Episodes

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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May 25, 2016

Guest Podcast: Food Futures: Playing our Way to Conservation? Experim…

Special guest podcast from our friends at the Food Futures Podcast Corinna Howland interviews Adam Gamwell about experimental gam…

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May 24, 2016

Stewardship and Heritage: Bringing Archaeology to the Public with Emi…

Join TAL’s Ryan Collins and Aneil Tripathy as they interview Emily Jane Murry about her work as a publicly engaged archaeologist …

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March 28, 2016

Faded Paint and Yellowed Photos: On, Image, Inspiration, and Memory w…

How does a camera and a deep sense of curiosity lead to a lifetime of archaeological research on ancient peoples, their symbols, …

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March 23, 2016

A Business for the Future? Redefining Value, Quinoa and the Quest of …

We’re back in Peru! Join Adam and special guest Alexander Wankel of Pachakuti Foods for a conversation about the future of food p…

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March 18, 2016

Exploring Boundaries: From Access to Female Sexworkers to the Questio…

When designing a research project, a researcher’s initial plans are often interrupted by what data we actually can access. Whethe…

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March 7, 2016

Mate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden

Mate (pronounced mah-tay), or more commonly known as yerba mate for English speakers, is an herbal tea drink native to parts of S…

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Feb. 8, 2016

Anthropology without Borders? Bringing the Study of People to the Peo…

Join TAL as they explore the meaning and movements behind the buzz words that shape anthropology when it reaches beyond the class…

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Jan. 11, 2016

History, Power, and a Mapuche Bible: A Shaman’s Story with Ana Mariel…

Join TAL’s Aneil Tripathy and Ryan Collins as they interview Ana Mariella Bacigalupo of SUNY Buffalo. Ana’s discussion of her res…

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Nov. 12, 2015

The Thrill of Discovery

Whether exploring a ruined tomb by torchlight, submerging to great depths in search of lost ships, or sending lone robot emissari…

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Oct. 6, 2015

Return of the Ethnographers: Life After Fieldwork

Start your week off by tuning in to the TAL crew, the entire TAL crew, back from fieldwork (albeit briefly) as we talk about our …

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Sept. 29, 2015

Back from the Field: Syncing into Holly Walter’s Research Part 2

Holly Walter’s joins TAL in the studio to share her experiences and insights into Shaligram stones! Her fieldwork took her from …

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Sept. 18, 2015

Applying, Designing, and Bringing Anthropology to the Public

Welcome back listeners new and old to the new and exciting season of This Anthropological Life! This season we at TAL have a lot …

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April 24, 2015

Syncretism in the Land of Sacred Stones w/ Holly Walters

Sometimes ethnographic investigations are pretty straight forward. Sometimes, its like getting submerged in a ball pit with the t…

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April 9, 2015

Unearthing the Past: Interview w/ Ryan Collins

Ever wanted to know what its like to be an archaeologist? Can you really dig a whole and interpret the past with the materials yo…

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