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the memory palace

Series produced by Nate DiMeo

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the memory palace is a series of short, surprising history stories from veteran producer, Nate DiMeo. Each episode tells the story of a forgotten moment or figure from the past or asks us to remember the reality behind history's more familiar facts and faces. New episodes posted every ten days or so here, on iTunes, and at thememorypalace.us

the memory palace is a podcast from public radio producer, Nate DiMeo. Each week or two, you get new, pointedly short, surprising stories about the past. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often an wonderful mix of both, each episode aims to be the best kind of day-changing, watercooler story. For history buffs, fact-fans, fans of This American Life, RadioLab, perhaps even, The Writer's Almanac.

Episodes vary between the short (under 6 minutes) to the very short (under 2). Perfect for newscast, Morning Edition, and ATC drop ins. Nate's happy to discuss tailoring length's to best meet programming needs and ramping up production as necessary. Contact him at nate@thememorypalace.us with any questions. Visit thememorypalace.us for archives and the like.

Nate DiMeo reports regularly for national broadcasts of ATC and Morning Edition. He's been an editor and producer at Marketplace, was one of the founding producers of NPR/WBUR's On Point and WRNI's late-and-not-particularly-lamented, One Union Station. He Live is Los Angeles.

Read an interview about the series at the Third Coast Festival website (http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/behind_scenes_natedimeo.asp).

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the memory palace is a podcast from public radio producer, Nate DiMeo. Each week or two, you get new, pointedly short, surprising stories about the past. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often an wonderful mix of both, each episode aims to be the best kind of day-changing, watercooler story. For history buffs, fact-fans, fans of This American Life, RadioLab, perhaps even, The Writer's Almanac. Episodes vary between the short (under 6 minutes) to the very short (under 2). Perfect for newscast, Morning Edition, and ATC drop ins. Nate's happy to discuss tailoring length's to best meet programming needs and ramping up production as necessary. Contact him at nate@thememorypalace.us with any questions. Visit thememorypalace.us for archives and the like. Nate DiMeo... Show full description


89 Pieces

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"Victory" is about Charlie Faust.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2016
  • Length: 15:05
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"Finishing Hold" is about Sam Sheppard.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 13:21
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Platinum Remastered Edition

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:42
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"OMG!!! JKP!!!" is about James K. Polk.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 02:09
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"Lost Lobsters" is about lobsters.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:36
  • Purchases: 1
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"A Brief Eulogy for a Consumer Electronics Product" is about the Sony Walkman.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:51
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"Natural Curiosity" is about Joice Heth.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 06:54
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"A Stretch" is about John Noble Stearns and architecture.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
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"Road Trip" is about Bull Run.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:48
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"Crazy Bet" is about Elizabeth Van Lew.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 07:53
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"Mary, Mary, and Mercy" is about horrible deaths.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:43
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"AKA Leo" is about Leo, the MGM lion.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 09:57
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"The Rise and Fall of Rising and Falling" is about Roger Babson.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 07:38
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"After Party" is about the Donner Party.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 12:18
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Episode 53 is about guinea pigs.

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 1
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"Origin Stories" is about Nate's family stories.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 10:31
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"O, How We Danced" is about dance marathons.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:49
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"The Rush of the River and the Roar of the Falls" is about Niagara Falls.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 03:55