18 episodes

Created and hosted by Moth storyteller Terence Mickey, Memory Motel finds the drama in what we want to remember or forget.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9, 96 Ratings

Created and hosted by Moth storyteller Terence Mickey, Memory Motel finds the drama in what we want to remember or forget.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Happy Valentine's Day! While we work on Season 2, we'd like to share two of our favorite love stories with you.

    • 36 min
    #14: Message in a Bottle

    #14: Message in a Bottle

    One day Paula receives a mysterious message in a bottle.

    • 38 min
    #13 The Ideal Hostage

    #13 The Ideal Hostage

    In 1973, a bank robbery captivated Sweden and led to the conception of "Stockholm Syndrome." In "The Ideal Hostage," Kristin Enmark, the woman first diagnosed with "Stockholm Syndrome," goes back to that bank to cast off the stigma of a syndrome that never made sense to her.

    • 29 min
    #12: A Little Bit of Grace

    #12: A Little Bit of Grace

    At 13, author Leigh Stein had a brief Internet friendship that she would never forget.

    • 22 min
    #11: Palimpsest

    #11: Palimpsest

    In the early 1950's, renowned dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham produced a series of solo dances, one of which was called "Changeling." Merce never taught it to any one else, and when the performances stopped less than ten years later, the dance disappeared. With the discovery of a video of the dance in 2014 by director Alla Kovgan, we explore, through the legacy of Merce Cunningham, how dance is particularly susceptible to decay, how it is remembered, and how to bring back work that wasn't necessarily meant to be recreated.

    • 24 min
    #10 Not By Accident

    #10 Not By Accident

    To celebrate LGBT History Month, Terence interviewed Eric Marcus, author of “Making Gay History,” on why he’s revisiting old tapes from the late 1980’s and listening to voices from the past today.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

poejunior ,

It’s coming back!!

I heard a rumor this is starting up again! Hope so! It’s excellent!

Jillian.D ,

Montauk local

I haven’t finished listening but after the last two episodes and I’m really excited to listen to more. I am however disappointed to see it looks like the podcast ended abruptly.

KHASL ,

Come back!

Dang, this podcast is so good. It’s more than good. It’s incredible. Hope you consider reviving. There’s so much mediocrity in podcasts. This is compelling, dynamic; tickles that universal itch for storytelling.

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