Kicker: Message in a bottle

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Strolling along the shore in western Alaska, Tyler Ivanoff eyed something intriguing. Sound courtesy KNOM.

Kicker: Mystery deliveries and unexpected screen time

NICK EICHER, HOST: If you live in Henrico County, Virginia, you might have opened your front door last week to find an old television set atop your welcome mat. 

Kicker: Ice cream for breakfast

NICK EICHER, HOST: Maybe you’re thinking, it’s Monday. I’m dragging a bit. Maybe I need another cup of coffee. But before you do, here’s a different idea. Maybe consider a new recommendation coming out of Japan.

Kicker: The insect experience

NICK EICHER, HOST: If the hassle of coming up with what’s for dinner bugs you, maybe this’ll spur some fresh ideas. 

Kicker: Wall-busting black bear

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Do you remember those old Kool-Aid commercials where a giant anthropomorphic, obviously indestructible, glass jar is able to bust through walls?

Kicker: Lightning strike

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Thunder and lightning rattled outside Marylou Ward’s house in Port Charlotte, Florida. 

Kicker: Throwing like a pro

NICK EICHER, HOST: The home of the Colorado Rockies is Coors Field.

Kicker: If you build it

NICK EICHER, HOST: Thirty years ago the fictional character Ray Kinsella took a leap of faith.

Kicker: Shoebox safe

MARY REICHARD, HOST: A man from Ashland, Oregon, planned to purchase a new travel trailer with $23,000 in cash he got from the sale of his old one.

Kicker: Boys in Poland

NICK EICHER, HOST: In this country, male births typically outnumber female births, pretty much 51 percent to 49. It’s been that way for a long time, and it’s no different in Poland—except in a village of 300 people in the southwestern part of the country. It’s spelled m-i-e-j-s-c-e / o-d-r-z-a-n-s-k-i-e.