16 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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    • 4.7, 527 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?”

    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
    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
    Taped Over

    Taped Over

    Who records your family’s history? Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
527 Ratings

527 Ratings

GerritElzinga ,

Absolutely LOVE

I absolutely LOVE this podcast. The fleeting idea of Ephemeral recordings is something that everyone should have knowledge of. I hope this podcast changes your life like it did mine. I think about it regularly, as it hit me deep in the feels. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Susan Spring ,

Emotional, Beautiful

I’m overwhelmed with how beautiful this podcast is. It’s thought provoking and invokes such nostalgia. It’s about something I think about constantly as I age and watch my children and grandchildren grow older. It is so poignant to remember those important moments in our lives that are so fleeting through archival footage in tapes, photos, children’s drawings, recordings, letters, family handwritten recipes and journaling. We can thoughtfully pass on our heritage to those who come after us. I highly recommend this beautifully done podcast. You will be so happy you found it.

The Real Zen Boy ,

Crafted with Love

Thank You for your care and attention in bringing us hidden gems from our world throughout time.

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