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English, History, 1 seasons, 272 episodes, 2 days 15 hours 19 minutes
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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 (http://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 (http://radiotopia.fm)
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Episode 212: David Mills

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Una Bravata from Carlo Rustichelli’s score to Amici Miei. Sunshine on Fish Skin by Girls in Airports. The Vienna Glass Armonica Duo performs Mozart’s Adagio for Glass Harmonium. The Fellowship by John Shabason Notes The best read on Mills is a 2022 article by Nate Hopper in The New Yorker about the challenges of keeping time on the internet.
11/02/202412 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 211: Cutting and Ned

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Je ne pas si c’est tout le monde - Theme Comedie from Vincent Delerm’s score to the film of the same, long name. Forbin’s Hi Fi from Michel Colombier’s score to Colossus: The Forbin Project Boo’s Lullaby by Maria Chiara Agriro and Jamie Leeming Helle (Ballade) from the great Phillipe Sarde score to that picture. L’Espagne pour memoire from Michel Portal’s score to Un et a la garoupe The Rain Never Stops on Venus by Michael Wollney Je t’ai meme pas dit by Vincent Delerm. From a Dream by Oregon A version of Narcisus for Clarinet and Electronics as played by Thea Musgrave. Notes Good sources if you want to know more are Peter Manseau’s boo
14/01/202417 minutes 37 seconds
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Smoky and Bill, a Holiday Card

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. This is a special holiday bonus episode, a sequel to Episode 210. You’ll want to listen to that one first. Music The Parisienne by the Henri Crolla Ensemble Violette… by Philippe Sarde Gift by Makasuta Takagi The Sammy Herman Sextet plays The Bells of St. Mary’s
23/12/20238 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 210: Bill and Smoky

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music I Believe in the Night by Keith Kenniff Improvisations sur les folies d’Espagne (extraits) from Marin Marais and Jordi Savall Finally by Lambert Voltige by Marin Lizotte Violin Solo no. 1 by Peter Broderick Fratres fur violin und klavier by Avro Part as played by Ursula Schloch and Marcel Worms Dungen by Henrik Lindstom Notes There are plenty of places to go to read about Smoky and Bill but why would want to go anywhere else than his book, Yorkie Doodle Dandy?
01/12/202318 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 120: 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. Music We move between three different pieces from Camille Saint-Saens': Suite, Op. 90: II Menuet, and two from Carnival of the Animals:Aviary and the Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods. We hit Juneau from Danny Bensi and Sander Jurriaans' score to Wildlike. And <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-to-7-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/1319417428" rel="nofollow" target="_blan
17/11/202318 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 209: Wake

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Dave Pajo/Aerial M does Plastic Energy Man Patricia Rossborough played To a Wild Rose Mal Waldron plays Warm Canto We hear Muff Gets a Share from Joel P. West’s score to Band of Robbers We hear another song I absolutely love, Turned Out I Was Everyone, by Sasami We finish on Popcorn and Life from Ben Sollee’s lovely score to Maidentrip.
07/10/202316 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 208: In the Gallery

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music The Theory by Clem Leek Hiddensee by Caeys The Clock Tower by Hampshire and Foat Notes If you want to know more about Gardner, I’d suggest Witness to an Era: the Life and Photographs of Alexander Gardner, by Mark Katz. On Brady, Matthew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, by Robert Wilson. I’d also suggest reading the New York Times’ review of the exhibit. It’s pretty stunning.
21/09/202312 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 207: The Six Triple Eight

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Inception by radio.string.quintet.vienna Julie With by Group Listening Nice Breeze Isn’t It? by friend of the show, Simon Rackham Wet by Taylor Deupree Times Like This II by Jean Kopperud and Stephen Gosling Broad Channel by Bing and Ruth Cradle (with Akira) by ghost and tape Lithosphere by Caoimhin O Raghellagh and by Caoimhin O Raghelagh and Thomas Bartlett Notes You can find the website I mentioned here; it’s a one-stop shop, really, for information on the 6888t. .
09/09/202314 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 206: The Thundering Herd, The Vanishing American

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Halcyon and Photosynteses and Embryo by H. Takehashi Intro by Library Tapes The Florist Wears Knee Breeches by M. Sage Notes I found Andrew Isenberg's book, The Destruction of the Bison, An Environmental History, completely fascinating. If you want to do a deep dive on Madison Grant, I'd recommend Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics, and the Legacy of Madison Grant by John Peter Spiro. If you want to do a deep dive on the Catalina Buffalo, this site is a fun place to start.
17/08/202318 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 79: Artist in Landscape

This show is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode was originally released in November, 2015. Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth’s Modesty Blaise score. * They first meet to a piece called Brouillard (version 1) from Georges Delaure’s extraordinary score to Jules et Jim. (A second version comes in later when J.J. Audubon is living the high life in England). * We also hear Waltz by Mother Falcon. * I go back to the <a href="http://www.amoeba.com/please-give-ori
22/07/202324 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 205: Alice Ramsay

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Pollen and Photosynteses by H. Takehashi Ediacaran Moonrise by Barry Walker, Jr. To the Cellar from Krzysztof Komeda’s wonderful score to The Fearless Vampire Killers. Blue Sutura from Piero Piccioni’s score to Il medico della mutua. 3-Sized PF and Let’s Go Crazy!, both by Takahiro Kido Emerald Ash by Golden Brown Merry-Go-Round by Domenique Dumont Aquel Senor by the mighty, Frankie Reyes Tesko Me Ja Zaboravit Tebe by Banko Mataja Notes You can read the article by Katherin Parkin here.
03/06/202318 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 204: Wolves

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music In My Heaven All Faucets Have Fountains by yes/and A snippet of Runaway from Olafur Arnauld’s score to Gimme Shelter Spectral Canon from Conlon Nancarrow from James Tenney The Hourglass by Ben Crosland.
10/04/202312 minutes 28 seconds
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episode 76: Mary Walker Would Wear what she Wanted

This episode was originally released in 2015. Proceeds from this episode are being donated to the Transgender Law Center. Music *Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth’s Modesty Blaise score. *The piece opens with Rainfall, by David Darling and Michael Jones. *Her brief love story is scored by Nathan Johnson’s Penelope’s Theme from his score to The Brothers Bloom. *When she lands her first gig, we start <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com
10/03/202314 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 67: Every Night Ever

This episode was originally released in summer of 2015. Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth’s Modesty Blaise score. * Then, we have the most obvious crickets/summer night song ever: the fantastic, perpetually delightful Green Arrow from Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, which has soundtracked many crickety summer nights for me over the years. * The cops roll in to a loop of the very beginning of the epic Ptah, the El Daoud, the title track to Alice Coltrane’s album from 1970. * Then we have a mix of two improvisations from Charles Cohen’s “Brother I Prove You Wrong”: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cloud-hands/id997744315?i=997744317" rel="nofollow" targe
17/02/202312 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 148: Safe Passage

This episode was originally released in September of 2019. Music We start with the Opening of Craig Armstrong’s score to Far From the Madding Crowd. Glass Houses no. 13 from Ann Southam. Earring from Julia Wolf. Occam II for Violin from Eliane Radigue. Rearranging Furniture from Gabriel Yared’s score to By the Sea. A bit of Movement II from Martynov, “Come in!” by Vladimir Martynov. Notes Plenty written about the Willie D.. I found Roger Branfill-Cook’s <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Torpedo-Complete-History-Worlds-Revolutionary/dp/1848322151/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1F6RE40IJN4W4&amp;keywords=torpedo+the+complete+history&amp;qid=1568695412&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=Torpedo+th
28/01/202315 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 94: Numbers (rebroadcast)

This episode was originally released in August 2016 Note * Here’s a link to watch an excerpt of the CBS news break. * One of my favorite things I came across while reading up on the lottery was this site, which includes a remarkable page where folks send in their personal stories of their draft experience. Music * Elevator Song by Keaton Henson (feat. Ren Ford) * Waves by Abby Gundersen
17/01/202312 minutes 6 seconds
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Nate's episode of the year 2022: In France or in Heaven

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Blithe Field does RD 1 O Venezia, Venuga, Venusia by Nino Rota Carthage by Hayden Perdido Nice Breeze, Isn’t It? from Simon Rackham Mystere by amiina Blithe Field also does Racing Backward as well as Prelude
26/12/202222 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 203: The News from Thar

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Mongali as played by the mighty Tabu Ley Rochereu 2nd Season by Takahiro Kido Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite: 5 Cloudburst as performed by the Detroit Symphony Nero’s Nocturne by Chilly Gonzalez. Man, that guy is great. You should buy his music. Opening Titles from Jeff Grace’s score to In the Valley of Violence Morris Visits Dr. Pratt from John Barry’s score to The Wrong Box Gift from Masakatsu Takagi’s score to The Boy and the Beast Nurse Janet from Ludwig Goransson’s score to Everything, Everythin Notes My favorite resources on frontier press stuff is by Barbara Cloud, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Frontier-Press-Visions-American/dp/
16/12/202211 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 202: Better Babies

