BONUS: London is Ok I Guess

[A pilot for a new show I developed about living in London. I'm really proud of how it turned out, but I just don't have the time to make more episodes, so it's going to live here on the …

Poe Belongs to Baltimore, Baltimore to Poe

He’s the master of macabre, the man who created mystery fiction, the face on the socks and beer bottles of everyday Baltimoreans. He’s Edgar Allan Poe, and he belongs to Baltimore. Join me …

Slavery in Maryland: Facing Our Whole History at Sotterley Plantation

So much of Maryland was built on the back of enslaved Africans, yet it’s easy to avoid confronting the history of slavery in Maryland’s former plantation country. Historic Sotterley is …

Museum on Main Street: A Love Letter to Small-Town America (02/09)

About half of all museums in the US are in small towns in rural America. Each of these museums holds stories and objects that are worth preserving …

Baltimore’s Jewish Roots ft. Harry Houdini (S02/E08)

What do Baltimore, Russian Jews, the third oldest synagogue in America, Eastern European Catholics, seances, and Harry Houdini have in common? You’ll …

Why We Work: Improving the Way Museums Work at The Baltimore Museum of Industry (S02/E07)

S02/E07: Located in a waterfront 1860s oyster cannery in the Baltimore Harbor, The Baltimore Museum of Industry is trying to inspire and engage their visitors around the concept of work by …

A Secular Gathering Place: The Sandy Spring Museum (S02/E06)

The Sandy Spring Museum describes itself as “community-activated.” They want to be a secular gathering places, where people of different backgrounds …

BONUS: 17th Century Ships are Like Classic Cars

BONUS content from Episode 5, "The Lost City: Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland." 

Dr. Regina Faden and I head down to Historic St. Mary's City's Waterfront exhibit, where we board the …

BONUS: What We Can Learn From Dirt

BONUS content from Episode 5, "The Lost City: Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland." 

A brief stop at the active dig site of Historic St. Mary's City's …

The Lost City: Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland (S02/E05)

In the early 17th century, 300 English settlers traveled to the new colony of Maryland in search of new opportunities and a place where they could …

BONUS: Baltimore's Ring of Fire

BONUS CONTENT from Episode 4, “Museum Time Machine: The Peale Center.” The Peale Center’s Nancy Proctor shows me the museum’s Ring of Fire, explains the phenomenon of skeuomorphism, and …

Museum Time Machine: The Peale Center (S02/E04)

There’s a time machine in downtown Baltimore on Holliday Street. A time machine that will take you back to the origin of public collections of art, …

Community Driven, Community-Led: The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (S02/E03)

Prince George’s County, Maryland is one of the wealthiest African American communities in the US, a suburban enclave of Black excellence just outside Washington, D.C. But it wasn’t always …

A Public Housing Utopia: The Greenbelt Museum (S02/E02)

Tucked among other Maryland suburbs outside Washington, D.C., the cute little town of Greenbelt has a surprisingly radical history. It was one of three “green towns” built under the New …

A Temple to Intuition and Art: The American Visionary Art Museum (S02/E01)

The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is monument to outsider art, the creative spirit, and the search for truth. Step inside this glittering temple to intuition and …

Season 2: Museums of Maryland (TRAILER)

In each season of this podcast, I explore a different country, state, or region through its museums. In Season 1, I traveled around Iceland. For season two, I decided to explore my native …

The Shark Farm at Bjarnarhöfn (S01/E22)

Iceland has a lot of weird traditional foods, but nothing compares to fermented shark meat. The family at Bjarnarhöfn has been hunting and fermenting shark meat for nearly 400 years, …

Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)

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 …

BONUS: The Making of Eldheimar's Audio Guide

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 …

Memorial to an Eruption (S01/E19)

On January 23, 1973, residents of the island town Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland were woken from sleep by the sounds of a huge fissure ripping open the …

We Always Come Back to Home Island (S01/E18)

No matter what happens on the Westman Islands off Iceland's south coast–invading pirates, mass Mormon exoduses, months-long volcanic eruptions, …

The Penis Museum, Part II ft. John Bodinger de Uriarte (S01/E17)

After visiting the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Episode 16, I still didn't get what all the hype was about. So, I sat down with anthropology …

The Penis Museum, Part I (S01/E16)

I didn't really want to visit the Icelandic Phallological Museum, so to make it more fun, I invited along my Icelandic museum friend, Sig. Join us as …

A Museum of Ordinary Things (S01/E14)

Tucked away in a narrow valley just below the town of Akureyri in North Iceland, Sverrir Hermansson's Museum of Sundry Objects is one eccentric man's …

Finding Iceland's Hidden Women (S01/E13)

In this special episode about women's history in Iceland, I visit the Women's History Archive at the National and University Library of Iceland to …

A Flyby of the Icelandic Aviation Museum (S01/E12)

The Icelandic Aviation Museum in Akureyri is filled with great stories: locals crashing a Nazi glider into an open grave, the president's plane enlisted to beat the British in the Cod Wars, …

How the Seals are Saving Hvammstangi (S01/E11)

Just off the Ring Road in the north of Iceland, a small town once known for hunting seals has breathed new life into their community with a much more sustainable industry: seal watching. At …

Beatle-Town, Iceland: A Visit to the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll (S01/E10)

The Icelandic music scene has produced a remarkable number of international stars like Sigur Rós, Björk, Kaleo, the Sugar Cubes, and Of Monsters and Men. You can learn more about them and …

Built with Fish: History Lessons at the Museum of Hafnarfjörður (S01/E09)

How do you keep history fresh at a municipal history museum, even when many people in your audience have lived in that small town their entire lives? How do you best serve your local …

Community-Centered Contemporary Art in the Heart of Hafnarfjörður (S01/E08)

How does a contemporary art institution–places that are notoriously elitist–provide a thriving cultural center in a town's that on the periphery of …

Celtic Connections on the Icelandic Coast: A Visit to the Akranes Folk Museum (S01/E07)

Akranes is a coastal town in the southwest region of Iceland with a growing population of about 7,000. They have a unique heritage, as the area was …

A Family, a Mineral Collection, and a Museum in a Gas Station (S01/E06)

Hafsteinn Thor has always been interested in geology, nature, biology, and philosophy...and acting and directing...and singing and learning new …

Keeping the Legacy of a Medieval Legend Alive at Snorrastofa (S01/E05)

I visit the Snorrastofa, a research and cultural center at Reykholt, the farm in southwestern Iceland where the great medieval Icelandic historian …

The Future of History at the Reykjavík City Museum (S01/E04)

I visit the Reykjavík City Museum to talk with Museum Director Guðbrandur Benediktsson about museum mergers, historians as presidents, the state of history in Iceland, and the future of …

Bonus Ep: What Makes an Open Air Museum Memorable?

I continue my conversation with Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson at the Árbær Open Air Museum in Reykjavík. We discuss what makes an open air museum visit memorable, whether admission prices motivate …

Árbær Open Air Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland

I visit the Árbær Open Air Museum in Reykjavík to interview the Árbær Museum Project Manager, Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson. In this episode you'll learn about: open air/living history museums in …

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