17 episodes

The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?”

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The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?”

    Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving Leftovers

    With so much to be grateful for this year, we wanted to express our thanks by sharing some of our favorite, never-before-aired clips from four interviews of the past season. Featuring Ian Nagoski, David Weinstein, Sarah Wasserman, and Elizabeth Cobbs.
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    • 38 min
    Introducing: The Second Oil Age

    Introducing: The Second Oil Age

    When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Immerse yourself in a post–energy-crisis world in which humanity’s thirst for oil is satisfied through a bargain with a mysterious deep-sea species.
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    • 17 min
    The Haunted Orchard

    The Haunted Orchard

    A traveller seeking solitude finds it at an old farmhouse in which everything seems forgotten and yet remembered. Written by Richard Le Gallienne. Narrated by Peter Yearsley. Learn more at ephemeral.show
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    • 24 min
    Handmade Records

    Handmade Records

    Why put music on plastic in 2019? Featuring Seth Nicholas Johnson of Haunted Birthday Records and the music of Elias Mason & June Yorke, pumashock, and Undercover Monsters. 
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Tallest Rock

    The Tallest Rock

    A strange left turn in the story of Merigail Moreland. 
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    • 15 min
    Taped Over Interview: Matt Frederick

    Taped Over Interview: Matt Frederick

    A conversation with our producer Matt on family, recording, and all things ephemeral. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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    • 49 min

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