43 episodes

Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already!


Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions about Membership to friends@britishmuseum.org


Talk to us about the podcast on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or use the email address above.


Find out more about Iszi Lawrence and The Z List Dead List at iszi.com or follow her on Twitter @iszi_lawrence

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    • 4.6, 56 Ratings

Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already!


Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions about Membership to friends@britishmuseum.org


Talk to us about the podcast on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or use the email address above.


Find out more about Iszi Lawrence and The Z List Dead List at iszi.com or follow her on Twitter @iszi_lawrence

    Boudicca with Stephen P. Kershaw

    Boudicca with Stephen P. Kershaw

    Iszi talks to author and historian Stephen P. Kershaw to discuss the role of Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni and the scourge of Rome.

    • 34 min
    Meeting the moth man

    Meeting the moth man

    Iszi talks to Adie Doyle, Integrated Pest Management Manager Integrated Pest Management Manager at the Museum, also known as the 'moth man', to discover how he protects the collections from pests during lockdown.

    • 34 min
    The Battle of Thermopylae with David Stuttard

    The Battle of Thermopylae with David Stuttard

    Iszi talks to classicist David Stuttard about the legacy of The Battle of Thermopylae and its influence on Western civilisation.

    • 36 min
    Talking religion with Tom Holland

    Talking religion with Tom Holland

    Iszi talks to historian and award-winning author Tom Holland about religion and belief systems throughout history, drawing on ideas from his book Dominion.

    • 29 min
    100 years of conservation

    100 years of conservation

    Have you ever wondered what goes into conserving ancient objects? Hear from Sandra Smith and Carl Heron as they share how science has played a part in conserving the Museum's collection over the past 100 years.

    • 39 min
    What did the Romans ever do for us?

    What did the Romans ever do for us?

    Iszi meets curator and archaeologist  Sam Moorhead to talk all things Roman Britain.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

history'sfab ,

Iszi

Iszi makes it all so accessible and intriguing.
I could listen to her all day.
Clever women love clever (er) women.

OscarDonovan ,

Very informative, Iszi is great too!

Wonderful to get access to the people behind the scenes and their marvellous minds.

Surprised by the number of reviews having a go at Iszi... she gets the balance between entertaining and letting the experts talk just right for me, which makes this such an engaging podcast.

Keep up the good work!

MPhillips76 ,

Informative & funny

I've enjoyed this podcast for months. Having heard Iszi's other stuff (Z-List Dead List, Setisoppo) I gave this a try. The content is fresh, fun & fast-paced. It's a great listen.
The podcast really showed it's full value, though, when I went to London this past weekend & visited the British Museum. I'd recently listened to the Man Who Collected The World episode about Hans Sloane, the founder of the museum's collection. As I explored the Enlightenment Gallery, the podcast information helped bring my visit to life, adding depth and colour to many of the things on display.
I recommend this podcast either on its own, or to add to a visit to the museum.

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