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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.

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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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March 21, 2020

A Virus Without Borders: The Design of Public Health, Inequality, and…

Produced in collaboration with Experience by Design .  We are witnessing a moment in our lifetimes that we will hopefully never s…

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March 13, 2020

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of …

Gigaom CEO, publisher and author of "The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity" stops by virt…

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Feb. 13, 2020

Will We Find God with this Machine? Introducing Starstruck

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

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Jan. 13, 2020

Brands and the Business of Relationships with Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming stops by to chat with Adam about branding, marketing and design. Bill is a Boston-based Independent Brand & Marketin…

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