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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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 189: New England Granite

    Episode 189: New England Granite

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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


    Midnight Moon from Annalisa Tornfelt and Gideon Fraudmann’s album, Spring Breakup: Songs for Alaska.
    A couple of numbers from Marcelo Zarvos’ wonderful score to the wonderful, Please Give.
    A remarkable piece of music called Spectacle of Ritual by Kali Malone
    And another called Pauvre Simon from Sylvain Chauveau

    • 17 min
    Episode 188: Spirits

    Episode 188: Spirits

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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


    Feminist from Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurrian’s score to Christine.
    Under Siege from the great Warren Ellis’ score to Mustang
    Warm Canto from Mal Waldren
    M is for Man, Music, Mozart: the Eisenstein Song from Louis Andriessen’s De Stijl album.
    The them to Le Doulo from Paul Misraki
    Manny Returns Home from Bernard Hermann’s score to the Wrong Man

    • 13 min
    Episode 187: The Woods

    Episode 187: The Woods

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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


    By the Ash Tree and Semolina by Slow Meadow
    Opals by Catching Flies
    Mechanical Fair by Ola Kvernberg and the Trondheim Singers
    La Copla by the great Atahualpa Yupanqui
    Holm Sound by Erland Cooper


    Notes


    You can find the original recordings, photos, and film clips taken on the 1935 expedition and after in the remarkable online library of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
    Of the many books on the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, the one I enjoyed and relied upon most here is Phillip Hoose’s The Race to Save the Good Lord Bird.

    • 17 min
    Episode 63: Other Bodies

    Episode 63: Other Bodies

    This episode was originally released in October, 2014.

    The music in this one: “An Ending, A Beginning” by Dustin O’Halloran. “I am Piano” by Peter Broderick. Two songs from the soundtrack to “With a Song in my Heart”: American Medley, and That Old Feeling. The one at the end is “I’ll Never be the Same.” My version’s on a collection called “Can’t get out of this Mood.” There are also a couple of other Jane things that I found on You Tube. The plane crash stuff is scored by a piece of Claudia Serne and Leopold Ross’ soundtrack for “Broken City,” called “Missing Pieces.” Then there’s a sound by The Caretaker called “Stairway to the Stars.”

    I read a lot about Jane for this but nothing was as useful as Ilene Stone’s lovely book, “Jane Froman: Missouri’s First Lady of Song.”

    • 17 min
    Episode 186: Shining

    Episode 186: Shining

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at Radiotopia.fm/donate.

    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


    Mother's Love by The Vernon Spring
    Avinu Malkenu by Lofoten Cello Duo
    Vakenatt by Daniel Herskedal
    Computer Love by Balenescu Quartet
    Sunshine on Fish Skin by Girls in Airports
    Cabiria e el ragioniere from Nino Rota's score to Nights of Cabiria

    • 13 min
    Episode 185: The Life and Works of a Monumental Figure

    Episode 185: The Life and Works of a Monumental Figure

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at Radiotopia.fm/donate.

    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


    Honesty by Thrupence
    El Noi de la Mare, Eldegard by Lofoten Cello Duo
    2400 by Martyn Hyne
    White Light by Chihei Hatekeyama
    Valse Efter Valle I Lybe by Lofoten Cello Duo


    Notes


    There's obviously nearly-infinite amounts to read about Jane Addams. I found Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy by Louise Knight particularly useful.


    

    

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

rosallea ,

Ennobled

Perhaps Radiotopia can set a ceiling that supporters can reach by enough chipping in 50$ a year (or ?) to lessen the promotions.,, or some such system that eases the displeasure some express and to keep it pure and creative for Nate and his followers. And to educate listeners of how we can do this and collectively accomplish true listener supportive programming, within Radiotopia b/c , as it is, people may be left with a sour taste for RTopia because it gets old and worn. Just saying and seeking ideas.
Notwithstanding, the innovative ideas and offerings promoted sound fabulous.
Simply beautiful AudioArt,! Masterful , rich, storytelling, reminding us to appreciate everything. Told with an astonishing wonder that speaks to shared humanity in such perfect pitch , humorous and profound !! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift.

Steve29 ,

YOU DONT NEED THE BG MUSIC

Would be better if the producer wasn't friends with a frustrated composer. Adds nothing but distraction and makes it harder to listen to. Turned it off.

Picky podcast reviewr ,

Stop the music

Couldn’t listen to because of the constant background “music.”

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