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Life is complicated, but we love simple answers. AI and robotics are changing the nature of work. Emojis change the way we write. Fossil Fuels were once the engine of progress, now we're in a race to change how we power the planet. We're constantly trying to save ourselves...from ourselves. Join Anthropologist and culture expert Dr. Adam Gamwell for curated conversations with humanity’s top makers and minds on our creative potential through design, culture, business and technology. Change yo ...
 
This is experience by design, a podcast that brings new perspectives to the experiences we have everyday. Does standing in line always have to suck? Why are airports so uncomfortable? What does it mean to be loyal to a brand? Why do you love being connected but dislike feeling tethered to your smart phone? Can we train people to care about the climate? Join the expedition to the frontiers of culture and business through the lens of human experience. We're here to make sense of the madness wi ...
 
Welcome to the podcast dedicated to Anthropology. On this podcast we will investigate different topics in anthropology, as well as interviewing a wide range of guests to hear about some of their experiences and learn about the remarkable research they are producing. This podcast is based out of UC Santa Barbara, and guests will include professors, graduate students, alumni and more.
 
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A job search strategy is essential, but what if you don’t even know what to look for or what you want to do? A career plan is something you can do before job searching to define the kind of work you want to do and how to engage with like minded people, so you’ve got opportunities and pathways to work you’ll find fulfilling and meaningful, regardles…
 
This past summer has brought greater attention to questions of racial and social justice, resulting from the George Floyd murder to other stories also depicting events that bring us back to an earlier time in American history. While this renewed focus is welcome to address issues that still need addressing, the topic of diversity, equity, inclusion…
 
One might think that by 2021, companies would already have an understanding of how to digitally transform. Also, one might think that they would have a strategy in place to do so. The truth, however, is that many companies neither have an understanding nor a strategy of engaging customers through digital means. As a result, a staggering 84% of cust…
 
We are living in the Age of Identity. Terms like fluidity and intersectionality speak to the moment of people exploring who they are across and within different contexts. People are free to choose from a wide variety of selves, each building on the other to create a range of self-expression. While this allows people to speak about who they see them…
 
Dr. Meena Kaushik takes us through her story from the revolutionary idea in the late 1970s of applying semiotics to brand and market research to founding Quantum, which today is a global enterprise research organization in seven countries, through how they have digitally adapted insights research in the face of COVID. Meena Kaushik started her jour…
 
In this episode, host of That Anthro Podcast Gabriella Campbell reflects on one year of creating the podcast, and more generally her journey in Anthropology. Friend and colleague, Noah Hayes, takes over the interviewer role to ask the questions. Learn about how I got interested in Anthropology, what the real first episode of the podcast was, my fav…
 
What does chips and salsa, Meowoulf, and Burning Man have in common? What they all share is they are part of what our guest calls the Experiential Palate. They involve trying to connect with a person’s experiential aptitude to take in and appreciate what is being created for them. If you have salsa that is too spicy, no matter how good it might tas…
 
Phil Surles is a cultural anthropologist and consultant who focuses on branding. He works with companies to change their culture for the better and focuses on integrating anthropology into industry. From art school to anthropology to industry Phil discusses how he combined all of his passions into his consulting work. Phil, Astrid, and Adam discuss…
 
Welcome Sarah Alami Gouraftei, a PhD candidate at UC Santa Barbara in the Integrative Anthropological Sciences Laboratory (IAS). Sarah grew up in Morocco, and reflects on the social inequalities that were very apparent to her in Casablanca. She says she really saw the harm social injustices can do which ultimately is what really sparked her interes…
 
The experience of being a parent of a developmentally disabled, or neurologically atypical child, can be highly varied. Kids can have a range of functioning, challenges, abilities, and barriers. Regardless of our different experiences based on the unique situations we face, one thing is the same: all of us frequently need some form of help. This is…
 
If Dr. Hellen Fisher isn’t a household name in your house (yet), her work certainly is. Helen is a biological anthropologist and basically the reason you can date online. She’s an expert on romantic love, gender differences, the evolution of human emotions and attraction. She has also been the Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com and was instrume…
 
Find more info on Dr. Riel-Salvatore and his work here: https://anthropo.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/professeurs/professeur/in/in19299/sg/Julien%20Riel-Salvatore/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julien-Riel-Salvatore Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram, and @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you…
 
On this episode I chat with Rhian Dunn, a UCSB Alumni who is currently pursuing her PhD in Physical Anthropology with a specialization in Forensic Anthropology at Michigan State University. Prior to that she received her MS in Forensic Anthropology at Mercyhurst in Erie Pennsylvania, studying vertebral elements for ancestry estimation. She emphasiz…
 
Despite being summer, it is a fallacy that academics get summers off. Especially in a pandemic year, it can feel like the pressures and stresses of academic work have been compounded. Making the transition to remote teaching provided its own unique challenges. On top of that are all of the requirements of the academic life. Committee work. Advising…
 
TAL Correspondent Sara Schmieder brings us an all new interview about the power of cemetery restoration, race in the American South, and bringing legacy to light. Dr. Ryan Smith is a professor of religious history, material culture, and historic preservation at Virginia Commonwealth University. His latest book Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: …
 
