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Season 2, Episode 12 | Sober (Neuweiler Brewery - Allentown, PA)

Season 2, Episode 12 | Sober (Neuweiler Brewery - Allentown, PA)

In the season 2 finale of abandoned: The All-American Ruins Podcast, join Blake as he reflects on his journey to sobriety while wandering the ruins of the Neuweiler Brewery, where he narrowly escapes a run-in with security.

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Season 2, Episode 11 | Zombies (AFI Packaging - Port Jervis, NY)

Season 2, Episode 11 | Zombies (AFI Packaging - Port Jervis, NY)

Overlooking the dusty trijunction of Port Jervis, NY sits the ruins of the AFI Packaging Plant. Join Blake on his triumphant return to the abandoned space in the middle of summer 2022 as he reflects on the pandemic and loneliness, against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse fantasy.

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Season 2, Episode 10 | A Chance Encounter (Pass Creek Market - Curtin, OR)

Season 2, Episode 10 | A Chance Encounter (Pass Creek Market - Curtin, OR)

The accidental discovery of a curious abandoned space leads Blake to a chance encounter -- with a man named Steez. Join Blake as he explores the ruins of Pass Creek Market in Curtin, OR, a casualty of the 2008 housing crisis. And meet Steez, an off-the-grid hippy with an unusual appetite for deep conversation about capitalism, imagination and ghosts.

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Season 2, Episode 9 | Sex, Drugs, Depression (Central Middle-High School - Painter, VA)

Season 2, Episode 9 | Sex, Drugs, Depression (Central Middle-High School - Painter, VA)

Welcome to Painter, Virginia, home of the abandoned Central Middle-High School. Wander its ghostly hallways with Blake as he reflects on the American education system, explores class warfare, and has a brief encounter with death... and possibly Elizabeth Warren.

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Season 2, Episode 8 | Mrs. Dalby and the Gravekeeper of Hatteras Island (Unknown Shanty - Hatteras, NC)

Season 2, Episode 8 | Mrs. Dalby and the Gravekeeper of Hatteras Island (Unknown Shanty - Hatteras, NC)

Sometimes, an abandoned space can summon a ghost - or maybe it’s just a figment of the imagination. Either way, join Blake as he accompanies you to the ruins of a seaside shanty, standing proudly on the edge of a graveyard overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (And don’t be surprised if you both run into a ghost named Mrs. Dalby.)

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Season 2, Episode 7 | Gerry: Requiem for a One-Night Stand (Waterfall Park - Rodanthe, NC)

Season 2, Episode 7 | Gerry: Requiem for a One-Night Stand (Waterfall Park - Rodanthe, NC)

Follow Blake to the ruins of Rodanthe, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he guides you through the abandoned Waterfall Park and reflects on his childhood dreams, being single again, and a long-awaited one-night stand.

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Season 2 Bonus | In which I Let You Go at the Ruins of the Universal Atlas Cement Plant

Season 2 Bonus | In which I Let You Go at the Ruins of the Universal Atlas Cement Plant

On the banks of the Hudson River near Catskill, NY sits the abandoned Universal Atlas Cement Plant. Shut down between 1976-77, Blake wanders among the smokestacks and echoes of days gone by, reflecting on the end of a relationship, telling the truth, and ultimately, the act of forgiving oneself.

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Season 2, Episode 6: Bake with Jake (Hough Bakery Industries - Cleveland, OH)

Season 2, Episode 6: Bake with Jake (Hough Bakery Industries - Cleveland, OH)

Cleveland’s Hough Bakery was once the largest multiple-unit bakery with locations across Ohio-- but in 1992, the company filed for bankruptcy and closed all 32 locations. Join Blake as he guides you through the ruins of the Hough Bakery on Lakeview Road, alongside one of his favorite humans on the planet.

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Season 2, Episode 5: Daniel: The Sunflower of Ukraine (Miradouro Panorâmico de Monsanto - Lisbon, Portugal)

Season 2, Episode 5: Daniel: The Sunflower of Ukraine (Miradouro Panorâmico de Monsanto - Lisbon, Portugal)

On our first venture to an international location, join Blake atop a hill overlooking the vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal, as he guides you through an abandoned restaurant while daydreaming of his Ukrainian friend and brother, artist Daniel Skripnik.

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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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