Episodes

March 28, 2019

Why Don't You Eat Bugs?

Edible Insects part 1. Will crickets ever catch on as an alternative source of protein in the United States? How about cockroach …

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Feb. 28, 2019

The Social Life of Robots, pt 2: Sex and Temperament in Three Cyborg …

Part 2 of The Social Life of Robots, with Emma Backe. In this episode hosts Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins and Emma Backe tackle sex …

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Feb. 21, 2019

Heritage Survival Across Borders: Identity, Language and Migration

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration between the Smithsonian Folklife Festi…

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Feb. 6, 2019

The Social Life of Robots, pt 1: Spoiler Alert

In the pop culture imagination, perceptions of robots and AI occupy a space of mystery and intrigue that gravitates between harbi…

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Jan. 8, 2019

The Craft of Curation

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival…

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Dec. 19, 2018

Switched on Pop

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz are joined by assistant professor and musicologist Nate Slo…

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Dec. 10, 2018

Weaving Social Fabric: The Craft of African Fashion

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move , an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festiva…

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Nov. 9, 2018

Sharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector

“I hope that more people will listen to more music outside of their own little comfort zone. I think that we enrich ourselves, we…

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Oct. 9, 2018

Art is a Movement

Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration series from the Smithsonian Folklife F…

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Sept. 19, 2018

EPIC Evidence with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury

This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. …

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Aug. 17, 2018

The Awe is Shared: Evolution and Public Science with Andrea Eller - T…

Andrea Eller is a biological anthropologist driven by a question of how do our bodies continue to react to things today? In other…

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July 23, 2018

Its Only an Evil Cactus if Donkeys Chase You: Ethics and Psychedelics…

When TAL first interviewed Hamilton Morris , it was shortly after he and his production team had finished season 1 of Hamilton’s …

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July 10, 2018

Tech Ethnography, Data and Social Justice w/ Dr. Tricia Wang

Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, …

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June 1, 2018

EPIC Innovation w/ Dr. Alexandra Mack - This Anthro Life

Welcome back listeners! Adam and Ryan have taken some time away as of late to finish and defend their dissertations. Now that Rya…

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April 30, 2018

Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voi…

Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz of This Anthro Life present at the an…

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April 11, 2018

Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Co…

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Feb. 14, 2018

Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de…

Welcome listeners to the second installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series , bringing together This Anthro Life …

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Feb. 9, 2018

#MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe: Story Slamm…

Welcome to Story Slamming Anthropology . This series features both innovative narrative and audio performance drawing on the deep…

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Jan. 31, 2018

Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in …

Design and anthropology have been seen together with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how do design and anthro…

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Jan. 15, 2018

Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1

Welcome listeners to the first installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life wi…

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Dec. 13, 2017

Encounters Unforeseen: A Bicultural Retelling of 1492 with Andrew Row…

In this Conversations episode, This Anthro Life hosts Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins are joined by author Andrew Rowen to discus…

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Nov. 27, 2017

Coming to Our Senses

In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins explore the subject of sensory ethnography – …

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Oct. 26, 2017

Are Emojis and Hieroglyphs Universal Language?

Will Emojis be the death of writing? Are emojis modern day hieroglyphs? Is the increased use of emojis in textual conversations a…

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Oct. 11, 2017

The Yin and Yang of Design Anthropology with Dr. Elizabeth Dori Tunst…

In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and guest host/TAL correspondent Matt Artz explore the world of D…

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