Show Notes: Nate DiMeo, 'The Memory Palace'

Tracy Wilson

An 1886 engraving of a bowhead whale. Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images

Today we're talking to Nate DiMeo, whose podcast, "The Memory Palace," has some things in common with ours. Both shows started in 2008, both are history shows helmed by non-historians, and both often tell stories that are just a little odd. We talk to Nate about history, storytelling, and a lot of little snippets from the past.

If you've never heard "The Memory Palace," and you're afraid you'll be lost: Fear not. We start with an episode.

A summer season of "The Memory Palace" starts on June 21. In addition to this show, Nate has also worked on "Parks and Recreation" and its companion book, "Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America."

Episodes we talk about:

We also talk about a couple of episodes of "The Memory Palace" that overlap our own episodes:

For those interested, Nate also mentions "American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America."

We skip listener mail today, because this episode was running long and we wanted to devote that time to hearing an episode of "The Memory Palace."

Episode link: Nate DiMeo's Memory Palace

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