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If you love Surprisingly Awesome by Gimlet Media, you should definitely also check out these podcasts below:

Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

5.0 (518 ratings)

A show about the small stuff. From Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

By: Steve J. Dubner and Stitcher

Rating:

4.5 (609 ratings)

Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. The panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard. Produced in association with Stitcher.

Radiolab

Radiolab

By: WNYC Studios

Rating:

5.0 (8490 ratings)

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

By: Stephen Dubner & WNYC Studios

Rating:

4.5 (4618 ratings)

Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts such as “Radiolab," "Death, Sex & Money," and "On the Media."

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

By: HowStuffWorks

Rating:

4.5 (12191 ratings)

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Mystery Show

Mystery Show

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

4.5 (2973 ratings)

A new podcast about mysteries, hosted by Starlee Kine. From Gimlet.

How To Do Everything

How To Do Everything

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (690 ratings)

We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.

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Science Friday

By: Science Friday

Rating:

4.5 (959 ratings)

Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.

Good Job, Brain!

Good Job, Brain!

By: GoodJobBrain.com

Rating:

4.5 (1080 ratings)

Part pub quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. All the time! We here are nuts about trivia. And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!

Invisibilia

Invisibilia

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (3287 ratings)

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.