This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes

Technology

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

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…

Technology

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

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.