This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes

Why the World Needs Tricksters with Shepherd Siegel

Jan. 13, 2023

Indigenous cultures around the world have a trickster god or figure in their mythos. For example, the Pacific Northwest Native Americans have the Raven, a selfish, hungry, and mischievous figure who transforms the world. Sto…

Business Design

Designing the Future of Global, Remote Work with Fredrik Thomassen

Dec. 8, 2022

More and more businesses are switching to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But one startup was ahead of the curve, having been 100% remote since its inception in 2016. That startup is Superside, a fully distributed de…


How Tech can Democratize Scientific Knowledge with Eric Olson

Nov. 3, 2022

The vast majority of published scientific literature and new research is hidden behind paywalls. Worse, what few accessible papers available online are oftentimes written in jargon, i.e., specialist language that can alienat…

Guest: Eric Olson
Technology Culture

How Humans Learned to See the Future with Byron Reese

Oct. 26, 2022

What makes the human mind unique? How do we know there’s a future, and how do we recall the past? In this episode of This Anthro Life, Byron Reese, serial entrepreneur, technologist, and author of “Stories, Dice, and Rocks T…

Guest: Byron Reese
Culture Professional Development

Growing Roots as a National Cultural Anthropologist with Ashley Meredith

July 26, 2022

Ashley Meredith takes us through her profession and passion as the National Cultural Anthropologist and Deputy National Historic Preservation Officer for the Federated States of Micronesia.

Culture A Better World

The Fight to Save Cultural Memory with Charles Henry

May 11, 2022

Charles Henry is the president of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), a nonprofit that works with libraries, cultural institutions, and higher learning communities to improve research, teaching, and lear…

Guest: Charles Henry

About the Host

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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.