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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


107 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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"Peregrinar" is about a march led by Cesar Chavez.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 09:14
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"Promise" is about Hazel Scott.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
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"The Presidency of William Henry Harrison, or Back in the Saddle" is about William Henry Harrison.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
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"The Rose of Long Island" is about Julia Gardiner Tyler.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 15:09
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"A Portrait" is about Prince Demah Barnes.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 10:18
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"Amok" is about the Central Park Zoo Escape.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:36
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"A Washington Monument" is about the Washington Monument.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 08:59
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"Roots and Branches and Wind-Borne Seeds" is about Ynes Mexia.

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 12:19
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"Temple" is about the Temple of Dendur.

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 17:17
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"Canali" is about Mars.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:51
  • Purchases: 1
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"Haunting" is about Washington Phillips.

Bought by KALW, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 09:37
  • Purchases: 4
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"Numbers" is about the United States draft.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KPIK-LP, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and KHNS


  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 4
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"Local Channels" is about Florence Chadwick.

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2016
  • Length: 12:08
  • Purchases: 2
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"Oil, Water" is about the Cuyahoga River.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:36
  • Purchases: 2
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"Natural Habitat" is about Ruth Harkness.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2016
  • Length: 22:54
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A history of the oldest, continuously operating gay bar in the U.S., written in response to the attack in Orlando.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 08:51
  • Purchases: 4
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"Family Snapshot" is about Charles Duke.

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 07:36
  • Purchases: 3
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"Open Road" is about The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Moab Public Radio


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 2
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"Victory" is about Charlie Faust.

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Apr 23, 2016
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 1
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"Finishing Hold" is about Sam Sheppard.

Bought by KPIK-LP and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 13:27
  • Purchases: 2