Get your culture fill with The British Museum podcast
We know how dull it can get, being stuck indoors. So if you, like us, are tired of exploring your own living room, why not try exploring myths, mummies, and ancient Mesopotamia instead – all without leaving your house.
Subscribe to the free British Museum podcast and you’ll be taken behind the scenes at Britain’s most popular museum. Join presenters Hugo Chapman and Sushma Jansari as they take you on a journey through human history – meeting scientists, curators, authors and artists along the way. In recent episodes, Hugo and Sushma have learned about mysterious mummy goo, delved into the story of the first woman to run for president of the United States, and taken listeners into the Museum’s very own X-ray lab.
Plus, you’ll hear from special guests – like author Natalie Haynes, who dropped by to talk about the women of Troy: the queens, goddesses, wives and mothers at the heart of the Trojan myth, whose epic stories have often been overlooked. And there’s plenty more besides: you’ll hear strange stories such as how Alfred Hitchcock filmed scenes for his first non-silent movie at the Museum, and how conservators have been faced with poison when unpacking arrows from South America.
Subscribe today and start exploring the world from your sofa. The British Museum podcast is free and available wherever you get your podcasts.
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