  Check out and download Roomkey here.  Learn more about how to join us in the app here. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
March 1, 2021
(87) Jill Schuller: Sundayy, The Mindful Social Network
Jill created an app that helps you reverse the negative effects of every other app. Can technology with limited functionality help you be more mindful? And more importantly, is that cool?  "It really represents spending time away from feeds and thinking deeper about our days so that we can share what actually matters with the people who actually matter to us."  Learn more about Sundayy here.  Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917.  howcoolisthis.show
04:57
March 1, 2021
(86) Vidal Espinosa: Fuck Your Numbers
Vidal believes that ignoring one of the most important parts of business will help you succeed. Is focusing too much on your numbers holding your business back? And more importantly, is that cool?  "Most, if not all accountants focus on, 'You need to know your numbers.' We don't."   Learn more about how Vidal goes beyond your numbers here.  Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:55
March 1, 2021
(85) Rebecca Sealfon: Unity Is Strength Israeli/Palestinian Peace Forum
Rebecca created a place where two groups that have historically disagreed can figure out new ways to get along. Can this be a model for using the  internet to solve other problems? And more importantly, is that cool?  "Our goal is to expand into other venues and on the ground and be able to actually move the needle and help people in the region."  Check out the Unity Is Strength forum on Quora, Discord and Pateron. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:60
March 1, 2021
(84) Daniel Warren: The Importance of Liberty
Daniel believes that creating liberty is one of the most important responsibilities we have as citizens. But does liberty for one mean liberty for all? And more importantly, is that cool?  "We must create Liberty. Not just for ourselves, but for our countrymen and women to our left and to our right. These actions create our nation and help us uphold our values of life justice and the pursuit of happiness."  You can reach Daniel at FMinitiative@outlook.com. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
January 29, 2021
(83) Pamela Varkony: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
Pamela thinks the Equal Rights Amendment should have been ratified a long time ago. But will the government ever be able to push this important legislation through? And more importantly, is that cool?  "How cool would it be if the civil political and judicial apparatus of the United States got together and decided that women really are in need of equal protection under the law?"  Pamela is an award winning writer and women's advocate. You can read a sample of her work at https://pamelavarkony.com/writing/ Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
January 29, 2021
(82) Mark Nadal: Party.lol Encryption Tool
Mark created a browser extension that encrypts the conversations you have online. Is that the best way to protect yourself from intrusive advertisers and tech companies? And more importantly, it that cool?  "You can have a conversation with your friends without Facebook and the monopolies trying to target you for ads or extracting information to sell to advertisers."  Learn more about party.lol and add the extension to your browser here.  Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
January 29, 2021
(81) Mark Savant: The After Hours Entrepreneur Video Podcast
Mark believes in the importance of building your personal brand. He thinks that one of the best ways to do that is by launching your own video podcast. Can creating more content improve your brand? And more importantly, is that cool?  "It's the fastest way, in my opinion, to build your network because you can provide value to people." Watch Mark's video podcast on YouTube and learn more about his approach and offerings at https://www.marksavantmedia.com Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:53
January 29, 2021
The Coolios: The Award Show Recognizing the Coolest Ideas of 2020
This year had no shortage of ideas. Now, it's time to decide which ones were the coolest. Introducing... The Coolios: the live award show where we recognize the coolest and most uncool ideas from the past year of How Cool Is This?, including: The Coolest Idea That Already Exists The Best Idea That Wasn’t That Cool Shrödinger’s Cool: Simultaneously Cool And Uncool The Least Cool Idea The Coolest Idea That Doesn’t Exist Yet Listen to all of the nominees in this Spotify playlist: https://bit.ly/spotifycoolios and find links to other platforms at howcoolisthis.show/coolios. This episode is a recording of our live broadcast on Twitch from January 7, 2021. 
