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In 1977, NASA sent the Voyager into space with two records known as the “Golden Records.” On them were recordings of notable historic music, evocative nature sounds, and murmurs from contemporary life, all used to paint a picture of humanity and the world at large. Things have changed a lot since 1977, so Caleb Hearon and Shelby Wolstein are trying their hand at an update. They're talking with comedians, musicians, and the like about what they would include on their own “golden record” if a new one were sent today. Songs, images, films, and moments are all on the table in this comedic reflection on art, media, and culture.

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    • 5.0 • 634 Ratings

In 1977, NASA sent the Voyager into space with two records known as the “Golden Records.” On them were recordings of notable historic music, evocative nature sounds, and murmurs from contemporary life, all used to paint a picture of humanity and the world at large. Things have changed a lot since 1977, so Caleb Hearon and Shelby Wolstein are trying their hand at an update. They're talking with comedians, musicians, and the like about what they would include on their own “golden record” if a new one were sent today. Songs, images, films, and moments are all on the table in this comedic reflection on art, media, and culture.

    I See Two Holes Right Now (with E.R. Fightmaster) [Re-release]

    I See Two Holes Right Now (with E.R. Fightmaster) [Re-release]

    OK tiny freaks! This is our very last re-release before a very special episode next week (!) and an even more special (!!) episode the week after. So hang tight, stay tuned, don't touch that dial. We're almost back, baby. 


    Actor, producer, and writer E.R. Fightmaster takes great issue with the premise of Keeping Records. And the issue is that the show shouldn't be about educating the aliens on humanity—it's about making the aliens feel how we feel. And that means the aliens need to feel perplexed by CrossFit, electrified by Temptation Island, inspired by the WNBA, and...I actually am not sure what they'll think about the oyster thing. But they're gonna feel something.

    E.R.'s Artifacts


    CrossFit (human behavior)
    Temptation Island (audio-visual)
    The WNBA "Wubble" Season (audio-visual)
    Books about cities (literature)
    Oysters (food)
    A text that says “I’m running five behind” when you are really 20 behind (human behavior)

    Follow E.R. and watch them on Shrill! Also listen to their music released as Twin!


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Lil Update!!!!!!

    A Lil Update!!!!!!

    Your burning questions????? Finally answered!!!! Smash that play button in to hear what we've been up to over at the KR HQ!!!!



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    • 8 min
    Bonus Episode: The Voyager Artifacts

    Bonus Episode: The Voyager Artifacts

    All right, settle in lil freaks, we're wheeling in the AV cart for a very special session of Keeping Records. Yes, that's right, we're gonna dim the lights and sit quietly in our chairs while Caleb and Shelby tell us about some of the artifacts that NASA sent (without our input weirdly) on the original Voyager Golden Record. We'll learn about things that seem funny to us but normal to people in other parts of the world, we'll learn about fetuses and how that all works more or less, we'll learn that the Immaculate Conception was really the Original Cuckolding. All in all, we'll learn. Together. While we eagerly wait for new episodes to drop. Soon. We promise. 

    Be sure to watch the video version of the episode for a complete audio-visual experience and for two of the best wigs you'll ever see in your life. 

    The Artifacts: 


    Greeting: Cantonese
    Image: School Room
    Image: Fetus Diagram
    Image: Rush Hour Traffic
    Greeting: Portuguese
    Music: "Dark Was the Night," written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson
    Greeting: Nepali 



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    • 32 min
    It's Not For You (with Beth Stelling) [Re-release]

    It's Not For You (with Beth Stelling) [Re-release]

    Give us a minute, OK? Keeping Records is on a brief hiatus but you better believe it's coming back. Stay tuned for updates from their latest mission, dropping in your feeds soon.


    Comedian and podcaster Beth Stelling ordered some sandwiches...like...an hour ago. They're still not here yet but she's going to go ahead and get started telling Caleb and Shelby her plans for her Golden Record: people falling over and hurting themselves but like not reaaaally hurting themselves, her niece meeting a woodland creature, Ted Danson absolutely nailing it on—oh shit, someone's knocking, brb

    Beth's Artifacts


    Falling compilations (audio-visual)
    Niece meeting a bunny for the first time (audio-visual)
    Mr. Mayor (audio-visual)
    Photo of Beth and her mom in Hawaii after her mom retired from teaching (image)
    6th grade home videos or her and her friends making music videos (audio-visual)

    Original Voyager Artifact


    Mountain Climber (Gaston Rébuffat) (image)

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Don't Broke What's Not Broken

    Don't Broke What's Not Broken

    Hey it's Caleb and Shelbo! Back with the long-awaited Golden Record from our main girl! Shelbo takes a while to find her camera but when she does, she FINALLY sets the record straight (in a gay way): we're taking a brief chhhiatus (a Jewish break), but we will be back with new episodes in a few weeks. So don't you dare hit that unsubscribe button, because we've got so much more Keeping Recordings for you. More news coming in this feed next week.

    To tide you over 'til then, Shelbo's artifacts:


    When Two People Meet at a Revolving Door at the Same Time and Push it together (Collaboration)
    The Last 24 hrs at Summer Camp (Traumatic Childhood Event)
    Rats On the Street vs Rats People Keep as Pets (Comparison)
    Hanging Out with a Friend's Parent in Their Kitchen (Experience)
    A New Nicki Minaj Verse Specifically for the Aliens (Audio)
    Driving Around with your Friends Listening to Music w/ No Real Destination (Muli-Sensory Experience)
    When the Cleveland Caveliers Won NBA Championship in 2016 (Sports History Moment)
    The OC (2003-2007 Television Show)
    Survivor (2000-Present Day Television Show)
    Group Date to a Movie Theater at Age 12 (Tween Experience)
    Shel Silverstein (Poet/Author)



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Time of Your Life

    Time of Your Life

    Good morning America (or wherever you're listening from, hopefully from a different planet)! The long awaited Golden Record from our one and only Caleb Hearon is finally here. It's a bittersweet symphony as we go through a lot of feelings. Queue Vitamin C… and let us know… F/K Jason Segal and Vince Vaughn.

    Caleb's Artifacts


    The feeling of unrequited love, as expressed by "I Can Love You Better" by The Chicks (audio)
    They pushed me down and maced me Animaniacs (audio-visual)
    The b*****b scene with Brenda Song and Andrew Garfield in The Social Network" (audio-visual)
    The out-of-body feeling when you're having a special moment and you realize you will remember it forever (feeling)
    Lauryn Hill's album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (audio)
    Every single John Goodman performance (audio-visual)
    The Break-Up starring Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughn (2006 Film)
    "Money" by The Flying Lizards (audio)



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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
634 Ratings

634 Ratings

littlefreak69 ,

Omg E.J. Marcus

Love!!!

Don'tWorryBout it ,

Love the podcast please some back

tbh I just found this podcast in the last month and I have plenty of back episodes to go through. No free clout for the girlies but maybe if we are really good maybe some free clout as a treat?

I like when Caleb is mean to Shelby but I don’t like when guest is mean to Shelby

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Caleb and Shelby are hot

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