The Memory Palace is a storytelling podcast and occasional radio segment created and produced Nate DiMeo in 2008. It was a finalist for a Peabody Award in 2016. It is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX, a collective of independent podcasts.
Nate was the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2016/2017.
He is currently writing a feature film based on an episode of the Memory Palace for Focus Features. A translation of Memory Palace stories in Brazilian Portuguese is available through Todavia.
He does live shows, performing stories from the Memory Palace with music, pictures, animation and whatnot. He’s performed all over the U.S., Canada, as well as England, Ireland, and a field in Australia. Upcoming dates are here.
He is the co-author of Pawnee: the Greatest Town in America and was a finalist for the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor.
He spent a decade or so in public radio. You may have heard him back in the day on All Things Considered, or Morning Edition, or Marketplace. He’s written for NBC’s Parks and Recreation and ABC’s Astronaut Wives Club.
He lives in Los Angeles via Providence, Rhode Island.
The AV Club once said that “The Memory Palace podcast is among the most potent pieces of audio being produced today; the show’s short tales are so emotionally concentrated that, upon listening, they bloom in the space between one’s ears, like a single drop of dye propagating through an entire glass of water. Nate DiMeo, the show’s sole creative force, often seems to be operating on a level wholly separate from that of other podcasts” and Nate thought that was nice.
He loves getting emails from listeners. Write to Nate @ thememorypalace.us