the memory palace

From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both. "The most potent pieces of audio being produced today." - The AvClub The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at


Episode 182: The Surfmen

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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.


  • Flowering Jasmine as performed by Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Batica.

  • Kaspburger by Clogs

  • 20 (Lichen) by Berndan Eder Ensemble
  • Fall Again by Duval Timothy, Lil Silva and Melanie Faye.

  • Wurzer by H.Takahashi

  • Bone Collector by Julian Lage and Chris Etheridge

  • Titan’s Island by Ancient Oceans


  • My favorite account (among many) of Richard Etheridge and the story of the Pea Island Surfmen is Fire on the Beach by David Wright and David Zoby.


 2021-06-05  18m