This Anthro Life

109 EpisodesProduced by Gamwell + Collins

This Anthro Life is an experimental narrative podcast that takes a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on what makes us human, from the designed world, future hopes, and myths of how things came to be. Join anthropologists Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins as they venture into the countl… read more

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109 Episodes | 2014 - 2019

The Social Life of Robots, pt 2: Sex and Temperament in Three Cyborg Societies

February 28th, 2019

32:17

Part 2 of The Social Life of Robots, with Emma Backe. In this episode hosts Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins and Emma Backe tackle sex and gender norms …

Heritage Survival Across Borders: Identity, Language and Migration

February 21st, 2019

53:59

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration between the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American …

The Social Life of Robots, pt 1: Spoiler Alert

February 6th, 2019

30:07

In the pop culture imagination, perceptions of robots and AI occupy a space of mystery and intrigue that gravitates between harbingers of impending …

The Craft of Curation

January 9th, 2019

41:38

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American …

Switched on Pop

December 20th, 2018

55:22

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz are joined by assistant professor and musicologist Nate Sloan and music …

Weaving Social Fabric: The Craft of African Fashion

December 10th, 2018

43:54

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move , an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American …

Sharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector

November 9th, 2018

38:56

“I hope that more people will listen to more music outside of their own little comfort zone. I think that we enrich ourselves, we are better human …

Art is a Movement

October 9th, 2018

35:59

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration series from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the …

EPIC Evidence with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury

September 19th, 2018

56:36

This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. Taking center stage at this year's Annual EPIC Conference. “Evidence” is a subject of …

The Awe is Shared: Evolution and Public Science with Andrea Eller - This Anthro Life

August 17th, 2018

38:06

Andrea Eller is a biological anthropologist driven by a question of how do our bodies continue to react to things today? In other words, how does …

Its Only an Evil Cactus if Donkeys Chase You: Ethics and Psychedelics with Hamilton Morris - This Anthro Life

July 23rd, 2018

38:57

When TAL first interviewed Hamilton Morris, it was shortly after he and his production team had finished season 1 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopoeia. Now, …

Tech Ethnography, Data and Social Justice w/ Dr. Tricia Wang

July 10th, 2018

1:03:49

Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, Dr. Wang is obsessed …

EPIC Innovation w/ Dr. Alexandra Mack - This Anthro Life

June 1st, 2018

46:32

Welcome back listeners! Adam and Ryan have taken some time away as of late to finish and defend their dissertations. Now that Ryan is done, and Adam defends in just one week (so close!), TAL is getting back into gear …

Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding

April 30th, 2018

19:37

Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in …

Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino - This Anthro Life

April 11th, 2018

45:59

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Countee and by a very …

Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de Novais

February 14th, 2018

55:58

#MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe - This Anthro Life

February 9th, 2018

20:23

Welcome to Story Slamming Anthropology. This series features both innovative narrative and audio performance drawing on the deep toolkit and methods …

Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in Industry w/ Natalie Hanson

January 31st, 2018

1:02:05

Design and anthropology have been  seen together with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how  do design and anthropology fit together …

Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1 - This Anthro Life

January 15th, 2018

36:27



Welcome listeners to the first installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new to the show, This Anthro Life (TAL) …

Encounters Unforeseen: A Bicultural Retelling of 1492 with Andrew Rowen

December 13th, 2017

52:41

Coming to Our Senses - This Anthro Life

November 27th, 2017

30:36

In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins explore the subject of sensory ethnography –  a focus in …

Are Emojis and Hieroglyphs Universal Language?

