The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace

By: Nate DiMeo

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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

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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 first anniversary of the event.  If you are so moved, please donate to any of these charities: Equality Florida. Human Rights Campaign. Everytown for Gun Safety.   Trans Lifeline

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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, played by Pauline Oliveros. * Next up is Mikuro’s Blues from the mighty David S. Ware’ mighty Go See the World. * The amazing orchestral pieces is Triumph by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Nino from Fill the Heart- Shaped Cup * Finally, there’s 13 Ghosts II by Nine Inch Nails from Ghosts I-IV White Heat, White Lights

Episode 129: Uplift

07/26/2018

14:43

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 Quintet. (Man, I just watched The Sweet Smell of Success recently; the Chico Hamilton Quintet makes the best, sustained appearance in a great, great movie). Colleen's Geometria del Universo. Bug's Walk by Peter Storby Jutbring. Touch Me & Die by Kara-Lis Coverdale The Last Tears of a Deceased by the inimitable Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou.

Episode 128 (Patience)

07/04/2018

09:31

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 subject is Help Me to Find My People by Heather Andrea Williams.

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 charities: Equality Florida. Human Rights Campaign. Everytown for Gun Safety.   Trans Lifeline

No Summer (Episode 127)

06/04/2018

13:14

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 Aubrey Lowe A Gathering to Lead Me When You're Gone by Brian McBride Notes While the most comprehensive and useful thing I read for this piece was The Year Without a Summer: 1816 and the Volcano that Darkened the World and Changed history by William and Nicholas Klingaman, my favorite thing was this video of a news report on the work of Vermont historian, Howard Coffin.

Episode 126 (The 8th Story)

05/17/2018

12:17

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. Then there's some chaos built out of Missing Piece from the score to Broken City, Fog Tropes by Ingram Marshall, Spindrift by Colin Stetson, and Longing for a Frozen Sky by Ernst Reijseger. That heads into Wake by Aaron Martin & Machinfabriek. Galaxies Like Grains of Sand by Hampshire & Foat. Finishing on Minuet for Cheap Piano by Winged Victory for the Sullen

Episode 125: Snakes!

04/25/2018

15:15

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 Straw Dogs. Double Portrait by Double Edge from the album, U.S. Choice. A snippet of Idea of Order at Kyson Point from an album Brian Eno did with Tom Rogerson. Bicycles and Flasks by Dan Romer. A bit of Il Tamoure dei Bambini from Piero Umiliani's score to Le Isole Dell'amore A Naga Swaram-Snake Charmers Melody from Folk Music of India Finishes out on Completely Gone from Ludwig Goransson's score to Everything Everything.

Episode 124 (Junk Room)

04/06/2018

15:31

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Music We start off with Theme de Simon from Georges Delerue. Go to Alpine Sketch from Christian Loffler's Young Alaska. Hear some of Three Dances: II Pavane arranged for the Chromos Tuba Quartet. The Plum Blossom from Yusuf Lateef's great Eastern Sounds record. Juve & Fandor by amiina. The Unquestioned Answer by Laura Spiegel. Etude by Joep Beving. Rainfall by David Darling and Michael Jones.

A quick update and a brief little bonus episode. 

Episode 123: Outliers

03/12/2018

09:21

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 time ago while researching an old episode. I read an extraordinary article from the 1890s that hung with me, particularly the notion of folks writing in to try to become sideshow attractions.