Best Museum podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
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Museum Archipelago
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Welcome to Museum Archipelago, a tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and museums are not neutral. Each episode, host Ian Elsner brings you to a different museum around the world, diving into institutional structural problems and introducing you to those working to fix them, all under 15 minutes. For more information, visit museumarchipelago.com.
 
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and p ...
 
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
The Museum of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008. It is hosted by John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, and later at Southampton Solent University). He acts as the head of the (fictional) titular museum, while a panel of three guests � typically a comedian, an author and an academic � each donate to the museum an �object� that fascinates them. The radio medium ensures that the suggested exhibits can be a ...
 
BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast from 2004 to 2006 in 18 episodes written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins & Dan Tetsell. It is set in the "Museum of Everything", an apparently infinite space housing exhibitions on everything from the history of stairs to the Greek buttock gallery, and an inescapable gift shop.
 
Think of a museum. Any museum. Which works of art get to be displayed, and which don't, and why? Where do they keep all the unshown (or unshowable) pieces? And why do they keep them at all? And just how does one pack/ship/transport a priceless painting or sculpture? "Museum Confidential" is a new and unprecedented exhibition from Philbrook Museum of Art exploring such questions. "Museum Confidential: The Podcast" is a collaboration (to be posted twice monthly) between Jeff Martin of Philbroo ...
 
Welcome to Museums in Strange Places, a podcast for people who love museums, stories, culture, and exploring the world. In Season 1, the podcast focuses on museums in Iceland. Season 2 explores the museums of Maryland. 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. I believe ...
 
Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum is a series of panel discussions recorded before an audience during LATE at the Museum - regular curated evenings which include talk, live performances, and exhibition viewing.
 
Radio tours to museums, attractions, and other interesting places that capture the imagination and have unique stories to tell. Be educated and entertained with host Jeff Simpson as we explore a new collection every week. Thursdays at 2 PM Eastern.
 
Chels and Jim are best friends who like to talk about stuff that doesn't have answers in ill-informed ways. More specifically, they're having a chat about British ghosts, myths, and legends. They'll also do murder.Outside of the podcast, Jim presents stuff on telly and Chels has a book out, which makes her feel better about her other soulless job in PR.Formerly 'The Slab'
 
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will feature short interviews and full-length oral histories conducted by the Communications and Education departments.
 
Welcome to the Poplar Bluff Museum's scavenger hunt podcast
 
Located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville, Arkansas is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this new podcast series, we’re sharing all the ins-and-outs of the museum, from the galleries to the trails, the architecture and more—you’ll learn the museum way of Crystal Bridges.
 
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STCM Podcasts
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The official podcasts of the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre: Museum Chat Live! and One Hour in the Past. For footnotes to episodes, please visit stcatharinesmuseumblog.com/podcasts
 
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Museum Time
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Follow along with Esteban & Ben as they visit interesting places and interview the people there!
 
 
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Mess Museum
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Podcast. Two locations:•The mess: culture, art, the internet in 2018. •The museum: canons and categories, old stuff."There's a lot of bastards out there!"—William Carlos Williams
 
Museums are full of strange history, from the artifacts in them to the people behind them. Every week or so, Shan and Jaybee share a story, from the greatest heists to the weirdest collections, Curio covers anything and everything museumy with a comedic tone and a curious mind.
 
Home to a rich collection of more than 30,000 works of art, and just as many stories, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Whether we're focusing on works in the Collection, traveling exhibitions, or the history of the institution, we're ready to tell them. For more information about the Museum, the art, or the behind the scenes, visit mam.org.
 
Comedy historian Robert Ross interviews comedy stars about their work as well as their personal favourites and influences.
 
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sciencemuseum
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Welcome to the home of human ingenuity. We curate a world-renowned collection & organise exhibitions and events for over 3 million visitors a year.
 
A short podcast exploring the people, places, and events that shaped Muskegon, Michigan and beyond.
 
Join us for inspiring conversations with museum professionals using technology to tell their museums’ stories in innovative and meaningful ways.
 
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Trip to the Lou
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A St. Louis podcast with Greg Warren
 
The Open Society audio podcast features recordings of panel discussions, talks, book launches, and more. Brought to you by the Open Society Foundations, working to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
 
Audio podcast adventures from the mind of award-winning playwright and performer Robert Crighton - stories, drama, comedy and general audio sound things coming to you every week directly into your ears. You can support 'The Worlds of Robert Crighton' at www.patreon.com/robertcrighton
 
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StudioTulsa
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Arts, Medicine, and Literature conversations from Public Radio Tulsa
 
We know of a little podcast where Orson Welles picks shows every day. Broadcasts Orson crafted on this day in history.
 
