Best Museums podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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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 ...
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
The British Museum is famous for its objects, which represent over 2 million years of human history and culture. The objects speak to us thanks to the experts who have helped to tell their stories for well over two centuries. This podcast takes a fresh look at some of the tales that have shaped the Museum’s story – both famous and less well known.
 
Tracing the histories of antiquities and landmarks that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria, India and Pakistan.
 
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Museum Archipelago
Monthly
 
Guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. New episodes every other Monday.
 
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.
 
An audio theater miniseries written by Charles Russell
 
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 ab ...
 
Comedy historian Robert Ross interviews comedy stars about their work as well as their personal favourites and influences.
 
From the Just A Story team, comes a bi-weekly, serialized experimental storytelling podcast which explores historical legends through the artifacts on display in the Audio Dime Museum. Part guided tour, part radio drama; each episode presents the curious story of one object from the collection. Meet your guide on this journey, The Curator, and learn her secrets as you delve into the world of possibility, magic and the unknown. Merging the suspenseful style of mystery with the conventions of ...
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Expand your world with talks about science, history, and culture held across the Natural History Family of Museums: the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and the William S. Hart Park and Museum.
 
Big band, jukebox favorites, swing, hit parade, the Great American Songbook, music from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Whatever brings back memories for you. Danny Lane opens his "Trunkful of Memories". You'll say "those were the days"
 
Podcast by Harvard Art Museums
 
The Speeches of President John F. Kennedy is a podcast series of the most memorable and historical speeches delivered by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Each episode features a brief introduction by former Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Curator Frank Rigg, who gives the historical context of each speech.
 
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The Music Museum
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The Music Museum is a repository of the greatest music ever played. From Classical to Doo Wop each show is a display of music that we all love. From the vault of our extensive collections you will travel back into musical history.
 
The Motor Pool is a podcast which focuses on the vehicles that made a difference in World War II and what significance they played
 
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Sound Museum
Weekly
 
Your weekly guide to the music industry
 
The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.
 
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Queering Museums
Weekly
 
A podcast series about the LGBTQ museum and gallery workers that are bringing queer stories to life in cultural spaces.
 
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting.
 
During the Museum Audio Tour, you'll enjoy background information about the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and learn about the people who flew them and the crews that maintained them.
 
An audio theater miniseries written by Charles Russell
 
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The Fashion Museum
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The Fashion Museum is the finest museum in the world dedicated to the study of fashionable dress. It was founded by Bath City Council in 1963, following a substantial donation of historical fashionable dress by the eminent costume designer and collector Doris Langley Moore. Originally known as the Museum of Costume, the name changed to the Fashion Museum in 2007. This audioguide offers a tour around the Museum’s displays of corsets, crinolines, daywear, eveningwear and underwear and includes ...
 
Stories you didn't know about the things you know!
 
This POTcast series was created as part of the e-Path project - a collaboration between the Royal College of Pathologists and e-learning for Healthcare at the Department for Health. Each POTcast shows an autopy specimen and details the cause of death and, where known, the medical history of the patient. If downloaded into iTunes, they can be grouped by "Pathogenesis" or "Systematic Pathology" categories using the "Composer" and "Grouping" fields.
 
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Museum Confidential
Monthly+
 
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 ...
 
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Museum People
Monthly
 
Welcome to Museum People, a NEMA-produced podcast that celebrates individuals connected with the museum field by highlighting their work, passions, opinions, and personalities.
 
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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
 
Join Director and CEO Kim McKay AO in conversation with scientists from the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) and experts in Indigenous Australian and Pacific cultures. When not 'in conversation', AMplify will bring the best from the AM’s live talks, giving you a front row seat at enlightening presentations from inspirational people.
 
Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, which opened in 2000, is Taiwan's first museum focusing primarily on ceramics. It is dedicated to preserving and promoting Taiwan's cultural heritage in ceramics, upgrading the ceramics industry, promoting ceramic art, conducting surveys on ceramics in Taiwan, as well as collecting and preserving ceramics. The full tour, available at the museum, has more than 65 stops for the Permanent Collection. For more information please visit http://www.ceramics.tpc ...
 
Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years. They are conducted as conversations rather than lectures.
 
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. at www.philamuseum.org.
 
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Galway City Museum
Weekly+
 
A selection of recorded Public Talks from Galway City Museum.
 
Join the crew from the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester, UK as they discuss all things 'retro computing' and the work they do at the museum.
 
Museums in Strange Places is a podcast about Icelandic museums and museum culture. Subscribe to Museums in Strange Places and you can expect fascinating conversations with Icelandic museum professionals, world class exhibitions, private museums in gas stations, an introduction to Icelanders (and their knack for storytelling), and a unique window into the inner workings of museums on this strange but wonderful little island. Get bonus material from each episode (photos, further reading, links ...
 
A biweekly podcast revisiting classic television, one series at a time. Hosts Hannah and Jeffrey are your intrepid and informed tour guides through TV's back catalog as they take a fresh look at shows which have been off the air for at least 15 years and are available on a major streaming service, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
 
A podcast of lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks, and other public programs offered by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Find the museum online at kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.
 
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Kimbell Art Museum
Daily+
 
This is the official podcast for the Kimbell Art Museum and includes the complete audio programs for the museum's temporary and permanent collections. When on-site look for the headphone icon in the galleries for items described in the audio tour. Located in Fort Worth Texas, the Kimbell Art Museum's collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, and include European masterpieces from Caravaggio and Fra Angelico, as well as important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Gr ...
 
The Book, presented by Museum of the Bible, is a unique one-minute podcast that features unusual stories and interesting facts about the bestselling book of all time, the Bible.
 
Minding The Museum : The Museum and Conservation Podcast features the professionals behind the scenes; the directors, curators, conservators, and educators who collect, preserve, and educate the museums and historic sites dedicated to art, history, science. and our cultural heritage.
 
During the Museum Audio Tour, you'll enjoy background information about the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and learn about the people who flew them and the crews that maintained them.
 
Museum of the History of Science
 
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting.
 
An archive of live events from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, including music, dance, plays, symposia and more. True HD coming soon.
 
Recordings of talks in which specialists and experts explore aspects of philately and the British postal service.
 
Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located in the historic Museum Stand at Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve. Here we present two special features: From The Archive, with highlights from our collection, and Last Over With Erin, a series of interviews with former-New Zealand players from Erin Campbell.
 
A podcast series which looks at the history of hemp in Ireland. Episodes will occasionally look at contemporary topics and feature interviews with individuals from the Irish hemp industry,
 
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Slave Bible in the 1800s by Museum of the Bible
 
Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham by Museum of the Bible
 
The House of Stolberg: Seven Women of Nobility by Museum of the Bible
 
Lincoln: The Best Gift by Museum of the Bible
 
An Invention That Changed the World by Museum of the Bible
 
Rosh Hashanah by Museum of the Bible
 
President George Bush and Psalm 23 by Museum of the Bible
 
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel by Museum of the Bible
 
Chagall’s Visual Interpretation by Museum of the Bible
 
Handel’s Messiah in 24 Days! by Museum of the Bible
 
The Naming of Boston in 1630 by Museum of the Bible
 
Day of Atonement by Museum of the Bible
 
Countess Juliana von Stolberg by Museum of the Bible
 
Creeds: A Rich Tradition by Museum of the Bible
 
Faith Day at Nationals Park by Museum of the Bible
 
The Pilgrim’s Bible by Museum of the Bible
 
Complutensian Polyglot Bible by Museum of the Bible
 
The Latin Vulgate by Museum of the Bible
 
Puritan Pastor: Solomon Stoddard by Museum of the Bible
 
Feast Day of King Wenceslas by Museum of the Bible
 
Seek not to contend, for it is the eyes that blind the man, so should the podcaster become the podcast. That's right, Couch Potatoes, we're busting open the fortune cookies and rolling back to the old west – and we're bringing former Shaolin Temple disciple and current Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly with us! Listen up to learn what Matt has ...…
 
Cities tend to be much warmer than their surrounding areas. Global warming is exacerbating this heat island effect. Painting roofs white helps cool buildings and lower energy demand. In New York City, installing these reflective rooftops supports the City's goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.#climatechange #resilience #NewYorkCi ...…
 