October 26th, 2017

34:16


Will Emojis be the death of writing? Are emojis modern day hieroglyphs? Is the increased use of emojis in textual conversations a sign of the end of …

The Yin and Yang of Design Anthropology with Dr. Elizabeth Dori Tunstall

October 11th, 2017

1:04:50

Fall for This Anthro Life: Back in Action, New Content, and our Patreon Campaign - This Anthro Life

September 27th, 2017

26:32

Hey Listeners! Adam and Ryan are back from their brief summer hiatus (a time filled with fieldwork, dissertation writing, and travels abound) with new content, a fresh Patreon campaign, lined up interviews, an upcoming …

The Happiness Fetish Revisited

July 24th, 2017

20:21

In response to several surveys that attempt to quantify happiness, Ryan, Adam, and Aneil spend this episode of This Anthro Life exploring happiness …

Conversations and Podcasting as Social Technology - This Anthro Life

July 14th, 2017

33:23

The Stories Bones Tell w/ Kristina Killgrove - This Anthro Life

June 28th, 2017

31:38

This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking together as two …

Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of SAPIENS - This Anthro Life

June 21st, 2017

29:02

This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking together as two …

Anthropology has Always been Out There w/ Ed Liebow and Leslie Walker of the AAA - This Anthro Life

June 14th, 2017

43:09





In the second conversation of the TAL + SM crossover series, Ryan and Adam were joined by AAA Executive Director Ed Liebow and Program Manager for …

Writing “in my Culture” w/ Zoe Wool and Alex Golub of Savage Minds - This Anthro Life

June 7th, 2017

39:16

This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking together as two …

Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 2 - This Anthro Life

June 2nd, 2017

27:46



We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This week we’re bringing …

Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 1 - This Anthro Life

May 31st, 2017

29:20

We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This week we’re bringing …

On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig - This Anthro Life

May 17th, 2017

33:09



How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of This Anthro Life, Adam and Ryan talk with Anita Hannig of …

Free Think 6 – Who Are the 13,000? - This Anthro Life

May 12th, 2017

16:21

Dating your Ancestors is Complicated: The Strange Case of Homo Naledi

April 26th, 2017

31:38

On this episode, Adam and Ryan dive into the complexities of our ever  evolving human family. How we understand our ancient ancestors,  cousins, and …

Culinary Catalysts and Scientific Shifts: Peruvian Quinoa in the Age of Genetics and Gastronomy - This Anthro Life

April 19th, 2017

34:36



Chef Maguiña with Adam Gamwell. Property of Adam Gamwell.

This episode of This Anthropological Life presents a little differently from our normal …

FreeThink 5: Finding Balance in the Midst of Burnout - This Anthro Life

April 12th, 2017

30:46

Freethink #5: Finding Balance in the midst of Burnout

In this week’s free think Ryan and Adam talk burning out and finding balance. They reflect on …

The Power of Vulnerability Revisited - This Anthro Life

March 22nd, 2017

55:44

FreeThink #4: On Art, Creativity, and Bringing Awe back to Anthropology - This Anthro Life

March 15th, 2017

38:20

As you may have noticed, TAL has been on a bit of a break from releasing new episodes. But, the good news is that we have not been idle. The other …

Investigating the Untethered Journey between Psychedelic Science, Medicine, and Drug Scheduling with Hamilton Morris - This Anthro Life

February 15th, 2017

35:19



Psychedelia is the culture and experiences of psychedelic substances. Where did all the research on psychedelic drugs go? Could psychedelics be used …

Waiting w/ Serra Hakyemez - This Anthro Life

February 8th, 2017

31:57

with Aneil and Ryan 


Special Guest: Serra Hakyemez

Is waiting political? Can you cut in line at Starbucks during your hectic morning commute?  In this …

D+A #2: What Makes a Protest Successful and How do I get involved? - This Anthro Life

February 6th, 2017

4:57

Today’s D+A minisode follows last week’s powerful conversation with Jara Connell on protests and people-powered forms of resistance. In this minisode …

Protesting the Powers that Be and Being the Power that Protests w/ Jara Connell - This Anthro Life

February 1st, 2017

27:31

 

What does mass-protesting accomplish? Does no arrests equate success? Why is protesting disruptive? And more! In this action packed episode of This …

D+A Minisode 1: How to Deal with Change w/ Dr. Andi Simon - This Anthro Life

January 30th, 2017

5:12

When your Business Stalls, it’s time to Evolve: Unpacking Corporate Anthropology with Dr. Andi Simon - This Anthro Life

January 25th, 2017

38:44

How can we make change easier? Do women lead differently from men? What is corporate anthropology? Ryan, Adam, and Aneil are back to answer these …

