11 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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    • 4.6, 234 Ratings

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?”

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

SoYves ,

Loving it

Everything about this show is amazing. The sound, the subjects -- I feel immersed in every episode. And when they're done, they stick with you. Looking forward to more!

Spacecatcassidy ,

Phenomenal radio journalism

I haven’t heard anything this good in while, the switchboard episode is amazing...truly preserving incredible fading memories. The crossword and sketchbook one was less historical but equally fascinating! Loving this format

vikkivt ,

Ephemeral is my new favorite!

Fascinating stories! Loved the episode of family recordings from the 50s. Reminds me of my childhood.

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