8月10日のゲストは、六本木の東京ミッドタウンにある「ザ・リッツ・カールトン東京」ホテルマネージャーの小南正仁さんです。大学在学中にホテルの仕事に出会い、その後、世界の名だたるラグジュアリー・ホテルでマネージャーを歴任し、2017年からは「ザ・リッツ・カールトン東京」ホテルマネージャーに就任した小南さん。 世界で培った一流のおもてなしの流儀とは?また「クレド」と呼ばれるサービスの精神を始め、世界中で賞賛されているリッツ・カールトンならではのサービス思想や人材育成法など、他の業種にも通じるヒントが満載です。
 
På selve julaften 1717 ba mannskapet sine siste bønner om bord i fregatten «Lossen» før en voldsom storm i Skagerrak knuste skipet mot granittklippene på Hvaler.Ti meter under havflaten i bukta Stolen ytterst på Vesterøy i Ytre Hvaler Nasjonalpark ligger fortsatt restene av skipet, en gang en stolt del av den dansk-norske marine.Vraket av «Loss ...…
 
What would it look like if Indiana Jones was into volcanoes and created a museum in a small Icelandic village? The Volcano Museum in Stykkishólmur displays the art and geological specimens collected by volcanologist Haralður Sigurðsson from around the world during his many decades of exploration and research. I speak to museum manager, Filip Po ...…
 
Here on Earth, volcanic eruptions are dramatic manifestations of our dynamic planet. Elsewhere in our solar system, awe-inspiring extraterrestrial volcanoes—both active and extinct—provide clues to planetary formation and hints of how life may have formed. Join us for a 360° virtual expedition to Mars’s massive shield volcano Olympus Mons, the ...…
 
8月3日のゲストは、元吉本興業プロデューサーで「謝罪マスター」としても名高い竹中功さんです。 35年間、吉本興業の広報マンとして数多くの芸人の謝罪会見を取り仕切ってきた竹中さん。その経験から書かれた本「よい謝罪 仕事の危機を乗り切るための謝る技術」は、有事が起きてしまった時に被害者に怒りを収めてもらう対処の仕方や、謝罪会見の段取りから、平時の「特別チーム」「謝罪シナリオ」「コンプライアンス研修」の備え、そして日頃の人脈づくりまで、吉本興業時代の様々な失敗例・成功例を交えながら、ビジネスシーンの様々な「謝る技術」を伝授しています。何かと「謝罪」が話題となる昨今、コミュニケーション能力の大切さをユーモアたっぷりにお伝えします。…
 
What are plants? What can they do? And how can we bring a feminist approach to our relationships to them? Listen as Catriona Sandilands explores our relationships with botanical others, including shifting understandings of what plants are and what they can do. In this time of accelerating environmental and social change, Sandilands asks: what m ...…
 
If you like British comedy, we've got a classic this week that's quite the ticket. We'll take a close look at Watery Fowls -- er, Fawlty Towers -- the show deemed the greatest of all time by the British Film Institute. Will this 70s television treasure still shine today? Can the operatic virtuosity of Cleese and company overcome Hannah's antipa ...…
 
Every few years Earth passes Mars in its orbit around the Sun. On July 31, 2018, the distance between Earth and Mars will be the shortest it's been since 2003—the red planet won't come this close again until 2035. Why will these neighboring planets be so close to each other, and what can we expect to see—either with the naked eye or through a t ...…
 
Walk into the War and Peace Museum, a small building sitting on a fjord north of Reykjavík, Iceland, and you're instantly transported into another era. Covering every wall are carefully arranged artifacts, photographs, and documents from the WWII years in Iceland. This is Guðjón Sigmundsson's personal collection, and it's full of surprises and ...…
 
Happy Shark Week! Shark teeth are among the most common vertebrate fossils you can find, and yet fossilized shark skeletons are harder to come by. Paleontologist and Curator Emeritus John Maisey explains how sharks' cartilaginous skeletons differ from those of bony fish, and why it's so hard to find complete skeletons in the fossil record.#Shar ...…
 