Emojis + Hieroglyphics = Universal Language? - This Anthro Life

January 18th, 2017

34:11

Will Emojis be the death of writing? Are emojis modern day hieroglyphs? Is the increased use of emojis in textual conversations a sign of the end of language as we know it? In our first episode of the New Year we …

Giving Gifts and the Spirit of Sharing - This Anthro Life

December 21st, 2016

21:53



Giving Gifts and the Spirit of Sharing



Summary:

Why can’t you get rid of that ugly sweater from Grandma? What rules dictate your selection of gifts …

FreeThink 3: PRX Podcast Garage Meetups, Building Bridges, and Expanding the Podcast - This Anthro Life

December 5th, 2016

24:14

Do you need Podcast advice? How is social media transforming the nature of protesting? Can we hatch a good episode out of chickens? Join us in our …

Don’t Panic! The Neuroscience behind falling into Balance w/ Vivek Pandey Vimal - This Anthro Life

November 23rd, 2016

28:17

Are balance and movement something that can be culturally shaped? Why aren’t female rats being used in drug studies? In this episode of This …

On Kindness and What the World Needs Now w/ Hannah Brencher - This Anthro Life

November 17th, 2016

21:53

Have you ever felt disconnected from your relationships and your life because of your reliance on your phone and social media? Do you ever feel …

Multi-species and non-Human Centered Anthropology: Conversations Revisited - This Anthro Life

November 2nd, 2016

56:19

Join us for another listen of TAL Conversations favorites on Multi-species and Non-Human Centered Anthropology. Originally aired December 2013, with …

Myths of American Democracy: Contradictions, Troubling Numbers, and Searching for Sense in the System - This Anthro Life

October 20th, 2016

25:38

Do you find yourself increasingly frustrated at the lack of real conversations between candidates and politicians? Are you confused about why someone …

FreeThink #2 – Moving Beyond the Mic: On Collaborations and Working Across Disciplines - This Anthro Life

October 19th, 2016

24:46

Join Aneil, Adam and Ryan for the second FreeThink episode, where they talk unscripted about upcoming projects and potential interdisciplinary …

New to TAL? Check out some of our favorite episodes! - This Anthro Life

October 13th, 2016

56:20

Glad you’re here! Check out some of our favorite episodes in any order and get to know the anthropological life. And, if you’re long-time listeners …

FreeThink #1: TaL Back in the Studio! What’s Next?? - This Anthro Life

October 10th, 2016

15:13

Adam, Aneil, and Ryan are all back in the TaL studio for the first time in 18 months! And it feels good. Today we talk shop about where we’ve been …

Is Corporate Anthropology Selling Out? A Conversation on Consulting with Vyjayanthi Vadrevu - This Anthro Life

July 19th, 2016

54:22

We’re stoked to bring you TAL’s first ever three-city episode! Join Adam (in Peru!) and Ryan (in Boston!) and special guest Vyjayanthi Vadrevu (somewhere between NYC and Austin!) for an in-depth look into the world of …

Making Sense of Finance: Boundaries, Institutions, and Power with Caitlin Zaloom - This Anthro Life

June 12th, 2016

31:58

Join TaL’s Aneil Tripathy and Caitlin Zaloom, NYU Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, as they discuss Zaloom’s research on futures …

Guest Podcast: Food Futures: Playing our Way to Conservation? Experimental Economics in the Andean Countryside - This Anthro Life

May 25th, 2016

34:23

Special guest podcast from our friends at the Food Futures Podcast

Corinna Howland interviews Adam Gamwell about experimental games, or field …

Stewardship and Heritage: Bringing Archaeology to the Public with Emily Jane Murry - This Anthro Life

May 24th, 2016

31:09

Join TAL’s Ryan Collins and Aneil Tripathy as they interview Emily Jane Murry about her work as a publicly engaged archaeologist in Northern Florida …

Faded Paint and Yellowed Photos: On, Image, Inspiration, and Memory with Javier Urcid - This Anthro Life

March 28th, 2016

1:08:47

How does a camera and a deep sense of curiosity lead to a lifetime of archaeological research on ancient peoples, their symbols, art, and writing? …

