August 31, 2016
The future is ours! Special guest Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums, takes us on a glimpse into the world of futurism, how she selects subjects for the annual Trendswatch publication, and what jobs to stay away from in the coming years. Dan's colleagues in the Council of Regional Associations weigh in on what issues museums are facing nationally.
Music credits: “More, More, More,” Reiswerk, ccmixter.org
August 24, 2016
Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service! In honor of the anniversary on August 25, Marieke tells about her experiences with the NPS in Alaska and Boston. Dan talks with Laurel Racine, curator at the Lowell National Historical Park, about how parks impact communities, her career path in the NPS, and what the next 100 years will bring to the system.
Music credits: “Unfriendly Me,” Martijn de Boer,ccmixter.org
August 17, 2016
Marieke and Dan chat about summer museum fun, Pokémon Go,and innovation. Marieke interviews software guru Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc., about his transformational museum experiences, how he is creating a joyful workplace culture, and how museums can become more inspirational places for workers and visitors.
Music credits: “Too Broken,” Admiral Bob, ccmixter.org
August 10, 2016
Special feature: Dan and Marieke interview emerging professionals Scarlett Hoey, Alli Rico, and Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly about why they love museums, museum studies programs, the importance of mentorships, navigating internships, and their futures in the museum field.
August 3, 2016
The NEMA board tells us their greatest wish for the museum field. Exhibit designer and museum activist Margaret Middleton speaks out on diversity, worker rights, uncomfortable conversations using inclusive language,and the social responsibility of museums in a changing society. Dan and Marieke explore teamwork between boards and executive directors, biases, and whether Dan is a feminist.
Music credits: “I Dunno,” Grapes, ccmixter.org