45 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 • 43 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

    Welcome back: Iszi explores the collection

    Welcome back: Iszi explores the collection

    In this special episode, Iszi welcomes Members back to the Museum as it re-opens its doors to the public. Iszi takes us on the Members highlight tour of the permanent collection, and rediscovers some fascinating objects from past civilisations.
    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

    • 23 min
    Writing history with Natalie Haynes

    Writing history with Natalie Haynes

    Iszi talks to Natalie Haynes, author of A Thousand Ships, about writing and researching the Bronze Age.

    • 34 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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