the memory palace

By Nate DiMeo

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David
 Sep 29, 2020
Always good.

iain
 Sep 11, 2020
Wonderful, informative & entertaining stories. Discovered recently but enjoyed it so much I've started again from the start. You are doing great work Nate, it's a pleasure to listen.


 Sep 8, 2020

Andrew
 Aug 12, 2020
Fantastic and enticing story telling. Great sound design. This is a regular listen for me before going to sleep or one Sunday mornings.

Nathan
 Jul 31, 2020

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the memory palace


Episode Date
Episode 170: Reed v.
11:27

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Music

  • As Old Roads by Goldmund

  • Wake by Taylor Duepree and Marcus Fisher

  • Sedentary II by Kyle Bobby Dunn

  • Talk to the Church by Gaussian Curve

Notes

  • The best resources I found for Sally Story (it’s easy to find out more about Reed v. Reed) came from a couple of sources: 100 Americans Making Constitutional History, A Biographical History, edited by Melvin L. Urovsky. And Natalie Wexler’s article, “Sex Discrimination - a Search for a Standard.”
Oct 20, 2020
The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe
17:25

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This episode contains a full reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, The Masque of the Red Death. Use your discretion before listening. It is both one of the more macabre stories from Poe and it is hitting harder than usual during these peculiar times.

Oct 04, 2020
From a Parking Lot, a special bonus episode for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
12:42

This episode of The Memory Palace was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival and the New York State Council of the Arts in 2019.

It’s ideally meant to be listened to at the corner of Corinthian and State downtown. But, you’ll likely enjoy it wherever you are.

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Sep 15, 2020
High Falls, a bonus episode for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
13:41

This episode of The Memory Palace was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival and the New York State Council of the Arts in 2019.

It’s ideally meant to be listened to at the Pont du Rennes while viewing High Falls. But, you’ll likely enjoy it wherever you are.

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.

Sep 15, 2020
Episode 169: Beautician
12:05

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A note on notes: We’d much rather you just went into each episode of The Memory Palace cold. And just let the story take you where it well. So, we don’t suggest looking into the show notes first.

Music

  • Them by Nils Frahm

  • Feathers by Poppy Ackroyd

Notes

  • You can read Myles Horton’s book.

  • I found The Birth of Citizen Schools: Entwining the Struggles for Literacy and Freedom by David P. Levine particularly useful.

  • And especially Clare Russell’s “A Beautician Without Teacher Training: Bernice Robinson, Citizen Schools and women in the Civil Rights Movement.”

Sep 07, 2020
Episode 168: The Traveling Stones
14:11

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Music

  • Ruby by Ali Farka Toure

  • Party’s End, from Bernard Herrmann’s score to The Egyptian

  • Future Green by Masuhiro Sugaya

  • The Boy and the Snake Dance by Charles Cohen

  • Vier Stucke for Xylophone as performed by Guniid Keetman

  • Opening from Marcelo Zarvos’ score to Please Give

  • Herbert’s Story from Mark Orton’s score to Nebraska

  • Solitary Living by The Flashbulb

Notes

Aug 25, 2020
The Wheel
20:19

In a terrible summer often filled with stories about monuments to terrible men, here is a story about an American hero. Build monuments to Robert Smalls.

Originally released on February 10th, 2016.

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Music
* Julia Rovinsky plays Phillip Glass’ Metamorphosis I, from her album Dusk.
* There’s an excerpt from Paul Drescher’s “Casa Vecchia,” from the Mirrors: Other Fire album.
* There’s a chunk of Jose Gonzalez’ “Instrumental” from his Stay in the Shade EP.
* “Manny Returns Home” from Bernard Hermann’s score to The Wrong Man.
* Branka Parlic plays Philip Glass’ “Mad Rush.” Twice.
“Quiet Fan for SK,” by P.G. Six.
* Things get heavy to “Particles of the Universe (Heartbeats)” from Dan Romer and Ben Zeitlin’s score to Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Notes
There’s a lot written about Robert Smalls, with a lot of contradictory information. I found Edward A. Miller’s Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress particularly useful to sorting it all out.
Some other sources I consulted while researching this piece:
* The Negro’s Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union by the Don, James McPherson
* From Slavery to Public Service: Robert Smalls, 1839-1915, by Okon Uya.
* And, for what it’s worth, Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief from RFK Jr.’s American Heroes Series is an enjoyable and surprisingly thorough version of the story for young readers, if you’re ever looking for that sort of thing.

