the memory palace

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

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2019-08-09 17:43
last episode published
2019-08-08 17:33
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8.08.2019

Episode 146: Two Memorials, Last Week of July, 2019

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music  Absence by Matti Bye. Notes There are a number of excellent books about Viola Liuzzo. I found Selma and the Liuzzo Murder 
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20.07.2019

Episode 145: Stories about the St. Louis

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music On-ness by Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno. My Mamma Pinned a Rose on Me by Esmerine. Some of Eloy by Deaf Center. Saturday Evening by Tom...
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4.07.2019

Indepence Day Special

Happy 4th of July. No new episode today, but here are three texts drawn from America’s past for your Independence Day.
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22.06.2019

Episode 144: Nature Naturally

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music Duet for Ghosts by Ed Harcourt tops and tails this one. We here the top of Pomeriggio Zenzero from Paulo Conte. Some of Thankful by B...
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12.06.2019

A White Horse

As on every year, here is an episode I released a few days after the murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
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8.06.2019

Episode 143: The Only One

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We hear both Baracolle and Ice World from Saloli's album, The Deep End. We hear Ensemble Recherche do Morton Feldman's Something Wild...
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20.05.2019

Episode 142: Private Robinson on Pawnee Rock

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We hear Concierto Para Piano Y Orquesta En Sol Mayor - Adagio Assi as played by Martha Argerich. Notes Jacob S. Robinson's Journa...
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3.05.2019

Episode 141: This Story Climbed Mount Washington

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We start off with a touch of Hills in the Rain, by Simon Rackham. Go to a bit of Narkopop 1 by Gas. Then gaze in wonder to Grofe's Gr...
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20.04.2019

Rebroadcast: Origin Stories

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.
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9.04.2019

Episode 140: Jackie Mitchell

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We start off with Chez Thomas, by Charles Delarue Go to The Graceful Ghost, one of William Bolcom's 3 Ghost Rags. Then Krzysztof Kome...
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23.03.2019

Episode 139: 1,347 Birds

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music First up is Requiem from Nico Muhly's score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties. November by Colleen. Edward Hong's arrangement of Sleep from the Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble. The solo...
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9.03.2019

Episode 138: Sixty Starlings

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Blink from Hiroshi Yoshimura Which comes in and out of Bjolukor Tonlisterakoli Reykjanesbaejar's version of Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla. Love Token by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by Tamara Anna Ci...
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20.02.2019

A Memory Palace/Radio Diaries Crossover Event

On the 80th Anniversary of the night 20,000 Americans attended a Nazi Rally in the heart of Manhattan, the Memory Palace is teaming up with Radio Diaries. We’ll hear their new story about that rally after we listen back to a Memory Palace episode that ...
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7.02.2019

Episode 137: Swans

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Sarah in Bath from Krysztof Komeda's score to the Fearless Vampire Killers.  Adagio for Glass Harmonica, K617a as performed by Vienna Glass Armonia Duo. Mr. Death Angel Flanders from John Barr...
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17.01.2019

Episode 136 (Ten Fingers, Ten Toes)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Only in the Dark by Ben Lukas Boysen Dream House III: After Dust by Mary Ellen Childs and Ethel Cello Gonzalez by Chilly Gonzalez Notes A Brief History of Teratology to the Early 20th Cent...
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18.12.2018

Nate's Episode of the Year for 2018

Each year for the last three years, Nate picks his personal favorite. Here’s 2018. See you in 2019.
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5.12.2018

Episode 135: Revolutions

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We start off with an absolute banger from my old friends in Lightning Bolt, their track King Kandy. Then an old favorite, Blues to Elvin from the unstoppable, Coltrane Plays the Blues. We move...
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27.11.2018

2018 Fundraiser Bonus Episode!

It’s time for the 2018 fundraiser. On this, the tenth anniversary of The Memory Palace, show your support for independent artists by making a donation at Radiotopia.fm.
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5.11.2018

Election Eve Rebroadcast (In Line)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more and donate to help keep this show and the other Radiotopia shows thrive at Radiotopia.fm Notes * There are a gajillion thin...
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27.10.2018

Episode 134 (The Dress in the Closet)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. A note: this here is a Halloween episode. They get creepy. Music We hear both Easter and The Attachment by Michael Price. Some of DNA by Akira Kosemura. Piano & Violoncello 1 by Irena and Volte...
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13.10.2018

Episode 133: Antidisestablishmentarianism

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We start with the very English, Voluntary No. 4 in b-flat Minor, by Margaret Phillips. Hear Nero's Nocturne from Chilly Gonzales. Some of The Stars vs. Creatures by Colleen. Abide with Me from...
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26.09.2018

Episode 132 (Ida Lewis)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We hear Waltz from the score to Angels & Insects. Movements IV and II from David Liptak’s Serenade for Alto Sax and Strings. A bit of Violin Solo no. 1 from Peter Broderick. Some of Zucht ...
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11.09.2018

Episode 131 (Lost Locusts)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music The music on this one comes from High Aura'd, a project from my old friend, John Kolodij. The main drone piece is All the Spirits that Dance. The beginning and end were composed specifically for...
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22.08.2018

Episode 130 (Independence Hall 2: The Legend of Walter Knott)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We start with Penguins from Michael Hurley. Hit Lullaby (the 1st) by the legendary, Lauren Connors, twice. Hear Gentle Threat, from Chilly Gonzalez. Equality Under the Law from John Williams'...
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8.08.2018

Summer Re-run: Episode 68 (White Heat, White Light)

Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth’s Modesty Blaise score. * The opening loop is from Mr. Knight from Coltrane Plays the Blues, which you should own. * The violin piece is Occam II for Violin, a piece by Silvia Tarozzi, ...
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26.07.2018

