Society & Culture:Places & Travel
Ep. 9 - ABBA, quirky museums & postcards (who still ends them?)
Calling all Dancing Queens, we think you'll love our fABBAulous chat with ABBA The Museum's Creative Director and Curator, Ingmarie Halling (she also used to tour with ABBA overseeing their costumes, make-up and hair). Ingmarie knows more about the Swedish supergroup than anyone else (apart from Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anna-Frid of course) and our chat with her comes just as ABBA Voyage arrives in London. Find out all about the museum, its history and how you can chat to a member of ABBA there, as well as getting Ingmarie's lowdown on Stockholm itself.
Continuing the museum theme, this month's Top 5 takes a look at travel website wanderlust.so.uk's choice of the world's strangest and quirkiest museums - the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Tennessee, USA; the British Lawnmower Museum in Southport, England; The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia; New Delhi's Museum of Toilets in India and Japan's Cup Noodles Museum in Osaka. But what about Iceland's Phallological Museum dedicated to penises - has Wanderlust cocked-up by not including it, we ask?
We've also got our regular Where in the World feature - does Andrea outwit Heidi for the third month in a row?
And we kick off the show by asking if anyone sends postcards anymore (Andrea certainly does, from far flung places including the Falkland Islands and North Korea) and we look through Heidi's box of cards from years gone by as well as the custom and practice of what to write - weather here, wish you were lovely!
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Thanks, as always, to our good friends from Northern Ireland band 3D Shark, who provide our theme tune. If we plug them enough one day they'll get into the charts and they'll buy us a pint!
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