Podcasts

What is a Podcast?

"Podcasting" is a hybrid of the terms "broadcasting" and "iPod." It is a method for distributing audio, video, and other media files over the Internet. You can subscribe to a podcast and receive new "episodes" automatically. Signing up for the MPM feed will allow you to receive MPM podcasts as soon as they are posted.

 

Subscribe to the MPM Feed using iTunes

You can see a preview and subscribe to the MPM podcast in iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=253746693
(Clicking this link will open the iTunes application)

 

Subscribe to the MPM Feed

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes (verson 4.9 or later), iPodder, or Odeo.

http://www.mpm.edu/media/podcasts/feed.xml

 

Download

You can download the following individual MP3 files to your desktop or audio player.

 


Titan Arum 2008 Bloom   

Titan Arum 2008 Bloom - An Interview with Neil Luebke(14:28)

Neil Luebke, Curator of Botany, talks about the Titan Arum, an amazing giant in the plant kingdom. He talks about the discovery of the Titan in the rainforests of Sumatra, its lifecycle from seed to producing the largest unbranched inflorescence in world and its cultivation around the world.

Part 1 (7:46)
Frequently asked questions about this wonder in the plant kingdom.
Download File (7.12 MB)

Part 2 (6:42)
MPM's Titan Arum, from a seed produced by UW-Madison's Big Bucky to the first flowering.
Download File (6.14 MB)


Danish House   

European Village - Danish House(6:38)

This podcast is about the Danish House in the European Village. It includes background information about Danish immigration to Wisconsin in the mid-1800s, exterior characteristics of the house, a brief explanation of several items inside the house, and the story of the Danish Christmas collector plates displayed on the back wall.

This podcast is aligned with the following Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies:
- Standard A-Geography: A.4.4, A.4.7, A.8.7, A.8.9
- Standard B-History: B.4.1, B.4.4, B.12.9
- Standard D-Political Science and Citizenship: C.8.1
- Standard E-Behavioral Sciences: E.4.9, E.4.11, E.8.9, E.8.13
Download File (3.80 MB)


Samson Remembered   

Samson Remembered - An Interview with Sam La Malfa(13:44)

Sam La Malfa was the caretaker of Samson at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Download File (11.0 MB)


Samson Remembered   

Samson Remembered - An Interview with Jan Rafert(32:40)

Jan Rafert is the Curator of Primates and Small Mammals at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Download File (26.1 MB)


Samson Remembered   

Samson Remembered - An Interview with Carter Lupton(7:39)

Carter Lupton is the Vice President of Museum Programs for the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Download File (6.13 MB)


Samson Remembered   

Samson Remembered - An Interview with Wendy Christensen-Senk

Rick Scholl interviews Museum taxidermist Wendy Christensen-Senk in 4 parts about the recreation of Samson. They discuss Wendy's beginnings as a taxidermist, her joining the Museum and now the work on the recreation of Samson. The challenges in recreating a beloved gorilla to the most life-like details as a complicated and challenging task. Attention to detail such that not a hair is out of place. Every wrinkle, every expression is captured. And how to start with such a challenging recreation.

Part 1 - Recreating Samson (4:00)
Wendy's beginnings as a taxidermist, her joining the Museum and now the work on the recreation of Samson.
Download File (3.20 MB)

Part 2 - Challenges (7:28)
Recreating a beloved gorilla to the most life-like details is a complicated and challenging task.
Download File (5.98 MB)

Part 3 - Attention to Detail (1:50)
Not a hair out of place. Every wrinkle, every expression.
Download File (1.47 MB)

Part 4 - Samson Skeleton (1:57)
How to start with such a challenging recreation.
Download File (1.57 MB)


Rainforest   

The Rainforest Doesn't Sleep at Night(4:15)

Podcast audio tour for the exhibit entitled "The Rainforest Doesn't Sleep at Night", located in Rainforest Exhibit.
Download File (3.89 MB)


Streets of Old Milwaukee   

The Streets of Old Milwaukee(24:54)

The essence of urban life in Milwaukee around the turn-of-the-century is recreated from roughly the 1880s to just prior to World War I. In the exhibit gallery, buildings are represented at about three-quarters size or less. The streets are constructed from three different styles of paving: granite blocks originally from Buffalo Street, red bricks, and cedar blocks. Sidewalks made from wood planks complete the effect. The Streets of Old Milwaukee is one of the most popular galleries at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Download File (22.8 MB)


2007 Milwaukee Digital Media Conference   

2007 Milwaukee Digital Media Conference

The following podcasts were created by students and teachers at the 2007 Milwaukee Digital Media Conference.

Endangered Species - Butterflies (4:04)
Some of Wisconsin's endangered butterflies are described (1st floor)
Download File (7.44 MB)

Monarch Migration (3:21)
Consider the journey of the Monarch as you explore our butterfly vivarium (1st floor)
Download File (3.84 MB)

Shrunken Heads (4:11)
Hear the story of the Museum's shrunken heads (3rd floor)
Download File (3.84 MB)

The Sully Watson House (4:27)
Learn about an early African-American family in 1800s Milwaukee (1st floor)
Download File (8.15 MB)

Manatee (3:22)
Our curator's story brings to life the Manatee at Blue Springs, Florida (2nd floor)
Download File (1.35 MB)