the memory palace

by Nate DiMeo

the memory palace

  

Latest Episodes

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, by Loscii.
Secrets you Could Sift, by Mr. Maps.
* And Requiem on Frankfort Ave, by Eluvium.


Audio Download

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 5:41 pm


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


Audio Download

Posted on 27 October 2018 | 3:26 pm


Episode 133: Antidisestablishmentarianism

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia.

Music


Audio Download

Posted on 13 October 2018 | 4:12 pm


Episode 132 (Ida Lewis)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia.

Music

Notes

  • Many of my favorite things I read for this piece were contemporary newspaper tributes upon her death in 1911. They’re easy to find.

  • By far the most useful thing I read was Lenore Skomal’s *The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine, Ida Lewis. *It’s very well researched and highly readable.


Audio Download

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 3:26 am


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.


Audio Download

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 11:18 pm


Episode 130 (Independence Hall 2: The Legend of Walter Knott)

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia.

Music


Audio Download

Posted on 22 August 2018 | 5:49 am


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 by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Nino from Fill the Heart- Shaped Cup * Finally, there’s 13 Ghosts II by Nine Inch Nails from Ghosts I-IV

White Heat, White Lights


Audio Download

Posted on 8 August 2018 | 3:59 am


Episode 129: Uplift

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia.

Music


Audio Download

Posted on 26 July 2018 | 8:18 pm


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.


Audio Download

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 3:59 pm