News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large
 
Join us as we tour little-known museums with unusual collections, and increase your obscure trivia knowledge 1,000 percent!
 
Join us as we tour little-known museums with unusual collections, and increase your obscure trivia knowledge 1,000 percent!
 
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CarStories
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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.
 
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ARTMinded
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The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, presents “ARTMinded," a podcast produced by the Museum that offers new perspectives on the works in the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each episode will provide unusual viewpoints that enhance and sometimes even challenge our customary engagement with artworks.
 
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An edited conversation between two visitors to an exhibition. Visitors and locations change per episode. An alternative to a written exhibition review or a museum audioguide. The listener eavesdrops into the thinking and sensing process of the visitors.
 
I have been an environmental journalist for many years (CBS Radio, KCBS in San Francisco, Sirius Satellite Radio) but these days I am looking for stories about art, design, architecture and innovation. I hope you find my episodes interesting and inspiring.
 
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Lets Talk Trains
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Freight, Passenger, Trolleys, Light Rail, Museums, as long as it is rail/train related, we talk about it!
 
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Spirited History
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A weekly podcast that explores rich historic locations throughout the US that are kept alive by the communities that love them. We feature the sites history and some of the spirits that are reported to linger.Please Email us at spiritedhistory@gmail.com If you have a site you would like us to highlight on our show drop us a line!
 
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Museum of Lost Objects
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Tracing the histories of antiquities and landmarks that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria, India and Pakistan.
 
Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Paris' most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Paris guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Paris at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
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My Wax Museum
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Everyone has a story to tell! Take 5 minutes today to sit and listen to someone you know. You'll be surprised how much you'll come to appreciate them! Hosted by Alexander C. Williamns and produced by Knightworthy Media House, "My Wax Museum" shows how interesting everyone really is.
 
Exploring the British countryside, examining the historical relevance.We speak to historians, walkers, visitors, and museum curators about their location.
 
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BeYourOwnMuse
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PEMcast
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Co-hosts Dinah Cardin and Chip Van Dyke present conversations and stories for the culturally curious. This is the official podcast of the Peabody Essex Museum.
 
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The Museum Life
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Museums attract millions of visitors and employ thousands. The Museum Life, hosted by Carol Bossert, charts the growth and development of this cultural business. Museum Life showcases leaders in the field who provide perspective on current issue as well as creative thinkers who are impacting the future of museums. The Museum Life is broadcast live every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
 
Join the BC Museums Association as we explore topics of importance to the museum community in BC, and around the world. Listen as we talk with museum workers, volunteers, and audiences about their work in BC museums. This new audio project will be expanding through 2018.
 
Rick Steves' Europe Video — a weekly podcast based on Rick's popular TV series — gives you a colorful look at the sights, people and history behind Europe's most interesting destinations. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.
 
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Tanner enjoys a quiet family Christmas - always a white Christmas.
 
A low-key low-energy episode, where Chels and Jim have a chill chinwag about the sunken town of Dunwich. Not the best episode. Skip this one if you want. Barely a monk mentioned.
 
Angelo and his brother join a Salvation Army Bell Ringer to share some Christmas cheer!
 
On this edition of ST, we offer another Museum Confidential podcast (which is a podcast co-created twice monthly by our own Scott Gregory and Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum). This time around, Museum Confidential speaks with author Mary Gabriel about her new and much-praised group biography, which digs deeply into the post-WII New York art wor ...…
 
Our guest is Tim Sharp, who has for several years now served as both Artistic Director and Conductor of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. He tells us about the newest TOC concert, "Russian Choral Classics," which will happen on Friday night (the 14th) at 7:30pm in Holy Family Cathedral (in downtown Tulsa). The evening will offer a cappella choral work ...…
 
A proposed sales tax in Fort Smith could help the U.S. Marshals Museum complete construction. Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, gives us more details on that, on the success of the Walmart AMP in Rogers and more.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
Megha P. Rao is a professional dancer and teacher in Bentonville. Tomorrow night, she'll give a performance, hosted by the Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, that features interpretations of the nine emotions depicted in the arts.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
The $5.5 million renovation and expansion of the Rogers Historical Museum is complete. The project was one of the inaugural recipients of a grant from the Walton Family Foundation's NWA Design Excellence Program. Nearly a dozen projects have received this grant and the museum is the first recipient to complete its project.…
 
After spending years on stage at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, Becca Martin Brown , features editor at the NWA Democrat-Gazette, tells us how "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has found a new home at Arkansas Public Theatre in Rogers. It's on stage this weekend and next.By agrajeda13@gmail.com (Antoinette Grajeda).
 
