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 187: The Woods

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  • By the Ash Tree and Semolina by Slow Meadow

  • Opals by Catching Flies

  • Mechanical Fair by Ola Kvernberg and the Trondheim Singers

  • La Copla by the great Atahualpa Yupanqui

  • Holm Sound by Erland Cooper


  • You can find the original recordings, photos, and film clips taken on the 1935 expedition and after in the remarkable online library of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Of the many books on the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, the one I enjoyed and relied upon most here is Phillip Hoose’s The Race to Save the Good Lord Bird.


 2021-10-23  17m