1. Auphonic (Auphonic.com)

This fantastic online service is like having an audio engineer on call. Simply upload your raw audio before you edit, and Auphonic will spit out a vastly superior version. Buzzsprout has a comprehensive guide to using it. The great thing is it’s extremely affordable.

How I use it: I run all my audio through Auphonic. I output as .wav files and tick “mono.” I always enter “+aup” the Filename Suffix box in “Output Files” so I can easily see which files have been processed this way. …


I thought I’d start a new series of recommendation posts for folks interested in expanding their podcast library. I’ll be sharing podcast episodes and shows that I’ve listened to recently and enjoyed. As a producer specializing in podcasts for museums and cultural nonprofits, you’ll find a lot of shows about history and culture from both sides of the pond.

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

“1: Things Can Only Get Better”

From the author of the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, the podcast takes the conversation a step further by examining more the recent decades of anti-racist activism in the…


Image of brick historic facade
Image of brick historic facade

Coming soon! New Preservation Profiles podcast series seeks sponsors

What do an advocate, a conflict management specialist, a Native American historian and repatriation specialist, a state historic preservation officer, the president of a statewide preservation organization, and a leader with a federal agency perspective have in common? They are all part of the National Preservation Institute’s first podcast series, Preservation Profiles. NPI is privileged to know and collaborate with people in a wide range of areas within the preservation movement. Preservation Profiles offers an insider look at the historic preservation and cultural resource management community.

The show will be hosted…


I’m excited to share a completely revamped and refreshed version of my Directory of Podcasts by Cultural Nonprofits.

The directory began as a long blog post list I started keeping a few years ago. I realized there was no one place museums and other cultural nonprofits could go to see what other institutions were doing with podcasting and likewise no one place where fans of these institutions could find their shows. Soon the list started getting unwieldy, and I spent a few weeks building a directory into my Wordpress site. Unfortunately, that first version didn’t have much functionality and it…


As a lot of museums and historic sites around the world close to help stop the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, a lot of staff are thinking about we can use digital tools to stay active and be there for our audiences. One of the reasons I generally believe podcasting is such a great medium for museums is that it extends the physical space and allows for intimate interactions between the museum and individual listeners. I think at this uncertain time, having the ability to reach audiences in that way is becoming even more valuable.

I will be the first to…


Back in April of 2019, I put the word out on Twitter that I wanted to teach seniors how to listen to podcasts while I was home in Maryland for a month. The lovely folks at the Carroll County Public Library answered the call and arranged for me to teach a dozen seniors at a retirement home in Westminster. The session went really well, and I’ve been meaning ever since to put together a little toolkit of handouts and tips for anyone else who wants to try the same thing. A little belated, but here it is. …


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…


Whether teaching workshops or answering DMs on Twitter, I frequently get asked questions about music and sound effects in podcasts. Folks want to know what music the are allowed to use, what music they should use, where to find music, how to use that music, and those same questions over again for sound effects. I won’t write a comprehensive how-to here (couldn’t if I wanted to), but I will share a few brief answers to those big questions and some resources to help you use music and sound effects appropriately to enhance your podcast.

These are all just tips I’ve…


Something that I hear a lot of first-time museum conference attendees say is that they’re worried about being an introvert in such a demanding, extroverted environment. So when I got the chance to write a blog post for the American Alliance of Museums as a 2019 Social Media Journalist, I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned about conferencing while introverted while attending twelve conferences last year.

Read my tips on the AAM blog

Because it was the largest conference I’ve ever attended, #AAM2019 in New Orleans was the most challenging of the conference experiences I had during the year…


*UK stats updated 24 March 2020.*

Back in the spring of 2019, I wrote a post highlighting these new stories about the big money pouring into podcast advertising…

“Podcast advertising is set to double over the next three years…” (Warc)

“…repeat advertiser business shows they are working, which is why the big podcast advertisers keep coming back.” (National Post)

“…podcast ads are moving beyond the experimental phase to becoming a line item on marketing budgets as brands of varying sizes track KPIs.” (Mobile Marketer)

…and since then the numbers have only grown, reinforcing my belief that this is relevant info…

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/

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