Episodes

Dec. 2, 2021

Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness with Charl…

Charles Foster set out to answer one of the most perplexing questions of all - what sort of creatures are we humans? - in one of …

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Nov. 15, 2021

Podcasting and the Other Side of Storytelling - Reflecting on TAL's 8…

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 b…

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Nov. 9, 2021

Learning Forensics, Applying Anthropology with Gabriella Campbell

It's not everyday I get to talk with other anthropology podcasters, and even more infrequently that I get to talk with undergradu…

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Sept. 17, 2021

Don't Sell Yourself Short: How to Create a Career Plan

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 som…

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July 16, 2021

Transforming Market Research with Qualitative Consciousness in post-l…

Dr. Meena Kaushik takes us through her story from the revolutionary idea in the late 1970s of applying semiotics to brand and mar…

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June 16, 2021

From Art School to Industry: Passion, Ethics, and Business Impact wit…

Phil Surles is a cultural anthropologist and consultant who focuses on branding. He works with companies to change their culture …

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June 4, 2021

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

If Dr. Hellen Fisher isn’t a household name in your house (yet), her work certainly is. Helen is a biological anthropologist and …

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May 14, 2021

Dead People Tell Tales: Segregated Cemeteries in Richmond Virginia w …

TAL Correspondent Sara Schmieder brings us an all new interview about the power of cemetery restoration, race in the American Sou…

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May 5, 2021

The surprising truths wild horses teach us about the power of ritual,…

In today’s episode Adam and Astrid Countee are joined by multispecies anthropologist John Hartigan jr. John is an anthropology pr…

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April 8, 2021

The Ghost in the Machine is Not Who You Think: Human Labor and the Pa…

Mary Gray is an anthropologist whose work explores how technology informs work, a sense of identity, and human rights. Gray appli…

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March 5, 2021

Becoming a Business Anthropologist and Mastering the Tools of the Tra…

Oscar Barrera is a Business Anthropologist based out of Veracruz, Mexico who brings a global mindset to helping businesses turn h…

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Feb. 4, 2021

They're not Binging TV, they're Feasting: Rethinking Media, Honor and…

Take a walk with anthropologist and consultant Grant McCracken and host Adam Gamwell, as they discuss Grant's new book The New Ho…

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Jan. 19, 2021

How to Manage Social Conflict, Communicate Effectively and Find Commo…

In January 2021 armed rioters stormed the US Capitol in a harrowing and politically fomented insurrection. It was an apex of year…

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Dec. 31, 2020

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

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

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Nov. 26, 2020

More than a Game: Sports, Race, and Masculinity in Diaspora w/ Vyjaya…

In this episode we meet Dr. Stan Thangaraj, an anthropology professor at the City College of New York whose research includes imm…

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Nov. 11, 2020

Life in the Age of Social Media and Smartphones with Daniel Miller an…

Do you have a sense of how much time you spend each day on social media and smartphone? Whether you can live with them or you can…

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Oct. 23, 2020

Getting Down to Business and Making a Career with Anthropology: Guest…

This Anthro Life is based on lifting up the voices and value of anthropologists and human scientists in all fields through sharin…

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Sept. 30, 2020

Death Work: The Life and Culture of Forensics with Lilly White

When most people think of forensics or forensic anthropology the first thing that comes to mind are TV shows like CSI or Bones, o…

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Aug. 18, 2020

How to Study Meaning at Scale: AI and Big Data Ethnography, Microcult…

Artificial Intelligence. Natural Language Processing. Machine Learning. Big Data. If you've studied Anthropology at all, you'll l…

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July 17, 2020

Cyberpsychology: How Life Online Shapes our Minds and What We Can Do …

It's no surprise that many of us find ourselves increasingly on mobile devices or the internet. We shop online with ease, connect…

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June 28, 2020

A Neuroscientist and Marketer walk into a bar: Neuromarketing and the…

Ever wonder why certain new ideas stick while others don’t? We often hear a lot about innovation when it comes to new ideas, but …

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June 5, 2020

The Connected Cup: Coffee, Tea, Happiness and Visual Storytelling Aro…

What is it about coffee and tea - two simple drinks - that both transcends culture and is intimately bound up by it? In this epis…

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May 6, 2020

Beyond the Prototype: Navigating that Fuzzy Area between Ideas and Ou…

Today we talk with Voltage Control president Douglas Ferguson and we're taking you beyond the prototype. If you ever run a design…

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March 29, 2020

How Do You Make a 2.4 Billion Dollar Observatory Disappear?

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a next-generation observatory currently under development that has created a watershed moment…

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