30:03
January 22, 2021
The Coolios: Trailer
This year had no shortage of ideas.  Now it's time to decide which ones were the coolest.   Introducing The Coolios: the live award show where we recognize the coolest and most uncool ideas from this past year of How Cool Is This?.  Watch live on twitch.tv/howcoolisthis_show on Thursday, January 7th at 8:00 PM Eastern.  RSVP here.  howcoolisthis.show/coolios
01:05
January 4, 2021
(80) Kay Neal: Kids Should Get To Learn Latin
Kay believes the US education system can be improved by introducing Latin at the elementary level. Can a dead language help young students get a better grasp of the languages they do speak? And more importantly, is that cool? “A person who has built a solid foundation on the basics of Latin in elementary school will never think that a new word is too complicated to handle.” Kay has a Master’s in Latin from the University of Illinois and has developed a free resource for getting started with the language at https://www.latinforlife.com/whyyouareright Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:57
December 22, 2020
(79) Ian Pauley: Pauley’s Pockets
Ian thinks t-shirt pockets don't have enough pizzaz. Can his custom pockets turn otherwise banal tees into elegant fashion statements? And more importantly, is that cool? “Why not get a pocket shirt that has cool fabric on it, like hotdogs or lemons or trees or chicken tenders or whatever you want?” Get your own custom pocket tee from Pauley’s Pockets at  https://pauleyspockets.com/. Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
December 22, 2020
(78) Golda Velez & Khailill Knight-Papaioannou: What's Cookin' App
Golda and Khailill developed an app that helps communities come together over home cooking. Can a recipe of technology and food help people get to know their neighbors? And more importantly, is that cool?  "If your neighbor's cooking this lovely meal and they would love to share it with you, they don't know that you would like some, and you don't know that they're cooking it. You can't be going in and bothering your neighbor all the time, asking them what they're making for dinner." Learn more about What's Cookin' and download the app at whatscookin.us.  Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
November 25, 2020
(77) Eran Thomson: Song Saga Game
Eran created a Zoom-friendly game that's based on something that almost everybody thinks is cool: music.  "[Song Saga] is a tabletop party game for adults that helps them reconnect with the music and memories that make them who they are. And it's the only card game that's played along with your favorite music streaming app." How Cool Is This? listeners can enter for a chance to win a free copy of Song Saga at song-saga.com/podcast-contest.  Have a cool idea you think should be on the show? Leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917.  howcoolisthis.show  PS - Eran claims the game comes with the world's best margarita recipe.
04:55
November 25, 2020
(40) Melissa Stern: Replace Electoral College with Popular Vote
This episode was originally posted in April 2020 and is being reposted as part of Election Edition episodes. With the most 2016 United States presidential election being won by a candidate who didn't have the highest number of total votes, Melissa believes it may be time to reevaluate how presidents are selected. Is that cool?  “I think the electoral college is an outdated form of election rules”  We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:60
November 7, 2020
(76) Dr. Andrea Molberg: “Fogging” To Find Common Ground
Andrea has created an emergency kit for getting along during this divisive political period and highlighted one specific technique that’s designed to prevent defensiveness and hot takes. Can this technique help Americans overcome seemingly insurmountable ideological divides? And more importantly, would that be cool? “To give the thinking brain a chance, we need an automatic stall technique, and my favorite one is Fogging. Learn more about Andrea’s work as a psychologist at https://www.andreamolberg.com/ and check out her book “EMERGENCY KIT for FINDING COMMON GROUND: Helping Americans Get Along” on Amazon. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
05:00
November 6, 2020
(75) Stephanie Kaplan: Corporate Wokeplace
Stephanie thinks “woke” culture has gone too far and has started a blog to push back against political correctness in the workplace. Is woke orthodoxy a suppressive force? And more importantly, is fighting against it cool? “America was founded on the principle of free speech, which means that I can say something that's unpopular or that someone disagrees with. If we lose that, we will regret it.” Learn more about Corporate Wokeplace at www.corporatewokeplace.com We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
November 5, 2020
(74) Golda Velez: Door-To-Door Affidavits
Golda has an old-school way to double check the accuracy of votes – ask people in person. In a country with over 100 million voters, is that even possible? And more importantly, is that cool? “We have this rational way to verify and check if the machines are committing any kind of fraud or if there's any other kind of fraud being committed. And I just want to say, I think we should be ready to do that.” Golda is the Co-Founder of Civ.Works, an ad-free social network designed around civic engagement. You can follow Golda on Twitter here. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
November 4, 2020
(73) Dan Wolf: Actual Vote, App for a Crowdsourced Election Audit
