Episode 136 – Breck Parkman and Maura McCoy on Vinyl and Archaeology


This week’s episode is not really about one comedy album, but about the strange case of a burned commune, the family that lived there, and the man who has been studying the site for thirty-plus years, using vinyl found at the scene as one of his tools.  Among them, one comedy album (a Cosby album, as it happens).  We talk about what that means and what it’s like to work on a site that’s younger than you are, but at the same time millennia older.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guests: Breck Parkman & Maura McCoy

Breck’s state bio
The BoingBoing article that turned me on to the story
Olompali: A California Story

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