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music LBS by Duval Timothy My Favourites, pt. 2 by Patricia Rossborough Sad Seine by Lambert Vals Efter Lasse I Lyby by Lofoten Cello Duo
28/11/202210 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 201: One Fruit

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Strength of a Young Man by Vernon Field Wave I by Elori Saxl Rearranging Furniture from Gabriel Yared’s score to By the Sea Falling Forever and Ever by Ricky Eat Acid Muff Gets a Share from Joel P West’s score to Band of Robbers Notes By far the most fun I had researching this was reading Kaori O’Conner’s Pineapple: A Global History. Really a lovely little book.
17/11/202215 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 200: Ghost Story

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Rauelsson plays Mom, in Ukraine Group Listening plays Julie With Richard Birkin plays Vigil II Colleen plays Les Ondes Silencieueses Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer play Bell The Ensemble Rescerche plays Morton Feldman’s Something Wild in the City: Mary Ann’s Theme
22/10/202216 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 199: Nee Blinky

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Sunset Village by Group Listening Winter Memory by Dark Dark Dark Pretty in Plums by Shida Shihabi With a little bit of The Crumbling by Valgeir Sigurossen Afternoon in Paris by the incomparable John Lewis Abstrutions from Max Roach And Herbert’s Story from Mark Orton’s score to Nebraska
29/09/202213 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 198: Weather Conditions Above Mount Fuji

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Arrival by by Domenique Dumont Bouquet by Bobby Hutcherson Last Dance by No Vacation Channels Passing by Paul Dresher Dilo 4 by Emika The Kronos Quartet plays II from Phillip Glass’ second string quartet, “Company.”
02/09/202212 minutes 7 seconds
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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. This episode was originally released in October of 2017 and was produced with engineering assistance from Elizabeth Aubert. Music Sunrise Through the Dusty Nebula by Hannah Peel Keep by Nils Frahm Horizon Variations by Max Richter She cycles through: Where or When by Hal Kemp
21/08/202213 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 124: Junk Room

The Memory Palace is a member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode was originally released in the spring of 2018. It’s being re-released today because Nate’s on book leave for the summer. 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 <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rudy-van-gelder-remasters-eastern-sounds/1647489
21/07/202214 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 91: Natural Habitat

The Memory Palace is a member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode was originally released in July of 2016. It’s being re-released today because Nate’s on book leave for the summer and because it’s a total banger. Notes and Reading: * I came to this story the old fashioned way (for me): I saw Su Lin at the Field Museum and needed to know more. That led me inevitably to Vicki Croke's The Lady and the Panda from 2006. It's a terrific read. If you have any interest at all in learning more about Ruth Harkness, that's the place to go. I've got a few quibbles here and there, but, for real, it's delightful. * Quentin Young's (slightly strange and contested) version of events is told in <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Panda-unlikely-adventurers-mythical/dp/1
08/07/202227 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 197: Kiddo

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Arrival by Dominique Dumont Bouquet by Bobby Hutcherson off of his phenomenal album, Happenings. Wrench and Numbers from Jeff Russo’s score to Fargo, the FX show. Melodrames telegraphies (in B flat Major 7th), part 1 by Brian McBride Kembang Andyani from the Gamelan Orchestra
23/06/202215 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 90: A White Horse

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. This episode was originally released in 2016 in the days after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. It is re-released every year on the anniversary of the incident. 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. Notes and Reading: * Most of the specific history of the White Horse was learned from "Sanctuary: the Inside Story
12/06/202213 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 152: Let it Snow

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. This episode originally appeared in the winter of 2019. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Still Space by Satoshi Ashikawa.
28/05/202215 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 196: In France or in Heaven

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Blithe Field does RD 1 O Venezia, Venuga, Venusia by Nino Rota Carthage by Hayden Perdido Nice Breeze, Isn’t It? from Simon Rackham Mystere by amiina Blithe Field also does Racing Backward as well as Prelude
18/05/202220 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 195: A New Bronze Man

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 The Return by Library Tapes Erased Duet by Valgeir Sigurdossen 3-sized PF by Takahiro Kido Vals Efter Lasser I Lyby by Lofoton Cello Duo Notes Totally recommend Bruce Levine’s Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revol
30/04/202213 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 194: Small Sample

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Dance PM from Horishi Yoshimura Amor - C.B. Rework by Clark Here’s What You’re Missin by Bing and Ruth Meredith Monk’s Ellis Island as played by Bruce Brubaker Alto Paraiso by Aukai Opening from Nathaniel Bartlett Rivers That you Cannot See by North Americans First of the Tide by Erland Cooper featuring Benge Notes The episode old episode I mention in the credits as a companion to this one is <a href="https://thememorypalace.us/butt
11/04/202214 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 101: Promise

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode was originally released in December of 2016 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 Starts with Christope Beck and DeadMono’s theme to Charlie Countryman. Prelude for HS by Hakon Stene. Tezeta (Nostalgia) from Malatu As
18/03/202219 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 193: Classmates (Making Trouble)

This episode of The Memory Palace is a part of Radiotopia’s winter fundraiser. Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/3uERfBv. Thank you! Music Fragment I by Library Tapes Don’t Forget to Breathe Eh by Kelpe Here I Am, Two Warships by Spirituals Elfe by Dario Lessing Jahrzeit from American Contemporary Music Ensemble Alarm Will Sound’s version of Jynweythek ylow 2400 by Martyn Hynes Notes I found a couple of books particularly useful if you want to learn more about Barbara Johns. Richard Kluger’s classic Simple Justice and a really lovely book for younger readers called The Girl From the Tar Paper School by Te
25/02/202216 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 192: Combinations

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Romantic Lullaby by Simon Rackham Happy Whistler by Group Listening. The Return by Library Tapes
09/02/20228 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 191: Crash

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Time Beat by Ray Cathode Rabbits of the Void by Tomaga Weightless by the Neil Cowley Trio Scenes from the Poet’s Dreams I: Racing Through the Stars by The Lark Quartet Switchcraft by Chilly Gonzalez Sky Breaking, Clouds Falling by Mason Lindahl Notes There’s a ton written about The Crash at Crush but the one I’d recommend is Train Crash at Crush, Texas: America’s Deadliest Publicity Stunt, by Mike Cox
23/01/202219 minutes 13 seconds
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Nate's Favorite Episode of 2021: Betty Robinson

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. This episode was originally released as Episode 184: Betty Robinson in July of 2021. 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 Pollen by H.Takahashi and, later, Photosynthese. The New York Herald Tribune by Martial Solal Trying Something Again, Again by Lullatone<
27/12/202127 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 190: The Ride

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 How to be Invisible, by Thruppence. Motion by Peter Sandberg. Art Blakey’s magical, Come out and See Me Tonight And, of course, So What, from Kind of Blue Notes I relied a lot on this extensive oral history interview from The Smithsonian.
10/12/202112 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 189: New England Granite

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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
24/11/202117 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 188: Spirits

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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
10/11/202113 minutes 37 seconds
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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 <p
23/10/202117 minutes 6 seconds
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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 Le
08/10/202117 minutes 12 seconds
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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 ragionier
22/09/202113 minutes
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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
03/09/202111 minutes 54 seconds
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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.
19/08/20211 hour 39 minutes 39 seconds
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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.
12/08/20211 hour 15 minutes 21 seconds
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Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, Part 1

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. 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 part two on August 12th. 
06/08/20211 hour 28 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 184: Betty Robinson

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 Pollen by H.Takahashi and, later, Photosynthese. The New York Herald Tribune by Martial Solal Trying Something Again, Again by Lullatone Wiffle Ball from Joel P. West’s score for Short Term 12 The title theme to Can
18/07/202125 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 183: Goblins

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 Wasser by H.Takahashi
04/07/202114 minutes 1 second
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Episode 90: A White Horse

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. This episode was originally released in 2016 in the days after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. It is re-released every year on the anniversary of the incident. 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. Notes and Reading: * Most of the specific history of the White Horse was learned from "Sanctuary: the Inside Story
12/06/202112 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 182: The Surfmen

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: Flowering Jasmine as performed by Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Batica. Kaspburger by Clogs 20 (Lichen) by Berndan Eder Ensemble Fall Again by Duval Timothy, Lil Silva and Melanie Faye. Wurzer by H.Takahashi
05/06/202118 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 181: The Adventures of Pearl

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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: Suite from A Hatful of Rain from the GOAT, Bernard Herrmann Sexfaldur from amiina Piano 1 from Emily Sprague Earring from Julia Wolfe and Lisa Moore The Squirrel, from Herrmann’s score to The Three Worlds of Gulliver All in Circles by Shida Shinabi Them by Nils Frahm
23/05/202116 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 180: Tracks

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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: Rosee by Piano Novel Eyes Closed and Traveling by Peter Broderick Future Waves by Uther Moads Go Home by h. hunt Juneau from Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurrians score to Wildlike
08/05/202118 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 179: Keyhole

