I have a plug for my favorite podcast. (Full disclosure: I only listen to about three.) Public radio reporter Nate DiMeo’s The Memory Palace is a series of short history lessons, usually about people you might have heard of already. Even if you know your history, though,–and I don’t–you’ll be surprised at the things you’ll learn from these brief and enlightening sojourns into history. For instance, there’s one episode about the death of Edgar Allan Poe, another about John Wilkes Booth’s brother (also an actor, but not an assassin, as it turns out). Each one is simply read by DiMeo, with music as the only soundtrack, but DiMeo is a great writer, and I’m always completely mesmerized as the story unfolds.
Posted by: Sara Jean | February 25, 2010