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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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    • 4.6, 187 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
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

nicknamed34 ,

Simply one of the best podcasts out there right now.

I think this show does us a great service by pulling us out of the digital haze of perpetuity that surrounds so much of our everyday lives and reminds us of the impermanence of ourselves, our memories, and the world that surrounds us.

Just a really great listen with super interesting topics and concepts! Highly recommended!

billsmafia25 ,

Thank you

I’ve listened over and over I can’t help it

WhispAlene ,

I love this podcast!

I’m 39 and fan of old time radio, history and holding on to things of the past. I love your subject matter and guests! This is one interesting podcast, you’ve got a fan in me!

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