By Terence Mickey
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Created and hosted by Moth storyteller Terence Mickey, Memory Motel finds the drama in what we want to remember or forget.
||CleanHappy Valentine's Day!||Happy Valentine's Day! While we work on Season 2, we'd like to share two of our favorite love stories with you.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Message in a Bottle||One day Paula receives a mysterious message in a bottle.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#13 The Ideal Hostage||In 1973, a bank robbery captivated Sweden and led to the conception of "Stockholm Syndrome." In "The Ideal Hostage," Kristin Enmark, the woman first diagnosed with "Stockholm Syndrome," goes back to that bank to cast off the stigma of a syndrome that neve||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: A Little Bit of Grace||At 13, author Leigh Stein had a brief Internet friendship that she would never forget.||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Palimpsest||In the early 1950's, renowned dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham produced a series of solo dances, one of which was called "Changeling." Merce never taught it to any one else, and when the performances stopped less than ten years later, the dance d||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Not By Accident||To celebrate LGBT History Month, Terence interviewed Eric Marcus, author of “Making Gay History,” on why he’s revisiting old tapes from the late 1980’s and listening to voices from the past today.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#09: The Right to Oblivion- Part Three||Despite Eric’s desire to forget, his past relationship with Chris threatens to return.||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#08: The Right to Oblivion- Part Two||If forgetting helps us forgive, how will the internet's relentless memory impact our ability to accept other people's past crimes and mistakes? In Right to Oblivion: Part 2, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger reveals what's at stake when we undo forgetting, and Fr||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#07: The Right to Oblivion- Part One||Evan Ratliff has always had a fascination with fake deaths. In his pursuit of a story for WIRED, Evan attempts to leave his old life behind and adopt a new identity and presence online. The challenge is to see if he could be found. Through this strangely||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#06: The Wonder Years||"The Wonder Years" married the bewilderment of a child with the nostalgia of an adult; and for a generation, the TV show created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens is a time machine back to the sixties, youth and innocence. In today's episode, we return to "||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5.5: Extended Stay - The Bike Incident||For this Extended Stay, "The Bike Incident," we continue the discussion of law and memory from episode #05 - "Court of Memory" - with another story of eyewitness misidentification that steered Caroline Sarnoff’s criminal justice career toward reforming||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#05: Court of Memory||In our daily lives, we often accept that our memories are poor. We move on if our memories don’t exactly match up with another person’s, agreeing to disagree. But that’s not an option in court. And yet memory is as fragile and poor there as it is wh||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#04: Letters to the Dead||When we choose who to remember with our obituaries, what cultural landscape do we create? In "Letters to the Dead," we explore the New York Times Obituary Desk, Iceland’s obsession with death, and a renegade obituarist who finds the extraordinary in the||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3.5: Extended Stay - The Bigger Picture||Our exploration of memory and psychedelics that began in "Glass-Bottom Boat" continues in this bonus episode. What role might psychedelics play in your journey to find meaning out of the life you’ve lived and have left?||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#03: Glass-Bottom Boat||In "Glass-Bottom Boat," Jim McDermott returns to the memory of his first psychedelic experience in which he found himself back in an era he thought he’d missed: the sixties.||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#02: Everything In Its Right Place||Since objects hold our memories, both joyful and heartbreaking, how do we decide what to throw out and what to keep? To explore memory's relationship to objects, we consider The Museum of Broken Relationships, The Significant Object Project and the phenom||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#01: Eyes of Another||Premiere episode: Autobiographical memories are one of the best ways to bond with another, but what if one person desperately wants to remember, and the other person desperately wants to forget? That's Rachel Stephenson's story.||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMemory Motel Trailer #1||Memory Motel is a sonic love letter to memory and what's revealed about ourselves, our wants and desires, when we go back to find meaning in what's been lived. Show launch: 3/15/16.||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Though-provoking, fascinating, and powerful
Memory Motel looks at those seminal moments in our lives that define us, that change us, that impact our decision-making and perspectives. In sharing memories from contributors, we see our own lives and experiences in a new light. Really fascinating program!
I’ve listened to many podcasts during my travels and have found few that I feel somehow connected to in a meaningful way. Memory Motel is riveting and raw, personal and universal. After the inaugural show I couldn’t help but think about memories I’ve collected, those that I choose to share and those that I chose not to share. And why. Memory Motel is wonderfully engaging.
Great new podcast
Intimate storytelling, beautifully told. Looking forward to future episodes!