Episodes

Sept. 27, 2017

Fall for This Anthro Life: Back in Action, New Content, and our Patre…

Hey Listeners! Adam and Ryan are back from their brief summer hiatus (a time filled with fieldwork, dissertation writing, and tra…

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July 24, 2017

The Happiness Fetish Revisited

In response to several surveys that attempt to quantify happiness, Ryan, Adam, and Aneil spend this episode of This Anthro Life e…

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July 14, 2017

Conversations and Podcasting as Social Technology

This episode is a little different from our normal content. In it we feature a presentation Adam gave for Pivotal Labs in which h…

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June 28, 2017

The Stories Bones Tell w/ Kristina Killgrove

This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking …

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June 21, 2017

Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of S…

This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking …

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June 14, 2017

Anthropology has Always been Out There w/ Ed Liebow and Leslie Walker…

In the second conversation of the TAL + SM crossover series, Ryan and Adam were joined by AAA Executive Director Ed Liebow and Pr…

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June 7, 2017

Writing “in my Culture” w/ Zoe Wool and Alex Golub of Savage Minds

This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking …

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June 2, 2017

Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 2

We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This …

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May 31, 2017

Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 1

We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This …

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May 17, 2017

On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig

How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Step…

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May 12, 2017

Free Think 6 – Who Are the 13,000?

FreeThink 6 – Who Are the 13,000? In this week’s Free Think, Adam and Ryan introduce a new member of our team, Matt Artz , who wi…

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April 26, 2017

Dating your Ancestors is Complicated: The Strange Case of Homo Naledi

On this episode, Adam and Ryan dive into the complexities of our ever evolving human family. How we understand our ancient ances…

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April 19, 2017

Culinary Catalysts and Scientific Shifts: Peruvian Quinoa in the Age …

This episode of This Anthropological Life presents a little differently from our normal episodes. The Society for Applied Anthrop…

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April 12, 2017

FreeThink 5: Finding Balance in the Midst of Burnout

Freethink #5: Finding Balance in the midst of Burnout In this week’s free think Ryan and Adam talk burning out and finding balanc…

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March 22, 2017

The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené …

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March 15, 2017

FreeThink #4: On Art, Creativity, and Bringing Awe back to Anthropolo…

As you may have noticed, TAL has been on a bit of a break from releasing new episodes. But, the good news is that we have not bee…

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Feb. 15, 2017

Investigating the Untethered Journey between Psychedelic Science, Med…

Psychedelia is the culture and experiences of psychedelic substances. Where did all the research on psychedelic drugs go? Could p…

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Feb. 8, 2017

Waiting w/ Serra Hakyemez

with Aneil and Ryan Special Guest: Serra Hakyemez Is waiting political? Can you cut in line at Starbucks during your hectic morni…

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Feb. 6, 2017

D+A #2: What Makes a Protest Successful and How do I get involved?

Today’s D+A minisode follows last week’s powerful conversation with Jara Connell on protests and people-powered forms of resistan…

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Feb. 1, 2017

Protesting the Powers that Be and Being the Power that Protests w/ Ja…

What does mass-protesting accomplish? Does no arrests equate success? Why is protesting disruptive? And more! In this action pack…

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Jan. 30, 2017

D+A Minisode 1: How to Deal with Change w/ Dr. Andi Simon

Minisodes are finally here! If this is your first TAL Podcast experience, welcome! We recommend you start off with our regular Co…

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Jan. 24, 2017

When your Business Stalls, it’s time to Evolve: Unpacking Corporate A…

How can we make change easier? Do women lead differently from men? What is corporate anthropology? Ryan, Adam, and Aneil are back…

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Dec. 5, 2016

FreeThink 3: PRX Podcast Garage Meetups, Building Bridges, and Expand…

Do you need Podcast advice? How is social media transforming the nature of protesting? Can we hatch a good episode out of chicken…

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Nov. 23, 2016

Don’t Panic! The Neuroscience behind falling into Balance w/ Vivek Pa…

Are balance and movement something that can be culturally shaped? Why aren’t female rats being used in drug studies? In this epis…

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