Dan’s organization Democracy Counts has created an app for any US citizen to easily participate in a crowdsourced, independent audit of today’s election. Will this idea prevent the election from being stolen? And more importantly, is that cool? “It allows anybody to go to their polling place… take a picture of the polling tape and push a button” to submit their precinct’s official results to independent auditors after the election closes. To participate in this crowdsourced audit, download Actual Vote in the App Store or Google Play. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
November 3, 2020
(72) Lulu Friesdat: SMART Elections
Lulu wants to create a coalition to maintain the integrity of elections. If a bunch of smart people work together, can our elections work better to serve us? And more importantly, is that cool? “If all of us work together, then we can really make this a hot button topic the way that other issues have really risen to the top of our national consciousness.” Follow Lulu’s coalition on Twitter, and learn more at smartelections.us. They’re also hosting a free virtual workshop tonight (Monday 11/2 at 7:00 pm EST) as part of their ongoing Election Protection Series. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917.
04:52
November 2, 2020
(71) Richard Davies: The 50/50 Vote
Richard thinks that we should not get rid of the electoral college, but make the popular vote just as important. Is that more feasible than completely changing electoral politics? And more importantly, is that cool? “How cool is this compromise? Don't destroy, be constructive. Allow for a vote in big cities, as well as rural states to count on election day: 50% electoral college, 50% popular vote.” Check out Richard’s podcast and other work at howdowefixit.me. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
November 1, 2020
(43) Emily Levy: Scrutineers.org
This episode was originally posted in June 2020 and is being reposted as part of Election Edition episodes. Emily wants everyone to know how they can do their part to ensure a fair election. Can everyone work together to make sure this election represents the will of the people. And more importantly, is that cool? “The whole country needs to be working together this year to make sure that everyone can vote and that votes are counted accurately.” Learn how you can help ensure a fair election and listen to Emily's podcast, the Scrutineers Series (in collaboration with WhoWhatWhy.org) at scrutineers.org. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:54
October 31, 2020
(70) Michael Sinatra: Feed The Polls
Michael’s the VP of Communications at The Infatuation. They’ve teamed up with The Migrant Kitchen to provide free food to people at polling places. Will this remove a barrier to voting and allow more people to exercise their sovereignty? And more importantly, is that cool? “The goal is to dole out 50,000 meals on election day. And the math for us is pretty simple. The more money we're able to raise, the more meals we'll be able to serve.” Learn more about Feed The Polls and donate at feedthepolls.org. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
October 30, 2020
(69) Sean Morgan: QAnonFAQ.com
Sean believes a mysterious informant hasn’t been given enough credit. Does QAnon know what’s going to happen before it happens? Or is it a totally baseless conspiracy theory? More importantly, is any of this cool? “Which keyword has been attacked by mainstream media, more than any other? It's QAnon. Would the mainstream media, really expend so much effort to discredit QAnon if it was a merely a self-evident conspiracy theory?” We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:60
October 29, 2020
(68) April Smith: The Candidate Caution Letter
April created a form letter you can mail to your representatives to make sure they’re elected in free elections. But will notoriously untrustworthy people follow the rules? And more importantly, is that cool? “My idea is to enlist the help of those who may be most motivated and best suited to advocate for an accurate count – the candidates themselves.” Fill out April’s Candidate Caution Letter here and follow her on Twitter. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
October 28, 2020
(67) Alex Kack: Tax Credits For Voting
Alex thinks Americans need a stronger incentive vote. Would cutting taxes for those who exercise their inalienable rights get more bodies to the polls? And more importantly, is that cool? “One of the most common things that I always hear  in my work life and in my professional life, from people who don't vote regularly is why should I bother? How does this actually benefit me?” Follow Alex on Twitter. We’re running daily episodes featuring your ideas about voting, democracy and politics until the presidential election is decided. To get your idea on the show, leave us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:57
October 27, 2020
(66) Brian Reitz: Daily Episodes Until The Election's Resolved
Inspired by Nick's joke suggestion on a recent episode, Brian recorded his own idea and talked to himself to evaluate just how cool it is. Brian's idea is that "How Cool Is This?" should air daily episodes until the 2020 General Election in the United States is resolved. "It is very possible that we will know [who wins] Tuesday, but if we don't, Nick and I are prepared to do daily episodes until we do know... which hopefully is not next year, but if it is, then we will keep going." Anyone can submit an idea related to democracy, politics, or the election by calling 848-863-9917. 
