How much paper is printed every day? Who is designing it all, and who's keeping tabs on how much we’ve amassed? Interviews with crossword constructor Matt Gaffney and Steven Peterman of The Sketchbook Project.
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 audio ephemera collector Bob Purse.
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.
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.