WDET's original podcast featuring stories about when, how and why things end, told by the people who have to live with what happens next.
Short: The End of the World's Largest Stove
Before Detroit was known for cars, it was known for stoves. And The World's Largest Stove was birthed in the late 19th century at the peak of the country's stove fever. Beginning of the End producer Laura Herberg explores its bizarre life and death.
10. The End of Obsession
[21:43] A man that worked for two decades to preserve the legacy of the Motown musicians known as the Funk Brothers.
The End of 'The Beginning of the End'
[2:20] Alex has a short message for our listeners on how you can keep our show kicking it into the future.
08. The End of Pride
[28:04] Meet Satori. A famed storyteller facing the end of her breast and finds the grace to rewrite her own story.
09. The End of Utopia
[27:01] Meet Emil Baur. After becoming fascinated with utopian societies and transcendentalism, Baur decided to lead a group of German Methodists into a swampy region of Michigan to start a new utopian society from scratch.
07. The End of Dominance
[21:22] We explore the story of how two larger-than-life musical movements came to their demise.
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I am an avid listener of WDET, even though I live in Chicago (hands down WDET has one of the best NPR stations across the country). The Beginning of the end is on par with This American Life and The Moth. I enjoy listening to the stories and wish the Podcast was longer. I will be donating to this great Podcast to show my support and hope the great content continues.
Being an alum of Cass Tech I really proud to hear the story of the Cass Tech graduates. I am impressed with their tenacity and accomplishments despite their struggles. I enjoy the updates and pictures.
I will continue to listen and support. Thank you for creating such meaningful content!!
I love this Podcast. The topics and delivery are great. I also like that it is focused on Southern Michigan...at least so far. Good work!
Wow. Good Stuff!
I discovered this podcast from reading an article about Detroit podcasts worth listening to. I wound up listening to the entire first season in one sitting! Episodes aren’t too long — they could actually stand to be a bit longer probably. It’s the perfect combination of weird + interesting, and is totally relatable. Not only worth checking out, but worth getting in to.