Aug 07, 2020
Episode 167: A Brief Eulogy for a Minor League Baseball Team
12:58

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Music

  • Adrift by Yameneko

  • Lagrimas Negras by Antonio Maria Romeau

  • Rainfall by Michael Jones and David Darling

  • The Big Ocean by Ben Sollee

Jul 22, 2020
Episode 166: The Silent Room
18:50

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Music

  • Peri Banu vid Sjon (VERSION) by Dungen

  • In a Landscape by John Cage

  • Quartet for Four Percussionists IV: Fast by John Cage

  • Dream by John Cage

  • Completely Gone by Ludwig Gorannson

  • The Introduction and Chi C’e Per Farmi i Rici from The Girl of the Golden West

  • L’approche Du Nuage by Sylvain Chaveu

Notes

  • The story of John Cage in the anechoic chamber was first told to me maybe twenty years ago by my friend Dave Panosky one night while walking around Providence. It was precisely the type of story that I wanted to one day make a show to tell. You can find it in a lot of places including in Cage’s own writing.

  • I first came across the second silent room in Alex Ross’ wonderful, The Rest is Noise.

  • I also tapped into Puccini and the Girl: History and Reception of Girl of the Golden West by Annie Randall and Rosalind Gray Davis.

Jul 04, 2020
A White Horse
12:15

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Notes and Reading:
* Most of the specific history of the White Horse was learned from “Sanctuary: the Inside Story of the Nation’s Second Oldest Gay Bar” by David Olson, reprinted in its entirety on the White Horse’s website.
* “Gayola: Police Professionalization and the Politics of San Francisco’s Gay Bars, 1950-1968,” by Christopher Agee.
* June Thomas’ series on the past, present, and future of the gay bar from Slate a few years back.
* Various articles written on the occasion of the White Horse’s 80th anniversary, including this one from SFGATE.Com
* Michael Bronski’s A Queer History of the United States.
Radically Gay, a collection of Harry Hay’s writing.
* Incidentally, I watched this interview with Harry Hay from 1996 about gay life in SF in the 30’s multiple times because it’s amazing.

Music
* We start with Water in Your Hands by Tommy Guerrero.
* Hit Anne Muller’s Walzer fur Robert a couple of times.
* Gaussian Curve does Talk to the Church.
* We get a loop of Updraught from Zoe Keating.
* We finish on Transient Life in Twilight by James Blackshaw

Jun 12, 2020
Episode 165: A Park
08:23

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Music

Notes

Jun 05, 2020
Episode 164: Dora Salter
16:04

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Music

  • Illusion Perdida by Juan Bautista Guido y Su Orquesta Tipico

  • Manny Returns Home and Fingerprints from Bernard Herrmann's score to The Wrong Man.

  • Niggun for Solo Bassoon Phillipe Hersant

  • Rearranging Furniture by Gabriel Yared

  • Viona's Lullaby by Peter Sandberg

Notes

  • The archives of the Kansas Historical Quarterly were very useful, particularly this article. 
May 26, 2020
Episode 163: Freds
16:40

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Music

May 09, 2020
Episode 162: A Strange Land
16:58

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Music

  • Ruth and Sylvie from Daniel Hart’s score to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

  • The Walk from Bernard Hermann’s score to Tender is the Night

  • Reflector by Bing and Ruth

  • Requiem from Nico Mulhy’s score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties

  • Under Siege from Warren Ellis’ score to Mustang

  • Spaces in Time from Per Nargard and the Stavenger Symphony

  • Theme de l’eau from Hikaru Hayashi’s score to The Naked Island

  • Bus Ride from the score to Wildlike

  • Duke Ellington playing Single Petal from a Rose

Notes

  • There’s quite a bit written about Isaac Israel Hayes. You can find his own account of his trip to find the non-existant, open polar sea here.

  • I owe the Detroit newspaper quote to this excellent article by Albin Kowaleweski.

Apr 21, 2020
Episode 161: Stories to Wash Hands By
17:02

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20 stories, each 20 seconds, to accompany you in the proper washing of hands.

Stay safe, be well, wash your hands.

Apr 03, 2020
Episode 160: Wong Kim Ark
08:19

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Mar 19, 2020
Episode 159: The Newest News
11:30

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Anyway...

Music 

Notes

  • I read and enjoyed The Golden Age of the Newspaper by George Douglas. 

