The newest episode of The Memory Palace is out, and it’s a doozy.
Quick peak behind the scenes: this was actually the first topic I researched for Nate, not Leo the Lion, the MGM mascot to whom you were introduced in March. As you’ll quickly realize, though, this is a far more complicated story, and the complexity only grew as we waded deeper and deeper into the archives. If my memory serves me correctly, I told Nate in one of our first phone meetings that I was really impressed he was taking this subject on, because the more I read, the more I—as an academic—wanted to “run screaming into the night.”
Nate did not run screaming into the night. Instead he put together nineteen beautiful minutes of audio, audio I feel honored to have contributed to in a small way. I hope you enjoy listening to Episode 86 (Finishing Hold) half as much as I enjoyed researching it!
“The Six Million Dollar Scholar” is the personal blog of Andrea Milne, a Ph.D. candidate in modern U.S. History at the University of California, Irvine. To get the story behind the blog’s name, click here.