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

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Episode 59 is about Harriet Quimby.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 03:44
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"400,000 Stars" is about Williamina Fleming.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 08:02
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"The Glowing Orbs" is about John Glenn.

Bought by KPIK-LP


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Episode 62 is about James Powell.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 03:29
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"Other Bodies" is about Jane Froman.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 12:26
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"The 7th Story" is about a mystery.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 10:27
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"Two-Dimensional Projectile Motion Problems" is about human cannonballs.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 10:53
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"The Pirate Queen" is about Eugenia Kelly.

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 16:53
  • Purchases: 1
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"White Heat, White Lights" is about the Cumberland Hotel.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 06:54
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"Charlie: God of Rain" is about Charlie Hatfield.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 14:23
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Episode 70 is about the developments in the design and manufacture of American menswear.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 08:56
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"Zulu Charlie Romeo" is about Anita Corsini and Mkano.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 09:54
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"Run-of-the-River" is about Celilo Falls.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 08:41
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"Craning" is about the space program.

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 08:08
  • Purchases: 1
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"The Ballad of Captain Dwight" is about Edward Dwight.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 18:22
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"Mary Walker Would Wear What She Wanted" is about Mary Walker.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 09:21
  • Purchases: 2
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"Butterflies" is about the House of Butterflies.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 17:43
  • Purchases: 1
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"No. 116,842" is about Margaret Knight.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 11:11
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"Artist in Landscape" is about John James Audubon and Lucy Bakewell.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 16:46