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Welcome to Delorean Nights. Tune in as we travel back in time and take a road trip across America. Explore the histories and stories surrounding the places we live. Learn about forgotten heroes and villains, visionary builders and planners, and other important figures that once roamed the streets of your favorite cities. Revisit legends, folklore, and pop culture that mold our identities. Experience history-shaking events and their social significance. Join us on a most excellent adventure, ...
 
What began as a month living technologically in the 1950s in New York City evolved into webseries and now weekly podcast. In its third year, This Past Life NYC's Adventure to Civility is back exploring vintage radio advertisements, mid-century ideals, retro lifestyle challenges and interviews with long-standing mom-and-pop shops, storytellers and Makers in America. Created in the form of an old-fashioned radio broadcast and capturing a more polite life, I am pleased to bring to you this inca ...
 
A podcast about our things – what we hold dear, what we'd save if a storm or fire threatened everything we own, and the equal and opposite desire to tip our houses on their sides and toss it all into a dumpster. By Debbie Galant of The Chemo Files and Midcentury Modern.
 
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In our mid-season special, we're delving into the unique history of the electronic music genre of Synthwave, and its rise to mainstream popular culture. This twisting and turning tale includes 80’s horror movies, Ryan Gosling, ultra-violent video games, and mysterious French composers. It's a story soaked in nostalgia, yet futuristic and modern, li…
 
Lights Out Everybody = gold standard of horror radio. Morality play, revenge cycle, hatred, antipathy, and inhumanity. It's wartime Lights Out and the horror is not reserved to radio--it's out there in the real world. Go listen to They Met at Dorset somewhere online, then return here to meet your Ghost for a journey to England, WWII. See you soon..…
 
In the early days of the National Basketball Association, the legendary Bill Russell put his team on his back and carried them to eleven championships in thirteen seasons. While constructing the cherished Boston Celtic dynasty, he also fought another battle for social progress in a city that refused to acknowledge its own demons. These demons revea…
 
In the early 1980’s, an ambitious entrepreneur built the wildest water park the world had ever seen. Action Park was filled with rides that thrilled, scared, and even injured the guests. The rural getaway of Vernon, New Jersey was home to the America's Most Dangerous Water Park. Around the same time, two New Jerseyans began cataloging urban legends…
 
At the dawn of the 1980's, the sun-kissed paradise of South Beach Miami was crumbling and overflowing with crime. It took a rag-tag group of artists, architecture fans, activists, and the coolest show in television history to turn the tide and show the world how magical Miami could be. This is the story of how master preservationist Barbara Capitma…
 
Pittsburgh was home to another great Black Renaissance. At the center of it was the vibrant neighborhood known as the Hill, or Smoketown. A local gangster and war vet, a crusading journalist, and a journeyman pitcher converge to elevate their community and change baseball forever, paving the way for Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier. Tune …
 
*A mid-season special episode* Before the Delorean drove into immortality in 1985's classic Back to the Future, it was a dream of a visionary engineer. The story of its creation and the man behind it is worthy of its own movie. It's the perfect story to encapsulate America in the 1980's. This story has it all: Pure unbridled ambition. Corporate esp…
 
Journey to the golden age of the confidence artist as legendary Hustlers Titanic Thompson and The Yellow Kid plunder the rich and navigate the underworld of the rising metropolis of the Midwest. With Prohibition looming on the horizon, the battle for the soul of Chicago rages in City Hall under the helm of the infamous mayor Big Bill Thompson. Join…
 
Casinos race to build the biggest and brightest lights as Las Vegas comes of age. Meanwhile, the United States is locked in another race to build the biggest and deadliest bombs known to man. Grab an atomic cocktail and pull up a chair to watch how Vegas lit up the desert sky in Atomic Neon. Sources for this episode: The Strip: Las Vegas and the Ar…
 
In our introductory episode we explore the impact the 1980’s has had on our culture. Before he drove the Delorean back in time, Michael J. Fox was in our homes as young Republican Alex P. Keaton. We’ll also explore Reagan’s battle to define the decades past and the power of weaponized nostalgia. References: Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain…
 
Host Debbie Galant finds a vintage edition of "Fun with Dick and Jane" and struggles with her nostalgia for Dick, Jane and Sally and their grandparents' farm. Is she unconsciously buying into Donald Trump's message about America's lost greatness? With Noel Nowicki, Amy Selwyn, Warren Levinson and Ayla and Amir Avdicevic. Music from Stefano Vita, Sh…
 
Bestselling author Marie Kondo is the undisputed queen of decluttering, but how does her advice stack up against the bookcase of a former English major and a published novelist? Mixed at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Thanks to VCCA fellows Charles Fishman, Charlie Graeber, Dolores Johnson, Eric Sasson and Kelley Swain for their contrib…
 
Judging by our nervousness when we think we've left them behind, our cellphones may just be the most personal possession we own. And we rely on them for just about everything we do, despite thinking they're the downfall of civilization -- especially in somebody else's hands. But one cellphone user, in Boca Raton, Florida, who packs two iPhones ever…
 
What happens when the thing you find while cleaning out your loved one's possessions is the very symbol of malevolence? In Episode 2 of Stuff Dot Life, we find two klan robes in the attic. With Tom Greene, Oren and Tamima Friedman, David Cunningham and Alison Kinney. Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Jodie and Emlyn O'Regan. Klan Anthem by White Rider…
 
In the pilot of Stuff Dot Life, host Debbie Galant trudges up to her attic and discovers her 31-year-old wedding dress. In the midst of a decluttering campaign, she asks, "Does it go or does it stay?" Stuff Dot Life is a podcast about our things, and their relationship to our lives. This episode features Warren Levinson, Frank Polefka, and Amy Selw…
 
This week on The Adventure to Civility Podcast:Civility Challenge: Ask a familiar stranger for their story.Glimpse of New York: John my Super.With Love from the Past: The Molasses of WordsThe Adventure to Civility Podcast, brought to you by This Past Life NYC: http://www.thispastlifenyc.com, PO Box 1417, NYC 10028Every week featuring our #CivilityC…
 
This week on The Adventure to Civility Podcast:Civility Challenge: Bake a Cake!Glimpse of New York: Martin McDonaugh @ Danny & Eddie's, 1643 1st Ave # 1, New York, NY 10028,(212) 396-2090With Love from the Past: Technology BarrierThe Adventure to Civility Podcast, brought to you by This Past Life NYC: http://www.thispastlifenyc.com.Every week featu…
 
A return to the Adventure to Civility brought to you by This Past Life NYC: http://www.thispastlifenyc.com. Still featuring our Civility Challenges and now with Glimpse of New York and interview series featuring interesting businesses, people and stories from the streets of New York and a confessional documenting my third year spending April techno…
 
A return to the Adventure to Civility brought to you byThis Past Life NYChttp://www.thispastlifenyc.comThe first episode of our third year exploring This Past Life NYC, Adventure to Civility. Still featuring our Civility Challenges and now with Glimpse of New York and interview series featuring interesting businesses, people and stories from the st…
 
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