Hollow Earth Radio is an old-school, freeform, indie radio station broadcasting an eclectic mix of things you won’t hear on traditional radio.
“Our focus is on audio not often heard on the traditional radio dial, including: found sound, field recordings, forgotten music, local musicians, bedroom recordings, lo-fi demos, dreams, storytelling, conversations from within marginalized communities and things that feel real.”
I found the station on my SONOS via TuneIn radio, but there are several other ways to listen right here.
Nate Dimeo is a national treasure. His podcast, The Memory Palace is one of the most consistently wonderful ways to spend ones time and attention. Each episode is a perfect, and precisely cut gem carrying a bit of forgotten history forward through time with meticulous care, and genuine artistry. Its difficult to pick a selection of recommendations, but here are a few that I always think of first:
Memory Palace episodes are ususally 10 to 15 miuntes, short for podcast but less of a time commitment as well. They are well researched, reliably spellbinding, and each one ends with 12 seconds of silence allowing the listener a generous space to emerge from the story before the short sign off. Every episode is beautiful and informative. In case its not already obvious, I can’t recommend it enough. If you do nothing else this year please listen to one episode. I really think you’ll be happy you did.