Muy buenas a todas y todos !! Volvemos con el último audio de la temporada, en el que rematamos la saga Final Fight. En la primera parte nos dedicamos íntegramente a hablar del primer juego, que es todo un mito y se merecía un programa para él sólo. Así pues, en esta segunda parte comentamos el resto de juegos que sucedieron al arcade, títulos ...…
 
This month Iszi presents the Members' exclusive lecture from Sir Barry Cunliffe and wonders how and why humans became seafarers. The human impulse to conquer the sea stems from an inbuilt urge to explore and is perhaps the driving force in human history. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curi ...…
 
High in the Bulgarian mountains, Buzludzha monument is deteriorating. Commemorating early Bulgarian Marxists, it was designed to emphasize the power and modernity of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Buzludzha is now at the center of a debate over how Bulgaria remembers its past. Some people want to destroy it, some people want to restore it to it ...…
 
7月20日のゲストは、音楽家の大友良英さんです。 ある時は世界的な前衛音楽家。またある時はTVドラマ「あまちゃん」を始め数多の映画やテレビ番組の音楽を手がけている大友さん。 そしてこの夏は、天才漫画家の赤塚不二夫さんの没後10年イベント「フジオロックフェスティバル」のテーマ曲「フジオ音頭」とともに真夏の盆踊りをプロデュース。フェスの参加アーティストも矢野顕子さんや高橋幸宏さん、電気グルーヴ、スチャダラパー、TOWA TEIなど、赤塚ワールドが日本の音楽シーンに与えた影響の大きさを実感できるはず! 他にも東京タワーや福島の参加体験型音楽イベントの話など、盛りだくさんでお届けします。
 
For more than two decades Oron Catts (Director of SymbioticA, an artistic laboratory at the University of Western Australia) has been at the forefront of experiments in the manipulation of fragments of living systems for artistic ends. This lecture explores the role that art has played and continues to play in shifting understandings of what li ...…
 
It's Christmas in July! Grab some leftover roast goose and plum pudding (as we understand British folk tend to do after the holidays), because in this exhibit we’re taking a look at the 1987 "Christmas special" of A Bit of Fry & Laurie! This British TV classic sprang, like Monty Python and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from Cambridge Un ...…
 
7月13日のゲストは、精神科医でもあり音楽ユニット口口口(クチロロ)のサポートギターとして活動中の星野概念さんです。 ミュージシャン仲間であるいとうせいこうさんとの対談を本にした「ラブという薬」が注目を集めています。現代社会では対人関係を含め問題を抱えている人が多いのではないでしょうか?そんな時、怪我をしたら外科に行くように、辛かったら精神科を利用して欲しいという星野さん。精神科ではどんな診療を行っているのか、どんな治療があるのかなど分かりやすくお話を伺います。
 
Bonus! I go behind-the-scenes with Locatify's Steinunn Anna Gunnlaugsdóttir to talk about the making of Eldheimar's location-aware audio guide app (E19: Memorial to an Eruption). We chat about how Locatify joined the Eldheimar project, the beacon technology used in Eldheimar, and their new hyper-precise ultra-wideband system for museum apps. Lo ...…
 
There were no children’s museums in the Balkans before Muzeiko opened in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2015. Days before Muzeiko’s historic opening, I interviewed Vessela Gercheva, the museum’s Programs and Exhibits Director. Gercheva talked about the challenges of opening the museum, not the least of which was how few people actually knew what a children ...…
 
Before we can make a plan to protect our oceans from climate change, we need to know what they were like before human impact. We haven’t been collecting ocean data for very long, but luckily one ocean marine organism has been keeping records for millennia: corals. Paleoceanographer Nathalie Goodkin shows us how looking at evidence of the past i ...…
 
Francis Scott Key by Museum of the Bible
 
The Bible in America by Museum of the Bible
 
John Eliot by Museum of the Bible
 
Christian Creeds—a Rich Tradition by Museum of the Bible
 
Hieroglyphic Bibles for Children by Museum of the Bible
 
Latin Vulgate by Museum of the Bible
 
National Book Lovers Day: Codex Sinaiticus by Museum of the Bible
 
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