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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 163: Freds

    Episode 163: Freds

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

    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


    We hear a couple from Alabaster DePlume’s To Cy & Lee album, Whisky Story Time and Not My Ask.
    Bibio’s CAPEL BETHANIA.
    The Sage, by the Chico Hamilton Quintet.
    The Last Tears of a Deceased by Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou.
    Too Small for Eyes by Mothers.

    • 16 min
    Episode 162: A Strange Land

    Episode 162: A Strange Land

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

    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


    Ruth and Sylvie from Daniel Hart’s score to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
    The Walk from Bernard Hermann’s score to Tender is the Night
    Reflector by Bing and Ruth
    Requiem from Nico Mulhy’s score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties
    Under Siege from Warren Ellis’ score to Mustang
    Spaces in Time from Per Nargard and the Stavenger Symphony
    Theme de l’eau from Hikaru Hayashi’s score to The Naked Island
    Bus Ride from the score to Wildlike
    Duke Ellington playing Single Petal from a Rose


    Notes


    There’s quite a bit written about Isaac Israel Hayes. You can find his own account of his trip to find the non-existant, open polar sea here.
    I owe the Detroit newspaper quote to this excellent article by Albin Kowaleweski.

    • 16 min
    Episode 161: Stories to Wash Hands By

    Episode 161: Stories to Wash Hands By

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

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

    Stay safe, be well, wash your hands.

    • 17 min
    Episode 160: Wong Kim Ark

    Episode 160: Wong Kim Ark

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

    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.

    • 8 min
    Episode 159: The Newest News

    Episode 159: The Newest News

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

    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 


    We hear The Icelandic Society of Phallogy from Rob Simonsen score to The Final Member.
    And one of my favorite songs, Every Day a Sunrise, A Summer from The Telegraph Melts. 


    Notes


    I read and enjoyed The Golden Age of the Newspaper by George Douglas. 
    I first learned about Moses Yale Beach and the pigeon reporters in an aside in one of the fantastic stories in Banvard's Folly by Paul Collins, a book you should purchase right now. 

    • 11 min
    Episode 158: Life's Work

    Episode 158: Life's Work

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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.

    Music


    Field of Reeds by Leo Svirsky.
    Stellify by Federico Albanese.
    Opening by Nathanial Bartlett.
    Turning 16 by Ben Sollee.


    Notes


    I strongly recommend checking out Annelise Orlick's Common Sense and a Little Fire, an exhilarating history of Pauline Newman, Rose Schneiderman and other women at the center of the labor movement in the 20th Century.

    • 16 min

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