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Join us as we visit little-known museums with the most unusual or oddly specific collections, from Soviet missiles to insane-asylum mummies and beyond.

Effing Weird Museums Emily Morman: History Buff and Trivia Expert

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Join us as we visit little-known museums with the most unusual or oddly specific collections, from Soviet missiles to insane-asylum mummies and beyond.

    The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

    The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

    Join us in Washington, D.C., as we tour the office where Clara Barton and her colleagues helped discover the fates of thousands of Civil War soldiers. After the office closed, the building's significance was lost in time until a contractor noticed an envelope poking through a ceiling more than 100 years later. 

    • 13 min
    Episode 6: The Appalachian Trail Museum

    Episode 6: The Appalachian Trail Museum

    We take a walk in the woods to visit the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pennsylvania's Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Join us as we hear Grandma Gatewood's legendary story, learn what to do if you run into a bear, and "hike" the entire AT. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 5: The King Barn Dairy Mooseum

    Episode 5: The King Barn Dairy Mooseum

    We visit the moo-tiful people at a dairy heritage museum in Boyds, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. At the King Barn Dairy Mooseum, kids "milk" a cow, we learn about the hottest bull in the bovine world and more.

    • 18 min
    Episode 4: The Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

    Episode 4: The Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

    Like deer? How about deer, chainsaws and antique farming equipment? We explore them all -- and get up close and personal with Bambi's cousins -- at the Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum.

    • 17 min
    Episode 3: The Didusch Center for Urologic History

    Episode 3: The Didusch Center for Urologic History

    If you've ever wanted to see a 10-pound kidney stone or learn what a "prostate punch" is, urine luck! We're visiting the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History in Maryland.

    • 26 min
    Episode 2: The Barbour County Historical Museum

    Episode 2: The Barbour County Historical Museum

    We visit the Barbour County Historical Museum in Philippi, West Virginia. The big draw? 1880s-era mummies from a local asylum.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

1 of many Laurens ,

Love it

I love museums and odd finds. This podcast takes me to places I might never see and never mocks the place or people involved. I appreciate the pacing of each episode and can "see" things through the descriptions and sounds.

4lilbuckeyes ,

Excellent!

Excellent! Quirky, interesting, and entertaining. Keep them coming!

bcleve19 ,

Effing great!

Full disclosure, I'm a friend of the podcaster. But even with that being said, I've found the first three episodes really interesting. Emily manages to tease out these fascinating stories and tidbits of information. It's like you really are touring the museum with her, but you can skip straight to the cool stuff. You'll be surprised how much you learn!

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