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Personal stories about keepsakes as containers of memories, emotions, and human connection.

Cherie’s Letters

Cherie inherits a stack of 33 letters, written by her grandfather, who died during the Korean War, and who Cherie’s family never talked about. Before receiving the letters, she knew almost nothing about him. She hadn’t even seen a picture of him. But the letters unveil who he was and the fateful decisions he made that affected not only his life but also still affect her life today.

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Crystal’s Hymn

Crystal Chandler finds the perfect memento of her grandfather, a former Seventh Day Adventist preacher, to bring with her when she moves to New York.

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Site update in progress!

I’m in the process of updating the Mementos website. Please check back in a day or two, and everything should be good to go. Thank you! ~ Lori

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Coming back in September!

Mementos is coming back! New episodes start dropping this September, just after Labor Day (2021).

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1.2 A T-Shirt Hug from Dad

Interdisciplinary artist Karen Krolak tells us about the t-shirt she hand-stitched for her father and why it’s so important that she hold on to it.

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1.1 Whose Memento Is It?

Host Lori Mortimer tells the origin story of Mementos podcast. It’s a story about a mother, a daughter, and a surprising object that connects them now that Mom is gone.

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0.0 Welcome to Mementos

An introduction to Mementos and the stories and voices you’ll hear in Season 1.

Welcome to Mementos, a podcast about the stories behind the objects that evoke memories, connections, emotions. What turns an ordinary object — a necklace, a t-shirt, a letter — into a memento? Well, let’s talk to people and find out.

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Mementos Trailer is live!

The show is launching in early October. You can listen to the trailer here:   <iframe height=”200px” width=”100%” frameborder=”no” scrolling=”no” seamless src=””></iframe&gt;

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Mementos is launching in 2019

I’m working on the first episode, in which I’ll be talking about what’s inside this box. What could it be?  

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