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Surprisingly Awesome

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Taking on subjects that appear boring and explaining why they’re actually awesome.
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46:13 | Sep 21st, 2016

4 billion people in the world don't have standard addresses - so how do they get mail?The FactsSurprisingly 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 C...Show More

29:30 | Dec 1st, 2015

A 1990s pop hit reveals how the Adams feel about capitalism. The Facts Our theme music is “How We Do,” written, performed, and produced by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Sponsors Audible.com PC Does Whaaaat?! 
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32:08 | Nov 5th, 2015

Adam McKay helps Adam "Who Cares about Sports" Davidson conquer the free throw. The Facts The Reverend John DeLore mixed this episode, and wrote and performed music for it, along with his bandmates, Jordan Scanella, Sam Merrick and Isamu McGregor. Ou...Show More

24:08 | Oct 6th, 2017

Gimlet Media has a new podcast all about the beautiful and complicated dimensions of Black life. It's called The Nod, and it's hosted by best friends (and Blackness' biggest fans) Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse. In this episode, Eric tells Brittany a...Show More

11:49 | Apr 25th, 2017

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. 

03:22 | Apr 12th, 2017

A goodbye from Surprisingly Awesome. And hello to Every Little Thing.

22:56 | Jan 19th, 2017

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 yo...Show More

20:10 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Hey Surprisingly Awesome listeners - we think you'll love Homecoming, a 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, D...Show More

23:52 | Nov 21st, 2016

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...Show More

40:33 | Oct 19th, 2016

Something borrowed, something blue, something that explains why weddings look the way they do.The FactsOur 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 Chr...Show More

37:04 | Oct 5th, 2016

This week: It's awesome in the sacred sense - but stressful in the practical sense.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings.Additional music came from Kyle Morton, Sex Life, and XoloWe wer...Show More

45:41 | Sep 7th, 2016

THE FACTS:Surprisingly Awesome’s Theme Music is “This is How We Do” by Nicholas Britell and our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser, Alex Blumberg, and produced by Rachel Ward, Christine Driscoll and Elizab...Show More

43:17 | Aug 24th, 2016

The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s Theme Music is “This is How We Do” by Nicholas Britell and our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser, and produced by Rachel Ward, Christine Driscoll and Elizabeth Kulas. Andre...Show More

15:31 | Aug 16th, 2016

Don't fret - we'll have a regularly scheduled Surprisingly Awesome for you next week, but this week, we wanted to share something special with you, since Surprisingly Awesome listeners love learning new things.It's a new Gimlet Media show called Scie...Show More

44:52 | Aug 10th, 2016

This week, we found many surprising twists, turns, and holds in the story of modern yoga. The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s Theme Music is “This is How We Do” by Nicholas Britell and our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie...Show More

09:58 | Aug 5th, 2016

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 A...Show More

38:27 | Jul 27th, 2016

The FactsThis week, we're joined by comedian Maeve Higgins.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 Pe...Show More

41:23 | Jun 28th, 2016

Journey with us back in time - but also forward in time because this is a new episode, revisiting old topics.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme song is by Nicholas Britell.  Our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie-Ros...Show More

48:37 | Jun 15th, 2016

John Hodgman learns that the advantage of extinct hockey is that it can't break your heart.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme song is by Nicholas Britell.  Our ad music is by Build Buildings. We were edited this week by Annie-Rose Strasser. We wer...Show More

55:22 | Jun 1st, 2016

To all the haters, and all the doubters, we told you we could make anything awesome.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Andrew Dunn mixed the episode.This episode was edi...Show More

45:58 | May 18th, 2016

Yo mama so fat we did a whole podcast about her.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. This episode was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser, and produced by Rachel Ward and Kalila...Show More

39:02 | May 4th, 2016

Adam and Adam get chased out of a mattress store.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings.  Original music in this episode was composed by Trouble Books, and Nick DePrey and Lo...Show More

36:30 | Apr 19th, 2016

The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell.  Our ad music is by Build Buildings.  Nick DePrey and Louis Weeks composed original music for this week's episode.This episode was edited by Alex Blumberg and Annie-Rose ...Show More

35:23 | Apr 5th, 2016

What one idea from music theory can tell us about culture, biology, math, physics and The Simpsons.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell.Our ad music is by Build Buildings.This episode was edited by Alex Blumb...Show More

34:46 | Mar 22nd, 2016

The greatest love story ever told: humans and rats with wings.The FactsSurprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Our credits theme was composed by Cobey Bienert and Jacob Boll, featurin...Show More

35:23 | Mar 8th, 2016

The world in a cup of pudding - or rather, 12,000 cups of pudding. The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. This episode was edited by Alex Blumberg, Caitlin Kenney, and Anni...Show More

37:43 | Jan 26th, 2016

If you want perfect stickiness, look to gecko feet - not a crayfish straightjacket. The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. This episode was edited by Alex Blumberg and Cait...Show More

40:40 | Jan 12th, 2016

The epic struggle of parents versus kids. Yummy versus gross. Humans versus broccoli! The Facts Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. This episode was edited by Alex Blumberg and pr...Show More

31:44 | Dec 15th, 2015

Just because it has the word "interest" in it doesn't mean it's interesting to a teenage girl. The Facts: Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is "How We Do" by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. This episode was edited by Alex Blumb...Show More

25:08 | Nov 17th, 2015

From the dawn of human civilization, to the end of days: Concrete will outlast us all. The Facts The Reverend John DeLore and Michael Garafalo mixed this episode. John performed music for this episode, along with his bandmates, Jordan Scanella, Sam M...Show More

30:43 | Nov 3rd, 2015

Mold giveth, and mold taketh away. The same not-quite plant, not-quite animal that causes cancer can also cure infections and unite long-lost family members. The Facts Original music for this episode by Mark Phillips and Elori Kramer Our theme music ...Show More

03:20 | Oct 29th, 2015

A new show hosted by Adams Davidson and McKay that reveals the hidden awesomeness in everyday things. From Gimlet Media.