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July 8, 2019
Sounds of Silence
Four minutes and thirty three seconds that changed the course of music history. Featuring musicologist & composer Kyle Gann. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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48 min
July 1, 2019
Switchboard
WWI, women’s suffrage, and one of the most important inventions of the 20th century: the telephone. Interview with historian Elizabeth Cobbs, author of "The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers." Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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52 min
June 24, 2019
Sketch+Puzzle
How much paper is printed every day? Who's designing it and who's keeping on tabs on how much we have? Featuring interviews with crossword constructor Matt Gaffney and Steven Peterman of The Sketchbook Project. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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40 min
June 17, 2019
Reputation
What if you had a song stuck in your head, but had no way to find out anything about the artist? The mystery of an unlabelled record unravels year-over-year. Featuring an interview with reel-to-reel tape collector Bob Purse of the Inches Per Second blog. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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39 min
June 10, 2019
Brothers
In their four story brownstone at the corner of Fifth Avenue & 128th Street, the Collyer brothers sealed themselves up through the Great Depression, both World Wars, and as Harlem shifted from a rich white suburb to a poor black slum. In the cavernous dwelling, the pair amassed "one of the world’s legendary collections of urban junk." Two-hundred tons of junk by the end. Featuring memoirist Franz Lidz. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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42 min
June 3, 2019
DuMont
At the outset of commercial television, there were just four networks. Three you’ve heard of – they are still around today. The fourth is almost entirely forgotten. Featuring an interview with media historian David Weinstein of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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51 min
May 27, 2019
EphemaWHAT?!?
You’re telling me people actually like this old stuff? What is ephemera and why is it worth studying? Interview with Sarah Wasserman, professor of Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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31 min
May 20, 2019
Diaspora
What makes American music American? If the history book is written, what chapters are missing? Featuring music researcher Ian Nagoski of Canary Records. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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61 min
May 20, 2019
Pilot
Found objects – misplaced artifacts of mysterious origins – can be sources great of inspiration. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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18 min
May 13, 2019
Trailer: Answering Machine
Lost materials, dropped threads, forgotten stories. Ephemera in the way that it’s intertwined in our lives. All those things, tangible and intangible, that you wish you could take just one more look at before they vanish into the past. Ephemeral debuts May 20th. Learn more at www.ephemeral.show
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8 min
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