A Business for the Future? Redefining Value, Quinoa and the Quest of Pachakuti Foods w/ Alexander Wankel - This Anthro Life

March 23rd, 2016

40:08

We’re back in Peru! Join Adam and special guest Alexander Wankel of Pachakuti Foods for a conversation about the future of food production, …

Exploring Boundaries: From Access to Female Sexworkers to the Question of Research - This Anthro Life

March 18th, 2016

47:19

When designing a research project, a researcher’s initial plans are often interrupted by what data we actually can access. Whether negotiating …

Mate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden - This Anthro Life

March 7th, 2016

35:54

Mate (pronounced mah-tay), or more commonly known as yerba mate for English speakers, is an herbal tea drink native to parts of South America – Southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay – where local people …

Anthropology without Borders? Bringing the Study of People to the People - This Anthro Life

February 8th, 2016

53:49

Join TAL as they explore the meaning and movements behind the buzz words that shape anthropology when it reaches beyond the classroom. Applied, …

History, Power, and a Mapuche Bible: A Shaman’s Story with Ana Mariella Bacigalupo - This Anthro Life

January 11th, 2016

45:15

Join TAL’s Aneil Tripathy and Ryan Collins as they interview Ana Mariella Bacigalupo of SUNY Buffalo. Ana’s discussion of her research on Mapuche …

The Thrill of Discovery - This Anthro Life

November 12th, 2015

33:42

Whether exploring a ruined tomb by torchlight, submerging to great depths in search of lost ships, or sending lone robot emissaries to search the stars, human experience is shaped by discovery. More than being a thrill, …

Return of the Ethnographers - This Anthro Life

October 6th, 2015

59:58

Start your week off by tuning in to the TAL crew, the entire TAL crew, back from fieldwork (albeit briefly) as we talk about our experiences in …

Back from the Field: Syncing into Holly Walter’s Research Part 2 - This Anthro Life

September 29th, 2015

55:11

Holly Walter’s joins TAL in the studio to share her experiences and insights into Shaligram  stones! Her fieldwork took her from Kathmandu to Mustang …

Applying, Designing, and Bringing Anthropology to the Public - This Anthro Life

September 18th, 2015

49:07

Welcome back listeners new and old to the new and exciting season of This Anthropological Life! This season we at TAL have a lot of new content and …

Syncretism in the Land of Sacred Stones w/ Holly Walters - This Anthro Life

April 25th, 2015

43:31

Sometimes ethnographic investigations are pretty straight forward. Sometimes, its like getting submerged in a ball pit with the task of sorting all …

Unearthing the Past: Interview w/ Ryan Collins - This Anthro Life

April 9th, 2015

36:14

Ever wanted to know what its like to be an archaeologist? Can you really dig a whole and interpret the past with the materials you find? Is anything …

Human Endurance w/ Ben Gebo - This Anthro Life

March 27th, 2015

52:08

Join us for our 50th episode! Return guest host Ben Gebo joins Adam, Aneil, and Ryan as we uncover the human quest to endure, and to push ourselves …

Buried in Snow! - This Anthro Life

March 3rd, 2015

39:23

It’s winter time here in the northern hemisphere, and in New England that means snow… a lot it. What can we learn from it? Join Aneil and Ryan as they dive (or attempt to unbury) the human connections between snow, …

The World According to Quinoa w/ Adam Gamwell - This Anthro Life

January 24th, 2015

1:04:21

Today we dive into the world of food! Come hungry as we introduce the world of food studies and explore the changing roles and meaning food has had …

How Humans Cope - This Anthro Life

January 24th, 2015

41:02

How do humans cope in the face of uncertainty, challenges, and trauma. Join your friendly neighborhood co-hosts Adam and Ryan as we explore coping across time, scales and space! From the individual to the cosmos, we …

Genderless Gingerbread Figures and the Custom of Costumes - This Anthro Life

January 24th, 2015

27:56

Ryan and Adam explore genderless gingerbread cookies in Australia – do these cookies reveal something about shifting gender paradigms? Also, we explore a bit about how and why we wear costumes. It may not be Halloween …

