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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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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 out of 5
447 Ratings

447 Ratings

luvit1939 ,

Fantastic!

I love it so much. Found sound and blasts from the past. It's like Fugative Waves on NPR before the Kitchen Sisters became propagandists. Keep on keeping on. Don't fall into the trap of going toward a political route.

Meerkatopolis ,

Absolutely worth a listen

One of the most riveting yet melancholic podcasts I’ve heard. Ephemeral has me aching for the past while celebrating the temporary moments we have managed to preserve.

🤖🐧 ,

Excellent podcast

If you like 99pi or Here Be Monsters, this is the podcast for you. I recommend the DuMont episode but they’re all great.

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