13 episodes

In 1977, NASA sent the Voyager into space with two records known as the “Golden Records.” On them were recordings of notable historic music, evocative nature sounds, and murmurs from contemporary life, all used to paint a picture of humanity and the world at large. Things have changed a lot since 1977, so Caleb Hearon and Shelby Wolstein are trying their hand at an update. They're talking with comedians, musicians, and the like about what they would include on their own “golden record” if a new one were sent today. Songs, images, films, and moments are all on the table in this comedic reflection on art, media, and culture.

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In 1977, NASA sent the Voyager into space with two records known as the “Golden Records.” On them were recordings of notable historic music, evocative nature sounds, and murmurs from contemporary life, all used to paint a picture of humanity and the world at large. Things have changed a lot since 1977, so Caleb Hearon and Shelby Wolstein are trying their hand at an update. They're talking with comedians, musicians, and the like about what they would include on their own “golden record” if a new one were sent today. Songs, images, films, and moments are all on the table in this comedic reflection on art, media, and culture.

    Manic Pixie Dream Cop w/ Lauren Lapkus

    Manic Pixie Dream Cop w/ Lauren Lapkus

    Actress, comedian, writer, and podcaster Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy, Jurassic World, Crashing) creates a Golden Record full of experiences, emotions, and tastes. She will not, however, taste anything called "salad" that isn't an actual salad, because honestly that is a repulsive concept.

    Lauren's ArtifactsWatching the opening credits of Who's the Boss (multisensory experience)The feeling of lost cat being found (multisensory experience)About Time (video)The sensation of peeing in the shower for the first time (multisensory experience)The taste and feeling of eating half-baked chocolate chip cookies while stoned (multisensory experience)Original Voyager ArtifactCrocodile, Peter Beard (image)Hotter, Not Actual Voyager Artifact (But It Really Should Have Been One)Self-portrait in mouth of crocodile, Peter Beard (image)Follow Lauren on Twitter!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    It's Not For You w/ Beth Stelling

    It's Not For You w/ Beth Stelling

    Comedian and podcaster Beth Stelling ordered some sandwiches...like...an hour ago. They're still not here yet but she's going to go ahead and get started telling Caleb and Shelby her plans for her Golden Record: people falling over and hurting themselves but like not reaaaally hurting themselves, her niece meeting a woodland creature, Ted Danson absolutely nailing it on—oh shit, someone's knocking, brb

    Beth's ArtifactsFalling compilations (video)Niece meeting a bunny for the first time (video)Mr. Mayor (video)Photo of Beth and her mom in Hawaii after her mom retired from teaching (image)6th grade home videos or her and her friends making music videos (video)Original Voyager ArtifactMountain Climber (Gaston Rébuffat) (image)Follow Beth and watch Girl Daddy on HBO Max.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Earth is Flat, Paul is Dead w/ Mae Martin

    Earth is Flat, Paul is Dead w/ Mae Martin

    Comedian, writer, and actor Mae Martin (Feel Good) submits their Golden Record artifacts to Caleb and Shelby. They also discuss nude hide and seek, causing chaos in amusement parks, and bad psychic mediums.

    Mae's ArtifactsThe feeling of being about to be discovered in hide and seek (multisensory experience)Blake Lively in The Town saying "How do you know Dougie?" (multisensory experience)Hocus Pocus (video)The Beatles (audio)Original Voyager ArtifactPresident Jimmy Carter's letter to the aliens (document)Follow Mae @TheMaeMartin and watch Feel Good on Netflix!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    We Are Mops w/ Sydnee Washington

    We Are Mops w/ Sydnee Washington

    Comedian and podcaster Sydnee Washington (Hobby Hunter, Syd Can Cook) is prepared to show the aliens what they need to know about humans: the power of Rhianna, Earth's laziness, what we're willing to do for horniness, and Queen Latifah.

    Sydnee's artifactsFenty Makeup (tool)Swiffer mop (tool)Strap-on (tool)Set It Off (video)"Do You Think...?" Listener PicksMary Kate Olsen's Zoom Divorce (video) Nicki Minaj calling out Miley Cyrus at the VMAs (video)sensation of an icy hot patch (sensation)Follow the show @keepingrecordspod

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    • 42 min
    Night is for the Freaks w/ Samantha Irby

    Night is for the Freaks w/ Samantha Irby

    Comedian and writer Samantha Irby (Wow, No Thank You; Meaty; Shrill) creates a Golden Record full of artifacts that she hopes the aliens will find life-changing. She also expresses her thoughts on what she would do with Henry Cavill in inappropriate public settings.

    Sam's artifactsGone Girl, the book not the movie (literature)A live Tori Amos bootleg cassette (audio)Mission: Impossible - Fallout (video)Dlisted.com comment section from 2008 - (web archive)The burn of an excessively carbonated gas station fountain soda (sensation)Voyager ArtifactNavajo Night Chant (audio)"Do You Think...?" Listener PicksLenny Kravitz accidental dick exposure (video) Plain rice with butter (food)"Like a G6" by Far East Movement (audio)Follow the show @keepingrecordspod

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Fugue Chicken State w/ Zoe Lister-Jones

    Fugue Chicken State w/ Zoe Lister-Jones

    Actor, writer, director and producer Zoe Lister-Jones (How it Ends, The Craft: Legacy, Life in Pieces) creates a Golden Record to educate aliens on human sexuality, food, and reckoning. Also about the power of diffuse lighting.Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville (audio)Chicken (food)Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You (video)Mask Fashion (human ephemera)Jennifer Lopez's lighting package (human ephemera)Follow the show @keepingrecordspod

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Xelmcilth ,

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Truly this podcast is one of the greatest things i’ve ever listened to... I’d never heard of Shelby and Caleb before this, but they are so funny and bring out something amazing in all their guests. An amazing concept that requires no prior knowledge and a great thought experiment for yourself. Listen to this podcast!!

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