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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: Individuation by Eluvium Kola - Lighthouse Version by amiina Seeming by Helios Portrait Gallery by Luke Howard Disillusionment for the Emotional Type by You’ll Never Get to Heaven Clouds by Hiroshi Yoshimura Notes: Leviathan: the History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolan was super useful and very readable. <
22/04/202114 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 178: Crossfade

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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: Wiegenfield, S. 198 as played Khatia Buniastihivilli Van McCoy sings Mr. DJ Vier Stucke fur Xylophon Love is Blue by Jackie Mittoo Calvary by Quicksilver Messenger Service Tizita by Tijist Ejigu Violin Solo no. 1 by Peter Broderick Two Aquerelles 1. Slow The Hustle by Van McCoy Coffee Beans by Moondog Dogs of Straw from Larry Groupe's score to Straw Dogs Flowering Jasmine by George Pelecis Visit Croa
03/04/202121 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 77: Butterflies

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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. This episode was originally released in 2015. Sometimes you’re working on an episode (and when I say “you’re” I mean, “I’m,”) working on an episode and you realize it’s just all wrong. That there’s a good episode in there but you need to take a few days and go at it again. Because you (and, again, “you”=”I”) think it, and you (this time I mean you, the listener) deserve better. And you put out a re-run. It’s a good one, though.
20/03/202121 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 177: A Brief Eulogy for Carla Wallenda

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 The Last Days of Summer by Maria Avnos. Broad Channel (Solo Piano) by Bing &amp; Ruth Homesickness (v. 1) by the phenomenal Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou Notes Here she is with Steve Harvey.
12/03/202112 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 176: The Air and the Sea and the Land

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Unsayable by Brambles. Kola - Lighthouse Version by amiina A Nearer Sun by the Westerlies Duet, a Steve Reich composition, performed by Daniel Hope. Reading a Wave by Arp April by Kanazu Tomoyuki Latent Sonata by Brian McBride Notes The oral history mentioned in this episode is available through the <a href="https://siarchives.si.edu/gsearch/Listen%2Bto%2BLouis%2BR.%2BPurnell%2Btalk%2Babout%2Bthe%2Bexciting%2Bfirst%2Bduties%2Bhe%2Bhad%2Bat%2Bthe%
25/02/202119 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 175: One Hundred Percent a Diner

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Metaphysical Waltz by Shirley Meyer Blankenship ...morphs into Jock O'Hazeldean by Cynthia Boener There's Dominique Dumont's La bataille de neige The Squimp from the Chico Hamilton Quintet Fruit of Dreams by Les Baxter Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett Notes Best place to go if you want to learn a lot about Todd Storz is The Birth of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HDZKWJE?storeType=ebooks&amp;pf_rd_p=ff19365d-01e5-4459-b73c-6b518e3c89f3&amp;pf_rd_
11/02/202111 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 174: The Stone

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Sarah in Bath from Komeda's great score to The Fearless Vampire Killers David Goes Hunting from Larry Groupe's great score to Straw Dogs When It's Time to Go by Buddy Fo and His Group (great name for a backing band, btw) Completely Gone from Ludwig Gorannson's score to Everything, Everything Peri Banu vid sjon (Version) by DUNGEN Debut by Christopher Ferreira
26/01/202115 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 105: Amok

This piece was originally released in February, 2017. This piece has two selections from Saunder Jurriens and Danny Bensi’s score to Christine, Yes But and Back to Work. Notes This very good article in the Museum of Hoaxes gives a nice overview and links out to the original article. Hampton Sides In the Kingdom of Ice has a nice telling of the story with a lot of background on the edit
11/01/20218 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 173: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Waltz for Sky by Muriel Botsdorp A Gathering to Lead me When You're Gone by Brian McBride 20 (Lichen) by Brendan Eder Ensemble Electronium Movie Score by Raymond Scott Someday We'll Linger in the Sun by Gaelynn Lea 32 (Harp) by Nearly Oratorio Notes By far the most fun and helpful thing I read for this episode was Michael O'Malley's, Keeping
29/12/202013 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 172: The Existential Tourist

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Memory Waltz from Bernard Herrmann's score to The Snows of Kilimanjaro Pink Champagne from Harry Warren's score to An Affair to Remember Jonalah from the Chico Hamilton Quintet Brouillard, version 2 from Delerue's Jules et Jim score Living by Sebastian Plano
12/12/202013 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 171: Out to Sea and Back Again

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 Spiderwebs of Clouds by Oliia Belli
25/11/20208 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode of the Year 2020

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. This episode was originally released in April of 2020. We are deeply, deeply annoyed that this is still relevant and useful. 20 stories, each 20 seconds, to accompany you in the proper washing of hands. Stay safe, be well, wash your hands.
13/11/202019 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 170: Reed v.

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 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 As Old Roads by Goldmund Wake by Taylor Duepree and Marcus Fischer Sedentary II by Kyle Bobby Dunn Talk to the Church by Gaussian Curve Notes The best resources I found for Sally Story (it’s easy to find out more about Reed v. Reed) came from a couple of sources: 100 Americans Making Constitutional History, A Biographical History, edited by Melvin L. Urovsky. And Natalie Wexler’s article, “Sex Discrimination - a Search for a Standard.”
20/10/202011 minutes 27 seconds
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The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode contains a full reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Masque of the Red Death. Use your discretion before listening. It is both one of the more macabre stories from Poe and it is hitting harder than usual during these peculiar times.
04/10/202017 minutes 26 seconds
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From a Parking Lot, a special bonus episode for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

This episode of The Memory Palace was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival and the New York State Council of the Arts in 2019. It’s ideally meant to be listened to at the corner of Corinthian and State downtown. But, you’ll likely enjoy it wherever you are. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.
15/09/202012 minutes 43 seconds
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High Falls, a bonus episode for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

This episode of The Memory Palace was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival and the New York State Council of the Arts in 2019. It’s ideally meant to be listened to at the Pont du Rennes while viewing High Falls. But, you’ll likely enjoy it wherever you are. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.
15/09/202013 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 169: Beautician

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independent podcasts from PRX. 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 Them by Nils Frahm Feathers by Poppy Ackroyd Notes You can read Myles Horton’s book. I found The Birth of Citizen Schools: Entwining the Struggles for Literacy and Freedom by David P. Levine particularly useful. And especially Clare Russell’s “A Beautician Without Teacher Training: Bernice Robinson, Citizen Schools and women in the Civil Rights Movement.”
07/09/202012 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 168: The Traveling Stones

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independent podcasts from PRX. 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 Ruby by Ali Farka Toure Party’s End, from Bernard Herrmann’s score to The Egyptian Future Green by Masuhiro Sugaya The Boy and the Snake Dance by Charles Cohen Vier Stucke for Xylophone as performed by Guniid Keetman Opening from Marcelo Zarvos’ score to Please Give Herbert’s Story from Mark Orton’s score to Nebraska Solitary Living by The Flashbulb Notes You should read Dan De Quille. He’s a good writer! I like his book on the Comstock Load, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Big-Bonanza-Authent
25/08/202014 minutes 12 seconds
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The Wheel

In a terrible summer often filled with stories about monuments to terrible men, here is a story about an American hero. Build monuments to Robert Smalls. Originally released on February 10th, 2016. The Memory Palace is a proud member of the Radiotopia Network. Music * Julia Rovinsky plays Phillip Glass’ Metamorphosis I, from her album Dusk. * There’s an excerpt from Paul Drescher’s “Casa Vecchia,” from the Mirrors: Other Fire album. * There’s a chunk of Jose Gonzalez’ <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/instrumental/id834546990?i=834547020&amp;mt=1&amp
07/08/202020 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 167: A Brief Eulogy for a Minor League Baseball Team

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Adrift by Yameneko Lagrimas Negras by Antonio Maria Romeau Rainfall by Michael Jones and David Darling The Big Ocean by Ben Sollee
22/07/202012 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 166: The Silent Room

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Peri Banu vid Sjon (VERSION) by Dungen In a Landscape by John Cage Quartet for Four Percussionists IV: Fast by John Cage Dream by John Cage Completely Gone by Ludwig Gorannson The Introduction and Chi C’e Per Farmi i Rici from The Girl of the Golden West L’approche Du Nuage by Sylvain Chaveu Notes The story of John Cage in the anechoic chamber w
04/07/202018 minutes 51 seconds
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A White Horse

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm &lt;&gt; Notes and Reading: * Most of the specific history of the White Horse was learned from “Sanctuary: the Inside Story of the Nation’s Second Oldest Gay Bar” by David Olson, reprinted in its entirety on the White Horse’s website. * “Gayola: Police Professionalization and the Politics of San Francisco’s Gay Bars, 1950-1968,” by Christopher Agee. * June Thomas’ series on the past, present, and future of the gay bar from Slate a few years back. * Various articles written on the occasion of the White Horse’s 80th anniversary, including 
12/06/202012 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 165: A Park

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music We hear Armellodie by Chilly Gonzales And All Now Vibe by Tara Jane O'Neil Notes <a href="https://bookshop.org/books/the-lavender-scare-the-cold-war-persecution-of-gays-and-lesbians-in-t
05/06/20208 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 164: Dora Salter