04:55
October 26, 2020
(65) Brandon Foster: The Exit Interview
Brandon thinks that whistleblowers need more protection, both legally and financially. What is there was a way for them to share their stories and have a financial safety net? And more importantly, is that cool? “What if there was just a website where somebody leaving a company who wants to speak out about a workplace environment, problem that, you know, they otherwise couldn't afford to do.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:58
October 12, 2020
(64) Brian Carpenter: How To Escape An Insane Asylum
Brian wrote a book about his time in an insane asylum in southern California. Is this necessary preventative reading no matter your current mental faculties? And more importantly, is it cool? “I thought the title was funny. But it’s really about me being in Santa Barbara County and the doctors giving me meds that made me go insane.” Check out Brian’s book, podcast and more at www.Immortalself.org. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:54
October 12, 2020
(63) Hanifah Sinon: Talk To Yourself
Hanifah thinks that having a conversation with yourself is important for mental health. Does that idea make for a good podcast? And more importantly, is that cool? “I was responding to my own thoughts and the way I was talking to myself as this big sister, always repeating those same steps. And I realized how crucial that had been for every success I had until that point.” Check out the Self Chat podcast at https://sinonhanifah.wixsite.com/sinonmagazine/podcast. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:59
October 12, 2020
(62) Dustin Miller: The Polymath Polycast
Dustin believes that people can be more than a jack of all trades – they can be a master of them. Those are the types of people he likes to have on his show. Is that cool? “I'd always been multidisciplinary myself. I wanted to help others, who I knew were like me who are out there come together.” Listen to Dustin’s Polymath Polycast at https://pod.co/polycast. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:60
October 12, 2020
(61) Priya Amin: Flexable, Virtual Child Care for Overwhelmed Parents
Priya provides childcare to working parents. But after the pandemic hit, she transitioned to providing a new kind of care at home. Is that cool? “At the end of the day, what we're doing is helping parents to get time back because they're struggling and juggling so much right now between having to be a worker, a parent, a cook, a, Uber driver, all of it. And we're trying to take at least the one piece of childcare off of their shoulders.” Hear more from Priya on CBS, YouTube, and her company's site FlexableCare.com. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:56
October 12, 2020
(60) Laura Kagawa: Paw It Forward
Laura started a new business after she adopted a rescue dog and realized she needed someone to look after him when she was busy. “Paw It Forward creates communities and matches local pet owners to exchange petsitting on a pay-it-forward model.” Learn more at www.pawitforwardpets.com. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:59
September 11, 2020
(59) Brenden Kumarasamy: MasterTalk YouTube Channel
Brenden launched a YouTube channel to help the world master the art of communication and public speaking. “Through these YouTube videos I’ve created over the years, I was able to democratize the information and hopefully create resources that anyone in the world can use to share their ideas with the world.” Get some of Brenden’s free public speaking advice by visiting MasterTalk’s Youtube Channel. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:59
September 11, 2020
(58) Ginger Johnson: How To Actually Connect With People
Ginger is a Human Connect Expert who has a few ideas to bring people closer together beyond the faux-connected feeling spawned from digital technologies. “That feeling, that emotion, of being connected with another person is so powerful, and it’s what we’re craving right now more than ever.” You can get in touch with Ginger at GingerJohnson.com. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:60
September 11, 2020
(57) Arn Terry: Make Mistakes Or You’re Boring
Arn thinks people aren’t reaching their potential because they’re afraid of making mistakes. “It’s none of your business what people think about you.” Learn more about Arn’s perspective on life by visiting Freetownmindset.com. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:56
September 11, 2020
(56) Kyle Clement: Hire-A-Karen