Tyler Jordan and Paige Renee Berry are Austin-based songwriters. Although they both normally perform with full bands, the two recently embarked on tour as a duo, playing mostly house show type concerts. When they were in Fayetteville this month, they stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a sampling of their music.…
 
Guessing the candy in the jar - classic... Also, Hailee hates Christmas movies!
 
In this episode, the BCMA revisits one of the highlights of our year; Erica Mattson, our executive director, introduces a keynote speaker from our 2018 conference, Dr. Yosef Wosk. Dr. Wosk was the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs in Continuing Studies and still serves as Shadbolt Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanitie ...…
 
From live action films to animated shorts, it’s likely that the breadth of Walt Disney’s achievements will never be surpassed. His imagination and energy, whimsical humor, and love for animation has made his films a quintessential part of the American childhood. The winner of 22 Academy Awards, he is considered one of the most influential Ameri ...…
 
On today's show, we hear about a series of articles by students at the School of Journalism and Strategic Media that research student loans and student debt. Plus, we get another winter reading recommendation for a dreary December day. And, we hear more about the acquisition of two Fort Smith area hospitals by Little Rock-based Baptist Health.…
 
This semester, ten journalism students at the University of Arkansas compiled research for a series of reports about student loans and debt. This week, some of the students came to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to talk about their reporting and what they learned.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
Pastor Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville returns to give us another winter reading suggestion. His latest book is Playing Changes - Jazz for the New Century by Nate Chinen.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
Home sales are up slightly in northwest Arkansas so far in 2018. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we get some numbers. Plus, we hear from Troy Wells, CEO of Little Rock based Baptist Health, about the process of acquiring Sparks Health Systems in Fort Smith and Van Buren.By timothyddennis@gmail.com (tdennis).
 
MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will highlight the history and heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico with interviews featuring locals, historians, museum staff members or anyone who might have experienced historical changes in the region.The first season is "The Lost Empires," a rise-and-fall perspective as told by Neil Cassa ...…
 
Emma's life is FULL of Christmas traditions - even when it isn't Christmas!
 
What happens when we as a society stop trusting our experts, stop consulting our longtime scholars, and stop listening to our intelligence-community professionals? What happens to our foreign policy? How are this nation's relationships with the rest of the world affected? How is our government itself altered? Our guest on ST is the conservative ...…
 
Our guest is Laura Fry, the Senior Curator and Curator of Art at Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. She is also one of the curators of a striking new show at that museum, which she tells us about. Per the Gilcrease website : "Gilcrease Museum and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, have partnered to present the groundbreaking exh ...…
 
Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Teresa Carr, a journalist who wrote the cover story for the January 2019 issue of Consumer Reports. As this in-depth article (titled "Medical Screening Tests You Do and Don't Need") notes near the outset: "Today, as we've learned more about how to detect disease early, there are scores of blood tests, ultrasoun ...…
 
Former state legislator Jim House died last week on his farm in Washington County. We hear from some of House's friends and colleagues about his life and career.By sitek@uark.edu (Zuzanna Sitek).
 
The Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association was founded in 2003. Since then, the organization has worked to preserve hundreds of acres of urban forest and prairies. We speak with a couple of the association's members to learn more about the organization's work.By froelich@uark.edu (Jacqueline Froelich).
 
The holidays are approaching, but there's no slowdown yet in opportunities to see live music throughout the area. Wednesday, Dec. 12 Tyler Jordan and Paige Renee Berry, Lost John at Stage 18 (Fayetteville) - $5, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 Melody Pond at Cork & Keg (Fayetteville) - 7 to 9 p.m. Nick Gusman at Dickson Street Pub (Fayetteville) - ...…
 
Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, returns to help us brush up on pluralizing words borrowed from Latin.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
You feel Palermo's boisterous spirit in its markets. At the gritty Ballarò Market, you wander among a commotion of stalls — all competing for the buyer's attention. It's an entertaining scene complete with singing salesmen — each with his own unique style. This clip comes from "The Best of Sicily,” a brand new episode of Rick Steves’ Europe Sea ...…
 
Dancer and Choreographer T. Lang discusses the original work she created in conversation with our Fall 2018 exhibition, “Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness,” titled “Untitled…Dark Lioness.”Lang delves into how she interprets Muholi’s work, the influence of travel on her dance language, and the expansion of her dance company ...…
 