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Illusion Perdida by Juan Bautista Guido y Su Orquesta Tipico Manny Returns Home and Fingerprints from Bernard Herrmann's score to The Wrong Man. Niggun for Solo Bassoon Phillipe Hersant Rearranging Furniture by Gabriel Yared Viona's Lullaby by Peter Sandberg Notes The archives of the Kansas Historical Quarterly were very useful, particularly <a href="https://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-hist
26/05/202016 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 163: Freds

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music We hear a couple from Alabaster DePlume’s To Cy &amp; Lee album, Whisky Story Time and Not My Ask. Bibio’s CAPEL BETHANIA. <a href="https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-sage-feat-buddy-collette/1443923804?i=1443923827&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music
09/05/202016 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 162: A Strange Land

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Ruth and Sylvie from Daniel Hart’s score to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints The Walk from Bernard Hermann’s score to Tender is the Night Reflector by Bing and Ruth Requiem from Nico Mulhy’s score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties Under Siege from Warren Ellis’ score to Mustang Spaces in Time from Per Nargard and the Stavenger Symphony Theme de l’eau from Hikaru Hayashi’s score to The Naked Island</li
21/04/202016 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 161: Stories to Wash Hands By

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. 20 stories, each 20 seconds, to accompany you in the proper washing of hands. Stay safe, be well, wash your hands.
03/04/202017 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 160: Wong Kim Ark

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.
19/03/20208 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 159: The Newest News

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  We hear The Icelandic Society of Phallogy from Rob Simonsen score to The Final Member. And one of my favorite songs, Every Day a Sunrise, A Summer from The Telegraph Melts. <
08/03/202011 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 158: Life's Work

Help support this show and the network that makes it possible by making a donation today. Make your mark at Radiotopia.fm/donate A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Field of Reeds by Leo Svirsky. Stellify by Federico Albanese. Opening by Nathanial Bartlett. Turning 16 by Ben Sollee. Notes I strongly recommend checking out Annelise Orlick's Common Sense and a Little Fire, an exhilarating history of Pauline Newman, Rose Schneiderman and other women at the center of the labor movement in the 20th Century.
24/02/202016 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 157: The House of Lowe

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Help support this show and the network that makes it possible by making a donation today. Make your mark at Radiotopia.fm/donate A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Philharmonics (Piano Sessions), from Agnes Obel.  <a href="https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/pre-barok/115256008
11/02/202016 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 156: That's How it Goes Whenever it Snows

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... **Music ** Artifices from Chapelier Fou. A smidge of [Equality Under the Law](http://: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/equality-under-the-law/569934319?i=569934714&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music) from
19/01/202010 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 155: Lost Bulls

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... This episode was originally produced for an episode of Radiolab from WNYC, released in August of 2019. Music Cul-de-Sac from Krzysztof Komeda’s Knife in the Water. [The Mistral Noir](http:// <a href="https://g
04/01/202012 minutes 20 seconds
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Nate's Favorite Episode of 2019

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 version of <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/broad-channel-solo-piano-bonus-track/1042429133?i=1042429231&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nofollow" target
26/12/201911 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 154: Dotting I's

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Help support this show and the network that makes it possible by making a donation today. Make your mark at Radiotopia.fm/donate This episode was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. MUSIC <a href="https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/an-amalgamation-waltz-1839/1440800001?i=1440800445&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"
13/12/201912 minutes 15 seconds
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A Conversation About the Memory Palace with Robert Krulwich

It’s Radiotopia fundraiser time! Once a year, we reach out to ask our listeners to donate to the network that makes this show possible. Make your mark by making a donation at Radiotopia.fm/donate today! Here’s a very special episode of The Memory Palace in which Nate talks to CERTIFIED RADIO LEGEND, Robert Krulwich, of Radiolab and beyond, about the origins of the show and what makes The Memory Palace tick.
09/12/201939 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 153: Dinner at Jefferson's

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Help support this show and the network that makes it possible by making a donation today. Make your mark at Radiotopia.fm/donate A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Waveland by Noam Pikelny. Notes I relied a lot on the extensive <a href="https://www.monticello.org/t
06/12/20197 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 152: Let it Snow

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Music Still Space by Satoshi Ashikawa.
15/11/20197 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 151: The Story of Maria Barberi

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  Inside River, Pt. 1 by Akira Kosuemura. . Sonata for Solo Cello 1: Dialogo by Ligeti, performed by Miklos Perenyi. All the Land Ablaze by Laura Cannell Frost Trees from Lalo Schiffren's score to The Fox. And Finding the Flag from Georges Delarue's score to The Day of the Dolphin.
01/11/201913 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 150: Late One Night

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  We start with 666 from the score to The Omen. Transition to Fremd by Lambert. Go to <a href="https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/monster-mash/1440723138?i=1440723145&amp;mt=1&a
21/10/201917 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 149: Dance by the Ocean

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  We start with The Dane by Nihls Frahm. Move in and out of Reading a Wave by Arp Which mixes briefly with Stephen Gosling and Blair Macmillan playing John Adams' <a
04/10/201913 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 148: Safe Passage

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  We start with the Opening of Craig Armstrong's score to Far From the Madding Crowd. Glass Houses no. 13 from Ann Southern. Earring from Julia Wolf. Occam II for Violin from Eliane Radigue. Rearranging Furniture from Gabriel Yared's score to By the Sea. A bit of <a href="https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/come-in-movement-ii/79576724?i=79576712&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nofollow" target="_b
19/09/201915 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 147: Shipwreck Kelly

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  We hear Vaggvisa by Henrik Lindstrand. Then Kestrel, off the album by the same name from Caoimhin O Raghallaigh. <a href="https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ljuva-mekaniska-jag-s
05/09/201916 minutes 31 seconds
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A Welcome! And Dreamland!

Here in its tenth year in operation, the Memory Palace just got a star turn in the wonderful podcast and radios show, Radiolab. We couldn’t be more delighted. So, a word of welcome to new listeners and a call to arms for regular listeners and a story perfect for the end of summer.
28/08/201910 minutes 49 seconds
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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 
08/08/20199 minutes 48 seconds
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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 Tomasz Benarczyk <a
20/07/201913 minutes 29 seconds
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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 Bill Frissell. And Ingo Metzmacher's <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/studies-for-player-piano-study-no-6/389971037?i=389971049&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nof
22/06/20198 minutes 43 seconds
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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.
12/06/201911 minutes 12 seconds
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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 in the City: Mary Ann's Theme.  As well as De Wolfe Music do Moonbird. Harry Kalahiki does that Ukelele version of <a hre
08/06/201910 minutes 18 seconds
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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 Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doliphan in 1846. Hampton Sides' fantastic <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Thunder-Carson-Conquest-American/dp/14000
20/05/20199 minutes 57 seconds
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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 Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise, as performed by the Cincinatti Pops Orchestra We listen to two versions of <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/al
03/05/20198 minutes 9 seconds
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Rebroadcast: Origin Stories

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.
20/04/201917 minutes 4 seconds
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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 Komeda's Ballet Edude II A touch of Ellington playing A Single Petal on a Rose. Then Concerto no. 5 en la minuer: Allegro ma non molto, as performed by Wilhelm Friedeman Bach and Brigitte Haudbebourg frames... Philharmonics - Piano Sessions found on the Deluxe Edition of Agnes Obel's Philharmonics album. Then we go to Nathaniel Johnson's gorgeous, Penelope's Theme from the score to the delightful film, The Brothers Bloom. Sneeuwland by Oskar Schuster. Judith by Jacob David. Notes
09/04/201916 minutes 24 seconds
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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 version of <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/broad-channel-solo-piano-bonus-track/1042429133?i=1042429231&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nofollow" target
23/03/201910 minutes 37 seconds
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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 Cislowska And Joanna Brouk playing Maggi's Flute - Lifting Off Notes There's a ton out there about the sixty starlings, the most comprehensive comes from Stephen Marche's book, How Shakespeare Changed Everything. I also found Kim Todd's [Tinkering with Eden,](http://%22Tinkering%20With%20Eden:%20A%20Natural%20History%20of%20Exotic%20Species%20in%20America) particularly useful.
09/03/20199 minutes 44 seconds
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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 took place on that same evening, in which some Nazis get punched. Learn more about this evening at www.radiodiaries.org. For info on the original Memory Palace episode, head here.
20/02/201918 minutes 8 seconds
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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 Barry's score to Boom! And a bit of <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/imaginary-building/1300977511?i=1300978620&amp;m
07/02/20199 minutes 26 seconds
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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 Century by Mark V. Barrow Environment and Birth Defects by James G. Wilson Six Principals of Teratology by James G. Wilson
17/01/20199 minutes 26 seconds
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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.
18/12/201820 minutes 56 seconds
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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 to Everything is an Illusion by Kaada Hear Rolling by Collectress And finish out on <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-dog/1377619542?i=
05/12/201811 minutes 58 seconds
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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.
27/11/201811 minutes 56 seconds
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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 things that you can and should read about this period. I’m almost loathe to tell you where to begin. So: some of the details for this story were found in this remarkable article by Claude Sitton. Music * We hear a segment of Holding Pattern,
05/11/20189 minutes 40 seconds
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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 &amp; Violoncello 1 by Irena and Voltech Havel. Zucht 2 by Machinefabriek The
27/10/201814 minutes 33 seconds
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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 M
13/10/201814 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 132 (Ida Lewis)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We hear Waltz from the score to Angels &amp; 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 2 from Machienfabrik. A bit of Origami Tulips from Lullatone. <a hre
26/09/201817 minutes 50 seconds
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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 this episode. Notes I read a lot of articles from a lot of sources on this one, but the linchpin here is Jeffrey Lockwood's book that, to my mind, convincingly solves the mystery of the vanishing locusts.
11/09/201811 minutes 51 seconds
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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' Lincoln score. Start talking Philadelphia with Sun Ra's Arkestra doing <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nubians-plutonia-remastered-2014-feat-lucious-randolph/854122
22/08/201816 minutes 11 seconds
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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, 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</
08/08/20189 minutes 37 seconds
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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 Quintet. (Man, I just wat
26/07/201814 minutes 43 seconds
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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 subject is Help Me to Find My People by Heather Andrea Williams.
04/07/20189 minutes 31 seconds
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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 charities: Equality Florida. Human Rights Campaign. <a href="https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/ab-everytown-default/?source=etno_ETHPNav&amp;utm_source=et_n_&amp;utm_medium=_o&amp;utm_campaign=ETHPNav&amp;_ga=2.250537798.1780955173.1497238564-429497392.1497238564" rel="n
12/06/201811 minutes 14 seconds
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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 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 Coffi
04/06/201813 minutes 14 seconds
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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 &amp; Arnold Kasar. Then there's some chaos built out of Missing Piec
17/05/201812 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 125: 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 Straw Dogs. Double Portrait by Double Edge from the alb
25/04/201815 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 124 (Junk Room)

