The Planchet – A Conversation With Carole Raddato on Following Hadrian

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the latest episode of its popular podcast, The Planchet. The fourth episode of this season’s release features an interview with photographer and world traveler Carole Raddato.

Carole Raddato is a photographer and world traveler who since 2012, has been following in the steps of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and has visited more than 1,000 sites, museums, and exhibitions. She writes about her expeditions on her popular blog, Following Hadrian, and posts images of the art and architecture of Hadrian from around Europe, Africa, and the Near East at Following Hadrian Photographs. Not only are her photographs spectacular, but she also makes them available for free under the Creative Commons Share Alike license. In order to preserve and share her photos, in 2019, she made a major gift of approximately 30,000 of them to the American Academy in Rome Library. She has published several articles on her study of Hadrian and has also been featured in documentaries by the BBC and the British Museum, among others. According to IMDB, Carole also appeared in the Hammer vampire film, Beyond the Rave. You can most easily follow her work at or on social media @CaroleMadge. In this episode, we talk about the “Hadrian 1900 Project” and her growing collection of Hadrian coins, which she acquires under an extraordinary set of rules.

The American Numismatic Society launched The Planchet in 2020 and it is available to the public. It does not require a membership to the ANS to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here

To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. It is available on a wide range of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Spotify. You can also listen to it via a web player on the ANS site. On the site, you can also listen to previous episodes of the podcast or you can get them through your favorite podcasting app on Android and iOS. Once you add the podcast to your podcast app, you can easily go back and listen to all the previous years and episodes of The Planchet. Those episodes cover a wide range of topics and have in-depth interviews with key figures within the Numismatic community.

If you are looking for other coin-collecting-related podcasts, check out this Mail Bag post outlining some of the ones that I listen to here at

Editors Note: Clinton, the Editor, and Owner of USCoinNews, is a member of the American Numismatic Society.

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