12 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, 407 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
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

Kodiak drama queen ,

My new favorite podcast

I have long been a fan of how stuff works podcasts, but this is the first podcast that has completely blown me away. This is the first podcast where I have gone back and re-listened to episodes multiple times because they are so good! I have listened to “Reputation” 5 times and it still gives me goosebumps to hear Mary Gail sing. I can’t wait for season two!

John Willa ,

Hits so many facets of good podcasting

Historical, cultural, mystery, emotional drama and it’s very well produced to boot. At times it feels as if the team that makes this is desperately and successfully saving what has made us who we are today.

Eric Schnelten ,

I’m hooked

All it took was the trailer and I’m hooked!

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