  • I first learned about Moses Yale Beach and the pigeon reporters in an aside in one of the fantastic stories in Banvard's Folly by Paul Collins, a book you should purchase right now. 

Mar 08, 2020
Episode 158: Life's Work
16:23

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Music

  • Field of Reeds by Leo Svirsky.

  • Stellify by Federico Albanese.

  • Opening by Nathanial Bartlett.

  • Turning 16 by Ben Sollee.

Notes

  • I strongly recommend checking out Annelise Orlick's Common Sense and a Little Fire, an exhilarating history of Pauline Newman, Rose Schneiderman and other women at the center of the labor movement in the 20th Century.
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 157: The House of Lowe
16:22

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Music

Notes

Feb 11, 2020
Episode 156: That's How it Goes Whenever it Snows
10:11

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Anyway...

**Music **

Notes

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 155: Lost Bulls
12:20

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Anyway...

This episode was originally produced for an episode of Radiolab from WNYC, released in August of 2019.

Music

Notes

Jan 04, 2020
Nate's Favorite Episode of 2019
11:22

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Music

  • First up is Requiem from Nico Muhly’s score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

  • November by Colleen.

  • Edward Hong’s arrangement of Sleep from the Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble.

  • The solo version of Broad Channel by Bing & Ruth

  • Won’t Be a Thing to Become by Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld

Notes

  • Here’s Shane DuBay and Carl Fuldner’s study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, including Fuldner’s remarkable photographs.
Dec 26, 2019
Episode 154: Dotting I's
12:15

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This episode was commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts

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MUSIC

Dec 13, 2019
A Conversation About the Memory Palace with Robert Krulwich
39:42

It’s Radiotopia fundraiser time! Once a year, we reach out to ask our listeners to donate to the network that makes this show possible. Make your mark by making a donation at Radiotopia.fm/donate today!

Here’s a very special episode of The Memory Palace in which Nate talks to CERTIFIED RADIO LEGEND, Robert Krulwich, of Radiolab and beyond, about the origins of the show and what makes The Memory Palace tick.

Dec 09, 2019
Episode 153: Dinner at Jefferson's
07:31

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Music

Notes

Dec 06, 2019
Episode 152: Let it Snow
07:15

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Music

Nov 15, 2019
Episode 151: The Story of Maria Barberi
13:26

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Anyway...

Music 

  • Inside River, Pt. 1 by Akira Kosuemura. .

  • Sonata for Solo Cello 1: Dialogo by Ligeti, performed by Miklos Perenyi.

  • All the Land Ablaze by Laura Cannell

  • Frost Trees from Lalo Schiffren's score to The Fox.

  • And Finding the Flag from Georges Delarue's score to The Day of the Dolphin.

Nov 01, 2019
Episode 150: Late One Night
17:44

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Anyway...

Music 

Notes

  • Bobby's story is covered in a lot of histories of one hit wonders and novelty tunes. But, if you want to really dig in, you should read, Monster Mash: Half Dead in Hollywood, his autobiography.
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 149: Dance by the Ocean
13:35

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Anyway...

Music 

Notes

Oct 04, 2019
Episode 148: Safe Passage
15:59

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Anyway...

Music 

  • We start with the Opening of Craig Armstrong's score to Far From the Madding Crowd.

  • Glass Houses no. 13 from Ann Southern.

  • Earring from Julia Wolf.

  • Occam II for Violin from Eliane Radigue.

  • Rearranging Furniture from Gabriel Yared's score to By the Sea.

  • A bit of Movement II from Martynov, "Come in!" by Vladimir Martynov.

Notes

Sep 19, 2019
Episode 147: Shipwreck Kelly
16:31

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Anyway...

