Episodes

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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Nov. 17, 2016

On Kindness and What the World Needs Now w/ Hannah Brencher

Have you ever felt disconnected from your relationships and your life because of your reliance on your phone and social media? Do…

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Nov. 2, 2016

Multi-species and non-Human Centered Anthropology: Conversations Revi…

Join us for another listen of TAL Conversations favorites on Multi-species and Non-Human Centered Anthropology. Originally aired …

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Oct. 19, 2016

Myths of American Democracy: Contradictions, Troubling Numbers, and S…

Do you find yourself increasingly frustrated at the lack of real conversations between candidates and politicians? Are you confus…

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Oct. 19, 2016

FreeThink #2 – Moving Beyond the Mic: On Collaborations and Working A…

Join Aneil, Adam and Ryan for the second FreeThink episode, where they talk unscripted about upcoming projects and potential inte…

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Oct. 12, 2016

Beer Revisited

Glad you’re here! Check out some of our favorite episodes in any order and get to know the anthropological life. And, if you’re l…

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Oct. 10, 2016

FreeThink #1: TaL Back in the Studio! What’s Next??

Adam, Aneil, and Ryan are all back in the TaL studio for the first time in 18 months! And it feels good. Today we talk shop about…

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July 19, 2016

Is Corporate Anthropology Selling Out? A Conversation on Consulting w…

We’re stoked to bring you TAL’s first ever three-city episode! Join Adam (in Peru!) and Ryan (in Boston!) and special guest Vyjay…

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June 12, 2016

Making Sense of Finance: Boundaries, Institutions, and Power with Cai…

Join TaL’s Aneil Tripathy and Caitlin Zaloom, NYU Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, as they discuss Zaloom’s r…

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