the memory palace

by Nate DiMeo

the memory palace

  

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Episode 138: Sixty Starlings

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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.


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Posted on 9 March 2019 | 1:05 am


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.


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Posted on 20 February 2019 | 7:28 pm


Episode 137: Swans

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Posted on 7 February 2019 | 3:07 am


Episode 136 (Ten Fingers, Ten Toes)

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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


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Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:02 am


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.


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Posted on 18 December 2018 | 5:00 pm


Episode 135: Revolutions

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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 The Dog by Group Listening.

Notes

  • I read quite a bit for this one but nothing was more helpful (or more charming) than Save Womens Lives History of Washing Machines by Lee Maxwell, who bills himself on the cover as "Collector of Old and Unusual Washing Machines." God bless Lee and his patient wife.


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Posted on 5 December 2018 | 6:53 am


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.


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Posted on 27 November 2018 | 2:00 pm


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.


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Posted on 5 November 2018 | 5:41 pm


Episode 134 (The Dress in the Closet)

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A note: this here is a Halloween episode. They get creepy.

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Posted on 27 October 2018 | 3:26 pm