Ebola: The Passion and the Politics, Episode 2 - This Anthro Life

December 1st, 2014

42:47

Join us for part two in our series on Ebola. This episode we discuss recent moves and displays by journalists and media outlets to cover various …

The Happiness Fetish - This Anthro Life

November 24th, 2014

17:10

What kinds of things make us happy? How does happiness inhere in objects or how to we use objects to display our happiness? In this episode we explore how happiness is ranked and measured across the globe, commodities …

Ecologies of Happiness - This Anthro Life

November 18th, 2014

19:34

Smile! What is the relationship of happiness to place? What is the where of happiness? In part one of our series on happiness, we explore happiness as a place-based phenomenon.

 

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Turns out, Beer is pretty important to human history - This Anthro Life

October 24th, 2014

56:20

Join TaL as we celebrate the libation that some claim made civilization possible – beer! We will cover some of the historical uses of beer, its changing meaning over time, the development of taste, and perhaps even …

iPhone, Therefore I am. - This Anthro Life

October 6th, 2014

38:55

With the yearly release of new mobile phones, companies like Apple and Samsung have to sell the idea that we need a new device. With the release of wearable peripherals like Google Glass and Apple Watch, information …

Special Episode: Police Militarization, Race, Trust, Violence and Ferguson, MO - This Anthro Life

September 29th, 2014

43:22

Join Amy, Ryan, Aneil and Adam and special guest Delande Justinvil for an important episode of This Anthropological Life as we take head-on the …

Humans as a Playful Species w/ Michael D’Angelo, Host of Old School Game Show - This Anthro Life

September 24th, 2014

47:04

Join us for our funnest episode yet! Amy, Aneil, Ryan and Adam Exploring humans as a playful species through the world of gameshows, trivia, and …

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Gebo Part 2! - This Anthro Life

September 18th, 2014

39:21

Join us for our first ever extended conversation, part of our new “This Anthropological Life After Hours” extended episode series. On occasion we …

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Gebo - This Anthro Life

September 7th, 2014

44:46

Episode 41, Season 4

Join Adam, Aneil, and Ryan with returning guest expert and commentator Ben Gebo as we dive into the rabbit hole of Burning Man. …

Ebola and Virology - This Anthro Life

August 18th, 2014

47:57

Episode 38, Season 3

Amy and Adam are joined in studio again by season 1-2 host Ryan Collins, recently returned from fieldwork in Mexico. We turn our …

Long Haul: The Lives of China’s Truckers w/ Rachel Katz - This Anthro Life

August 5th, 2014

50:26

Episode 37, Season 3

Join us for a special episode with guest researcher, consultant, and author Rachel Katz for an intimate look at the lives of …

Urban Cycling - This Anthro Life

July 30th, 2014

52:28

Episode 36, Season 3, Aired 7/29/14

Urban cycling is both a global and local phenomenon. From Boston to Bombay to Beijing, bike cultures differ across …

Access Denied: Protests, Urban Green Spaces, and Changing Transportation - This Anthro Life

July 23rd, 2014

49:10

Episode 35, Season 3. Aired 7/22/14

From Access Denied to Transforming Access, numerous cases of the re-appropriation of space from occupy protesters to Shock Top beer fests, cars to bikes, city spaces and pavement to …

Lost in Space: From the Universe to the Space Between Atoms - This Anthro Life

July 18th, 2014

47:44

Episode 34, Season 3

This week Aneil and Adam tackle Space in all of its complexity and multi forms, from the universe to the space between atoms we …

Stress Test w/ Guest Luke Hanlin - This Anthro Life

July 10th, 2014

49:00

Episode 33, Season 3

Feeling Stressed? Join Aneil and special Guest Luke Hanlin, Psychology PhD student, as they discuss the psychology of stress and …

Reproducing Rights and Wrongs: Personhood, Religious and Reproductive Freedoms, Gender, and SCOTUS - This Anthro Life

July 2nd, 2014

59:28

Episode 32, Season 3

Special Episode on the Supreme Court’s rulings over religious freedom and freedom of speech.

