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 184: Betty Robinson

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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.


  • Pollen by H.Takahashi and, later, Photosynthese.

  • The New York Herald Tribune by Martial Solal

  • Trying Something Again, Again by Lullatone

  • Wiffle Ball from Joel P. West’s score for Short Term 12

  • The title theme to Cani Arrabbiati

  • Increase by David Lang and Alarm Will Sound

  • Nijuichi by Sylvain Chaveau

  • Occam II for Violin by Eliane Radigue

  • Drunken Aviator by the (great, truly) Ida.

  • Eyes Closed and Travelling by Peter Broderick


  • If you are looking to read more about Betty, I’d suggest Rosanne Montillo’s terrific book, Fire on the Track.


 2021-07-18  25m