This Anthro Life

Episodes

Culture Business

Transforming Market Research with Qualitative Consciousness in post-liberalization India w/ Dr. Meena Kaushik and Madhuri Karak

July 16, 2021

Dr. Meena Kaushik takes us through her story from the revolutionary idea in the late 1970s of applying semiotics to brand and market research to founding Quantum, which today is a global enterprise research organization in seven countries, through how they have digitally adapted insights research i…

From Art School to Industry: Passion, Ethics, and Business Impact with Phil Surles

June 16, 2021

Phil Surles is a cultural anthropologist and consultant who focuses on branding. He works with companies to change their culture for the better and focuses on integrating anthropology into industry. From art school to anthropology to industry Phil discusses how he combined all of his passions into …

So tell me about yourself: Storytelling and the Science of Love with Helen Fisher

June 4, 2021

If Dr. Hellen Fisher isn’t a household name in your house (yet), her work certainly is. Helen is a biological anthropologist and basically the reason you can date online. She’s an expert on romantic love, gender differences, the evolution of human emotions and attraction. She has also been the Chie…

Culture

Dead People Tell Tales: Segregated Cemeteries in Richmond Virginia w Dr. Ryan Smith

May 14, 2021

TAL Correspondent Sara Schmieder brings us an all new interview about the power of cemetery restoration, race in the American South, and bringing legacy to light. Dr. Ryan Smith is a professor of religious history, material culture, and historic preservation at Virginia Commonwealth University. His…

Culture A Better World

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 jr. John is an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In his latest work, Shaving the Beasts: Wild Horses and Ritual in Spain , John studies the social lives of wild horses in Sp…

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

Mary Gray is an anthropologist whose work explores how technology informs work, a sense of identity, and human rights. Gray applies these concepts as the Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and as the Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Soci…

Guest: Mary L. Gray

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.