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:
DiMeo was named Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York City from 2016 to 2017. During that time he produced eight stories inpired by the collection there. On November 7th of 2016, he read Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’ in it’s entirety. Its not hyperbole to say that The Memory Palace is podcasting elevated to art.
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.