Music 

Notes

Sep 05, 2019
A Welcome! And Dreamland!
10:49
Aug 28, 2019
Episode 146: Two Memorials, Last Week of July, 2019
09:48
Aug 08, 2019
Episode 145: Stories about the St. Louis
13:29
Jul 20, 2019
Independence Day Special
34:42
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 144: Nature Naturally
08:43
Jun 22, 2019
A White Horse
11:12
Jun 12, 2019
Episode 143: The Only One
10:18
Jun 08, 2019
Episode 142: Private Robinson on Pawnee Rock
09:57
May 20, 2019
Episode 141: This Story Climbed Mount Washington
08:09
May 03, 2019
Rebroadcast: Origin Stories
17:04
Apr 20, 2019
Episode 140: Jackie Mitchell
16:24
Apr 09, 2019
Episode 139: 1,347 Birds
10:37
Mar 23, 2019
Episode 138: Sixty Starlings
09:44
Mar 09, 2019
A Memory Palace/Radio Diaries Crossover Event
18:08
Feb 20, 2019
Episode 137: Swans
09:26
Feb 07, 2019
Episode 136 (Ten Fingers, Ten Toes)
09:26
Jan 17, 2019
Nate's Episode of the Year for 2018
20:56
Dec 18, 2018
Episode 135: Revolutions
11:58
Dec 05, 2018
2018 Fundraiser Bonus Episode!
11:56
Nov 27, 2018
Election Eve Rebroadcast (In Line)
09:40
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 134 (The Dress in the Closet)
14:33
Oct 27, 2018
Episode 133: Antidisestablishmentarianism
14:16
Oct 13, 2018
Episode 132 (Ida Lewis)
17:50
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 131 (Lost Locusts)
11:51
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 130 (Independence Hall 2: The Legend of Walter Knott)
16:11
Aug 22, 2018
Summer Re-run: Episode 68 (White Heat, White Light)
09:37
Aug 08, 2018
Episode 129: Uplift
14:43
Jul 26, 2018
Episode 128 (Patience)
09:31
Jul 04, 2018
A White Horse, re-released on the second anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
11:14
Jun 12, 2018
No Summer (Episode 127)
13:14
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 126 (The 8th Story)
12:17
May 17, 2018
Episode 125: Snakes!
15:15
Apr 25, 2018
Episode 124 (Junk Room)
15:31
Apr 06, 2018
A quick update and a bonus episode
09:35
Mar 27, 2018
Episode 123: Outliers
09:21
Mar 12, 2018
Big Block of Cheese - Bonus episode
10:47
Feb 23, 2018
Episode 122 (Hercules)
13:11
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 121 (The Nickel Candy Bar)
13:42
Jan 28, 2018
Episode 120 (The Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin: Highlights of a Study of Counts, Behavior, Turnover, Movement, and Habitat)
14:01
Jan 13, 2018
Nate's Episode of the Year: If You Have to be a Floor
14:20
Dec 26, 2017
Episode 119 (John C. Calhoun from the Opposite Side of the Line that Divides the Living from the Dead)
09:54
Dec 16, 2017
Episode 118 (On the Shores of Assawompset)
13:23
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 117 (Elizabeth)
12:48
Nov 07, 2017
Episode 116 (Hoover)
11:04
Oct 23, 2017
Episode 115 (A Brief Eulogy for a Commercial Radio Station)
11:59
Oct 04, 2017
Sometimes the Rain Just Doesn't Stop
10:29
Sep 15, 2017
Two Small Sculptures (The Met Residency Episode 8)
11:51
Sep 05, 2017
Orbes Cintilantes - A special summer episode
32:39
Aug 21, 2017
"Relics": A Special Bonus Episode
14:06
Aug 09, 2017
A Scavenger Hunt (The Met Residency Episode 7)
15:30
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 113 (Elmer McCurdy Rides Again and Again)
12:32
Jul 19, 2017
Episode 112 (The Taking of Tom Sawyer's Island)
17:07
Jul 03, 2017
A White Horse, re-released on the second anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
11:20