Episode 129: Uplift

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music The Bundt Diaries from Ludwig Goransson's score to Everything, Everything. Kola (Lighthouse Version) by Amiina. Snow Canon by Group Listening. The Morning After by the Chico Hamilton Qui...
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4.07.2018

Episode 128 (Patience)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Drunken Aviator by Ida. Back to Paris by Cyril Morin. Notes  There's a great resource of old ads and articles, including the one referenced in the piece here. The definitive work on this subje...
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12.06.2018

A White Horse, re-released on the second anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

This piece was originally released a few days after the shooting deaths of 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It is re-released here on the second anniversary of the event.  If you are so moved, please donate to any of these charitie...
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4.06.2018

No Summer (Episode 127)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music White Light by Chihei Hatekeyama Between the Trees by Akira Kosemura Clockwork Toccatta, Op. 68 from Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. End of Summer Part 3 by Hildur Gudnadottir and Robert Aiki ...
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17.05.2018

Episode 126 (The 8th Story)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We start with Waveland by Norm Pikelny. Then a smidge of N.Y.C. from the original Broadway cast recording of Annie. The Stars vs. Creatures by Colleen. Wiese by Roedelius & Arnold Kasar. Th...
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25.04.2018

Episode 25: Snakes!

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We hear Ferris Wheel by Gabor Szabo from one of his better late sixties records. Herman's Malt from Jeff Russo's score to Fargo Season 2. David Goes Hunting from Larry Groupe's score to Stra...
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6.04.2018

Episode 124 (Junk Room)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Music We start off with Theme de Simon from George Delerue. Go to Alpine Sketch from Christian Loffler's Young Alaska. Hear some of Three Dances: II Pavane arranged for the Chromos Tuba Quar...
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27.03.2018

A quick update and a bonus episode

A quick update and a brief little bonus episode. 
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12.03.2018

Episode 123: Outliers

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We hear Valentine My Funny by Nils Frahm and F.S. Blumm from the album Tag Eins Tag Zwei. Notes This idea came to me a long ti...
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23.02.2018

Big Block of Cheese - Bonus episode

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. This special episode was originally made for a live episode of The West Wing Weekly. To hear a live version of this story (and the rest...
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12.02.2018

Episode 122 (Hercules)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We start with Facing the Obstacles, from Robert Simonson's score to The Final Member. Nice Breeze Isn't It? by Simon Rackham ...
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28.01.2018

Episode 121 (The Nickel Candy Bar)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We hit two sections from Bernard Herrmann's score to Tender is the Night: The Embrace and The Breakdown. A bit of Sambolero by L...
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13.01.2018

The Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin: Highlights of a Study of Counts, Behavior, Turnover, Movement, and Habitat

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We move between three different pieces from Camille Saint-Saens': Suite, Op. 90: II Menuet, and two from Carnival of the Animals...
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26.12.2017

Nate's Episode of the Year: If You Have to be a Floor

  Show Notes Nate DiMeo is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Artist in Residence for 2016/2017. He is producing ten pieces inspired by the collection and by the museum itself. This is the sixth episode of that residency. This residency is made possible...
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16.12.2017

Episode 119 (John C. Calhoun from the Opposite Side of the Line that Divides the Living from the Dead)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music Sad Seine by Lambert. Titan's Island by Ancient Ocean Flowering Jasmine as performed by Georgs Pelicis and Gidon Kremer Malp...
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20.11.2017

Episode 118 (On the Shores of Assawompset)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music Musica Seqenza play Schreza Infida Frederico Durand plas Lluvia de Estrellas The Martin Hayes Quintet plays The Boy in the Gap E...
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7.11.2017

Episode 117 (Elizabeth)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music Up Niek Mountain by Peter Broderick El cascabel de plata by Federico Durand We hear just a little bit of imgs/ r by Kara-Lis...
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23.10.2017

Episode 116 (Hoover)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music Afkald by Bremer/McCoy Peace by Oliver Coates. Day One Four by F.S. Blumm and Nils Frahm Displacement by Rafael Anton Iris...
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4.10.2017

Episode 115 (A Brief Eulogy for a Commercial Radio Station)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music Sunrise Through the Dusty Nebula by Hannah Peel Keep by Nils Frahm Horizon Variations by Max Richter She cycles through: Wh...
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15.09.2017

Sometimes the Rain Just Doesn't Stop

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. SPOILERS AHEAD Music Memory as Mist by C. Diab Low Sudden by Daniel Lanois and Rocco DaLuca Beyond Romance by Lubomyr Melnyk Note...
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5.09.2017

Two Small Sculptures (The Met Residency Episode 8)

Show Notes Nate DiMeo was the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Artist in Residence for 2016/2017. He produced 8 episodes inspired by the collection and by the museum itself. This is the eigth episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by th...
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21.08.2017

Orbes Cintilantes - A special summer episode

In lieu of your standard end-of-summer re-run, here is a very special re-run. No! Wait! I mean it. It's pretty cool. Here's the thing: Todavia, a new literary publisher in Brazil has just put out a book of Memory Palace stories translated into Brazilia...
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9.08.2017

"Relics": A Special Bonus Episode

This special, bonus episode was commissioned by Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It's intended to be listened to while walking around Fresh Pond, across the street from the hotel, though it can be enjoyed anywhere. 
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7.08.2017

A Scavenger Hunt (The Met Residency Episode 7)

Show Notes Nate DiMeo was the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Artist in Residence for 2016/2017. He produced eight pieces inspired by the collection and by the museum itself. This is the eighth episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by...
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19.07.2017

Episode 113 (Elmer McCurdy Rides Again and Again)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. SPOILERS AHEAD Music We start with Moonlight by Masayoshi Fujita. We hear a couple from Warren Ellis: Piece 3 and Lala's Theme. We hea...
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