Podcasting + Cultural Nonprofits

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Museums in Strange Places Podcast

A podcast for people who love museums, stories, culture, and exploring the world. In each episode I visit a different museum to discover its stories and get to know the fascinating people who run it.

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A Family, a Mineral Collection, and a Museum in a Gas Station (Museums in Strange Places S01 E06)

Hafsteinn Thor has always been interested in geology, nature, biology, and philosophy (and acting, directing, singing, and learning new instruments…he’s a multi-talented guy). But when he met his wife’s family, he was draw into their decades-old passion for stone and mineral collecting. Last year, he and his father-in-law finally set up a museum with the…

Keeping the Legacy of a Medieval Legend Alive at Snorrastofa (Museums in Strange Places S01 E05)

I visit the Snorrastofa, a research and cultural center at Reykholt, the farm in southwestern Iceland where the great medieval Icelandic historian and writer Snorri Sturluson built his home, a church, and later a small fortress. Snorrastofa Project Manager Sigrun Guttomsdóttir Þormar and I talk about Snorri’s dramatic life, his legacy, and his hot tub,…

Bonus Ep: What Makes an Open Air Museum Memorable (Museums in Strange Places Podcast)

I’ve just released a bonus episode of Museums in Strange Places featuring extra content from my interview with Sigurlaugur Ingólfsson, Project Manager at the Árbær Open Air Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland. In this bonus episode, we discuss what makes an open air museum visit memorable, whether admission prices motivate museums to stay fresh and engaging,…

Museums in Strange Places: A New Podcast About Icelandic Museums (Ep 1.1 Árbær Open Air Museum)

I’m excited to share that the first episode of my new podcast on Icelandic museums  is now available! Iceland has about 160-165 museums (around 45 of those are accredited) in a country with a population of 330,000…on an island roughly the size of Maine…most of which is uninhabitable or covered in glaciers. That’s a lot…

Sharing the “New Glensheen” on Social Media: An Interview with Jane Pederson, Glensheen Mansion’s Marketing Manager

As a native of the east coast, I had never heard of Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth, Minnesota until I stumbled on this profile from The Current: “Glensheen reinvents itself with live music, new perspectives, and kayaks.” I was intrigued by the steps this 39-room historic mansion is taking to buck the trend of declining historic…

I’m Leading an AASLH Webinar Series on Marketing and Social Media for Museums & Historic Sites

I’m excited to share that, after the success of my first webinar for AASLH, Social Media 101 for Museums and Historic Sites, I’m going to be teaching four more webinars this summer on marketing and social media. The webinars all stand alone, so you can watch all of them or choose the ones that address challenges you…