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#231

Episode 63: Other Bodies

This episode was originally released in October, 2014. The music in this one: “ [An Ending, A Beginning] (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/an-ending-a-beginning/id720797189?i=720797235) ” by Dustin O’Halloran. “ [I am Piano] (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am-piano/id492790550?i=492790555) ” by Peter Broderick. Two songs from the soundtrack to “With a Song in my Heart”: American Medley, and That Old Feeling. The one at the end is “ [I’ll Never be the Same] (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ill-never-be-the-same/id285656820?i=285656914) .” My version’s on a collection called “ [Can’t get out of this Mood] (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cant-get-out-of-this-mood/id285656820) .” There are also a couple of other Jane things that I found on You Tube. The plane crash stuff is scored by a piece of Claudia Serne and Leopold Ross’ soundtrack for “Broken City,” called “ [Missing Pieces] (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/missing-pieces/id907915709?i=907915743) .” Then there’s a sound by The Caretaker called “Stairway to the Stars.” I read a lot about Jane for this but nothing was as useful as Ilene Stone’s lovely book, [ “Jane Froman: Missouri’s First Lady of Song.”] (http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780826214584-1) ... Read more

08 Oct 2021

17 MINS

17:12

08 Oct 2021


#230

Episode 186: Shining

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at [Radiotopia.fm/donate.] (http://radiotopia.fm/donate) 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 Mother's Love by The Vernon Spring Avinu Malkenu by Lofoten Cello Duo Vakenatt by Daniel Herskedal Computer Love by Balenescu Quartet Sunshine on Fish Skin by Girls in Airports Cabiria e el ragioniere from Nino Rota's score to Nights of Cabiria ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

13 MINS

13:00

22 Sep 2021


#229

Episode 185: The Life and Works of a Monumental Figure

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at [Radiotopia.fm/donate.] (http://radiotopia.fm/donate) 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 Honesty by Thrupence El Noi de la Mare, Eldegard by Lofoten Cello Duo 2400 by Martyn Hyne White Light by Chihei Hatekeyama Valse Efter Valle I Lybe by Lofoten Cello Duo Notes ---There's obviously nearly-infinite amounts to read about Jane Addams. I found [Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy] (https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Jane-Addams-Struggle-Democracy/dp/0226446999/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=citizen+jane+addams&qid=1630708155&sr=8-2) by Louise Knight particularly useful.   ... Read more

03 Sep 2021

11 MINS

11:54

03 Sep 2021


#228

Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, part 3

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm) from [PRX] (http://PRX.org) . In lieu of my usual re-runs filling out August, I’m doing something different: a full-reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, presented in three parts.This is part 2. Music for Gatsby was composed and performed by Mary Lattimore. Find and buy her music at [marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com] (http://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com) The cover art is from Jen Corace. See more of Jen’s work at [jencorace.com] (http://jencorace.com) . Back with the third and final part on August 19th. Back with new episodes of The Memory Palace in September. ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

1 HR 39 MINS

1:39:39

19 Aug 2021


#227

Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, Part 2

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm) from [PRX] (http://PRX.org) . In lieu of my usual re-runs filling out August, I’m doing something different: a full-reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, presented in three parts.This is part 2. Music for Gatsby was composed and performed by Mary Lattimore. Find and buy her music at [marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com] (http://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com) The cover art is from Jen Corace. See more of Jen’s work at [jencorace.com] (http://jencorace.com) . Back with the third and final part on August 19th. Back with new episodes of The Memory Palace in September. ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:21

12 Aug 2021


#226

Memory Palace Summer Reading: The Great Gatsby, Part 1

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm) from [PRX] (http://PRX.org) . In lieu of my usual re-runs filling out August, I’m doing something different: a full-reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, presented in three parts. Music for Gatsby was composed and performed by Mary Lattimore. Find and buy her music at [marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com] (http://marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com) The cover art is from Jen Corace. See more of Jen’s work at [jencorace.com] (http://jencorace.com) . Back with part two on August 12th.  ... Read more

06 Aug 2021

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:18

06 Aug 2021


#225

Episode 184: Betty Robinson

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at [Radiotopia.fm/donate.] (http://radiotopia.fm/donate) 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 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 Notes ---If you are looking to read more about Betty, I’d suggest Rosanne Montillo’s terrific book, Fire on the Track. ... Read more

18 Jul 2021

25 MINS

25:18

18 Jul 2021


#224

Episode 183: Goblins

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at [Radiotopia.fm/donate.] (http://radiotopia.fm/donate) 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 ---Wasser by H.Takahashi ... Read more

04 Jul 2021

14 MINS

14:01

04 Jul 2021


#223

Episode 90: A White Horse

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at [Radiotopia.fm/donate.] (http://radiotopia.fm/donate) This episode was originally released in 2016 in the days after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. It is re-released every year on the anniversary of the incident. 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. 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] (http://whitehorsebar.com/history/) . * "Gayola: Police Professionalization and the Politics of San Francisco's Gay Bars, 1950-1968," by Christopher Agee. * June Thomas' [series] (http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_gay_bar.html) 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] (http://http//www.sfgate.com/lgbt/article/Oakland%C2%ADsWhite%C2%ADHorse%C2%ADgaybarturns80%C2%AD4503994.php) from SFGATE.Com * Michael Bronski's [A Queer History of the United States] (https://www.amazon.com/History-United-States-ReVisioning-American/dp/0807044652) . * [Radically Gay] (https://www.amazon.com/Radically-Gay-Liberation-Words-Founder/dp/0807070815/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466054102&sr=1-1&keywords=radically+gay) , a collection of Harry Hay's writing. * Incidentally, I watched [this interview] (http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Mattachine:_Radical_Roots_of_the_Gay_Movement) 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] (https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/water-in-your-hands/id1042354508?i=1042354575&mt=1&app=music) by Tommy Guerrero. * Hit Anne Muller's [Walzer fur Robert] (https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/walzer-fur-robert/id773453107?i=773454900&mt=1&app=music) a couple of times. * Gaussian Curve does [Talk to the Church] (https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/talk-to-the-church/id986813339?i=986813593&mt=1&app=music) . * We get a loop of [Updraught] (https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/updraught/id521024430?i=521024651&mt=1&app=music) from Zoe Keating. * We finish on [Transient Life in Twilight] (https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/transient-life-in-twilight/id732997129?i=732997132&mt=1&app=music) by James Blackshaw ... Read more

12 Jun 2021

12 MINS

12:56

12 Jun 2021


#222

Episode 182: The Surfmen

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. Radiotopia is a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts that’s a part of PRX, a not-for-profit public media company. If you’d like to directly support this show and independent media, you can make a donation at [Radiotopia.fm/donate.] (http://radiotopia.fm/donate) 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: 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 Notes: ---My favorite account (among many) of Richard Etheridge and the story of the Pea Island Surfmen is [Fire on the Beach] (https://www.powells.com/book/fire-on-the-beach-9780195154849) by David Wright and David Zoby. ... Read more

05 Jun 2021

18 MINS

18:25

05 Jun 2021


#221

Episode 181: The Adventures of Pearl

The Memory Palace is a proud member of [Radiotopia] (http://radiotopia.fm/) from PRX. 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: Suite from A Hatful of Rain from the GOAT, Bernard Herrmann Sexfaldur from amiina Piano 1 from Emily Sprague Earring from Julia Wolfe and Lisa Moore The Squirrel, from Herrmann’s score to The Three Worlds of Gulliver All in Circles by Shida Shinabi Them by Nils Frahm ... Read more

23 May 2021

16 MINS

16:34

23 May 2021