The Beginning of the End
By WDET 101.9fm
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WDET's original podcast featuring stories about when, how and why things end, told by the people who have to live with what happens next.
||CleanShort: The End of the World's Largest Stove||Before Detroit was known for cars, it was known for stoves. And The World's Largest Stove was birthed in the late 19th century at the peak of the country's stove fever. Beginning of the End producer Laura Herberg explores its bizarre life and death.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. The End of Obsession||[21:43] A man that worked for two decades to preserve the legacy of the Motown musicians known as the Funk Brothers.||12/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of 'The Beginning of the End'||[2:20] Alex has a short message for our listeners on how you can keep our show kicking it into the future.||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08. The End of Pride||[28:04] Meet Satori. A famed storyteller facing the end of her breast and finds the grace to rewrite her own story.||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09. The End of Utopia||[27:01] Meet Emil Baur. After becoming fascinated with utopian societies and transcendentalism, Baur decided to lead a group of German Methodists into a swampy region of Michigan to start a new utopian society from scratch.||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07. The End of Dominance||[21:22] We explore the story of how two larger-than-life musical movements came to their demise.||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShort: The End of Cont@ct||A woman choses to permanently end her relationship with an inanimate object that some of us consider our best friend.||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of Self-Doubt||A Detroit high school teacher doubts his ability to make a difference and help his students.||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of Brotherhood||David joined the Army at the ripe age of 17 without thinking twice. But something made this starry-eyed Army hopeful turn to intentionally getting himself an honorable discharge.||8/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of High School||Five high school seniors chronicle their last four months at Cass Tech in Detroit.||8/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of a Parent||Phreddy Wischusen's gramps turned 101. He wanted to know what it's like for a son to know that his father’s death is coming and how does he prepare for it? Listen to Phreddy interview his dad about his grandpa's, their changing relationship and how the two of them are preparing for the end.||7/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of Him and Her||Him and Her have been together for 6 years. But after all this time, their priorities have grown apart- and it's showing. What might it mean for them to call it quits? Listen to this couple separately contemplate ending their relationship.||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of a Secret||Laurinda's an ex-punk rocker who thought she had life totally under her control. But when she discovered what her new husband was hiding, it changed everything.||6/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trailer||Want a sneak peak at WDET 101.9 FM's new podcast? The Beginning of the End launches on June 24, featuring stories of endings told by the people who have to live with what comes next.||5/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Total great show- I even liked the ads… Seriously, this has all the best qualities of The Moth, This American Life, etc - but is all about endings…. granted, I am a bit obsessed with the topic of how things end, but were I not, I would still love this podcast. Great production, lovely interviewing, excellent story arch, and a perfect blend of humanity, empowerment, and lending voice to a story that needed to be shared. Lovely work!!
Ambitious, but painful
The premise of the show alone is so short sighted that the imagination does not have very far to go to complete the story in your head before you hear it. Instead of allowing these stories to take on a life of their own, they are forced into the narrow scope defined within title of the show. There is no walkaway factor, just another regular everyday story with no intrinsic lessons. Two shows in and bored to tears.
Wow this was painful.