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dam!

From: Nate DiMeo
Series: the memory palace
Length: 03:42

in which we hear about a beautiful and sort of ridiculous monument at the Hoover Dam that goes to astronomical lengths to commemorate the makers of the dam. Read the full description.
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dam!
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Dam_240_small This is an episode of the memory palace podcast.  Listen to the whole series at www.thememorypalace.us
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.

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This is an episode of the memory palace podcast.  Listen to the whole series at www.thememorypalace.us
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.

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dam! what a good story!

i've heard this on my local public radio remix station about 3 times now, and i find it fascinating and poignant each time. the music on these little memory palace segments is wonderful, as is the succinct storyteller's voice. thanks

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please include a mention of the memory palace and direct listeners to its website: www.thememorypalace.us

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Title Artist Album Label Year Length
From 553 W. Elm, Logan, Illinois (snow) max richter 24 postcards in full color. nonesuch 2008 :57

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www.thememorypalace.us