Episodes

July 26, 2022

Growing Roots as a National Cultural Anthropologist with Ashley Mered…

Ashley Meredith takes us through her profession and passion as the National Cultural Anthropologist and Deputy National Historic …

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May 11, 2022

The Fight to Save Cultural Memory with Charles Henry

Charles Henry is the president of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), a nonprofit that works with libraries,…

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March 23, 2022

On Being Heard and Learning to Listen with Nethra Samarawickrema

When we think about social science and social scientists working out in the world, we tend to jump to the science part, you know …

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March 10, 2022

Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Revolution with Mick Morucci

If you’re alive in 2022 you’ve probably also heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency or the blockchain. Whether you’re an active trad…

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Jan. 18, 2022

Deep Storytelling: Bicultural History and Fiction with Andrew Rowen

It's a common truism that history is often written by the victors, but it is equally true that the actual story is more complicat…

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Dec. 15, 2021

Build Better Worlds: Anthropology for Game Design, Film and Writing

Today we're diving into world building, the process of creating realized worlds for (mostly) fictional stories and how anthropolo…

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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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