Museums in Strange Places

24 EpisodesProduced by Hannah Hethmon

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 t… read more

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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, …

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

June 5th, 2018


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)

May 29th, 2018


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 …

Industry and Nostalgia in Akureyri, Iceland (S01/E15)

April 10th, 2018


For this episode, I'm back in Akureyri to visit The Industry Museum, a small museum formed from the enormous personal collection of one couple, who …

A Museum of Ordinary Things (S01/E14)

March 27th, 2018


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 …

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