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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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#3 Concrete

November 17, 2015

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Show Notes

From the dawn of human civilization, to the end of days: Concrete will outlast us all.

Additional Reading


Göbekli Tepe and "The Birth of Religion" by Charles C. Mann for National Geographic

Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material by Robert Courland

The Facts


The Reverend John DeLore and Michael Garofalo mixed this episode. John performed music for this episode, along with his bandmates, Jordan Scanella, Sam Merrick, Isamu McGregor, Jon LaDeau, Dominic Fallacaro. This episode also features the song "Choke California" by Tyler Strickland

Thanks to Matthew Nelson for production assistance.

Our theme music is “How We Do,” written, performed, and produced by Nicholas Britell.

Our ad music is by Build Buildings.

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