Brutally honest, cringe-worthy tales of parental betrayal, musical angst, and restaurant diarrhea.
Regular people telling stories in a magical/enchanted/haunted forest.
Tired of all the evil happening in the world? In this episode we hear about people working to make things better.
Edgar Allan Poe erotic fan fiction, monster pumpkins, and zombie lessons. It's our annual Halloween episode.
Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner, a sleazy private detective, and gender identity all show up in this episode.
Stories of Survival. Human survival. Guitar survival. Cat survival.
Musicians, podcasters, and a guy who shows us how to make scrambled eggs show up on this episode.
Eclipse-chaser Michael Aisner, musicians Matt Nathanson and Brett Dennen, and future baseball hall-of-famer David Ortiz weigh in on special moments.
A theatrical tribute to Robin Williams raises money to help senior dogs, the homeless, poor kids in Haiti, incarcerated youth, and kids with special needs.
In what may be our most entertaining episode to date we give you stand-up comedy, a story from Porchlight, and a recreation of a 1949 radio detective drama.
What's in like to be a homeless junkie, a "starving artist," or a poor college student in a city like San Francisco. We explore that question. Guests include socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell, and Patreon co-founder and CEO Jack Conte.
The weird and wonderful ways in which we spend our free time.
Meet a woman who is trying to make scents (correct spelling) out of Shakespeare, a teacher teaching Shakespeare to students who have trouble speaking, and a high school senior who got to perform Shakespeare at the Lincoln Center in New York.
For some reason this episode on the 1969 concert was disappeared from our feed, so we're reposting it.
We visit Boulder, CO, Huntington, WV, and Oakland, CA to make sure science exists. Guests include Mary Roach, Dr Sydnee McElroy, and a cowboy.
It turns out it's okay to be a "helicopter parent" when your child ages out of the education system.
In this episode we look at what happens when young people with Autism or other special needs age out of the education system.
Rolling Stone magazine once called it "Rock and Roll's all-time worst day." In this episode we take you back to the 1969 Altamont music festival.
This is the debut episode of our new short-form podcast "Aaah Alcatraz." To hear future episodes, you'll need to support us (just $1 a month) at www.patreon.com/finchfiles.
We consider whether music produced from 1964 to 1973 represented a "Golden Age" for popular music.