How to Start a Podcast at Your Museum

How-to Session

Saturday, April 06, 2019: 2:00pm - 2:50pm - Republic Ballroom AB: How-to: How to Start a Podcast at Your Museum

Hannah Hethmon, H. Hethmon Consulting, USA, Ian Elsner, Museum Archipelago, USA

Published paper: Podcasting in 2019: An Introduction for Museums

Want to explore the booming medium of podcasting at your museum? This session will cover the minimum skills, knowledge, and costs needed to produce a podcast in-house. Podcasters and museum professionals Hannah Hethmon and Ian Elsner will go step-by-step through every aspect of podcast production, including developing a concept, equipment needed, recording and editing, and marketing. Participants will leave with an understanding of everything that goes into podcasting and the knowledge needed to start their own. During the session, the speakers will provide the opportunity for participants to handle and compare the equipment needed to start podcasting.

Ian Elsner is the host and producer of the popular podcast Museum Archipelago, which explores the “rocky landscape of museums.” Besides podcasting, he develops software and technology for interactive media in museums. Hannah Hethmon is the host and producer of Museums in Strange Places, a podcast that explores the world through its museums. She is also the author of Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Podcasting on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits.