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From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both.

"The most potent pieces of audio being produced today." - The AvClub

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From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both.

"The most potent pieces of audio being produced today." - The AvClub

thememorypalace.us

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

    Episode 105: Amox

    Episode 105: Amox

    This piece was originally released in February, 2017.


    This piece has two selections from Saunder Jurriens and Danny Bensi’s score to Christine, Yes But and Back to Work.


    Notes


    This very good article in the Museum of Hoaxes gives a nice overview and links out to the original article.
    Hampton Sides In the Kingdom of Ice has a nice telling of the story with a lot of background on the editor of the Herald.

    • 8 min
    Episode 173: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    Episode 173: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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    A note on notes: We’d much rather you just went into each episode of The Memory Palace cold. And just let the story take you where it well. So, we don’t suggest looking into the show notes first.

    Music


    Waltz for Sky by Muriel Botsdorp
    A Gathering to Lead me When You're Gone by Brian McBride
    20 (Lichen) by Brendan Eder Ensemble
    Electronium Movie Score by Raymond Scott
    Someday We'll Linger in the Sun by Gaelynn Lea
    32 (Harp) by Nearly Oratorio


    Notes


    By far the most fun and helpful thing I read for this episode was Michael O'Malley's, Keeping Watch: A History of American Time.



    

    • 13 min
    Episode 172: The Existential Tourist

    Episode 172: The Existential Tourist

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    A note on notes: We’d much rather you just went into each episode of The Memory Palace cold. And just let the story take you where it well. So, we don’t suggest looking into the show notes first.

    Music


    Memory Waltz from Bernard Herrmann's score to The Snows of Kilimanjaro
    Pink Champagne from Harry Warren's score to An Affair to Remember
    Jonalah from the Chico Hamilton Quintet
    Brouillard, version 2 from Delerue's Jules et Jim score
    Living by Sebastian Plano

    • 13 min
    Episode 171: Out to Sea and Back Again

    Episode 171: Out to Sea and Back Again

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    A note on notes: We’d much rather you just went into each episode of The Memory Palace cold. And just let the story take you where it well. So, we don’t suggest looking into the show notes first.

    Music


    Spiderwebs of Clouds by Oliia Belli

    • 8 min
    Episode of the Year 2020

    Episode of the Year 2020

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.

    This episode was originally released in April of 2020. We are deeply, deeply annoyed that this is still relevant and useful.

    20 stories, each 20 seconds, to accompany you in the proper washing of hands.

    Stay safe, be well, wash your hands.

    • 19 min
    Episode 170: Reed v.

    Episode 170: Reed v.

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    A note on notes: We’d much rather you just went into each episode of The Memory Palace cold. And just let the story take you where it well. So, we don’t suggest looking into the show notes first.

    Music


    As Old Roads by Goldmund
    Wake by Taylor Duepree and Marcus Fischer
    Sedentary II by Kyle Bobby Dunn
    Talk to the Church by Gaussian Curve


    Notes


    The best resources I found for Sally Story (it’s easy to find out more about Reed v. Reed) came from a couple of sources: 100 Americans Making Constitutional History, A Biographical History, edited by Melvin L. Urovsky. And Natalie Wexler’s article, “Sex Discrimination - a Search for a Standard.”

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

Mtext ,

A bi-weekly audio highlight

Literally the only podcast I always make sure to listen to at 1.0x speed!

DicalHH ,

I love it!

Nate does such a beautiful job of telling these stories. I love listening to this podcast, so well done.

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Not that big of a fan

I don’t understand why this show has a 5/5 rating.... episodes are too short. Hosts voice to love. Not enough info

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