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 &amp; Fandor by amiina. The Unquestioned Answer by Laura Spiegel. Etude by Joep Beving. Rainfall by David Darling and Michael Jones.
06/04/201815 minutes 31 seconds
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A quick update and a bonus episode

A quick update and a brief little bonus episode. 
27/03/20189 minutes 35 seconds
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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 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.
12/03/20189 minutes 21 seconds
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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 of a particularly delightful TWWW episode), visit thewestwingweekly.com.  Music Moonbow by aAirial Two from scores by Marcelo Zavros: Wipe the Slate Clean, from The Beaver and 
23/02/201810 minutes 47 seconds
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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 The Things Left Unsaid, by Caleb Burhans. <a href="https://norther
12/02/201813 minutes 11 seconds
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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 Luiz Bonfa. Labyrinth II by Caitlin Aurelia Smith. Walter Meets the Beaver from Marcel Zavros' score to The Beaver. Two tracks, "1" &amp; "2" from AAESPO's album, Layers. Maria Arvos' Last Days of Summer. And Time Times Three by Palm. Notes The most comprehensive article I encountered on Doug Davis is here. I found this biographical essay
28/01/201813 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 120 (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: Aviary and the Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods. We hit Juneau from Danny Bensi and Sander Jurriaans' score to Wildlike.
13/01/201814 minutes 1 second
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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 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Elizabeth Aubert. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Special thanks to Jimmy LaValle and Mark Kozelek. The Art Discussed Gallery 719, the Alexandria Ballroom. Music  The piece features excerpts of two, instru
26/12/201714 minutes 20 seconds
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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 Malpensa by Julia Kent Notes I first came upon the Calhoun bit while re-reading T
16/12/20179 minutes 54 seconds
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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 East Forest by Provenance There's a bit of Madame Ovary from Bensi and Jurriaans and Christine It finishes on Three Dances: II. Pavane from Chromo Tuba Quartet Notes Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday by James W. Baker and Peter J. Gomes sent me first down a Charlotte Mitchell rabbit hole. <a href="https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Recor
20/11/201713 minutes 23 seconds
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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 Coverdale Dissolving Clouds by Biosphere Nebula by Julianna Barwick <a href="https://itunes
07/11/201712 minutes 48 seconds
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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 Irisarri Notes Some sources for this one were The Glory and the Dream by William Manchester. Herbert Hoover: A Life by Glen Jeansonn
23/10/201711 minutes 4 seconds
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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: Where or When by Hal Kemp &amp; His Orchestra, Smarty (You Know it All) b
04/10/201711 minutes 59 seconds
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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 Notes By far the most comprehensive resource I found was Florida's Hurricane History by Jay Barnes. If you're looking to learn more, I'd definitely start there.
15/09/201710 minutes 29 seconds
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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 the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Elizabeth Aubert. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artwork Discussed Hiawatha, Edmonia Lewis, 1868. Minnehaha, Edmonia Lewis, 1868.
05/09/201711 minutes 51 seconds
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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 Brazilian Portuguese. (Purchasable world-wide through this site, if you happen to be interested), This very special re-run has all sorts of Brazil-related bonus content, including a full episode of Helen Zaltzman's, The Allusionist. Subscribe to that fine podcast, here.
21/08/201732 minutes 39 seconds
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"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. 
09/08/201714 minutes 6 seconds
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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 the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Elizabeth Aubert. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This episode was produced in collaboration with composer, Mary Lattimore. Artwork Discussed The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of Ameri
07/08/201715 minutes 30 seconds
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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 hear Paranoid and Credits 2 from the score to Christine. And Junkman's Song by <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-stark-reality-discover-ho
19/07/201712 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 112 (The Taking of Tom Sawyer's Island)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows.  Music Max Och's Ain't Nobody High Raga. Frog's Eyes by Evan Ziporyn Cooped up at Home with a Fever and a Tape Loop, by Lullatone Medieval Waters, from Carter Burwell's score to In Bruges. <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-fox/id266543285" re
03/07/201717 minutes 7 seconds
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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 charities: Equality Florida. Human Rights Campaign. <a href="https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/ab-everytown-default/?source=etno_ETHPNav&amp;utm_source=et_n_&amp;utm_medium=_o&amp;utm_campaign=ETHPNav&amp;_ga=2.250537798.1780955173.1497238564-429497392.1497238564" rel="n
12/06/201711 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 111 (Cipher, or Greenhow Girls)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. This episode was produced as part out or "Doing Time" series, where each show across the network tackles the same theme. Go listen to the other contributions  at Radiotopia.fm. Notes The most comprehensive book about Rose has to be Ann Blackman's Wild Rose: The True Story of a Confederate Spy. I also found an old book, Rebel Rose: Life of Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Confederate Spy, by Ishbel Ross particularly useful (if pretty rah-rah Confederacy, which gets kind of intense). Rose's <a
10/06/201723 minutes 45 seconds
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If You Have to be a Floor (The Met Residency Episode 6)

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 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Elizabeth Aubert. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Special thanks to Jimmy LaValle and Mark Kozelek. The Art Discussed Gallery 719, the Alexandria Ballroom. Music  The piece features excerpts of two, instrumental outtakes from <a href=
09/06/201712 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 110 (Lost Camels)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We hear a bunch of Ryland, by Julian Lage off his World's Fair LP. We hear the Flamingos do Where or When. We hear Chilly Gonzalez' Salon Salloon And finish out on Small Memory by Jon Hopkins Notes There's a bunch out there about the Camel Corps. You'll have fun Googling around. But some of the best d
27/05/201712 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 109 (The Year Hank Greenberg Hit 58 Home Runs)

Music, Footnotes &amp; Ephemera The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We start out with some of Pound for Pound from The Bad Plus Go to Waltz by Mother Falcon Into the Light by Marisa Anderson With Everything that Breathes by Greg Haines Day
11/05/201712 minutes 35 seconds
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Notes on a Plaque, Still Imagined

This episode was originally released in August of 2015. It was re-released upon hearing that the city of New Orleans has begun the process of removing four monuments to the confederacy and post-civil war era, starting with an obelisk erected in 1891 honoring members of the Crescent City White League who suppressed the African American vote through violence and intimidation and who launched a failed military overthrow of the city’s elected government and integrated police force in 1874. Music * First up (and returning at the end) is Sandra's Theme, from Heather McIntosh's fantastic score to Compliance, a very good, very disturbing movie. * We hit Frank Glazer leading Charles Ives' <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album
26/04/201715 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 108, Met Residency #5: Temple

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 fifth episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Elyssa Dudley and research Assistance from Andrea Milne. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art Discussed * The Temple of Dendur. Music * As Much as Possible by Bing &amp; Ruth. * Parcel by Melanie Velarde. * Field Hymn by Syrinx. * Wawa by the Ocean by Mary Lattimore. * Turni
18/04/201719 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 107 (Roots and Branches and Wind-Borne Seeds)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We open with Mary Lattimore's Jimmy V. I love Mary Lattimore. We hit Hatian guitarist Frantz Casseus' Lullaby from 1954 a few times. We hear Drifting, by Matthew Robert Cooper. And A Fool Persists
01/04/201714 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 106 (A Washington Monument)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We hear three pieces of Matthew Robert Cooper's score to Some Days Are Better Than Others: Expectation, Drifting, and Katrina Outtake. Notes If you want the story of the construction of the actual Washington Monument, you could check out John Steele Gordon's <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Washingtons-Monument-Fascinating-History-Obelisk/dp/1620406500/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1489718696&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keyw
17/03/201711 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 105: Amok

