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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
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    Episode 187: The Woods

    Episode 187: The Woods

    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


    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
    Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, part 3

    Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, part 3

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

    In lieu of my usual re-runs filling out August, I’m doing something different: a full-reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, presented in three parts.This is part 2.

    Music for Gatsby was composed and performed by Mary Lattimore. Find and buy her music at marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com

    The cover art is from Jen Corace. See more of Jen’s work at jencorace.com.

    Back with the third and final part on August 19th. Back with new episodes of The Memory Palace in September.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, Part 2

    Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, Part 2

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

    In lieu of my usual re-runs filling out August, I’m doing something different: a full-reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, presented in three parts.This is part 2.

    Music for Gatsby was composed and performed by Mary Lattimore. Find and buy her music at marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com

    The cover art is from Jen Corace. See more of Jen’s work at jencorace.com.

    Back with the third and final part on August 19th. Back with new episodes of The Memory Palace in September.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

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Exceptional

If I could express in words the transcendent value these presentations I would be able to, perhaps, make an equally great podcast. But I’m thankful for my short coming so that can in faith lay my conciseness back in the buoyant current of each production.

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One of the very best. And his voice!

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Fantastic podcast! Thanks

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