While the rest of the world criticized and maligned a specific group of women, Kyle and his brother-in-law saw a growth opportunity. “It’s basically a service where you hire a Karen to handle a dispute or some sort of confrontation on your behalf.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:56
September 11, 2020
(55) Adam Mendler: Thirty Minute Mentors Podcast
Adam has a podcast that can help you take your life to the next level. Can getting just thirty minutes of mentorship from pro athletes, tech founders and other great leaders really have an impact. And more importantly, is that cool? “Anyone and everyone can benefit from mentorship.” Listen to Thirty Minute Mentors at thirtyminutementors.com. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:59
August 13, 2020
(54) Beth Miller: Get The Monkey Off Your Back
Beth has a suggestion for finally getting the monkey off your back at work: focus on solving your own problems first. Is that cool? “If you keep solving other people’s problems, they’re never going to be able to solve their own.” Learn more from Beth at executive-velocity.com or find her on Twitter. To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917.
04:58
August 13, 2020
(53) Abraham Lieberman: WeWork For Influencers
Abraham wants to open up a coworking space for influencers on the rise. But he wants it to be a little more professional than the TikTok mansions springing up around L.A. Is that cool? “Everything you need to be an influencer in one place.” Get in touch with Abraham at www.clickstalent.com.  To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:51
August 13, 2020
(52) Ian Pauley: Cardens
Ian wants to turn unused car trunk space into gardens. Could planting a few trees in trunks help save the earth from the impending climate crisis? And more importantly, is that cool? “I have done quite a few calculations and I can tell you that this would completely offset carbon emissions and help us save the planet.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
August 13, 2020
(51) Lauren & Andrea: Individualized Education For Children
Lauren and Andrea think everyone will get a better education if we focus on making it more individualized. But as Covid-19 throws the future of education into question, how will that work? And more importantly, is that cool? “How do we make education more individualized when we have only 1 teacher for 30 kids?” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, leave a voicemail at 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show 
04:57
August 13, 2020
(50) Brian & Nick: This Podcast, Revisited
For the 50th episode of How Cool Is This? the hosts give a peek behind-the-scenes, evaluating their progress and wonder what’s cool about the show. “Is this podcast cool? Leave us a voicemail at 848-863-9917 to let us know.”
04:55
July 10, 2020
(49) Rita: The Medical Industry Needs More Empathy
In February 2020, Rita expressed that the United States medical industry has room for improvement. “There are many, many patients that are dying in hospitals when people think it’s because of their illness when in fact it’s due to mistakes that are made.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:57
July 10, 2020
(48) Dani Zoldan: Illegal Comedy
Dani has been busy throughout New York’s COVID-19 quarantine finding new ways to give platforms to comedians after the government forced him to shutter his comedy club Stand Up NY. In addition to an illegal comedy show featured in the New York Times, he “Also experimented with an outdoor show in front of the club” that was “ultimately shut down by the police.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:59
July 10, 2020
(47) Lana: Underground Crossing To Stop Jaywalking
Lana thinks more people should be getting tickets for crossing the street when they’re not supposed to. ”Maybe we could make underground crossings to help.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:59
July 10, 2020
(46) Michael Burin: Hair Products Endorsed By Bald Leaders
Michael suspects that people will buy anything if a famous person tells them to. “My idea is having a bunch of bald leaders... promoting hair products, and put that on a shirt.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:59
July 10, 2020
(45) McKenzie & Gabi: Studio 45
McKenzie & Gabi moved to New York with a dream and need investors to make that dream a reality. “The club kids did not get AIDS for New York to look like this 30 years later” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:55
June 9, 2020
(44) James Mulvany: Going On A Podcast Tour
