Anthology Files explores the outer limits of pop culture​, b​ringing unheralded heritages back to life through insider voices and outsider sounds​. Informed and inspired by Anthology’s music and publishing catalog, we add extra dimension to​ cultural moments lost, missed, or dismissed.

Flying Saucers Are Real!
In 1961 Betty and Barney Hill were abducted by aliens in rural New Hampshire. Their abduction was widely reported, and a paranoid United States unknowingly participated in the western world's first and most spectacular meme. This episode is an exploration of the speed of rumor, perceptions of nuclear war and fiction presented as fact: A celebration of UFOs and the lens flare of the media that celebrated them. This episode is the audio companion to Flying Saucers Are Real!: a remarkable catalogue of the Jack Womack UFO library and a history of one of the 20th century's most pervasive subcultures.
Party In The Back
Armed with mops, buckets, and Google Maps, celebrated skateboarder Tino Razo and his friends have been hunting abandoned backyard swimming pools across LA's sprawling cityscape for years. A self-taught photographer, Tino began documenting their skate sessions almost immediately, capturing relics of pools lost or destroyed. Tino and his friends evolved from skaters in search of the next spot to suburban archeologists exploring a decaying American dream. Razo's new photo book Party In The Back resurrects the long-forgotten spaces and places Tino encountered during his first years living in Los Angeles. The Anthology Files crew traveled to LA to meet Razo and tour the city's surreal, architectural underbelly celebrated in Razo's work.
This episode features music from NapolianCo LaBali HighTairiq & GarfieldRamsesTallesen, and Suicideyear.