7 episodes

Stories Worth Telling Forever brings you fascinating stories and interviews from all over the web with a twist - each episode is a digital artifact stored permanently on Arweave.

Stories Worth Telling Forever Longview Labs

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Stories Worth Telling Forever brings you fascinating stories and interviews from all over the web with a twist - each episode is a digital artifact stored permanently on Arweave.

    Ep.1 - Iohan Gueorguiev the Bike Wanderer

    Ep.1 - Iohan Gueorguiev the Bike Wanderer

    Iohan Gueorguiev was a cyclist and explorer who inspired thousands. Although he passed away in 2021, he left behind a large body of self-produced video content that spanned six years and included adventures in the Americas and as far away as Morocco and Oman. Famous for always choosing the hard road, Iohn drew many to him with his kind, gracious and unassuming demeanor.

    Join Ty for one last journey with Iohan as we discuss the mysteries surrounding his life, talk with those who knew him, and find out why his videos are in danger of disappearing.

    Visit foreverstories.xyz [https://www.foreverstories.xyz/] to learn more about the ForeverStories project and how we are using Arweave [https://arweave.org/], Akord, [https://akord.com/]and the permaweb to preserve important cultural artifacts for generations to come.

    Additional information resources referenced in this episode include:

    * The Bike Wanderer Video Project [https://www.bikewanderer.com/video] (Links to Iohan's videos)
    * The Hard Road: Insights Into Iohan Gueorguiev [https://www.cyclingabout.com/insights-into-iohan-gueorguiev/] by Matt Bardeen
    * Карай докрай [https://www.capital.bg/light/lica/2015/02/06/2466875_karai_dokrai/] (Bulgarian article written by Svetoslav Todorov) 
    * Did Anyone Really Know the Bike Wanderer? [https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a39431891/the-bike-wanderer-iohan-gueorguiev/] by Bill Donahue

    • 42 min
    Ep.2 - Christoph Rehage and The Longest Way

    Ep.2 - Christoph Rehage and The Longest Way

    Christoph Rehage is a writer, photographer, and adventurer that has been shaped by a journey called "The Longest Way." After completing his studies in Beijing, Christoph embarked on an epic adventure walking on foot from China to his hometown in northern Germany, not realizing that 15 years later, he would still be on the "way."

    Ty talks with Christoph about how this journey began, the challenges he's faced, and the unforgettable experiences he's had along the way.

    Visit foreverstories.xyz [https://www.foreverstories.xyz/] to learn more about the ForeverStories project and how we use Arweave [https://arweave.org/], Akord, [https://akord.com/]and the permaweb to preserve important cultural artifacts for generations to come.

    Additional information resources referenced in this episode include:

    * The Longest Way Blog [https://thelongestway.com/]
    * The Longest Way 1.0 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ky6vgQfU24] (Video)

    • 55 min
    Ep.3 - Why Quiet Will Never Sound The Same Again

    Ep.3 - Why Quiet Will Never Sound The Same Again

    This episode is a journey into sound, quiet and learning how to listen. We investigate what has happened to our once quiet planet and why we need quiet more than ever. 

    Ty talks with Matt Mikkelsen, who, along with Quiet Parks International, has been working to preserve the last quiet places on earth. Along the way, you'll discover what some of the quietest places in the world sound like, what you hear in a room without sound and even experience what it sounds like to be struck by lightning.

    Visit foreverstories.xyz [https://www.foreverstories.xyz/] to learn more about the ForeverStories project and how we use Arweave [https://arweave.org/], Akord, [https://akord.com/]and the Permaweb to preserve important cultural artifacts for generations to come.

    • 52 min
    Ep.4 - Blackholes, Wildfires and the Sonification of the New York Skyline

    Ep.4 - Blackholes, Wildfires and the Sonification of the New York Skyline

    There are things we can hear that we cannot see. Every day things like the seconds ticking away on a clock down the hall or the sound a kettle makes as the water inside rises in temperature. There are profound things like the merger of two massive black holes or the speed of a wildfire burning 5000 acres of land per hour. There is the wonder you experience when you hear the rise and fall of a city skyline composed on a piano. 

    In this episode, we will explore these sounds and provide unique insights into a world of information made possible by turning data into sound, otherwise known as sonification.

