Conner Prairie Launches This is Problematic! Podcast

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Conner Prairie brings you the straight up facts of the problematic history still affecting us today in a new podcast.

FISHERS, IN (Jan. 9, 2023) – Conner Prairie has launched This is Problematic!, a new podcast spotlighting problematic history and the ramifications still felt today.

No topic is off-limits for hosts Hannah Murphy and Easton Phillips, both Curatorial Research Associates at Conner Prairie. In this season of the podcast, Murphy and Phillips discuss topics from Native American representations and misrepresentations, gentrification in Indianapolis, to the history of William Conner and the property Conner Prairie sits on today.

“Conner Prairie is currently undergoing a shift towards telling a more complete history,” Murphy said. “Part of that is acknowledging the problems of the past. There are more wrongs of the past than time and space to exhibit on site. The podcast format allows for deeper conversation over a wider variety of topics to engage with a broader audience.”

Podcast guests include Conner Prairie staff including President and CEO Norman Burns, local historians, and other scholars with expertise in historical events and people.

“We hope that our conversations spark curiosity to learn more about history and explore some of our topics further,” Phillips said. “Each episode comes with a source list for further research but also resources for engagement in case guests want to get involved with community work also.”

To learn more about This is Problematic! and to listen to the complete first season click HERE. Listeners can also stream the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


About Conner Prairie

Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in Central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed encounters and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today. Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization – accredited by the American Alliance of Museums – that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations for sustainability and growth. For more information visit


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