This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes

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…

Culture A Better World History

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

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.