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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.

Sidedoor Smithsonian Institution

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 892 Ratings

More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
892 Ratings

892 Ratings

Annbass ,

Fascinating, wide-ranging topics

I love Sidedoor podcasts! Just like the myriad branches of the Smithsonian, Sidedoor covers a wide swath of topics, often unusual (recently: Adam Rippon’s costume, an extinct smell, and the Apollo 12 mission ... wow!) The host, Lizzie Peabody, is articulate, perky, curious, and humorous. Because it’s the Smithsonian, she can tap into the best experts. Fascinating. (And saving my sanity from political podcasts.) Thanks so much for your hard work!

Cultura de Paz ,

Engaging, humorous and very interesting

Lizzie Peabody is a superb host—friendly, casual, inviting, with a great sense of humor. Of course the Smithsonian is full of fascinating history that should give her material for years to come. It was so interesting to hear the story of America’s first paleontologists and their discoveries of dinosaur skeletons in the late 1800s—before modern people had ever imagined there were dinosaurs. Highly recommended!

ProRester ,

Friendly and curious

I always enjoy learning new things with the friendly and curious team of Sidedoor. Thanks for taking me on fun adventures!

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