This Anthro Life

Recent Episodes

The surprising truths wild horses teach us about the power of ritual, social durability, and surviving the Anthropocene with John Hartigan Jr.

May 5, 2021

In today’s episode Adam and Astrid Countee are joined by multispecies anthropologist John Hartigan …

Technology Business

The Ghost in the Machine is Not Who You Think: Human Labor and the Paradox of Automation with Mary L Gray

April 8, 2021

BOOK GIVEAWAY!! Leave a Review of This Anthro Life for a chance to win a copy of Ghost Work ! Leave…


Becoming a Business Anthropologist and Mastering the Tools of the Trade w/ Oscar Barrera

March 5, 2021

Oscar Barrera is a Business Anthropologist based out of Veracruz, Mexico who brings a global mindse…

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They're not Binging TV, they're Feasting: Rethinking Media, Honor and American Culture with Grant McCracken

Feb. 4, 2021

Take a walk with anthropologist and consultant Grant McCracken and host Adam Gamwell, as they discu…

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How to Manage Social Conflict, Communicate Effectively and Find Common Ground with Jeremy Pollack

Jan. 19, 2021

In January 2021 armed rioters stormed the US Capitol in a harrowing and politically fomented insurr…


The Hidden World of Sh*t (a farewell to 2020)

Dec. 31, 2020

Language warning. We use the word sh*t a lot in this episode, since it is, in fact all about poop. …

About the Host

Dr. Adam Gamwell

host, executive producer

Adam has been hosting and executive producing This Anthro Life from the beginning (way back in 2013). Curious about all things human, he’s a Design Anthropologist, media producer and director, a consumer researcher, science communicator, and a college-level educator. He co-founded Missing Link Studios, a podcast production and media research collaborative, where This Anthro Life is made.