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 111 (Cipher, or Greenhow Girls)
23:45
Jun 10, 2017
If You Have to be a Floor (The Met Residency Episode 6)
12:37
Jun 09, 2017
Episode 110 (Lost Camels)
12:48
May 27, 2017
Episode 109 (The Year Hank Greenberg Hit 58 Home Runs)
12:35
May 11, 2017
Notes on a Plaque, Still Imagined
15:45
Apr 26, 2017
Episode 108, Met Residency #5: Temple
19:45
Apr 18, 2017
Episode 107 (Roots and Branches and Wind-Borne Seeds)
14:48
Apr 01, 2017
Episode 106 (A Washington Monument)
11:28
Mar 17, 2017
Episode 105: Amok
09:05
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 104, Met Residency #4 (A Portrait)
12:47
Feb 15, 2017
Episode 103 (The Rose of Long Island)
17:38
Feb 04, 2017
Episode 102 (The Presidency of William Henry Harrison, or Back in the Saddle)
09:32
Jan 20, 2017
Nate's Episode of the Year: Local Channels
18:21
Dec 30, 2016
Episode 101 (Promise)
15:28
Dec 19, 2016
Episode 100 (Peregrinar)
11:43
Dec 01, 2016
Episode 99, Met Residency #3 (Full Circle)
15:48
Nov 21, 2016
An odd, pre-election bonus episode: a full reading of Song of Myself
01:38:26
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 98 (Under Our Feet)
13:54
Oct 28, 2016
Episode 97 (In Line)
09:58
Oct 14, 2016
The Met Residency Episode M2: One Bottle, Any Bottle
08:57
Oct 06, 2016
The Met Residency Episode 1: Recent Acqusition
14:38
Oct 06, 2016
Episode 96 (Canali)
13:23
Sep 30, 2016
Episode 95 (Haunting)
13:21
Sep 17, 2016
Episode 94 (Numbers)
12:06
Aug 27, 2016
From the Vault: Dreamland
09:16
Aug 08, 2016
Episode 93 (Local Channels)
16:21
Jul 30, 2016
Episode 92 (Oil, Water)
11:45
Jul 14, 2016
Episode 91 (Natural Habitat)
27:04
Jul 02, 2016
Episode 90 (A White Horse)
11:59
Jun 16, 2016
Episode 89 (Family Snapshot)
12:34
Jun 04, 2016
Episode 88 (Open Road)
09:37
May 19, 2016
From the Vault: A Special Mother's Day Re-Run
09:24
May 07, 2016
Episode 87 (Victory)
19:24
Apr 23, 2016
Episode 86 (Finishing Hold)
17:29
Apr 08, 2016
Episode 85 (AKA Leo)
14:11
Mar 25, 2016
Episode 84 (Homesteading)
07:28
Mar 09, 2016
Episode 83 (Overland)
14:33
Feb 25, 2016
Episode 82 (The Wheel)
19:37
Feb 11, 2016
Episode 81 (Below, from Above)
17:02
Jan 27, 2016
Episode (M): Gallery 742
11:36
Dec 17, 2015
Episode 80 (Shore Leave)
12:35
Nov 19, 2015
Episode 79 (Artist in Landscape)
19:17
Nov 12, 2015
Episode 78 (no. 116,842)
13:40
Nov 05, 2015
Episode 77 (Butterflies)
20:10
Oct 27, 2015
Episode 76 (Mary Walker Would Wear What She Wanted)
11:50
Oct 19, 2015
Episode 75 (The Ballad of Captain Dwight)
20:49
Aug 28, 2015
Episode 74 (Craning)
10:37
Aug 20, 2015
Episode 73 (Notes on an Imagined Plaque to be Added to the Statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Upon Hearing that the Memphis City Counci has Voted to Move it and the Exhumed Remains of General Forrest and his Wife, Mary Ann Montgomery Forrest, from
13:33
Aug 13, 2015
Episode 72 (Run-of-the-River)
11:10
Aug 03, 2015
Episode 71 (Zulu Charlie Romeo)
12:22
Jul 27, 2015
Episode 70 (Developments in the Design and Manufacture of American Menswear 1840-1860, a Fable)
11:25
Jul 20, 2015
Episode 69 (Charlie: God of Rain)
16:51
Jul 13, 2015
Episode 68 (White Heat, White Lights)
09:23
Jul 06, 2015
Episode 67 (Every Night Ever)
11:15
Jun 29, 2015
Episode 66 (The Pirate Queen)
19:21
Jun 21, 2015
HIgh Above Lake Michigan: Special Platinum Edition
07:16
May 27, 2015
Forgotten Things: A Failed Pilot
02:30
May 07, 2015
Itty Bitty Bombs: Special Platinum Edition
06:03
Apr 16, 2015
