Surprisingly Awesome

Lots of things in the world seem ordinary. But when you dig deeper, it turns out, they’re fascinating. Surprisingly Awesome tells those stories.

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#15 Extinct Hockey

June 14, 2016

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Show Notes

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

The Facts

Surprisingly 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 were produced by Kalila Holt and Rachel Ward.

Isabel Angel, Misha Euceph, Piers Gelly, Elizabeth Kulas, Kyle McAuley, and Rikki Novetsky provided production assistance. Additional music for this episode came from Podington Bear and Lux Finite.

Andrew Dunn mixed the episode.


After you listen to the episode, take a look at John's new logo, designed by Peter Good.

If you're curious, here's the article that helped us track down the hipster.

And here are the logos!

The Hartford Whalers logo:

[caption id="attachment_1782" align="alignnone" width="300"]The Hartford Whalers logo

The Quebec Nordiques logo:


The hockey Pirates logo:



John's new logo:

John's New Logo