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


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"High Societies" is three stories of psychedelic consequences.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 1
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"Lost Pigeons" is about American passenger pigeons.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 1
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The phrase "horrible deaths" has appeared 705 times on the pages of the New York Times.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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In which we hear the story of Revolutionary War hero, John Paul Jones, and the Civil War hero who found his coffin, 100 years after it had been los...

Bought by Prairie Public, WJFF, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, XRAY.fm, WABE and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2010
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 15
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In which we learn of a series of articles that appeared in the New York Sun in 1835 that purported to tell a true account of recent discoveries of ...

Bought by WABE, Louisville Public Media, PRX Remix, KUT, and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 5
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In which we hear the incredible (and incredibly sad) tale of Minik Wallace, an inuit boy who, at the age of seven, was taken to Manhattan to be stu...

Bought by WABE, Louisville Public Media, KCRW, PRX Remix, KUT and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2009
  • Length: 05:53
  • Purchases: 8
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In which we hear about the Mad Gasser of Mattoon. In the 1940's, someone--or something--was prowling around Mattoon, Illinois spraying knock out g...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, The Story, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 10