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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 156: That's How it Goes Whenever it Snows

    Episode 156: That's How it Goes Whenever it Snows

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    A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.

    Anyway...

    **Music **


    Artifices from Chapelier Fou.
    A smidge of [Equality Under the Law](http://: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/equality-under-the-law/569934319?i=569934714&mt=1&app=music) from John Williams score to Lincoln.
    I Can See Your Tracks (Instrumental) from Laura Veirs.
    Bone Collector by Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
    Some of Increase by David Lang
    [Serenade for Alto Saxophone and Strings: IV Stella’s Dance](http:// https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/serenade-for-alto-saxophone-and-strings-v-evensong/462122423?i=462122731&mt=1&app=music) by David Liptak
    Johnny Griffin’s version of [Woody’n You](http:// https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/woodyn-you-instrumental/1443062797?i=1443063227&mt=1&app=music)
    Last Days of Summer by Maria Avos


    Notes


    This story started by reading The War Lovers: Lodge, Hearst, Roosevelt and the Rush to Empire, Evan Thomas’ history of the Spanish American War.
    Doris Kearns Goodwin adds more in The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys.
    Lodge’s memoir is here.
    Robert Grant’s is here.
    Henry Adams’ is here.

    • 10 min
    Episode 155: Lost Bulls

    Episode 155: Lost Bulls

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    A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.

    Anyway...

    This episode was originally produced for an episode of Radiolab from WNYC, released in August of 2019.

    Music


    Cul-de-Sac from Krzysztof Komeda’s Knife in the Water.
    [The Mistral Noir](http:// https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-mistral-noir/973468266?i=973468267&mt=1&app=music) by Daniel Herskedal.
    [Trakors](http:// https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/tr%C3%A4kors-f%C3%A4ltinspelad/1446106006?i=1446106011&mt=1&app=music) by 1900.
    Eloy by Deaf Center.
    [Leaping Dance](http:// https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/leaping-dance/265055509?i=265055945&mt=1&app=music) from the Netherlands Wind Ensemble
    And Facing the Obstacles from Rob Simonson’s score to the Final Member.


    Notes



    This episode relied heavily on the work and research of Professor Gabriel Rosenberg of Duke, using his article, “No Scrubs: Livestock Breeding, State Power, and Eugenic Knowledge in the Early 20th Century United States” as a guide and jumping off point for other research.

    • 12 min
    Nate's Favorite Episode of 2019

    Nate's Favorite Episode of 2019

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    Music


    First up is Requiem from Nico Muhly’s score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
    November by Colleen.
    Edward Hong’s arrangement of Sleep from the Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble.
    The solo version of Broad Channel by Bing & Ruth
    Won’t Be a Thing to Become by Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld


    Notes


    Here’s Shane DuBay and Carl Fuldner’s study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, including Fuldner’s remarkable photographs.

    • 11 min
    Episode 154: Dotting I's

    Episode 154: Dotting I's

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    This episode was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts

    A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.

    MUSIC


    Amalgamation Waltz 1839 by Joep Beveng
    Now by Goldmund
    Wander On from Joel P West's score to Band of Robbers.
    Tomato Day by Kelpe. 

    • 12 min
    A Conversation About the Memory Palace with Robert Krulwich

    A Conversation About the Memory Palace with Robert Krulwich

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    Here’s a very special episode of The Memory Palace in which Nate talks to CERTIFIED RADIO LEGEND, Robert Krulwich, of Radiolab and beyond, about the origins of the show and what makes The Memory Palace tick.

    • 39 min
    Episode 153: Dinner at Jefferson's

    Episode 153: Dinner at Jefferson's

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

    Help support this show and the network that makes it possible by making a donation today. Make your mark at Radiotopia.fm/donate

    A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.

    Music



    Waveland by Noam Pikelny.


    Notes


    I relied a lot on the extensive articles on the Monticello historic home's site maintained by the University of Virginia.
    As well as Dining at Monticello: In Good Taste and Abundance by Damon Lee Fowler.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

B35137 ,

Fantastisk historiefortælling

Små skæve historier - super godt produceret.

Pholst1971 ,

History

Short, quirky and engaging stories told intelligently....podcast the Memory Palace now

Andreas Lloyd ,

Podcast aficionado

I came across The Memory Palace by way of the 99% Invisible podcast, and binge-listened through the ~70 episodes in the course of a few weeks.

Each episode is its own little self-contained story, carefully excavated from the past, assembled and narrated – complete with a little editorial commentary and the odd morale.

The Memory Palace gives beautiful and thoughtful glimpses into the past, helping us understand what the world looked like and what life was like around the world in the past two hundred or so years. Highly recommended!

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