Tell Me Something Good

Tell Me Something Good

Listen weekdays 2-7pm with Kevin Begley. Each day he features a feel good story of the day in “Tell Me Something Good” at 3:30pm

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where did Google get it’s name?

You’ve probably wondered this just as much as I have, or even “Google’d” it before! The original name they came up with for Google was “Backrub”. Obviously that didn’t stick so they renamed it Google after the word googol, which is a term for the number one followed by 100 zeros. Interesting.   Photo credit:…Continue Reading

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TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Broadway and Music Festivals Are Coming Back

If you regret not buying tickets to that Broadway show you were dying to go pre-pandemic don’t worry… Broadway is back! Tickets for full-capacity shows will go on sale today. The performances won’t start up until the fall though. September 14th to be exact. Mostly because the theatres and shows need time to get performers…Continue Reading

Mundane Mysteries

Mundane Mysteries

There are a lot of things that happen in the world that make you wonder “Why is it like that?” Kevin Begley is here to answer these questions and solve these Mundane Mysteries.

Tune in weekdays at 2:30pm to find out answers to questions you never knew you had.

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do your fingers have muscles?

Today’s mystery involves your hands. Look down at them… do those fingers you’re typing with have muscles? The answer is no. There are no muscles in your fingers. They are actually controlled by muscles in your palms and arms. I guess that’s why it’s so easy to break a finger. Because it’s all just bone…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is Barbie’s full name?

You may have seen this story lately, how Mattel is offering to buy back old Barbie dolls in exchange for credit to buy a new one or something else on their site That got me thinking. Does Barbie have a full name? Or is it just simply “Barbie”? She does have one come to find out,…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who invented the stethoscope? and why?

I thought of this Mundane Mystery the other day as my 2-year-old daughter was running around the house “checking” us all with her toy stethoscope. It’s such an odd tool. Who invented it and why does it look so odd? The person who invented the tool was a guy named Rene Laennec. He was a…Continue Reading

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do cicadas make that weird loud noise?

Brace yourself… the cicadas are coming. After 17 years underground trillions of the most annoying bug on the planet are about to resurface and torture all of us. You know the ones, they look gross and make that crazy sound. The cicada is actually singing when it makes the noise. Their internal tymbal muscles contract…Continue Reading

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Guy Sets World Record AND Raises Money For Charity

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Guy Sets World Record AND Raises Money For Charity

Push-ups are not an easy thing to do. If you’ve ever tried you know how difficult it can be. For the past year I’ve been doing 60 a day in the morning and it’s still a struggle once I get past the 30 mark. So I can’t even imagine doing what this Dad in Wisconsin did.

His name is Nate Carroll and he recently set a world record by doing more than 1.5 MILLION push-ups for charity over the past year.  If you’re wondering, that’s an average of about 4,000 a day. WAY more than my daily 60.

Nate is doing the challenge for great cause to. Raising money for a group called the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. They are an organization that offers housing and mortgage assistance to the families of officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

Great job, Nate. I am now motivated to up my push-up game a bit.

 

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where does the term “dog days of summer” come from?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where does the term “dog days of summer” come from?

Even though it’s been feeling like summer lately, summer officially starts this Sunday at 11:32pm. In the next few months you might hear the term “dog days of summer” pretty often. But what does it actually mean?

The phrase “dog days of summer” comes from astronomy.  Sirius which is the “Dog Star”, rises in late July.  In ancient Greece, the “dog days” meant the hottest part of the year. That’s why they started calling it the “dog days of summer”.

Now when someone says that to you this year you can drop this knowledge on them.

 

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Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better!

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better!

We found a list of the thing that dads can do that mothers can’t, and Anna wants to prove that she can do everything on that list better! Who do you think did better!? Anna or Producer Jon?

According To Your Kids, What Does Their Dad Do!?

According To Your Kids, What Does Their Dad Do!?

Does your child know what their father does for a living? How about asking them what their favorite food he can cook is? Surprisingly, most of the answers aren’t what you expect. Hear them all in the podcast!

Friday June 18th, 2021: Father’s Day Gifts; Dad Jokes; Mommy’s Margarita Friday

Friday June 18th, 2021: Father’s Day Gifts; Dad Jokes; Mommy’s Margarita Friday

Shopping for Father’s Day is difficult, but what is the worst gift you have ever given to dear old dad? (0:15)

Dad is full of advice! But what was the best advice or wisdom he has ever shared with you? (3:16)

If you park in THIS spot or wear THIS, that is all I need to know about you! (10:44)

Anna’s husband Paul is the self-proclaimed King of Dad Jokes so Anna flipped the script and had her twelve-year-old daughter Hayden tell dad jokes to Paul and let him grade them. How did she do!? (14:32)

Does your child know what their father does for a living? How about asking them what their favorite food he can cook is? Surprisingly, most of the answers aren’t what you expect. Hear them all in the podcast! (18:06)

Want to win the Dad in your life a $50 gift card to Home Depot for Father’s Day? All you have to do is play Craig’s List Price is Right: Father’s Day Edition! (24:54)

Couples Court: Bill is happy with his forty-pound pandemic weight gain. He thinks it’s fun to be heavier for the first time in his life and not having to worry about eating just lettuce and working out four days a week. She says he’s being ridiculous! He loves being active and Kathy wants him to lose the weight because it’s just not healthy; she feels he’ll eventually hate the extra weight and the novelty of it. (27:52)

Raven is on a short vacation so we decided to play the times that you could beat Raven! (34:13)

It’s time for Mommy’s Margarita Friday: Father’s Day Edition! What did you do to earn yourself a margarita today!? What one dad did for his daughter goes above and beyond his parental duties! Find out what sweet gesture he did for his daughter in the podcast! (37:56)

Bark in the Park in Stamford Downtown

Bark in the Park in Stamford Downtown

Join us at Bark in the Park in Stamford Downtown for a special day for our four-legged friends! All friendly, well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome!

The event is FREE but we encourage everyone to bring an item to donate to animals in need. Items collected will be distributed between the participating rescue groups! Suggested items include: Canned Food, Pill Pockets, Chew toys, martingale collars, frontline, heartgard and leashes.

Bark in the Park will feature:

Agility Course sponsored by Port Chester Obedience Training Club
Photo Booth sponsored by Cornell University Veterinary Specialists and Muttography & Co.
Free Microchip Clinic sponsored by Bulls Head Pet Hospital & OPIN
Costume and Trick Contests
Hydration Station/Splash Zone
Adoption Area sponsored by Canine Company
Treat Bar sponsored by Choice Pet
Pet Licensing
Free Therapy Pet Evaluations with Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause
Pet Vendors
Door Prize Giveaways
And More!

Rescue Groups & Non-Profits: Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause, Stamford Animal Control & Care, Garden Rescues, Pit Stop NY Rescue, Stamford Animal Shelter Alliance

Vendors: Pets a Go Go, Dogdana Co., Get Joy & Co, Habby Art & Cindy Latte, PawPair, Infinity Equine Massage Therapy, Mel Makes Treats, Sit Means Sit, Erika Henry Photography, VCA VREC, All Pets Crematory, Lock City Brewery