James, the Founder and CEO of both Podcast.co & Matchmaker.FM, has a solution for anyone who wants to “not only to promote what you’re trying to promote but also trying to impart knowledge & share your skills and expertise with other people” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:56
June 9, 2020
(43) Emily Levy: Educating Citizens About Fair Elections via Scrutineers.org
Emily wants everyone to know how they can do their part to ensure a fair election. “The whole country needs to be working together this year to make sure that everyone can vote and that votes are counted accurately.” Learn how you can help ensure a fair election @ Scrutineers.org, and listen to Emily's podcast, the Scrutineers Series (in collaboration with WhoWhatWhy.org). She also says, "It would be good to credit AUDIT USA for their work on ballot image audits of elections." To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:53
June 9, 2020
(42) Kristian Mundahl: Measuring Time In Quibis
Following Brian Should Only Have One Podcast and BMX on Broadway, Kristian makes his third appearance on the show to advocate for a new way to measure time. “I gotta go refill the bird feeders… it’s just gonna take me three Quibis” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:56
June 9, 2020
(41) Jakub Zajíček: VoiceStory App For Podcast Discovery
Jakub, curator and host of #WhyIPodcast (which recently featured How Cool Is This?), wants to make life easier for podcast listeners.  “I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to find a new podcast to listen to, but today, the podcast discovery process sucks.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail.
04:59
June 9, 2020
(40) Melissa Stern: Replace Electoral College with Popular Vote
With the most recent United States presidential election being won by a candidate who didn't have the highest number of total votes, Melissa believes it may be time to reevaluate how presidents are selected. “I think the electoral college is an outdated form of election rules” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
April 30, 2020
(39) Michael O’Neill: Draw Everyone in NYC
Inspired by the late Jason Pollen, Michael is on a mission. “I’ve decided to go around and meet some people and ask if I can draw them.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
April 30, 2020
(38) Hannah Reich: Better Exams
Hannah has come up with an education solution she believes is better than the current model for evaluating learning progress. “Exams are a waste of time… especially multiple choice exams." To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
April 30, 2020
(37) Ashley: Alter Inner City School Curriculums
Ashley thinks education doesn’t work the same for everyone. “I’m interested in… making sure the students are getting the best learning experience possible” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
April 30, 2020
(36) Alex Hoffmann: Wayside App, like Robinhood for Marine Investing
Alex has an idea to make investing cooler and more fun. “It’s basically fractional ownership in marine finance.” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, call 848-863-9917 and leave a voicemail. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
April 30, 2020
(35) Nina Moran: Women Skateboarding
Nina thinks skateboarding is a great activity for women to feel empowered. “This is hard for a lot of women because it’s a male-dominated sport” To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, text or leave a voicemail @ 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
April 30, 2020
(34) Nora: Yelp For Women Seeking Men
Nora wants an app that ranks men based on how they've treated women in the past.  "I just wish there was a review for this person I could have seen before I invited them over."  To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, text or leave a voicemail @ 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
April 10, 2020
(33) Isaiah: Men Should Be Stronger
Isaiah thinks that when men are stronger, men are better.  "Cause right now it's not looking too good for a man."  To get your idea featured on the next 5-minute episode of How Cool Is This?, text or leave a voicemail @ 848-863-9917. howcoolisthis.show
04:54
April 10, 2020
(32) Jordyn: Be Yourself
Recorded in New York in February 2020, Jordyn has a message for anyone who's seen their identity morph with their digital presence.. "You can do trendy things, but don't let that tear you down and continue following your dreams."  To get your idea featured on 5-minute podcast How Cool Is This?, text or leave a voicemail @ 848-863-9917.
