About the show

I believe that museums are one of the best ways to discover a place, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’ve lived there your whole life. Join me on this adventure as I get to know the world….one museum as a time. I’m your host, Hannah Hethmon. 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 places through their museums. Season 1 is all about museums in Iceland. Season 2 is all about museums in the state of Maryland.

NOTE from the creator: This show is no longer active. I hope you enjoy all the past episodes. I produce lots of other museum (and museum-adjacent) podcasts. You can find them at BetterLemonAudio.com. Also check out We the Museum, my podcast for museum workers.

Interested in starting a podcast at your organization? Find out more about my editing and production services at BetterLemonAudio.com.

What fans say about the podcast

Takes You There!

What a gem of a podcast! The host really takes you with her on the visits and you feel as though you can look up and see the places and experience the locations. The cohosts/ interviewees are really knowledgable as well so it's a great listen.

Karbar1100 (on Apple Podcasts)

Thoroughly Researched and Always Compelling

Thoroughly researched and always compelling, “Museums in Strange Places” has brought dozens of important but little-known cultural sites to global attention. Hethmon knows the tools of her trade as intimately as the needs of both museums and their audiences, and her podcast is a perfect meeting ground for both – as well as a cracking good listen!

Nancy Proctor

Wonderful podcast!

Compelling, quirky, and masterful. Hannah has a talent for coaxing amazing stories from her interviewees. VERY highly recommended!

CitizenSissy (on Apple Podcasts)

About the Host

Hannah Hethmon

Hannah Hethmon

Creator and Host

Hannah Hethmon is a consultant and producer specializing in all things podcasting for museums, history organizations, and cultural nonprofits. She is the creator and host of two shows: Museums in Strange Places and London is Ok I Guess. She is the author of the book Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Podcasting on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits. Her production and consulting work includes shows and projects for the UK National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the Science History Institute, the Peale Center, and the Vagina Museum. Hannah holds an MA in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies from the University of Iceland and is a Fulbright alumni. Originally from the greater Washington, D.C. area, she has lived in Iceland, Denmark, and Poland and currently lives in London….which is ok she says. 

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