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Season 2, Episode 4: Julie is a Homo[wack] (Homowack Lodge - Spring Glen, NY)

Season 2, Episode 4: Julie is a Homo[wack] (Homowack Lodge - Spring Glen, NY)

Join Blake as he explores the architectural remains of the Homowack Lodge, alongside his fierce compatriot Julie, a compassionate and sensitive queer community leader in Hudson Valley, NY.

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Season 2, Episode 3: Shannon and the Crisis of Confidence (Unknown I-10 Gas Station - Cactus City, CA)

Season 2, Episode 3: Shannon and the Crisis of Confidence (Unknown I-10 Gas Station - Cactus City, CA)

While reflecting on what makes an ideal friendship with his pal Shannon, Blake pokes about the ruins of an abandoned gas station in the California desert. Join him as he time warps back to 1979, when gas lines were long, Coca Cola was 45 cents a bottle, and President Jimmy Carter warned Americans about the Crisis of Confidence.

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Season 2, Episode 2: Eric, Curious by Default (Great Barrington Fairgrounds - Great Barrington, MA)

Season 2, Episode 2: Eric, Curious by Default (Great Barrington Fairgrounds - Great Barrington, MA)

Featuring its cornerstone horse race track and grandstand, the Great Barrington Fairgrounds has sat abandoned since 1998. Join Blake as he wanders among the ghosts of fairs-gone-by while reflecting the hidden truth of his relationship with his lover Eric.

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Season 2 Bonus | The Last Rites of Last Chance, CO

Season 2 Bonus | The Last Rites of Last Chance, CO

Just over an hour east of Denver is a small ghost town called Last Chance. Upon first glance, it might look like just a clump of tiny abandoned houses. But look closer with Blake as he guides you through the ruins of Last Chance, Colorado, and together, uncover the mystery of why the remains of this widely unknown, defunct American geographical icon have continued to haunt passersby for decades after its demise.

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Season 2, Episode 1: Isabel & the Allentown Mafia (Lehigh Valley Dairy - Allentown, PA)

Season 2, Episode 1: Isabel & the Allentown Mafia (Lehigh Valley Dairy - Allentown, PA)

We're kickstarting the second season of abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast with a mafia hideout, a milk factory full of phantoms, and a curious, ghostly plant manager named Victor. Alongside his sister-from-another-mother, join Blake as he embarks on a mysterious trip to the abandoned Lehigh Valley Dairy where he ponders friendship, FDR’s New Deal, and the dark side of the imagination.

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Trailer (Season 2) | abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast

Trailer (Season 2) | abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast

Coming September 28, 2023! Welcome to season 2 of the award-winning abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast. Join host Blake Pfeil as he guides listeners through immersive audio fantasies, recreating his experiences exploring abandoned spaces across the United States. Along the way, abandoned asks critical questions about American history and culture, community, capitalism and economics, the environment, and mental health while encouraging folks to activate their imaginations as a tool for healing.

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Season 1 Bonus | Reawakening Ruins: Charles Ferri and the Hudson House & Distillery

Season 1 Bonus | Reawakening Ruins: Charles Ferri and the Hudson House & Distillery

Charles Ferri spent years searching for something, but it wasn’t until he stumbled upon an empty monastery overlooking the Hudson River that he realized he’d found it. Join Blake as he explores the story behind the accidental preservationist of the once-abandoned Christian Brothers Monastery & School in West Park, NY.

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Season 1 Bonus | All-American Ruins at North Carolina Museum of History: History + Highballs

Season 1 Bonus | All-American Ruins at North Carolina Museum of History: History + Highballs

On July 20, 2023, North Carolina Museum of History hosted All-American Ruins as part of their History + Highballs virtual series. The program, entitled All-American Ruins: Reawakening the Healing Power of Imagination in Abandoned Spaces, started with a question: “Can the human imagination serve as a space of healing and serenity as much as it serves as a space of creativity and wonderment?”

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What I’d Leave Behind (Unknown Cabin - Hudson Valley, NY)

What I’d Leave Behind (Unknown Cabin - Hudson Valley, NY)

“What would I leave behind?” In this special bonus episode, join Blake on an existential quest to an abandoned cabin in the middle of the woods where he reflects on legacy, death, and imagines what his own home might look if it was abandoned.

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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 and culture, community, capitalism and economics, the environment, and mental health while encouraging folks to activate their imaginations as a tool for healing.

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