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Season 2 Bonus | Sunset Town: A Memory Poem (George's Music - Orlando, FL)

Season 2 Bonus | Sunset Town: A Memory Poem (George's Music - Orlando, FL)

Sometimes, it’s not possible to get inside an abandoned space, but the ghosts that may still linger among the ruins of George’s Music in Orlando, FL activate Blake’s imagination just the same. Join him for this special bonus episode as he daydreams the insides of the abandoned music store, surrounded on all sides by the echoes of America’s Disney-stained future.

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Season 2 Bonus | Loving with Abandon in America's Ruins: Louis and Fletcher

Season 2 Bonus | Loving with Abandon in America's Ruins: Louis and Fletcher

Urban explorers Louis Inghilterra and Fletcher Petrucci met in the unlikeliest of places: an abandoned hospital in Denver, CO. Celebrate Pride 2024 with this bonus episode of abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast as host Blake Pfeil profiles Louis and Fletcher’s unique journey to finding queer companionship and love inside the ruins of America.

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Season 2 Bonus | A 10,000 Year-Old Story: All-American Ruins & Human Nature Odyssey

Season 2 Bonus | A 10,000 Year-Old Story: All-American Ruins & Human Nature Odyssey

Transmedia storyteller Alex Leff is the host of Human Nature Odyssey, a podcast that takes a unique look at humanity, civilization, and the fate of the world. In this bonus episode (which originally aired as a bonus episode for Human Nature Odyssey Patreon subscribers), join Alex as he interviews Blake where they discuss, what else? Abandoned spaces.

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Season 2 Bonus | Gratitude Transmissions from The Book of Exeter

Season 2 Bonus | Gratitude Transmissions from The Book of Exeter

Blake explores a passage about ruins from The Book of Exeter, the oldest known and largest collection of Old English literature. Join him as he revisits a poetic, 10th century urbex perspective while reflecting on his gratitude for the reception of season 2-- and listen in for some exciting news about what’s next for abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast.

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Season 2, Episode 12 | Sober (Neuweiler Brewery - Allentown, PA)

Season 2, Episode 12 | Sober (Neuweiler Brewery - Allentown, PA)

In the season 2 finale of abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast, join Blake as he reflects on his journey to sobriety while wandering the ruins of the Neuweiler Brewery, where he narrowly escapes a run-in with security.

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Season 2, Episode 11 | Zombies (AFI Packaging - Port Jervis, NY)

Season 2, Episode 11 | Zombies (AFI Packaging - Port Jervis, NY)

Overlooking the dusty trijunction of Port Jervis, NY sits the ruins of the AFI Packaging Plant. Join Blake on his triumphant return to the abandoned space in the middle of summer 2022 as he reflects on the pandemic and loneliness, against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse fantasy.

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Season 2, Episode 10 | A Chance Encounter (Pass Creek Market - Curtin, OR)

Season 2, Episode 10 | A Chance Encounter (Pass Creek Market - Curtin, OR)

The accidental discovery of a curious abandoned space leads Blake to a chance encounter -- with a man named Steez. Join Blake as he explores the ruins of Pass Creek Market in Curtin, OR, a casualty of the 2008 housing crisis. And meet Steez, an off-the-grid hippy with an unusual appetite for deep conversation about capitalism, imagination and ghosts.

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Season 2, Episode 9 | Sex, Drugs, Depression (Central Middle-High School - Painter, VA)

Season 2, Episode 9 | Sex, Drugs, Depression (Central Middle-High School - Painter, VA)

Welcome to Painter, Virginia, home of the abandoned Central Middle-High School. Wander its ghostly hallways with Blake as he reflects on the American education system, explores class warfare, and has a brief encounter with death... and possibly Elizabeth Warren.

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Season 2, Episode 8 | Mrs. Dalby and the Gravekeeper of Hatteras Island (Unknown Shanty - Hatteras, NC)

Season 2, Episode 8 | Mrs. Dalby and the Gravekeeper of Hatteras Island (Unknown Shanty - Hatteras, NC)

Sometimes, an abandoned space can summon a ghost - or maybe it’s just a figment of the imagination. Either way, join Blake as he accompanies you to the ruins of a seaside shanty, standing proudly on the edge of a graveyard overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (And don’t be surprised if you both run into a ghost named Mrs. Dalby.)

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About the Show

abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast guides listeners through immersive audio fantasies, recreating host Blake Pfeil’s experiences exploring abandoned spaces across the United States. Along the way, abandoned asks critical questions about American history, culture, community, economics, the environment, and mental health while encouraging folks to activate their imaginations as a tool for healing.

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🎧 Official Select – On-Air Fest (2023)

✨ Nominee: Ambie Awards (Best Indie Podcast – 2024)

🏚️ Winner: Top of the Rockies (Best of Podcasts – 2023), PopCon Podcast Awards (Best History Podcast – 2024)

Learn more: http://www.allamericanruins.com

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