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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?”

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    • 4.7, 477 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

4.7 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

72stingray ,

Can’t wait for season 2

This show really caters to my interest in pondering obscure topic. Really enjoy it.

fjskekfic ,

Mostly great

I’ve really enjoyed most of the episodes of this podcast—they are interesting, well-edited, and cover obscure topics. I feel like I actually learn something when I listen to most of these. There are a couple, though, that are just super navel-gazey. If you want to try this, listen to “Reputation,” which is the best episode, and then listen to the first episode, which is one of the worst. That will give you a good sense of the show.

MHarrisPDX ,

A truly beautiful and unusual show

Such a big fan of Ephemeral. Incredible audio editing, phenomenal storytelling, and everything one could hope for in a creative venture.

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