State Museum launching podcast

Ahead of its 35th anniversary this November, the South Carolina State Museum has announced its first-ever podcast: Our State, Our Stories.

The series first season, premiering weekly Tuesdays from October 10 – November 21, will highlight how a historic textile mill became South Carolina’s largest museum, explore the true story behind the museum’s resident ghost, “Bubba,” dive deep into the creation of the museum’s iconic Megalodon replica and give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the State Museum’s collection of more than 1.1 million objects.

“Not only does Our State, Our Stories offer a personal, in-depth look at our 35-year history through sharing cherished stories from those who helped create the State Museum, it also highlights the exciting possibilities for our future,” said Amy Bartow-Melia, the South Carolina State Museum’s Executive Director. “We invite you to listen as we explore stories that uncover South Carolina’s rich past and celebrate the museum’s anniversary this fall.”

Listeners can follow and subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Podcasts and listen to an exclusive trailer for Season 1 before it premieres this Tuesday, October 10.

Podcast Schedule:

Episode 1 (Premiering October 10)
“From Mill to Museum”

Mini-Episode (Premiering October 17)
“Spinning a (Ghost) Story”

Episode 2 (Premiering October 24)
“One Million Objects, One Million Stories”

Mini-Episode (Premiering October 31)
“A Shark Tale”

Episode 3 (Premiering November 7)
“Reimagine the Experience”

Mini-Episode (Premiering November 14)
“A Life in Clay: The Story of Dave”

Episode 4 (Premiering November 21)
“Your Voices, Your Museum”

Photo courtesy of SC State Museum