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music This piece has two selections from Saunder Jurriens and Danny Bensi's score to Christine, Yes But and Back to Work. Notes This very good article in the Museum of Hoaxes gives a nice overview and links out to the original article. Hampton Sides <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Ice-Terrible-Voyage-Jeannette/dp/0307946916" rel="nofo
27/02/20179 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 104, Met Residency #4 (A Portrait)

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 second episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Elyssa Dudley and research Assistance from Andrea Milne. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Special thanks to Amelia Peck at The Met. The Art Discussed * Prince Demah Barnes’ Portrait of William Duguid. * <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/interwoven-globe
15/02/201712 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 103 (The Rose of Long Island)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We start and end with Daniel Berenboim playing Lizt's 6 Consolations, S. 172: No. 3 in D flat minor. We hit up Yes But, from Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriens' score to Christine. We return to the official Memory Palace love theme of William Henry Harrison, The Gentle Softness, Lalo Schiffrin's score to The Last Dragon We cruise on the U.S.S. Princeton to <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/al
04/02/201717 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 102 (The Presidency of William Henry Harrison, or Back in the Saddle)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Music We start with (and later return to) And Grace by David Darling. Robert Farnon and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Suite II: The Wind which turns into Niggun for Solo Bassoon by Philippe Hersant. Then we hit Neon Lights by Kraftwe
20/01/20179 minutes 32 seconds
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Nate's Episode of the Year: Local Channels

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm SPOILERS BELOW Notes * Much of what I read about Florence was pulled from old newspaper articles. * The biography in Notable American Women: Volume 5 does a nice, thorough job with Florence story. * I first stumbled on Florence Chadwick in a photo in a restaurant in Santa Barbara and was struck by, as the photo suggested, she went on a world tour, swimming local channels. Music * First up is Solitude, from (delightfully named) Janis Crunch. * Then we’ve got <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/like-a-bell-to-
30/12/201618 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 101 (Promise)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. SPOILERS BELOW Notes I first heard about Hazel Scott while reading Rad American Women from A to Z to my daughter. It's a wonderful book. You should buy it for any kid in your life. I read a lot about Hazel, but Karen Chilton's biography, Hazel Scott: A Pioneering Jazz Pianist from Cafe Society to HUAC was essential. Music <li
19/12/201615 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 100 (Peregrinar)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Notes I relied most heavily on The Crusades of Cesar Chavez by Miriam Pawell. Enjoyed Jaques Levy's oral history, Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa I read a lot of the local accounts on Newspapers.com and was informed particularly by the coverage in the Fresno Bee. Music Starts with <a href="https://play.spotify.com/artist/2bqAlaRiT91dCQ7KMGnP8i?play=true&amp;utm_source=open.spotify.com&amp;utm_medium=open" rel="nofollow" t
01/12/201611 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 99, Met Residency #3 (Full Circle)

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 second episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Kathy Tu and research Assistance from Andrea Milne. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager Live Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art Discussed * John Vanderlyn's Panoramic View of the Gardens of Versailles. Music * <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/falling-asleep-book-on-your/id820410573?i=820412904&amp;m
21/11/201615 minutes 48 seconds
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An odd, pre-election bonus episode: a full reading of Song of Myself

As counter-programming to the clamor and nonsense of these last days before the American Presidential election, here is Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" in its entirety. Really. VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE New episode next week.
07/11/20161 hour 38 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 98 (Under Our Feet)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Notes * This episode came by special request from my daughter, who heard about Waterhouse Hawkins in her second grade classroom. She came home and said, “Dad, I think I’ve got a good Memory Palace story for you.” * She and I found a great kids book called The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, by Barbara Kerley. * Grownup readers might want to check out All in the Bones by Valer
28/10/201613 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 97 (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 things that you can and should read about this period. I'm almost loathe to tell you where to begin. So: some of the details for this story were found in this remarkable article by Claude Sitton. Music * We hear a segment of Holding Pattern, by Loscii. * <a href="https://geo.itunes.a
14/10/20169 minutes 58 seconds
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The Met Residency Episode M2: One Bottle, Any Bottle

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 second episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Kathy Tu. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager of Concerts &amp; Lectures, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. * Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), John Singer Sargent, 1883-1884 * Tomb Effigy of Elizabeth Boott Duveneck, Frank Duveneck, 18
06/10/20168 minutes 57 seconds
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The Met Residency Episode 1: Recent Acqusition

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 first episode of that residency. This residency is made possible by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chester Dale Fund. This episode is written and produced and stuff by Nate DiMeo with engineering assistance from Kathy Tu and research assistance from Andrea Milne. Its Executive Producer is Limor Tomer, General Manager of Concerts &amp; Lectures, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art Discussed If you can't be at the museum to listen to this episode, you might want to take a look at: * Dance in a Subterranean Longhouse at Clearlake, California, Jules Tavernie
06/10/201614 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 96 (Canali)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm. Notes * I’ve read a bunch about the canals over the years, but the most fun I’ve had was going through the New York Times’ archive and just searching for Canals and Mars and reading article by article through the years, watching the debates, seeing conjecture reported as news, and then watching it all unravel. * For more on Lowell, I recommend Percival Lowell: the Culture and Science of Boston Brahmin, by David Strauss. Music * This one features two appearances by X-Ray, by Youth Lagoon. * One from <a href="https://itun.es/us/g5sHY?i=847588956" rel="nofollo
30/09/201613 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 95 (Haunting)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm. Notes * Like anyone else, I became fascinated by Washington Phillip’s story through the music. So, go buy the music. * I backed into the research on this one when I should’ve just started at the source: Michael Corcoran’s amazing excavation of Phillips’ real story, as originally printed in Texas Monthly. There’s a lot of stuff that links out from his site. Music * Lots of Washington Phillips. * Starts with As Old Roads, by Goldmund. * <a href=
17/09/201613 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 94 (Numbers)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm. Note * Here’s a link to watch an excerpt of the CBS news break. * One of my favorite things I came across while reading up on the lottery was this site, which includes a remarkable page where folks send in their personal stories of their draft experience. Music * Elevator Song by Keaton Henson (feat. Ren Ford) * <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/waves/id1035370994?i=1035372190" rel="nofollow" ta
27/08/201612 minutes 6 seconds
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From the Vault: Dreamland

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm. MusicMusic in this one is track 6 in Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I then a track called “Ashley” from Yo La Tengo’s soundtrack to Junebug.  
08/08/20169 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 93 (Local Channels)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm SPOILERS BELOW Notes * Much of what I read about Florence was pulled from old newspaper articles. * The biography in Notable American Women: Volume 5 does a nice, thorough job with Florence story. * I first stumbled on Florence Chadwick in a photo in a restaurant in Santa Barbara and was struck by, as the photo suggested, she went on a world tour, swimming local channels. Music * First up is Solitude, from (delightfully named) Janis Crunch. * Then we’ve got <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/like-a-bell-to-
30/07/201616 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 92 (Oil, Water)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm SPOILERS BELOW Notes *Great stuff in the Cleveland Plain Dealer from waaaaaay back to fire #1, if you want to dive in. * Found Jonathan Joseph Wlasiuk’s dissertation, Refining Nature (etc.) quite helpful in sorting out the early days of the Rockefeller refineries. * If you want to know more about the complicated relationship of Cleveland and the ’69 fire and the passage of the Clean Water Act, seek out Jonathan H. Adler’s article (and R.E.M. nod), Fables of the Cuyahoga: Reconstructing a History of Environmental Protection. * I also want to s
14/07/201611 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 91 (Natural Habitat)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm Notes and Reading: * I came to this story the old fashioned way (for me): I saw Su Lin at the Field Museum and needed to know more. That led me inevitably to Vicki Croke’s The Lady and the Panda from 2006. It’s a terrific read. If you have any interest at all in learning more about Ruth Harkness, that’s the place to go. I’ve got a few quibbles here and there, but, for real, it’s delightful. * Quentin Young’s (slightly strange and contested) version of events is told in<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Panda-unlikely-adventurers-mythical/dp/146819609X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1467356056&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=chasing+the+panda"
02/07/201627 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 90 (A White Horse)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm Notes and Reading: * Most of the specific history of the White Horse was learned from "Sanctuary: the Inside Story of the Nation's Second Oldest Gay Bar" by David Olson, reprinted in its entirety on the White Horse's website. * "Gayola: Police Professionalization and the Politics of San Francisco's Gay Bars, 1950-1968," by Christopher Agee. * June Thomas' series on the past, present, and future of the gay bar from Slate a few years back. * Various articles written on the occasion of the White Horse's 80th anniversary, including <a href="http://http://www.sfgate.com/lgbt/article/Oakland%C2%ADsWhi
16/06/201611 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 89 (Family Snapshot)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. SPOILERS BELOW Music * First up is The Homeless Wanderer from Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou off of the Emahoy (Piano Solo) album, number 21 in the unimpeachable Ethiopiques series. * Then we get some of To the Right the Enemy, to the Left the Sea from Simon Rakham. * We finish with Stellify by Francesco Albanese. Notes * The bulk of the no
04/06/201612 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 88 (Open Road)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music * Up top, looped, is the first bit of the great, Foreign Fields, by Kacy Hill. * Then we hear some of Sun Will Set, by Zoe Keating. * The song on the radio is Sonny Thompson’s Long Gone, as heard on the Mellow Blues album. Notes * You can read all of the 1948 Green Book (and the rest of the Green Books) at the New York Public Library’s fantastic digital collecti
19/05/20169 minutes 37 seconds
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From the Vault: A Special Mother's Day Re-Run

