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I believe that museums are one of the best ways to discover a place, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’ve lived there your whole life. Join me on this adventure as I get to know the world….one museum as a time.

I’m your host, Hannah Hethmon, and in each episode I visit a different museum to discover its stories, discuss challenges and triumphs with fascinating museum professionals (and volunteers), and get to know each season’s country, state, or region through it museums.

Interested in starting a podcast at your organization? Check out my new book, "Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step by Step Guide to Podcast on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits," available on Amazon. 

PLEASE NOTE: This show is still active! I'm just very busy producing professionally and don't have time to do new episodes very often.

Museums in Strange Places Hannah Hethmon

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

I believe that museums are one of the best ways to discover a place, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’ve lived there your whole life. Join me on this adventure as I get to know the world….one museum as a time.

I’m your host, Hannah Hethmon, and in each episode I visit a different museum to discover its stories, discuss challenges and triumphs with fascinating museum professionals (and volunteers), and get to know each season’s country, state, or region through it museums.

Interested in starting a podcast at your organization? Check out my new book, "Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step by Step Guide to Podcast on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits," available on Amazon. 

PLEASE NOTE: This show is still active! I'm just very busy producing professionally and don't have time to do new episodes very often.

    BONUS: The Vagina Museum Podcast Trailer

    BONUS: The Vagina Museum Podcast Trailer

    One of the many projects I've been working on through my new production company (Better Lemon Creative Audio) is a podcast for the Vagina Museum in London. I'm so passionate about the work this museum is doing, and I think you're going to LOVE this podcast. It's written and produced by me with research and narration by science communicator Alyssa Chafee. Search for "The Vagina Museum" wherever you get your podcasts or use this link: https://pod.link/1488645205

    • 2 min
    An Update

    An Update

    I know it's been a long time since a new episode came out, but I have a good excuse! Don't unsubscribe yet, I promise new episodes are on their way. 

    • 2 min
    BONUS: London is Ok I Guess

    BONUS: London is Ok I Guess

    [A pilot for a new show I developed about living in London. I'm really proud of how it turned out, but I just don't have the time to make more episodes, so it's going to live here on the Museum in Strange Places feed.

    I meet up with escape room creator, museum professional, and self-proclaimed mermaid hunter Sacha Coward, who takes me somewhere that will inspire me a bit and help me see the beauty in London’s “layers of puked-up history.”

    • 29 min
    The (Pop-Up) Anti-Trump Museum of Atlantic City

    The (Pop-Up) Anti-Trump Museum of Atlantic City

    Donald J. Trump has been active in business and media for fifty years, but his scandal-ridden presidency has overshadowed most of his history. Levi Fox's Pop-Up Atlantic City Trump Museum is an attempt to remedy this oversight for one specific chapter of the Trump story: his four Atlantic City casinos and the impact their short tenures and bankruptcies had on the gambling capitol of the East Coast.

    • 24 min
    Poe Belongs to Baltimore, Baltimore to Poe

    Poe Belongs to Baltimore, Baltimore to Poe

    He’s the master of macabre, the man who created mystery fiction, the face on the socks and beer bottles of everyday Baltimoreans. He’s Edgar Allan Poe, and he belongs to Baltimore. Join me on a visit to the Poe House in Baltimore, the tiny house where his career began, to learn about Baltimore’s devotion to Poe, his tragic life, and the future of his legacy in the city where he died mysteriously.  

    This episode is sponsored by Grove History Consulting.

    • 39 min
    Slavery in Maryland: Facing Our Whole History at Sotterley Plantation

    Slavery in Maryland: Facing Our Whole History at Sotterley Plantation

    So much of Maryland was built on the back of enslaved Africans, yet it’s easy to avoid confronting the history of slavery in Maryland’s former plantation country. Historic Sotterley is trying to change that. Today, staff and descendants at Sotterley are committed to sharing the site’s whole history and healing the legacy of trauma left by the violence of slavery with the ultimate goal of making their community and their world a better place. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

CitizenSissy ,

Wonderful podcast!

Compelling, quirky, and masterful. Hannah has a talent for coaxing amazing stories from her interviewees. VERY highly recommended!

nsperry92 ,

Fascinating, unique podcast

I first became aware of Hannah’s podcast, Museums in Strange Places, when I came across Hannah’s extensive list of museum podcast. Museums in Strange places is a very delightful and unique podcast. What I love the most is how Hannah highlights various topics and issues on the museum world by interviewing the personnel of various institutions in Iceland. Listeners are also able to learn more about Iceland and the communities and people.
As an interviewer, Hannah is very sensitive and always has some thought provoking questions up her sleeve. Her interviews sound more like a conversation between two good friends as opposed to brief acquaintances, which, in my opinion, is exactly how an interview should be.

Karbar110 ,

Takes You There!

What a gem of a podcast! The host really takes you with her on the visits and you feel as though you can look up and see the places and experience the locations. The cohosts/interviewees are really knowledgeable as well so it’s a great listen!

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