The Overnightscape Underground

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pocket Overnightscape Example

As you may know, Pocket Overnightscape is a complete archive of The Overnightscape Underground converted to lo-fi audio. The MP3s are 24kbps/16kHz mono, and have a warm sound like a late night AM radio broadcast.

Currently, the archive contains 4,231 tracks, totaling over 150 days of audio. All this takes up just 37 gigabytes.

In the picture above is a 64GB flash drive I bought at Micro Center today. It was only $32.99. I copied the entire archive onto it, and it has over 20GB of space left.

I would love for other people to make their own copies of Pocket Overnightscape on a flash drive. It really is an important concept for making sure all the shows make it to the future.

Yes, right now, all these files are very easy to download, but nothing is guaranteed. And even if you were to download it to your computer or hard drive – these things have a tendency to break and get lost as one upgrades. But a little flash drive, stored in a safe place, could go on for a long, long time…

posted by Frank at 3:46 pm filed in News  


  1. Not a bad price for 64 gigs. A couple of years ago I bought a 16 gig stick for about the same price, if I remember correctly. I’ll probably follow through as you ask, it’s a good idea; I’ve only discovered the site about a week ago (via, and have really been enjoying all the audio! I like Overnightscape Central because you can get familiar with a few hosts at once and explore from there. Thanks for the efforts, everyone!

    Comment by Ed C. — August 27, 2012 @ 6:23 am

  2. Welcome to the world of The Overnightscape! It’s great to hear that you discovered it from – I’ve put so much time and effort into uploading everything there. And thanks for considering making your own Pocket Overnightscape!

    Comment by Frank — August 27, 2012 @ 7:35 am

  3. Very cool! Welcome, Ed!

    Comment by pqribber — August 27, 2012 @ 9:17 am

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