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia.   In Toronto? Chicago? Milwaukee? Minneapolis? Come see a live Memory Palace show.   For Mothers' Day, this episode is a re-mixed version of a story originally released as Episode 10, in 2009. Back with new episodes next time out.   The two piano pieces that bookend the piece are by Max Richter from his “24 Postcards in Full Color” record. The one in the middle is “Maybelle” by Ida. It popped up on shuffle the other day and stunned me. I hadn’t heard it in years. It’s really lovely.
07/05/20169 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 87 (Victory)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Do you live in Toronto? Chicago? Milwaukee? Minneapolis? How about L.A.? Come see the Memory Palace live this May. SPOILERS BELOW Music * We hear Portrait Gallery from Luke Howard. * A smidgen of Julia Kent's lovely Dorval. * The incomparable Moondog's Gloving It pops up a couple times (as it tends to do around these parts). * <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/denmark/id743118845?i=743125943" rel="no
23/04/201619 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 86 (Finishing Hold)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Do you live in Toronto? Chicago? Milwaukee? Minneapolis? How about L.A.? Come see the Memory Palace live this May. SPOILERS BELOW   A Selected Bibliography * Dr. Sam: An American Tragedy by Jack Harrison Pollack * Summer of Shadows: a Murder a Pennant Race and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation, by Jonathan Knight, a very readable popular history book that pulls off a maybe-ill-advised trick of balancing the story of the Sheppard case with the Indians 1954 season surprisingly well. * <a href="http://www.alibris.
08/04/201617 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 85 (AKA Leo)

Notes Research for this story was largely culled from contemporary newspaper accounts. Check back for a list. Music * We start off (and end) with You by Nils Frahm. * We’ve got Krolock on the Sledge from Komeda’s great, great score to The Fearless Vampire Hunters. * Jett Rink Theme from Dimitri Tiomkin’s score to Giant. * A little loop of Bandstand, from Thomas Newman’s Little Children score. * And Opening, the vibes pieces, by Nathan Bartlett (making a return appearance). * Oh! And Meet the Neighbors from Marcelo Zarvo’s score to the lovely, Please Give. Which has become the go to soundtrack for “Some borderline scam artist has a crazy idea,” here on the Memory Palace.
25/03/201614 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 84 (Homesteading)

Notes * I first came the story of Ross, North Dakota, while reading Muslims in America: A Short History, by Edward E. Curtis. * The full WPA interview with Mary Juma (and another member of the Ross community) can be found in Curtis’ The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States. * A contemporary account of the Ross community can be found here. Music *The first bit is a loop from the opening of a song cal
09/03/20167 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 83 (Overland)

Notes Nearly all the research for this one comes straight out of the highly-readable, Cap’n George Fred, G.F. Tilton’s 1925 autobiography. I got my copy at a used bookstore for $11. It’s easy to find on eBay and Amazon and whatnot. Totally money well spent. Music * First up is Lacrymae by Melodium. * Then we mix in Every Mournful Breath by Slow Meadow * Meeting the Neighbors from Marcelo Zarvos’ score to the delightful, Please Give, makes a return appearance. * There’s Steve Reich’s “Music
25/02/201614 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 82 (The Wheel)

Music * Julia Rovinsky plays Phillip Glass’ Metamorphosis I, from her album Dusk. * There’s an excerpt from Paul Drescher’s “Casa Vecchia,” from the Mirrors: Other Fire album. * There’s a chunk of Jose Gonzalez’ “Instrumental” from his Stay in the ShadeEP. * “Manny Returns Home” from Bernard Hermann’s score to The Wrong Man. * Branka Parlic plays Philip Glass’ <a href="https://
11/02/201619 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 81 (Below, from Above)

Music * We start off with Wien, by Labradford. * The guys head out to the work site to Piano 3, from Jon Brion's score to Synecdoche, New York. * Then we hear a bit of Metamorphosis by Vladamir Ussachevsky before being bombarded with bits of Fast Pasture by Todd Reynolds. * There's a long stretch of <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/fog-tropes/id49626748?i=49626185&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nofollow" target=
27/01/201617 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode (M): Gallery 742

A special episode of the Memory Palace commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to coincide with the opening of Rockefeller-Worsham Dressing Room in Gallery 742 of The American Wing and with Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age, an exhibition open now through May 1st, 2016.   This piece is ideally consumed on site, in Gallery 742 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Written and Produced by Nate DiMeo of [The Memory Palace.](thememorypalace.us) Musical score by Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf. Executive Producer, Limor Tomer, General Manager of Concerts &amp; Lectures, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
17/12/201511 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 80 (Shore Leave)

Music* Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score.* First up is one of my very favorite recordings of all time: Andromeda from Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath. One of the finest bands ever assembled. * The sailors get grumpy to Sito from Pierre Favre and the European Chamber Ensemble. (The end drum loop comes from that piece too). * The guys run off to save the day to Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor doing the Green Groves of Erin.* That turns into, <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-threes/id919188909?
19/11/201512 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 79 (Artist in Landscape)

Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * They first meet to a piece called Brouillard (version 1) from Georges Delaure's extraordinary score to Jules et Jim. (A second version comes in later when J.J. Audubon is living the high life in England). * We also hear Waltz by Mother Falcon. * I go back to the Marcelo Zarvos/Please Give well when the Scotsman arrives at th
12/11/201519 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 78 (no. 116,842)

It's fundraiser time! Do you enjoy the Memory Palace? Do you want to support independent media? Then support the home of the Memory Palace, Radiotopia. Click here and become a sustaining supporter and help keep us going for a long time to come! Music* Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score.* First bit is called Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears by A Winged Victory for the Sullen from their self-titled album. * A brief bit of Occam II for Violin by Silvia Tarrozi scores the shuttle accident (non-NASA category). * We've got <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/e
05/11/201513 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 77 (Butterflies)

It's fundraiser time! Do you enjoy the Memory Palace? Do you want to support independent media? Then support the home of the Memory Palace, Radiotopia. Click here and become a sustaining supporter and help keep us going for a long time to come! Music* Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score.* First up is "Adultere bourgeoise," a piece from Paul Misraki's score to A Double tour.* Then we've got a piece called "Night Time Talk" by Stephen J. Anderson. * We hit <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/for-the-trees/id3021595?i=3021583&amp;mt=1&amp;app=music" rel="nofol
27/10/201520 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 76 (Mary Walker Would Wear What She Wanted)

It's fundraiser time! Do you enjoy the Memory Palace? Do you want to support independent media? Then support the home of the Memory Palace, Radiotopia. Click here and become a sustaining supporter and help keep us going for a long time to come! Music*Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score.*The piece opens with Rainfall, by David Darling and Michael Jones. *Her brief love story is scored by Nathan Johnson's Penelope's Theme from his score to The Brothers Bloom.*When she la
19/10/201511 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 75 (The Ballad of Captain Dwight)

The finale of the 2015 Summer Season.     Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * There's Branches, by Keith Kenniff * Then The Big Ocean, from Ben Sollee's score to Maidentrip.  * Then End of the World from Dan Romer's score to Beasts of
28/08/201520 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 74 (Craning)

Episode 9 of the 2015 Summer Season.                     Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * There're too pieces from Per Storby Jutbring's album, Dance of the Diaper Fairy. Snowbound, up top, and the title track at the end.    Notes * Hoo boy, have I read a ton of books about the space program, thanks to my stint on the writing staff of ABC's Astronauts' Wives Club last year.  So, most of this piece is just "stuff I now know."  However: read numerous contemporary newspaper accounts, readily available on  * Also key was the lovely prologue to <a href="http://www.amazon.com/First-Man-Life-Neil-Armstrong/dp/1476727813/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1440051864&am
20/08/201510 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 73 (Notes on an Imagined Plaque to be Added to the Statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Upon Hearing that the Memphis City Counci has Voted to Move it and the Exhumed Remains of General Forrest and his Wife, Mary Ann Montgomery Forrest, from

