This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes


Developing Responsible AI with David Gray Widder and Dawn Nafus

June 2, 2023

Contemporary AI systems are typically created by many different people, each working on separate parts or “modules.” This can make it difficult to determine who is responsible for considering the ethical implications of an A…

This Anthro Life 2023 trailer

May 26, 2023

Just a little trailer for 2023 new listeners to This Anthro Life! Learn more about the podcast here:

How Disability Teaches Us to Change the World with Brooke Ellison

May 16, 2023

People with disabilities often face accessibility issues in physical environments, such as a lack of ramps, narrow doorways, and inaccessible transportation. Every barrier is a reminder that designs are choices, ones made wi…

The Complex Roots of Patriarchy with Angela Saini

May 2, 2023

In this episode, Angela Saini, award-winning science journalist and author of “The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule,” traces the material and social roots of patriarchy with host Adam Gamwell. The duo explores how anthropolo…

Guest: Angela Saini

Embodied Robotics and the Future of Humanity with Lora Koycheva

April 19, 2023

When we think of robots, we tend to think of things like R2-D2, the Terminator skeleton, or a piece of machinery that automates the construction of goods in an assembly line. But that’s not all there is to robots — something…

Guest: Lora Koycheva

On Finding Awe and Being a Human in the Cosmos with Sasha Sagan

April 5, 2023

Daughter of “Cosmos” co-writer Ann Druyan and astronomer Carl Sagan, Sasha talks with host Adam Gamwell about the power of ritual for making meaning across life, death, nature, and more. She also shares how she learned to as…

Guest: Sasha Sagan

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.