Heritage Kicks off Summer with New Podcast Series

"The Insider at Heritage Museums & Gardens"
(Courtesy of Heritage Museums & Gardens)

Heritage Museums & Gardens is offering a brand new behind-the-scenes experience for fans, attendees and all available listeners in the form of "The Insider at Heritage Museums & Gardens." The bi-monthly podcast series, which takes a deeper dive into the museum's 2018 season, is available starting tomorrow, June 21.

The show is hosted by Judith Goetz, an award-winning news producer and veteran radio host, and current Director of Marketing and Communications for Heritage Museums & Gardens. Join Goetz throughout this season long series as she uncovers all the elements that makes the Museum one of Cape Cod's premier attractions, including its lecturers, guest speakers, innovative exhibits and programming. Goetz will also explore the gardens themselves and offer listeners the chance to learn more about what's currently in bloom at Heritage.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with this concept and dimension that we will be occupying,” said Ellen Spear, CEO & President, Heritage Museums & Gardens. “Judith’s expertise will be invaluable as we launch our podcast and continue to look for more ways to bring powerful content to an expanding and increasingly social audience.”

"The Insider at Heritage Museums & Gardens" is available on https://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/theinsider/ ,or listeners can stream, download or subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube. The season premiere, "Lyn St. James”, will be available, with all new episodes being released every other Wednesday through November.

Upcoming “The Insider at Heritage Museums & Gardens” episodes include:

Podcast Episode #1 “Hydrangeas”

Heritage Museums & Gardens is home to a national hydrangea test garden where new hybrid varieties of hydrangeas are being planted, grown, and studied by professional growing experts from across the country. The North American Hydrangea Test Garden is the most comprehensive collection in the United States. Hydrangeas are typically in bloom from early July – end of September. We touch base with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangea’s about the plants and the Museum’s upcoming festival.

Podcast Episode #2 “Lyn St. James”

Lyn St. James was at Heritage Museums & Gardens for a special event in May. She spoke at a forum with Heritage Museums & Gardens Director of Marketing and Communications about the Indy 500, her experiences as a female race car driver and also offered some insight into the next generation of drivers.

Podcast Episode #3 “Hidden Hollow”

Nestled in a two-acre dry kettle hole—a glacially formed depression common to Cape Cod—Hidden Hollow’s unique topography provides a stimulating and beautiful outdoor setting for discovery and learning. Children can climb stepping stumps, navigate log balance beams, construct forts, create nature-inspired art, build with blocks, dig in sand, experiment with water, make music, and engage in sensory investigation with plants. We learn about this and more with Heritage’s Director of Visitor Engagement Heather Mead.

Podcast Episode #4 “Indy Raffle”

Join Ellen Spear, President and CEO of Heritage Museums & Gardens as she guides us through her experience going to the Indy 500 for the first time in 2018. This insider look on her experiences, the sights, the track and the food help build on the excitement that transforms Indianapolis every Memorial Day weekend. The interview also includes information on a once in a lifetime raffle being offer for an experience to win a trip to the 2019 Indy 500.

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