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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 176: The Air and the Sea and the Land

    Episode 176: The Air and the Sea and the Land

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    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


    Unsayable by Brambles.
    Kola - Lighthouse Version by amiina
    A Nearer Sun by the Westerlies
    Duet, a Steve Reich composition, performed by Daniel Hope.
    Reading a Wave by Arp
    April by Kanazu Tomoyuki
    Latent Sonata by Brian McBride


    Notes


    The oral history mentioned in this episode is available through the Smithsonian Instittion’’s archives.

    • 19 min
    Episode 175: One Hundred Percent a Diner

    Episode 175: One Hundred Percent a Diner

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    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


    Metaphysical Waltz by Shirley Meyer Blankenship
    ...morphs into Jock O'Hazeldean by Cynthia Boener
    There's Dominique Dumont's La bataille de neige
    The Squimp from the Chico Hamilton Quintet
    Fruit of Dreams by Les Baxter
    Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett


    Notes


    Best place to go if you want to learn a lot about Todd Storz is The Birth of Top 40 Radio: The Storz' Stations Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s by Richard Fatherly and David MacFarland.
    For a loving history of the whole era, you'd probably enjoy Ben Fong Torres' The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio

    • 11 min
    Episode 174: The Stone

    Episode 174: The Stone

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    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


    Sarah in Bath from Komeda's great score to The Fearless Vampire Killers
    David Goes Hunting from Larry Groupe's great score to Straw Dogs
    When It's Time to Go by Buddy Fo and His Group (great name for a backing band, btw)
    Completely Gone from Ludwig Gorannson's score to Everything, Everything
    Peri Banu vid sjon (Version) by DUNGEN
    Debut by Christopher Ferreira

    • 15 min
    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

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    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

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    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

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