Sunday, June 7, 2009
You need to know about our friend Nate DiMeo and his brilliant pod-cast series, The Memory Palace. Nate is a journalist, award winning public radio producer and a genius storyteller. iTunes describes The Memory Palace as, “Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great. For history buffs, fans of public radio shows like This American Life, Radio Lab, and whatnot, and for all admirers of things that are super-great.”
If you've never done the podcast thing, he makes it very simple. Turn up the audio on your computer, go to Nate's website www.thememorypalace.us and press the triangular play button under the photo for each individual story. He posts a new one every week or so. You can also subscribe via RSS or iTunes.
These 2–5 minute little gems are fascinating and I guarantee you that the stories will haunt you for days.