This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes

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

On Being Heard and Learning to Listen with Nethra Samarawickrema

March 23, 2022

When we think about social science and social scientists working out in the world, we tend to jump to the science part, you know jobs that focus on research - consumer research, user experience research, or qualitative studi…


Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Revolution with Mick Morucci

March 10, 2022

If you’re alive in 2022 you’ve probably also heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency or the blockchain. Whether you’re an active trader, just dabble, or think you’d never touch the stuff, cryptocurrency raises a fascinating chal…

Guest: Mick Morucci

Deep Storytelling: Bicultural History and Fiction with Andrew Rowen

Jan. 18, 2022

It's a common truism that history is often written by the victors, but it is equally true that the actual story is more complicated. One of the most poignant examples of this is the "discovery" of the new world by Christophe…

Culture Education Professional Development

Build Better Worlds: Anthropology for Game Design, Film and Writing

Dec. 15, 2021

Today we're diving into world building, the process of creating realized worlds for (mostly) fictional stories and how anthropology could literally change the game. Michael Kilman and Kyra Wellstrom stop by to discuss to the…

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.