On this week’s episode we take on 5 …

The Beautiful Game: World Cup 2014 - This Anthro Life

June 24th, 2014

51:43

Episode 31, Season 3, Aired 6/24/14

 

Gooooooooooolllllll!!!!! Today we turn our anthropological lens towards the most popular sport in the world and …

How to Talk about Terror - This Anthro Life

June 17th, 2014

Episode 30, Season 3

In “How to Talk about Terror” we delve into the rise of terrorism as a political and media term framing violence within the world …

The Power of Vulnerability - This Anthro Life

June 11th, 2014

55:44

Episode 29, Season 3

Vulnerability evokes multiple feelings simultaneously-intense discomfort, respect and awe, intimacy, and fear. Why does it …

Up in the Cloud: Computing in the 21st Century (so far) - This Anthro Life

June 4th, 2014

46:38

Episode 28 Season 3

“Up in the Cloud: Computing in the 21st Century (so far)” online now!

The idea of a cloud evokes an immaterial floating world of …

A House to Make a Home? w/ Guest Mengqi Wang - This Anthro Life

May 29th, 2014

53:12

“A House to Make a Home?” Season 3, Episode 27 Aired 5/27/14



We are joined by guest expert Mengqi Wang to delve into the fascinating world of housing, …

Let There Be Light! - This Anthro Life

May 21st, 2014

47:23

Season 3, Episode 26 – Aired 5/20/14



Light is all around us, but we don’t often think about it. Light comes to us as energy, as necessary for vision, as a metaphor for good and seen as counter to darkness. The sun was …

Special Conversation: Reflections on Anthropology: Why do we do what we do? - This Anthro Life

May 20th, 2014

26:58

For our 25th episode we bring you a special, raw moment in the show in which we turn the conversation more directly to ourselves as anthropologists. …

Environmental Anthropology, pt 1. Nature, Culture, Power - This Anthro Life

May 8th, 2014

43:47

Are nature and culture separate things? How do our definitions of land, space, and place affect how we view the environment? Trees, bees, garbage, …

The Politics of Difference and Relatedness - This Anthro Life

April 28th, 2014

51:24

Episode 39, Season 3

Join us this week for a trip to the ancient…present? This week Ryan, Aneil, and Adam cover the politics of difference through an …

Non-Human Rights, with new co-host Amy Hanes - This Anthro Life

April 28th, 2014

56:46

Episode 23 Non-Human Rights Available now!

Join us as we  dive into the world of non-human rights centered

around recent court cases dealing with the rights of chimpanzees, our closest non-human cousins (though some might …

Visual Anthropology Revisited - This Anthro Life

April 16th, 2014

53:45

Join us for an ‘enlightening’ trip as we ‘shed some light’ on the world of sight, seeing, and visual anthropology. In this episode we explore the …

Coffee Cultures - This Anthro Life

April 9th, 2014

42:09

From the farms of Central and South America and Africa to your favorite neighborhood coffee house, join us as we turn our anthropological eye towards …

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Visual Storytelling - This Anthro Life

April 1st, 2014

57:05

Turning 75 isn’t only a big deal for Batman, it also marks a generational tradition of using graphic media to illustrate, comment on, and showcase …

The Crisis in Crimea with guest Dr. Emily Canning - This Anthro Life

March 25th, 2014

46:18

Join us today for a very special episode with Central Asian expert Emily Canning. Today we turn our anthropological lens to the ongoing international …

Garbology, Space Junk and Digital Dumping - This Anthro Life

March 18th, 2014

51:14

3/18/14 We will be discussing the world of disposable objects and material culture: garbage culture and digital dumping, polluting the (final) …

Altered States, part 2 with Ben Gebo - This Anthro Life

March 7th, 2014

58:28

Head on over to our Podcasts page and stream the episode or download it for a mind bending journey through the worlds of psychedelics and hallucinogenics, the effects of music on the brain, the human drive for engaging …

Altered States of Consciousness - This Anthro Life

February 25th, 2014

47:44

Hey y’all – we had a great show today and would love for you to check it out and hear what you think! Continuing some of the themes we’ve been …

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