Museums in Strange Places

28 EpisodesProduced by Hannah Hethmon

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 t… read more

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

November 14th, 2018


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 that way. At the small (but …

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

November 14th, 2018


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 Deal Era Resettlement …

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

November 14th, 2018


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 inspiration to experience the …

Season 2: Museums of Maryland (TRAILER)

November 6th, 2018


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 state of Maryland. I visited 22 …

The Shark Farm at Bjarnarhöfn (S01/E22)

August 21st, 2018


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, although today they only process …

The Art of Volcanoes (S01/E21)

August 7th, 2018


Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)

July 25th, 2018


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

July 11th, 2018


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 …

Memorial to an Eruption (S01/E19)

July 3rd, 2018


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)

June 19th, 2018


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

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