    We chat with Jon Bellona [https://www.jpbellona.com/], a pioneer in the field of sonification and a Ph.D. faculty member at the University of Oregon, and David Owen [https://www.davidowen.net/], a writer for the New Yorker and Author of the book Volume Control.

    Visit foreverstories.xyz [https://www.foreverstories.xyz/] for additional content and learn more about the ForeverStories project. Discover how we use Arweave [https://arweave.org/], Akord [https://akord.com/], and the Permaweb to preserve these important cultural artifacts for future generations.

    • 40 min
    Ep.5 - Seeds: Memories Locked in Nature's Time Capsules

    Ep.5 - Seeds: Memories Locked in Nature's Time Capsules

    Sometimes it's the smallest things we take for granted. Nowhere is this more true than with seeds.

    In this episode, we explore the secrets within seeds and discover the memories they have locked inside. We talk with Adam Alexander [https://theseeddetective.co.uk/] aka the "Seed Detective" who has spent years traversing the globe collecting, documenting and sharing the unique stories contained inside seeds. We walk through Adam's memory garden, get lost in the mountains of Oman and learn how he reunites refugees with the food of their homelands.

    We also discuss what's being done to protect the diversity of seeds around the world and why they are essential to the future of the world's food production. Learn how the choices we make and the seeds we choose to grow now will impact our future and the generations that come next.

    Resources referenced in the production of this episode include:

    * The Seed Detective [https://www.chelseagreen.com/writer/adam-alexander/]: Uncovering the Secret Histories of Remarkable Vegetables by Adam Alexander (2022) 
    * The Triumph of Seeds [https://thorhanson.net/the-triumph-of-seeds-1]: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson (2015) 

    Explore these seed-sharing, trading, and preservation resources:

    * Seed Savers Exchange [https://www.seedsavers.org/](USA)
    * The Seed Ambassadors Project [https://seedambassadors.org/](USA)
    * Navdanya [https://www.navdanya.org/] (India)
    * The Heritage Seed Library [https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/heritage-seed-library] (UK)
    * Kokopelli [https://www.kokopelli-semences.fr/] (France)
    * Seeds of Diversity [https://www.seeds.ca/] (Canada)
    * Living Seeds [https://livingseeds.co.za/] (South Africa)
    * Arche Noah [https://arche-noah.at/] (Austria)

    Visit foreverstories.xyz [https://www.foreverstories.xyz/] for additional content and learn more about the ForeverStories project. Discover how we use Arweave [https://arweave.org/], Akord [https://akord.com/], and the Permaweb to preserve these important cultural artifacts.

    • 42 min
    Ep.6 - The Digital Attack on Memory

    Ep.6 - The Digital Attack on Memory

    As time passes our memories increase in quantity and value. Has technology evolved to protect the photographs and memories we hold close? Or is it a threat?

    In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the stories of three photographers whose collections of work were on the brink of being lost forever, only to be miraculously discovered. We also explore how our images and digital memories are in danger and what we can do to help them survive the next 100 years and beyond.

    We talk with George Oates, co-founder of the Flickr Foundation about the goal to preserve the Flickr Commons archive. Also, meet Brendan Flesher, a passionate photographer and an innovative archivist, exploring how new technologies can be used to ensure that the images he salvages can persist far into the future.

    Step with us through a portal in time as we share the stories, photographs and archives that connect us all.

    Links mentioned in the episode:

    * Expired Bren Found Film Archive [https://v2.akord.com/public/vaults/active/v1SfJQPhCDMuVxE2tuBySuq3T0JTPZlPTuEN-nxIvp0/assets]
    * Expired Bren Youtube [https://www.youtube.com/@ExpiredBren]
    * The Flickr Foundation [https://www.flickr.org/]
    * Flickr Commons Archive [https://www.flickr.com/commons]

    For an even deeper dive, visit foreverstories.xyz [https://www.foreverstories.xyz/] and uncover more about the ForeverStories project. Discover how we use Arweave [https://arweave.org/], Akord [https://akord.com/], and the Permaweb to preserve these invaluable cultural artifacts.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

GreatChiller ,

Super interesting

An emotional journey, perfect listen for my afternoon walk. Thank you!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (sometimes)
Team Coco & Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson
Shawn Ryan Show
Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network
The Youth Development Center
NHPR
Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
Wartime Stories
Ballen Studios