04:57
April 3, 2020
(31) Steve: Put The Free Market In Charge
Recorded in New York on February 22, 2020, Steve has an idea related to resource allocation. "I'm curious why politicians deem themselves empowered to determine how wealth should be distributed.." To get your idea featured on 5-minute podcast How Cool Is This?, text or leave a voicemail @ (848) 863-9917
04:46
April 3, 2020
(30) Miguel Ortiz: Times Square Video Game
Miguel has a big idea for a new kind of video game, based on New York's famous Times Square. "Everything is live... robberies, people using, people doing good... everything live."  If you have an idea you want featured on the show, visit https://howcoolisthis.show.
04:57
March 27, 2020
(29) Josh Cole: AirPods For Loud Places
Josh wants to use AirPod-like devices to have private conversations in loud public areas. "You can have a conversation and you can hear everybody in your little group." To learn how to get your idea featured on How Cool Is This? visit https://howcoolisthis.show
04:52
March 27, 2020
(28) Susan Isaacs: Clip-A-Cane
Susan's neighbor frequently drops her cane, and in doing so has inspired a new product. "Get some type of magentic hook or some type of clip that'll clip onto a table where you can take the cane and clip it on." To get your idea featured on the podcast, visit howcoolisthis.show
04:38
March 20, 2020
(27) Mike Reitz: Cruise Ship Hospitals
Thinking quickly in light of the quickly encompassing Coronavirus pandemic, Mike Reitz shares a solution for the imperiled cruise industry. "Floating hospital systems for different ports of entry." (Editor's Note: This episode was recorded one day prior to Carnival Cruises announcing they would make turn their ships into makeshift hospitals)
04:39
March 20, 2020
(26) Hannah VanderPoel: DXM on Broadway
Inspired by two previous How Cool Is This? episodes, DMX on Broadway and BMX on Broadway, Hannah shares a new kind of approach to The Great White Way. "This program would supply Broadway theaters with DXM-based products." (Editor's Note: The idea "DXM on Broadway" was submitted in January 2020, far before the Broadway Shutdown of March 2020) Share your ideas with How Cool Is This? via our website howcoolisthis.show.
04:57
March 13, 2020
(25) Victor Siu: Modular Home Development
Victor is a real estate developer who's taking a new approach to homebuilding.  "Every home that you buy is so expensive, and it makes it very difficult for people to afford their own homes." If you've thought of a new product, movie concept, a way people should act, or something completely off the wall, submit your idea to How Cool Is This? at howcoolisthis.show. 
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March 13, 2020
(24) Mary Ryder: Everyone Needs Something To Live For
Mary cuts through the BS and shares a thought about making your purpose in life.  "Everybody has to have something that they focus on and feel feed by." Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show.
04:56
March 6, 2020
(23) David Niles: Street Light Food Lamps
David thinks we aren't making the most of energy expenditures.  "The streetlights that are used to illuminate the streets at night can be used as a light source for growing things and potentially feeding wildlife." Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show.
04:57
March 6, 2020
(22) Demi Theoharis: Bib Plate
Demi has an idea inspired by her granddaughter.  "The bib holds the food... so it doesn't go all the way down." Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:58
February 28, 2020
(21) Jim Friedlich: Funding Local News
Jim believes that better support for news and journalism can save our democracy.  "Newspapers all over the country are closing down and suffering from poor economics." Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
February 28, 2020
(20) Jacqueline Goode: But What Do I Know? Podcast
Jacqueline wants to start a podcast that crowdsources good dating advice.  “When it comes to dating, we crowdsource our friend’s advice. And I have not found this most effective.” Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
December 28, 2019
(19) Kevin Lipscomb: Ashton Kutcher Makes Amends To The People He's Punk'd
Kevin wants Ashton Kutcher to make amends for the pranks he made on TV.  "Perhaps the most dangerous show that's ever been made is MTV's Punk'd."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:60
December 28, 2019
(18) Drew Combs: Burrito De Dinero
Drew wants to open a drive-thru burrito restaurant in an old bank.  "You can pull up, order your burrito and they will shoot it through the tubing straight to your car."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
December 28, 2019
(17) Logan Hepburn: Margarita Straws Made of Salt
Logan thinks margaritas can be improved. "A margarita straw made of salt."
