The Wonder House

The Wonder House
A new podcast series that shares some of the most innovative contemporary approaches to decolonising museums so that we are all empowered and inspired to learn and experiment. **Support us on Patreon** Presenter/Producer - Sushma Jansari, @TheWonderHouse Producer - Nick Harris, @2ndThoughtTank Artwork - Aleesha Nandhra, @AleeshaNandhra

Help us with the British Podcast Awards!
Feb 17 • 2 min
After an amazing reception for Season 1 of The Wonder House, we have decided to enter the *British Podcast Awards*!! To do this, let us know on Twitter: What are your favourite clips from Episodes 1-6? If you’d like a recap, listen to Subhadra Das,…
Race, Ethnicity and Equality Report in UK History with Margot Finn
Jan 27 • 40 min
In Episode 6, I speak to Margot Finn, and of the (‘RHS’) about the Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report in UK History and The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 project. **Support us on Patreon!!** Follow Margot @EICatHome…
Race, Display and Empire with Sadiah Qureshi
Jan 20 • 35 min
In Episode 5, I speak to , Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham, about: 1) the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report; 2) NPG exhibition 3) Sadiah’s book Peoples on Parade. **Support us on…
Decolonising museum practice with Rachael Minott
Jan 13 • 45 min
In Episode 4, I speak to Rachael Minott, Inclusion and Change Manager at , and visual artist working on Jamaican national representation as a form of artistic exploration. We talk about how Rachael’s artistic practice…
The past has never been more present with Sara Wajid
Nov 20, 2019 • 66 min
In Episode 3, I speak to Sara Wajid, Head of Engagement at the , about her sector-changing approach to (2017) exhibition at . Infused throughout our conversation are references to , a networking group for BAME professionals…
Nature Read in Black and White with Miranda Lowe
Nov 13, 2019 • 51 min
In Episode 2, I speak to , Principal Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Natural History Museum – and, yes, I ask her what ‘invertebrate zoology’ means! I have long been inspired by Miranda’s work unearthing stories about the important…
BRICKS + MORTALS: Marie Stopes, and How Eugenics Was Going to Make the World a Better Place
Nov 6, 2019 • 10 min
Subhadra Das has kindly let us share the first episode of Bricks + Mortals, a history of eugenics told through a walking tour of UCL’s buildings. While Marie Stopes is widely celebrated as a feminist icon and champion of birth control, this…
Challenging the narrative, one building at a time with Subhadra Das
Nov 6, 2019 • 47 min
To kick off this new series, I speak to Subhadra Das (@LittleGaudy), Curator of the Science Collections at UCL. Subhadra is doing some really exciting work re-assessing UCL’s scientific and natural history collections and bringing them to wider…