The Brothers Booth Schmancy Platinum Remaster Edition
08:11
Apr 09, 2015
Episode 65 (Two-Dimensional Projectile Motion Problems)
13:23
Mar 16, 2015
Episode 64 (The 7th Story)
12:57
Jan 15, 2015
Episode 63 (Other Bodies)
14:56
Oct 16, 2014
Episode 62 (We've Forgotten James Powell)
05:59
Jul 17, 2014
Episode 61 (The Glowing Orbs)
08:18
Jun 08, 2014
Episode 60 (400,000 Stars)
10:32
Mar 23, 2014
Episode 59 (Harriet Quimby)
06:14
Jan 31, 2014
Episode 58 (Shadowboxing)
10:56
Dec 17, 2013
Episode 57 (I'm Still Alive)
09:17
Oct 31, 2013
Episode 56 (The Rush of the River and the Roar of the Falls)
06:25
Sep 20, 2013
Episode 55 (O, How We Danced)
07:19
Jul 30, 2013
Episode 54 (Origin Stories)
13:01
Jun 29, 2013
Episode 53 (Guinea Pigs)
06:56
May 08, 2013
Episode 52 (Six Stories)
13:21
Apr 01, 2013
Episode 51 (Giants in Those Days)
12:48
Mar 07, 2013
Episode 50 (Fifty Words Written After Learning That the Arctic Bowhead Whale Can Live up to 200 Years)
03:57
Jan 29, 2013
Episode 49 (Dreamland)
06:55
Dec 14, 2012
Episode 48 (Picture a Box)
14:47
Nov 20, 2012
Episode 47 (The Rise and Fall of Rising and Falling) *NOTE: semi-adult language in this one.
10:14
Oct 15, 2012
Episode 46 (After Party)
14:46
Sep 14, 2012
Episode 45 (Heard, Once)
10:39
Jul 26, 2012
Episode 44 (Distance)
05:35
Mar 25, 2012
Episode 43 (Far Below Lake Michigan)
03:47
Dec 06, 2011
Episode 42 (What They Saw)
08:00
Nov 08, 2011
Episode 41 (Mary, Mary, and Mercy)
07:12
Oct 28, 2011
Episode 40 (Crazy Bet)
10:22
Sep 29, 2011
Episode 39 (Road Trip)
07:17
Aug 23, 2011
Episode 38 (A Stretch)
09:36
Jul 06, 2011
Episode 37 (Natural Curiosity)
09:23
Jan 27, 2011
Episode 36 (Six Scenes in the Life of William J. Sidis, Wonderful Boy)
16:52
Jan 07, 2011
Episode 35 (A Brief Eulogy for a Consumer Electronics Product)
04:21
Oct 27, 2010
Episode 34 (Soldier Frum)
10:13
Sep 20, 2010
Episode 33 (Lost Lobsters)
08:06
Aug 25, 2010
Episode 32 (Gigantic)
09:39
Jul 03, 2010
Episode 31 (Looking Up)
07:01
Jun 15, 2010
Episode 30 (Nee Weinberg)
11:21
May 11, 2010
Episode 29 (OMG!!! JKP!!!)
04:39
Apr 14, 2010
Episode 28 (Babysitting)
07:37
Apr 01, 2010
Episode 27 (The Sisters Fox)
12:15
Mar 13, 2010
Episode 26 (Citius, Altius, Fortius, Horrendius)
09:25
Feb 25, 2010
Episode 25 (I Have Not Yet Begun to Rot)
09:35
Feb 01, 2010
Episode 24 (The Moon in the Sun)
07:53
Jan 15, 2010
Episode 23 (400 Words for 79th Street)
08:23
Dec 11, 2009
Episode 22 (You Know You’re Sick)
07:56
Nov 20, 2009
Episode 21 (A Gas Gas Gas)
08:15
Oct 28, 2009
Episode 20 (This Ungainly Fowl)
07:05
Oct 16, 2009
Episode 19 (Dam!)
06:12
Sep 28, 2009
Episode 18 (Dig Set Spike)
07:32
Aug 28, 2009
Episode 17 (Plummeting Approval)
07:34
Aug 07, 2009
Episode 16 (Secret Kitty)
06:25
Jul 24, 2009
Episode 15 (Presidente Walker)
08:10
Jul 16, 2009
Episode 14 (The Messrs. Craft)
08:28
Jul 06, 2009
Episode 13 (High Above Lake Michigan)
06:55
Jun 16, 2009
Episode 12 (These Words, Forever)
05:47
Jun 01, 2009
Episode 11 (The Brothers Booth)
07:46
May 22, 2009
Episode 10 (International Brotherhood of Mothers)
06:47
May 10, 2009
Episode 9 (Ben Franklin Death Ray)
04:51
Apr 11, 2009
Episode 8 (The World Within the World)
07:51
Mar 26, 2009
Episode 7 (Li’l Nipper)
04:41
Mar 09, 2009
Episode 6 (The Saddest President)
05:40
Feb 17, 2009
Episode 5 (Oh My!)
03:57
Jan 30, 2009
Episode 4 (Itty Bitty Bombs)
05:24
Jan 22, 2009
Episode 3 (High Societies)
05:44
Jan 13, 2009
Episode 2 (Lost Pigeons)
05:23
Dec 20, 2008
Episode 1 (Horrible Deaths)
08:08
Nov 12, 2008