The Memory Palace

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Episode 32:
Gigantic

Published
Jul 03,2010

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

Start off with “I Want Her Back” from the (soon to be overused by this guy) 500 Days of Summer Score. Followed by “Bees” by Animal Collective. Then on to “IKEA” also on the 500 Days… score. “Marriage” by Akira Kosemura. Then on to “Over the Ocean” by Low.

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8 Comments on Gigantic

  1. lowman says:

    I so happily run to the memory palace, throw open its doors and dance through its ballrooms, completely forgetting that it always, always ends in tears.

    (I love Betty.)

  2. Evan says:

    Wow, this was really wonderful. Just started listening, and I’ve downloaded all the (available) episodes. I’d love to hear the first handful, but they’re not on iTunes anymore.

  3. admin says:

    You can find all earlier episodes on this here website.

  4. Evan says:

    Ah, so you can! Don’t know how I missed that earlier. Thanks!

  5. David Bernardy says:

    Thank you for this.
    Wonderful, wonderful stuff.
    I look forward to exploring the other episodes (this was my first.)
    Lovely.

  6. Lily says:

    Just discovered your podcast today and have been methodically working through the episodes, all these moments of heartbreak. I’m a descendent of the Crowninshields mentioned in this ep, and their role in Betty’s poignant voyagas amazes and dismays me. Thanks for this.

  7. chris nannig says:

    Fellow expatriot rhode islander, love your podcast. I just heard a lecture from WGBH about how elephants evolved in North America along with camels. Thought it was apropo to your great story. The link is here: http://forum-network.org/lecture/conservation-lessons-ice-age-extinctions

  8. Malorie Torrey says:

    My father is from Alfred, Maine, and I have heard the story of the elephant who was shot by a disgruntled farmer since I was a little girl. I nearly fell out of my chair when I listened to this episode! There is actually a memorial stone on the spot of the shooting in that tiny town, supposedly the elephant is buried underneath it. I can’t believe that whole legend is actually true! And that it was Bailey’s circus! I would love to know more about the story. Thanks for all your hard work, I love this show!

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