The Benton County Planning Board is considering an application for a quarry to begin operating just outside of Rogers and Lowell. Project developers say the quarry could be good for the region, but dozens of nearby residents have concerns about noise and water pollution, as well as historic preservation.…
 
Kelvin Parks has been selected as the new director of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. He served as interim director of the facility during a nearly year-long search for a permanent director. We speak with Parks about his experience and what he hopes to bring to the Fayetteville VA health center.…
 
Roots Tour features Asher Perkins on guitar and the brothers Jeffrey and Shaun Essery on banjo and guitar respectively. The band will perform a holiday-themed show Friday at Fenix Gallery in Fayetteville. We talk with the group about their music and about the show.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
Governor Asa Hutchinson's administration is proposing to cut Medicaid spending on certain services, including those pertaining to in-home care. In his weekly conversation with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics, political writer John Brummett offers his take on the governor's proposal.By roby@TalkBusiness.net (Roby Brock).
 
Khaled A. Beydoun’s new book considers the history of Islamophobia in the United States and the ways anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in the U.S. legal system. Speakers: Khaled A. Beydoun, Alvin Starks. (Recorded: Oct 24, 2018)
 
Ozark Beer Company is making a special brew, the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. The beer is a collaborative effort with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and more than 1,300 breweries to raise funds to help victims of the Camp Fire in California.By agrajeda13@gmail.com (Antoinette Grajeda).
 
Use of electronic cigarettes has increased by 80 percent in the last year, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We speak with a vape store owner and with a physician about the trend.By froelich@uark.edu (Jacqueline Froelich).
 
In May, Fayetteville will host the NCAA men's and women's golf championships for the first time ever. Hundreds of volunteers will help pull off the championships, which will be hosted by the University of Arkansas at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville. We speak with Annye DeGrand, an event organizer, to learn more.…
 
Check your local public television station for this new Rick Steves’ Europe episode! Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. We'll dine on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponder ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, commune with monks — alive and departed — in a Capuchin crypt, sleep in an olive orchard at ...…
 
Today, Kelsey shares her story. Through her struggle with cancer - both emotional and physical - Kelsey came to rely on family, gratitude, and God. She also shares her hope to find ways to share this love and light with other people. Kelsey helps share this light through her blog (www.ktaless.wordpress.com).Take 5 minutes today to listen to a f ...…
 
Examining literary personals ads of the 1970s, with Jo Livingstone and Annelise Ogaard.
 
Light takes time to travel from stars and distant galaxies to observers here on Earth. How much have the stars changed since first emitting the light that we see tonight? How far back in time are we seeing when we look at the night sky?#lightyear #astronomy #distance #time #galaxy***Subscribe to our channel:http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c ...…
 
Our guest on ST is the locally based photographer and writer, Rhys Martin, who joins us to discuss his new book: "Lost Restaurants of Tulsa." The book is just out, and it reveals the histories of dozens of restaurants from T-Town's past -- family sagas, culinary wonders, beloved diners, edge-of-town favorites, popular hang-outs, and more. It's ...…
 
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we're discussing a special presentation of George Frideric Handel's Messiah. The beloved Baroque-era masterwork -- a timeless holiday favorite -- will be presented this coming Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 9th, at Saint John's Church in Tulsa (at 4200 South Atlanta Place). Our guests are the special visiting c ...…
 
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Mary Gabriel joins us to talk about her acclaimed new book, Ninth Street Women. After WWII, when names like Pollock and Rothko were entering the American mainstream, five women dared to enter this male-dominated space–not as muses but as artists. From their New York studios, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, t ...…
 
Cultures represent themselves in many different ways - like social customs, food, art, and language, to name just a few. One of the most fascinating and unique ways a culture is represented is through the way people respect and remember their dead. The National Museum of Funeral History located in Houston, Texas is one place where visitors can ...…
 
Join Spirited History as they are joined by author and historian Nellie Kampmann to talk about the Kelton House in Columbus Ohio!Links:Nellie Kampmann: http://nelliekampmann.com/Kelton House: https://keltonhouse.com/
 
Join Spirited History's LeeAnne as she talks with Courtney Spilker the manager of Eerie Nights Ghost Tours here in Richmond VA about their award winning and haunting tours and then stay tuned as LeeAnne and Angela share some history about the exquisite Pump House in Richmond Virginia and share some EVPs captured from within it's stately walls.L ...…
 
Our guest on ST is the celebrated British writer Hilary Mantel, who is the newest recipient of the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, which is given annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. Mantel is the author of several books, including the historical novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," which both recount the life of Thomas ...…
 
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