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Surprisingly Awesome

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Location:

United States

Networks:

Gimlet Media

Description:

Taking on subjects that appear boring and explaining why they’re actually awesome.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Hide Rug of the Plant World

4/25/2017
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Every Little Thing, hosted by Flora Lichtman, is a show about the joy of finding things out. In this episode, learn about where office plants come from and what they're secretly communicating.

Duration: 00:11:49


A Message from Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg

4/12/2017
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A goodbye from Surprisingly Awesome. And hello to Every Little Thing.

Duration: 00:03:23


Update

1/19/2017
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Our theme music is by Nicholas Britell. We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser, produced by Christine Driscoll, and mixed by Zac Schmidt. If you want to subscribe to Twice Removed (you do!) you can use this link, or search for it wherever you get your podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1182594071

Duration: 00:22:57


Your Holiday Binge Listen

12/22/2016
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Hey Surprisingly Awesome listeners - we think you'll love Homecoming, a non-fiction thriller from Gimlet Media. It was written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Blumberg, and stars some talented people you may have heard of, like Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris. The whole first season is out now, and it's the perfect thing to binge-listen to this holiday season. We're playing the first episode here, and you can go listen and subscribe to Homecoming to...

Duration: 00:20:11


Surprise Surprise!

11/21/2016
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Hey Surprisingly Awesome listeners - we think you'll love Undone, a new show from Gimlet Media. It's about how the big stories we thought were over, were actually the beginning of something else. Hosted by Pat Walters and developed with help from the documentary series Retro Report, Undone challenges what you thought you knew about history. Want to hear the rest of the episode? Subscribe at gimletmedia.com/fallseason

Duration: 00:23:52


#23 The Wedding

10/18/2016
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Something borrowed, something blue, something that explains why weddings look the way they do. The Facts Our theme music is by Nicholas Britell and our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser, and produced by Christine Driscoll, Elizabeth Kulas, and Rikki Novetsky. Sylvie Douglis and Nick Fountain field produced at the wedding. Thank you to Sue and Austin’s friends and family for letting us ask so many questions and bother you during the whole...

Duration: 00:39:27


#22 Wedding Planning

10/5/2016
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This week: It's awesome in the sacred sense - but stressful in the practical sense. The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Additional music came from Kyle Morton, Sex Life, and Xolo We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser, and produced by Rachel Ward, Christine Driscoll and Rikki Novetsky. Our field producers were Sylvie Douglis and Nick Fountain. Production Assistance came from Jacob Cruz, Emily Kennedy,...

Duration: 00:37:26


#21 Postal Addresses

9/21/2016
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4 billion people in the world don't have standard addresses - so how do they get mail? The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is by Nicholas Britell and our ad music is by Build Buildings. They were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser. Peter Clowney weighed in too. The show was produced by Elizabeth Kulas, Christine Driscoll and Rachel Ward. It was mixed by Andrew Dunn. Special thanks to Maeve Higgins, who brought us that Vonnegut essay. We had production assistance from...

Duration: 00:44:11


#17.5 Untangling Flossgate 2016

8/5/2016
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Is it really true that you never need to floss again? The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Andrew Dunn and Austin Thompson mixed this episode. This episode was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and produced by Rachel Ward and Christine Driscoll. Sponsor Spotify Discover Learn More Read the AP article that everyone is talking about. Read the systematic review that no one is talking about.

Duration: 00:10:05


#17 Flossing

7/27/2016
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The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Andrew Dun mixed this episode.This episode was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser, and Peter Clowney and produced by Rachel Ward, Christine Driscoll, and Elizabeth Kulas. Jacob Cruz, David Pitman, and Laura Varela provided production assistance. Thank you to New England Public Radio and KQED in San Francisco. Learn More Impress us and Punmaster Gary Roma with your best...

Duration: 00:36:03


#15 Extinct Hockey

6/14/2016
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John Hodgman learns that the advantage of extinct hockey is that it can't break your heart.

Duration: 00:47:41


#14 I Told You Sos

5/31/2016
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To all the haters, and all the doubters, we told you we could make anything awesome.

Duration: 00:52:43


#13 Insults

5/17/2016
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Yo mama so fat we did a whole podcast about her.

Duration: 00:42:48


#12 Mattresses

5/3/2016
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Adam and Adam get chased out of a mattress store.

Duration: 00:37:50


#11 Boredom

4/19/2016
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Wake up sheeple, the doxa is real!

Duration: 00:38:45


#10 Circle of Fifths

4/5/2016
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What one idea from music theory can tell us about culture, biology, math, physics and The Simpsons.

Duration: 00:35:15


#9 Pigeons

3/22/2016
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The greatest love story ever told: humans and rats with wings.

Duration: 00:34:25