04:59
December 2, 2019
(16) Kristian Mundahl: BMX on Broadway
Kristian saw a previous episode title which sparked a brand new idea. “It is long overdue that extreme sports showed their thrills and prowess on the Great White Way.”
04:56
December 2, 2019
(15) Ryan Pike: Fridgitas
Ryan wants to run advertising on your refrigerator. “It can use a camera that looks into your fridge and can see what you’re missing or running low on and then serve you ads for those products.”
04:57
December 2, 2019
(14) Simon Shea: Flights on Flights
Simon thinks the beverage options available when flying can be improved. “What if there were a way to bring craft beers onto flights?”
04:51
December 2, 2019
(13) Caitlin Sweica: Graduation Showers
Caitlin wants to replace wedding showers with a celebration of graduation.  "Most of the things you put on your registry end up being things you don't need."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:57
October 29, 2019
(12) Blake Greenwood: Doggy Day Spa
Blake wants to pamper pets – with a twist.  "Sit back, crack a beer and watch the money pile up."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:57
October 29, 2019
(11) Ryan Manganelli: DMX On Broadway
Ryan wants to stage a musical chronicling the life and music of DMX.  "Some people might say 'Why give a man with such controversial takes and conduct a platform?' I say, let's air it out."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:54
October 29, 2019
(10) Dana Ferruzzi: Hire Me
Dana's looking for a new job. She made the logo for this show, but you can check out her other work at danaferruzzi.com.  "I'm not very complacent. I'm not looking to come in and just get a paycheck. I'm looking to really make an impact."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:52
October 29, 2019
(9) Alex: Be The First Domain Squatter
Alex wants to buy unused domains and sell them to people who want to build a business on that domain and then sell that domain to someone else.  "Think of me as the first person to pass the proverbial bag." Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:47
September 19, 2019
(8) Cailey Pawluk: BYOC Coffee Shop
Cailey wants to open a coffee shop where you can bring your own cup.  "A coffee shop with a bring your own cup situation."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:38
September 19, 2019
(7) Joselyn Howell: Put One Of Each Flavor Twix In The Same Package
Joselyn wants one peanut butter and one caramel Twix in the same package.  "I can't believe Twix hasn't done this yet. Kinda makes me angry."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:55
September 19, 2019
(6) Liz Glander: An App That Rates Bars In Real Time
Liz wants to launch an app that gives you bar details before you decide to go.  "It would rate on liveliness, ratio of guys to girls, are there a shit ton of interns..." Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
September 19, 2019
(5) Pennifer Lanniston: How Awesome Is This? Podcast
Pennifer wants to start a short-form podcast that's a platform for "awesome" ideas.  "There are studies on the internet that say associating the word "awesome" with the word "idea" is almost totally proven to make it successful."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
August 22, 2019
(4) Hannah VanderPoel: EnterToinment Paper
Hannah wants to make content filled toilet paper that keeps you entertained in the bathroom.  "Rest assured that when you are resting on the toilet, you will never find your mind idly wandering again."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:59
August 22, 2019
(3) Sami Holder: The West Wing But With Vince Vaughn
Sami wants to remake The West Wing but with Vince Vaughn playing the president.  "The West Wing is almost timeless, except for one thing – the cast."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show. howcoolisthis.show
04:56
August 22, 2019
(2) Kristian Mundahl: Brian Should Only Have One Podcast
Kristian thinks that Brian should only host one podcast.  "Anything else, frankly, is immoral in my eyes. And in God's eyes."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show.  howcoolisthis.show
04:59
August 22, 2019
(1) Nick Holder & Brian Reitz: This Podcast
Nick and Brian want to start a short-form podcast that's a platform for your ideas.  "We need your ideas or otherwise we'll be forced to continue sharing our ideas."  Do you have an idea? Any idea? Literally anything? Email your idea to submit2howcoolisthis@gmail.com to get it on the show.  howcoolisthis.show
04:57
July 18, 2019