23 podcasts about GLAM work to inspire and inform your practice


A collection of podcasts about work in galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and the arts. Disclaimer, inclusion on this list is not an endorsement from me. I love some of these, others are there for you to try out and hopefully to inspire your practice.

Museum Archipelago

A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral. Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.

Voices of the Royal Pavilion & Museums

A podcast made by staff and volunteers of this museum service in Brighton & Hove on the south coast of England. Dr Sophie Frost meets some of the people who keep these civic museums relevant for the 21st century, and discovers more about the work that goes on behind the scenes — from the sublime to the ridiculously mundane. Presented by Dr Sophie Frost and edited by Lo-Fi Arts, this podcast is supported by the One by One Research Project, The Keep, and Arts Council England.

Museum Confidential

Museum Confidential is a behind-the-scenes look at museums hosted by Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with Public Radio Tulsa. New episodes every two weeks.

Museums in Strange Places

I believe that museums are one of the best ways to discover a place, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’ve lived there your whole life. Join me on this adventure as I get to know the world….one museum as a time. I’m your host, Hannah Hethmon, and in each episode I visit a different museum to discover its stories, discuss challenges and triumphs with fascinating museum professionals (and volunteers), and get to know each season’s country, state, or region through it museums.

On View

On View is a series that explores how museums are evolving to keep pace with society, how they can become welcoming to a wider public, and how technology offers new opportunities to reach audiences. Hosted by Chris Barr, Knight Foundation’s Director of Arts + Technology Innovation.

Cultura Conscious

Join Paula Santos, a podcast addict and lover of everything arts and culture, in conversation with other museum and cultural workers, educators, artists, activists, and leaders about how we work with our communities and the public at large. She is particularly interested in how the work we do is informed by larger questions of race and inequity in society.

Museum Buzz

A podcast that unpacks buzzwords in the contexts of museums with professionals at the top of their field.

Museum People

Welcome to Museum People, a NEMA-produced podcast that celebrates individuals connected with the museum field by highlighting their work, passions, opinions, and personalities.


Every month, Suse Anderson and Ed Rodley investigates the fascinating work and personalities in and around the museum sector. The Punks explore some of the sector’s most stimulating questions, institutions, and practices, with a focus on emergent, boundary-pushing work and ideas.

Creative Matters

Creative Matters brings you views from the cutting edge of arts and culture. With guests from the world of creativity and beyond, asking the hard questions and sharing ideas. This is your podcast, powered by Arts Council England. Cover image credit: Hydromania — Bournemouth Arts by the Sea 2017 © Bournemouth Arts by the Sea

Whitest Cube

A podcast about art institutions from the perspective of people of color. We talk to artists, museum workers, and people of color about the past, present, and future of art institutions.

Speaking Culturally

Speaking culturally will examine the recognition and preservation of cultural heritage in the United States. We also will look at trends in museum studies directly connected to cultural heritage.

The C Word

The Conservators’ Podcast

The Wonder House

A new podcast series that shares some of the most innovative contemporary approaches to decolonising museums so that we are all empowered and inspired to learn and experiment. Presenter/Producer — Sushma Jansari, @TheWonderHouse Producer — Nick Harris, @2ndThoughtTank Artwork — Aleesha Nandhra, @AleeshaNandhra www.TheWonderHouse.co.uk

Behind the Glass Cabinet

Join Ellie and her guests as they discuss, explore, and challenge stories surrounding artefacts, objects and images in London science museums.


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Queering Museums

A podcast series about the LGBTQ museum and gallery workers that are bringing queer stories to life in cultural spaces.

Soapbox: A Transformers Podcast

In 2017 as part of Festival of Change, I [David McLeod] put forward a proposal to interview different museum and heritage professionals at the Museums Association conference in Manchester and record them for a podcast. This was done as part of the Museums Association Transformers Influence programme. The following 8 episodes comprise of interviews carried out.

Skip the Queue

Skip the Queue is for visitor attraction owners, directors and managers who want to improve their organisations and create a better experience for their guests. Each episode we’ll speak to industry experts and inspiring leaders who will share their knowledge of what really makes an attraction successful — both for offline and digitally.

The Gallery Gap

WVIK has partnered with the Figge Art Museum and Augustana College’s Teaching Museum of Art to produce a new podcast focusing on underrepresented populations in art galleries across the world, and in our community. Melissa Mohr, director of Education at the Figge, and Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, host the Gallery Gap. Produced by Lacy Scarmana . Support for The Gallery Gap on WVIK comes from Pederson Paetz Design and the estate of Margaret Skinner, a long time friend of WVIK and lover of the arts.

Heritage Voices

Jessica Yaquinto is an ethnographer and deals in tribal consultation. The podcast includes topics on mediating between tribes, community based participatory research, and tribes’ perspectives of anthropology.

CI to Eye

In an age of profound change, how must arts administrators evolve so our organizations stay relevant and thrive? It starts by asking tough questions. Erik Gensler, the President of Capacity Interactive (CI), a digital marketing consulting firm for the arts, speaks with thinkers and leaders inside and outside of the arts about leadership, marketing, organizational culture, and innovation. If you’re an arts administrator, you don’t want to miss these conversations created to spark your imagination and encourage you to think and grow in new ways. Please join us to CI to Eye.

BC Museums Association Podcast

Join the BC Museums Association as we explore topics of importance to the museum community in BC, and around the world. Listen as we talk with museum workers, volunteers, and audiences about their work in BC museums. This new audio project will be expanding through 2018.

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Thinking of starting a podcast at your cultural nonprofit? You came to the right place.

Better Lemon Creative Audio is the production company of Hannah Hethmon. We specialize in all things podcasting and creative audio for museums, history organizations, and other cultural nonprofits. At Better Lemon, you’ll get personal, tailored services and advice from folks who understand the challenges facing GLAM organizations.



Hannah Hethmon (Better Lemon Creative Audio)

Owner @ Better Lemon Creative Audio, where I produce podcasts about and for museums & other cultural nonprofits https://www.betterlemonaudio.com/