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Sept. 29, 2014 Social Justice

Police Militarization, Race, Trust, Violence and Ferguson, MO

Join Amy, Ryan, Aneil and Adam and special guest Delande Justinvil for an important episode of This Anthropological Life as we ta…

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Sept. 24, 2014

Humans as a Playful Species w/ Michael D’Angelo, Host of Old School G…

Join us for our funnest episode yet! Amy, Aneil, Ryan and Adam Exploring humans as a playful species through the world of gamesho…

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Sept. 18, 2014

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Gebo Part 2!

Join us for our first ever extended conversation, part of our new “This Anthropological Life After Hours” extended episode series…

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Aug. 18, 2014

Ebola and Virology

Episode 38, Season 3 Amy and Adam are joined in studio again by season 1-2 host Ryan Collins, recently returned from fieldwork in…

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Aug. 5, 2014

Long Haul: The Lives of China’s Truckers w/ Rachel Katz

Episode 37, Season 3 Join us for a special episode with guest researcher, consultant, and author Rachel Katz for an intimate look…

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July 29, 2014

Urban Cycling

Episode 36, Season 3, Aired 7/29/14 Urban cycling is both a global and local phenomenon. From Boston to Bombay to Beijing, bike c…

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July 22, 2014 Social Justice

Access Denied: Protests, Urban Green Spaces, and Changing Transportat…

Episode 35, Season 3. Aired 7/22/14 From Access Denied to Transforming Access, numerous cases of the re-appropriation of space fr…

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July 18, 2014

Lost in Space: From the Universe to the Space Between Atoms

Episode 34, Season 3 This week Aneil and Adam tackle Space in all of its complexity and multi forms, from the universe to the spa…

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July 10, 2014

Stress Test w/ Luke Hanlin

Episode 33, Season 3 Feeling Stressed? Join Aneil and special Guest Luke Hanlin, Psychology PhD student, as they discuss the psyc…

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July 2, 2014 Social Justice

Reproducing Rights and Wrongs: Personhood, Religious and Reproductive…

Episode 32, Season 3 Special Episode on the Supreme Court’s rulings over religious freedom and freedom of speech. On this week’s …

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June 24, 2014

The Beautiful Game: World Cup 2014

Episode 31, Season 3, Aired 6/24/14 Gooooooooooolllllll!!!!! Today we turn our anthropological lens towards the most popular spor…

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June 11, 2014

The Power of Vulnerability

Episode 29, Season 3 Vulnerability evokes multiple feelings simultaneously-intense discomfort, respect and awe, intimacy, and fea…

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June 4, 2014 Technology

Up in the Cloud: Computing in the 21st Century (so far)

Episode 28 Season 3 “Up in the Cloud: Computing in the 21st Century (so far)” online now! The idea of a cloud evokes an immateria…

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May 29, 2014

A House to Make a Home? w/ Mengqi Wang

“A House to Make a Home?” Season 3, Episode 27 Aired 5/27/14 We are joined by guest expert Mengqi Wang to delve into the fascinat…

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May 21, 2014

Let There Be Light!

Season 3, Episode 26 – Aired 5/20/14 Light is all around us, but we don’t often think about it. Light comes to us as energy, as n…

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May 20, 2014

Special Conversation: Reflections on Anthropology: Why do we do what …

For our 25th episode we bring you a special, raw moment in the show in which we turn the conversation more directly to ourselves …

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May 8, 2014

Environmental Anthropology, pt 1. Nature, Culture, Power

Are nature and culture separate things? How do our definitions of land, space, and place affect how we view the environment? Tree…

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