52 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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    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 48 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

    Contemporary art of the Middle East

    Contemporary art of the Middle East

    This month Iszi speaks to Venetia Porter, curator of Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa, about the fascinating stories found within this new display of works on paper.
    The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.
    Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org

    • 25 min
    1666: Plague, war and hellfire

    1666: Plague, war and hellfire

    Historian Rebecca Rideal tells Iszi about a watershed year in England: 1666. What can we learn from a year that saw the Great Fire of London, the Plague and the Anglo-Dutch Wars?
    The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.
    Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org

    • 32 min
    The story of Sutton Hoo

    The story of Sutton Hoo

    Curator Sue Brunning tells Iszi about the true story behind the excavation at Sutton Hoo, and how this famous discovery changed our understanding of the past.
    The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.
    Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org

    • 32 min
    Egyptologists' notebooks with Dr Chris Naunton

    Egyptologists' notebooks with Dr Chris Naunton

    Iszi chats to Dr Chris Naunton about the hidden stories found within Egyptologists' notebooks.
    The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.
    Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org

    • 32 min
    Exploring the Arctic

    Exploring the Arctic

    Iszi chats to Peter Loovers, Project Curator of the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate about what life is really like in the Arctic.
    The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.
    Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org

    • 32 min
    A History of Magic with Chris Gosden

    A History of Magic with Chris Gosden

    Iszi chats to archaeologist, author and British Museum Trustee Chris Gosden about the history of magic through the ages.
    The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.
    Please share your comments and feedback about the podcast! You can talk to us on Twitter @britishmuseum using the hashtag #membercast or email friends@britishmuseum.org

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

psem ,

The best !

Iszy Lawrence and the British Museum Member Cast has been my life line throughout the Covid crises. The shows are smart, clever and incredibly interesting.
Iszy...don’t stop !

elsevier ,

Brilliant Podcast

Iszi is so great. She takes an otherwise stuffy cast and asks the same questions us mortals have thus we learn more and get a laugh or two in. I love this one, needs more episodes.

Anneodyne ,

Fascinating, humorous, a favorite!

Iszi Lawrence does a wonderful job introducing listeners to some of the most interesting and entertaining folks at The British Museum. This podcast is a favorite!

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