Episode 8 of the 2015 Summer Season               Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * First up (and returning at the end) is Sandra's Theme, from Heather McIntosh's fantastic score to Compliance, a very good, very disturbing movie.  * We hit Frank Glazer leading Charles Ives' Largo for Clarinet, Violin and Piano a couple of times, framing... * <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/runaway/id836626843?i=836626899&amp;mt=1&
13/08/201513 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 72 (Run-of-the-River)

Episode 7 of the 2015 Summer Season.                     Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * First up (and returning a bit later) is Mr. Reincarnation from Alexander Desplat's dope-as-hell score to the fairly dope movie, Birth.  * There's Lost Fur, Reprise from Carter Burwell's Where the Wild Things Are score.  * Then there's a Charles Ives piece called Remembrance, p
03/08/201511 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 71 (Zulu Charlie Romeo)

Episode 6 of the 2015 Summer Season.               Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * First up, A Nice Day from a truly wonderful album, The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet Complete Studio Recordings. * Then there's Ohnono/Kiwembo, Andrew Bird's contribution to Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers - Alternative Takes on Congotronics, Vol. 1 (which is a great rabbit hole to go down). * Anita gets introduced to Hay Tantos Muertos, by Marissa Nadle
27/07/201512 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 70 (Developments in the Design and Manufacture of American Menswear 1840-1860, a Fable)

Episode 5 of the 2015 Summer Season.               Music * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * The main mountain theme is Mort D'Eurydice, by Pierre Favre as played by the European Chamber Ensemble. * There's a second string-y snippet of another by them called, Sito. * We learn about beavers to Stereo Music for Acoustic Guitar, Buchla Music Box 100 (etc.)...Pt. 2 from Keith Fullerton Whitman's old Multiples album. * The soft men are
20/07/201511 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 69 (Charlie: God of Rain)

Episode 4 of the 2015 Summer Season.          Music   * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * Charlie on the ladder is scored with the Prologue to the fantastic score to the film Birth, by Alexandre Desplat * It ends with Opus 30, by Dustin O'Hallaran.   * The upbeat, fair music is a piece called Love on Matthew Herbert's contribution to the Life in a Day soundtrack.  * Don Stewart surveys the damage to <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.
13/07/201516 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 68 (White Heat, White Lights)

Episode 3 of the Summer Season.    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 <a href="https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/en-us/details/214540973?q=fill%20the%20heart-shaped%20cup&amp;country=us&amp;media=all&amp;genre=all" rel="nofollow"
06/07/20159 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 67 (Every Night Ever)

Music   * Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's Modesty Blaise score. * Then, we have the most obvious crickets/summer night song ever: the fantastic, perpetually delightful Green Arrow from Yo La Tengo's I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, which has soundtracked many crickety summer nights for me over the years.  * The cops roll in to a loop of the very beginning of the epic Ptah, the El Daoud, the title track to Alice Coltrane's album from 1970. * Then we have a mix of two improvisations from Charles Cohen's Brother I Prove You Wrong: Cloud Hands and The Boy and the Snake
29/06/201511 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 66 (The Pirate Queen)

The music:   *Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth's great, ridiculous Modesty Blaise score. *The recurring piano theme is Les Marionettes by Zbigniew Preisner from his score to La Double Vie de Veronique (And, have you seen The Double Life of Veronique? Man, that's good) *Eugenia's dreamy little theme is Just Saying by Jamie XX off of In Colour *That organ track is called <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id78368159?i=78368021&amp;mt=1&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D6" rel="nofollow" tar
21/06/201519 minutes 21 seconds
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HIgh Above Lake Michigan: Special Platinum Edition

Something to listen to while you wait for the new season of The Memory Palace, launching June 21st with weekly episodes through the whole summer.    
27/05/20157 minutes 16 seconds
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Forgotten Things: A Failed Pilot

Did a pilot for Fox Digital Studios some time ago. Didn't actually go anywhere (except for a film festival or two). 
07/05/20152 minutes 30 seconds
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Itty Bitty Bombs: Special Platinum Edition

While you wait until June 21st for the Season of the Memory Palace, here's a new version of an old favorite.
16/04/20156 minutes 3 seconds
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The Brothers Booth Schmancy Platinum Remaster Edition

While you wait until June 21st for the Season of the Memory Palace, here's a new version of an old favorite.
09/04/20158 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 65 (Two-Dimensional Projectile Motion Problems)

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16/03/201513 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 64 (The 7th Story)

Episode 64.
15/01/201512 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 63 (Other Bodies)

If you enjoy this story, please tell a friend about The Memory Palace.  Thank you kindly.   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 song 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."    
16/10/201414 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 62 (We've Forgotten James Powell)

If you enjoy this story, please tell a friend about The Memory Palace.   Thank you kindly.     The music pulled from "Blue Sands" by the Chico Hamilton Trio. 
17/07/20145 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 61 (The Glowing Orbs)

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08/06/20148 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 60 (400,000 Stars)

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23/03/201410 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 59 (Harriet Quimby)

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31/01/20146 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 58 (Shadowboxing)

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17/12/201310 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 57 (I'm Still Alive)

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31/10/20139 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 56 (The Rush of the River and the Roar of the Falls)

If you enjoy this story, please tell a friend about The Memory Palace.   Thank you kindly.   There are two pieces of music in this: one is a tweaked loop from "To Here Knows When" by MBV. The other is "Stereo Music for Acoustic Guitar, Bucla Music Box 100, HP Model 236 Oscillator, Electric Guitars, and Computer - Part One" by Keith Fullerton Whitman.   
20/09/20136 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 55 (O, How We Danced)

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30/07/20137 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 54 (Origin Stories)

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29/06/201313 minutes 1 second
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Episode 53 (Guinea Pigs)

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08/05/20136 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 52 (Six Stories)

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01/04/201313 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 51 (Giants in Those Days)

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07/03/201312 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 50 (Fifty Words Written After Learning That the Arctic Bowhead Whale Can Live up to 200 Years)

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29/01/20133 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 49 (Dreamland)

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14/12/20126 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 48 (Picture a Box)

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20/11/201214 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 47 (The Rise and Fall of Rising and Falling) *NOTE: semi-adult language in this one.

Note: there is some semi-adult language in this one.
15/10/201210 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 46 (After Party)

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14/09/201214 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 45 (Heard, Once)

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26/07/201210 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 44 (Distance)

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25/03/20125 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 43 (Far Below Lake Michigan)

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06/12/20113 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 42 (What They Saw)

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08/11/20118 minutes
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Episode 41 (Mary, Mary, and Mercy)

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28/10/20117 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 40 (Crazy Bet)

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29/09/201110 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 39 (Road Trip)

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23/08/20117 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 38 (A Stretch)

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06/07/20119 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 37 (Natural Curiosity)

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27/01/20119 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 36 (Six Scenes in the Life of William J. Sidis, Wonderful Boy)

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07/01/201116 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 35 (A Brief Eulogy for a Consumer Electronics Product)

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27/10/20104 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 34 (Soldier Frum)

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20/09/201010 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 33 (Lost Lobsters)

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25/08/20108 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 32 (Gigantic)

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03/07/20109 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 31 (Looking Up)

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15/06/20107 minutes 1 second
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Episode 30 (Nee Weinberg)

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11/05/201011 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 29 (OMG!!! JKP!!!)

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14/04/20104 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 28 (Babysitting)

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01/04/20107 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 27 (The Sisters Fox)

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13/03/201012 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 26 (Citius, Altius, Fortius, Horrendius)

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25/02/20109 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 25 (I Have Not Yet Begun to Rot)

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01/02/20109 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 24 (The Moon in the Sun)

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15/01/20107 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 23 (400 Words for 79th Street)

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11/12/20098 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 22 (You Know You’re Sick)

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20/11/20097 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 21 (A Gas Gas Gas)

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28/10/20098 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 20 (This Ungainly Fowl)

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16/10/20097 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 19 (Dam!)

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28/09/20096 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 18 (Dig Set Spike)

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28/08/20097 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 17 (Plummeting Approval)

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07/08/20097 minutes 34 seconds
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Episode 16 (Secret Kitty)

No animals were harmed in the making of this episode.
24/07/20096 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 15 (Presidente Walker)

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16/07/20098 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 14 (The Messrs. Craft)

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06/07/20098 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 13 (High Above Lake Michigan)

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16/06/20096 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 12 (These Words, Forever)

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01/06/20095 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 11 (The Brothers Booth)

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22/05/20097 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 10 (International Brotherhood of Mothers)

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10/05/20096 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 9 (Ben Franklin Death Ray)

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11/04/20094 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 8 (The World Within the World)

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26/03/20097 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 7 (Li’l Nipper)

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09/03/20094 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 6 (The Saddest President)

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17/02/20095 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 5 (Oh My!)

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30/01/20093 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 4 (Itty Bitty Bombs)

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22/01/20095 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 3 (High Societies)

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13/01/20095 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 2 (Lost Pigeons)

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20/12/20085 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 1 (Horrible Deaths)

This is the very first episode of The Memory Palace. Done a gajillion years ago to test out a theory about radio storytelling. You do not have to start here. In fact, maybe you shouldn't. It's a little grim. The rest are not.  Nate
12/11/20088 minutes 8 seconds