“Episode 64: The 7th Story”
The Memory Palace is this incredible little podcast; it only comes out periodically (sometimes just a few times per year) and every episode is really short, sometimes only a few minutes, but they are all just beautiful monuments to tiny moments in history.
The host finds these just poignant, forgotten things (mostly in American history) that are just so, so human and so felt. When they come out, I save them like chocolates.
And this one in particular was wonderful because it places this 2015 moment in history with something that happened at the turn of the 20th Century, and it makes this perfect, perfect homage to the podcast Serial and really the unknowingness of anything that has happened in the past and the reasons why we want to tell those stories.
Just, really, listen to it — you have already spent nearly as much time reading as you will listening.