This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes

Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness with Charles Foster

Dec. 2, 2021

Charles Foster set out to answer one of the most perplexing questions of all - what sort of creatures are we humans? - in one of the most unique ways possible: immersing himself in experiences that evoke three central epochs…

Business Professional Development

Podcasting and the Other Side of Storytelling - Reflecting on TAL's 8th Birthday

Nov. 15, 2021

This Anthro Life turned 8 years old in October 2021. That's a long time for a podcast. When recently invited to share what I've been working on for a newsletter, TAL's 8th birthday got me thinking about what I've learned wor…

Learning Forensics, Applying Anthropology with Gabriella Campbell

Nov. 9, 2021

It's not everyday I get to talk with other anthropology podcasters, and even more infrequently that I get to talk with undergraduate anthropology podcasters. I'm joined on the show today by Gabriella Campbell, Gabriella is a…

Business Professional Development

Don't Sell Yourself Short: How to Create a Career Plan

Sept. 17, 2021

A job search strategy is essential, but what if you don’t even know what to look for or what you want to do? A career plan is something you can do before job searching to define the kind of work you want to do and how to eng…

Guest: Amy Santee
Culture Business

Transforming Market Research with Qualitative Consciousness in post-liberalization India w/ Dr. Meena Kaushik and Madhuri Karak

July 16, 2021

Dr. Meena Kaushik takes us through her story from the revolutionary idea in the late 1970s of applying semiotics to brand and market research to founding Quantum, which today is a global enterprise research organization in s…

From Art School to Industry: Passion, Ethics, and Business Impact with Phil Surles

June 16, 2021

Phil Surles is a cultural anthropologist and consultant who focuses on branding. He works with companies to change their culture for the better and focuses on integrating anthropology into industry. From art school to anthro…

About the Host

Dr. Adam Gamwell

host, executive producer

I wear a lot of hats - an Anthropologist and Culture Expert, Digital Producer, Innovation Consultant & Researcher, Writer and Speaker and Educator.

But fundamentally I’m a storyteller and am driven to make our world a more friendly, humane, and sane place. Through and beyond podcasting, I help businesses, organizations, and individuals understand the problems they face, create clarity and communication in the face of complexity, and make good things with good people to solve those problems. Because the right story changes hearts, creates community, and drives action.