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Surprisingly Awesome

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Surprisingly Awesome
Surprisingly Awesome

Surprisingly Awesome

Gimlet

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About Us

A show that delves into topics that seem mundane, annoying and sometimes downright boring - to reveal that they're surprisingly awesome.

Latest Episodes

The Lo Life

EGimlet 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 all about his love for Polo Ralph Lauren—and the story of one group of boosters in Brooklyn who took their own love for Polo to another level.

24 MIN2017 OCT 6
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The Lo Life

The Hide Rug of the Plant World

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.

11 MIN2017 APR 25
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The Hide Rug of the Plant World

A Message from Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg

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

3 MIN2017 APR 13
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A Message from Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg

Update

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

22 MIN2017 JAN 20
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Your Holiday Binge Listen

EHey 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, 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 hear the rest.

20 MIN2016 DEC 22
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Your Holiday Binge Listen

Surprise Surprise!

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

23 MIN2016 NOV 22
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Surprise Surprise!

#23 The Wedding

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 wedding. Thanks to Jorge Just -- and sorry we forgot to thank you last time, and to our beloved mix engineer Andrew Dunn. ANDREW DUNN MIXED THIS EPISODE, he always mixes our episodes, and we have not been great about remembering to tell you that! Additional production assistance came from Jacob Cruz, Emily Kennedy, Melanie Kruvelis, Sarah Melton and Sarah Stoddard. Thank you to Karen Klaiber Hersch, Gayle Strege, Patrick O’Neil, Jennifer Gellmann and Sharon Boulani. And finally, stay posted with us as ...

40 MIN2016 OCT 19
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#23 The Wedding

#22 Wedding Planning

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, Melanie Kruvelis, Jessica Langley, Sarah Melton, and Sarah Stodder. Thank you to Meg Keene at A Practical Wedding, Erin Boll, proprietrix of the Instagram account Pisces Bride, Stevie Lane who designed our wedding invitation, and for helping us find Sue and Austin. Learn More Source for the inverse relationship between the cost of weddings and duration of marriages:‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration. At one point this was the most d...

37 MIN2016 OCT 5
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#22 Wedding Planning

#21 Postal Addresses

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 Shani Aviram, Jacob Cruz, Emily Kennedy, Rikki Novetsky and Sarah Stodder. Additional music for this episode came from Our Many Stars, Onry Ozzborn, and One Two Three. Sponsors Frank & Oak– Go tofrankandoak.com/awesometo get your first outfit for $79 (a pair of pants and a shirt). Prudential- Download the MapMyRun app and join the Prudential 4.01K challenge. When you do, pledge to save at least 1% or more of your annual income for retirement and run and log 4.01K to be eligible to win a prize. Wealthsimp...

46 MIN2016 SEP 21
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#21 Postal Addresses

#20 Crying

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 Elizabeth Kulas. We were mixed by Andrew Dunn. Austin Thompson mixed Matthew Boll’s music. Thank you to Joe Staples. Jacob Cruz, Emma Jacobs, Tiffany Lee, Rikki Novetsky, Elah Feder, Melanie Kruvelis, and Jacqui Helbert provided production assistance. LEARN MORE: If you want to hear more from Tim Manley, look for his web series“The Feels,”and check out his storytelling atThe Moth. Dr. Nina Kraus at Northwestern University sent us the Smoke on the Water music – you can learn more about her lab atwww.brainvolts.northwestern.edu. You can hear more of Matthew Boll atamericanvacation.organd follow him on Twitter@bigbearii. OUR SPONSORS: Frank & Oak– Go tofrankandoak.com/awesometo get your first outfit for $79 (a pair of pants and a shirt)....

45 MIN2016 SEP 7
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#20 Crying

Latest Episodes

The Lo Life

EGimlet 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 all about his love for Polo Ralph Lauren—and the story of one group of boosters in Brooklyn who took their own love for Polo to another level.

24 MIN2017 OCT 6
Comments
The Lo Life

The Hide Rug of the Plant World

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.

11 MIN2017 APR 25
Comments
The Hide Rug of the Plant World

A Message from Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg

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

3 MIN2017 APR 13
Comments
A Message from Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg

Update

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

22 MIN2017 JAN 20
Comments
Update

Your Holiday Binge Listen

EHey 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, 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 hear the rest.

20 MIN2016 DEC 22
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Your Holiday Binge Listen

Surprise Surprise!

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

23 MIN2016 NOV 22
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Surprise Surprise!

#23 The Wedding

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 wedding. Thanks to Jorge Just -- and sorry we forgot to thank you last time, and to our beloved mix engineer Andrew Dunn. ANDREW DUNN MIXED THIS EPISODE, he always mixes our episodes, and we have not been great about remembering to tell you that! Additional production assistance came from Jacob Cruz, Emily Kennedy, Melanie Kruvelis, Sarah Melton and Sarah Stoddard. Thank you to Karen Klaiber Hersch, Gayle Strege, Patrick O’Neil, Jennifer Gellmann and Sharon Boulani. And finally, stay posted with us as ...

40 MIN2016 OCT 19
Comments
#23 The Wedding

#22 Wedding Planning

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, Melanie Kruvelis, Jessica Langley, Sarah Melton, and Sarah Stodder. Thank you to Meg Keene at A Practical Wedding, Erin Boll, proprietrix of the Instagram account Pisces Bride, Stevie Lane who designed our wedding invitation, and for helping us find Sue and Austin. Learn More Source for the inverse relationship between the cost of weddings and duration of marriages:‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration. At one point this was the most d...

37 MIN2016 OCT 5
Comments
#22 Wedding Planning

#21 Postal Addresses

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 Shani Aviram, Jacob Cruz, Emily Kennedy, Rikki Novetsky and Sarah Stodder. Additional music for this episode came from Our Many Stars, Onry Ozzborn, and One Two Three. Sponsors Frank & Oak– Go tofrankandoak.com/awesometo get your first outfit for $79 (a pair of pants and a shirt). Prudential- Download the MapMyRun app and join the Prudential 4.01K challenge. When you do, pledge to save at least 1% or more of your annual income for retirement and run and log 4.01K to be eligible to win a prize. Wealthsimp...

46 MIN2016 SEP 21
Comments
#21 Postal Addresses

#20 Crying

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 Elizabeth Kulas. We were mixed by Andrew Dunn. Austin Thompson mixed Matthew Boll’s music. Thank you to Joe Staples. Jacob Cruz, Emma Jacobs, Tiffany Lee, Rikki Novetsky, Elah Feder, Melanie Kruvelis, and Jacqui Helbert provided production assistance. LEARN MORE: If you want to hear more from Tim Manley, look for his web series“The Feels,”and check out his storytelling atThe Moth. Dr. Nina Kraus at Northwestern University sent us the Smoke on the Water music – you can learn more about her lab atwww.brainvolts.northwestern.edu. You can hear more of Matthew Boll atamericanvacation.organd follow him on Twitter@bigbearii. OUR SPONSORS: Frank & Oak– Go tofrankandoak.com/awesometo get your first outfit for $79 (a pair of pants and a shirt)....

45 MIN2016 SEP 7
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#20 Crying
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