Welcome Professor of Archaeology at Moorpark College, Dr. Andrew Kinkella! To start off our discussion we go back to Dr. Kinkella’s undergraduate days at UC Santa Barbara, and how it guided his journey in Anthropology. Hear about his Intro to Archaeology teacher, Professor Brian Fegan, and how his captivating teaching style inspired Kinkella to wan…
 
In today’s episode Adam Gamwell and Astrid Countee are joined by multispecies anthropologist John Hartigan jr. John is an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In his latest work, Shaving the Beasts: Wild Horses and Ritual in Spain, John studies the social lives of wild horses in Spain and Catalonia and the Spanish ritual dat…
 
Our guest today Josh Linkner has had a pretty varied set of experiences that led to to writing his latest book, Big Little Breakthroughs. In fact, he describes himself as being a “strange mix of things.” From an early age he picked up guitar. That’s not necessarily notable, as lots of young kids pick up guitar. However, his interest led him to focu…
 
Alicia Boswell is an Assistant Professor in UC Santa Barbara’s History of Art and Architecture department, and focuses her research (and teaching) around themes of ancient Andean Archaeology, conservation, cultural heritage, craft production, cultural landscapes and much more that we will discuss in today’s episode. Since she began her journey as a…
 
This episode with Adam Gamwell is jam packed with great conversations, stories about serendipitous timing and pertinent advice for anyone looking for new, creative ways to apply their anthropological knowledge more broadly. Adam tells about his graduate school experiences at Brandies, and how traveling to Peru as a graduate student ended up shaping…
 
This week I sat down to talk to Biological Anthropology graduate student Dana Al-Hindi, a member of Brenna Henn's laboratory at UC Davis (http://hennlab.ucdavis.edu/), who is looking at human phenotypic variation in hunter-gather populations in Africa. Her research primarily focuses on identifying the genetic architecture of skin pigmentation withi…
 
In the area of ethnomethodology and workplace studies, Jack’s work always served as a case study in how to apply academic research and industry impact. From his earlier days at the University of Oregon, to his move to the Institute for Research on Learning at Stanford, and then to the XEROX Palo Alto Research Center, and even today with the sustain…
 
BOOK GIVEAWAY!! Leave a Review of This Anthro Life for a chance to win a copy of Ghost Work! Leave us a written review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser by May 8, 2021, and email us a screenshot (so we know it's you) at thisanthrolife@gmail.com. We'll randomly pick four winners out of the group from anyone who submits a review by May 8th, 2021. Now ju…
 
Join me in welcoming Dr. Srimati Basu (President elect of the Association of Feminist Anthropology) and Dr. Michelle Ramirez (Active member of the Association of Feminist Anthropology) who are both accomplished researchers in the field of cultural anthropology and gender studies. Listen to us talk about the women who inspire us, their work in femin…
 
Dr. Jacqueline Copeland grew up in Philadelphia, which she describes as a city of neighborhoods. But, just because you have neighborhoods doesn’t mean that everyone is neighborly. From those early experiences of people watching and trying to understand the dynamics of Philly, she became interested in exploring new worlds and understanding different…
 
This week I interview husband and wife writing duo, Dr. Lesley Newson and Dr. Peter Richerson, on their careers and their newest joint book, A Story of Us: A New Look at Human Evolution. We discuss how they met and decided to write the book in a style that targets a multi-level audience, not just other academics, and why they chose to tell the stor…
 
Today Dr. Jennifer Miller from the Max Planck Institute joins us today to talk about her work investigating research questions in Stone Age Africa, focusing on Ostrich eggshell beads (OES). Her PhD focused on these beads and their symbolic and cultural meanings, while also looking more broadly at multiple sites to see if there was any regional chan…
 
Oscar Barrera is a Business Anthropologist based out of Veracruz, Mexico who brings a global mindset to helping businesses turn hurdles into opportunities for positive change. He is an expert in innovation, change management, and strategy. In this episode in partnership with This Anthro Life and Experience by Design, podcast cohosts Adam Gamwell an…
 
Welcome Anthropologist and teacher at Wheaton College, Dr. Gabriela Torres! Check out her books below! "Sexual Violence in Intimacy" volume: https://www.routledge.com/Sexual-Violence-in-Intimacy-Implications-for-Research-and-Policy-in-Global/Torres-Yllo/p/book/9780367338121 Marital Rape volume: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/marital-rape-9…
 
Dr. Michele Koons comes on the podcast today to talk all about her career and path to becoming the Archaeology Curator at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science (https://www.dmns.org/). She explains how her love and passion for ancient peoples and artifacts developed during college, and discusses some of the great opportunities she had to explore …
 
Oscar Barrera is a Business Anthropologist based out of Veracruz, Mexico who brings a global mindset to helping businesses turn hurdles into opportunities for positive change. He is an expert in innovation, change management, and strategy. In this episode in partnership with Experience By Design podcast cohosts Adam Gamwell and Gary David dig into …
 
Punk is more than songs; it is an ethos, as well as an aesthetic. The punk lifestyle and its music is all about attitude, and fighting against norms, traditional dogma, social injustice, and intolerance. It strives to move outside of how things have always been done, as well as being cautious of authority. The more society tells you that you should…
 
This is my version of a love letter to Anthropology for World Anthroday 2021, where I interview several guests asking them why they love anthropology and what has been the most impactful experience for them during their careers. Check out the many other schools, podcasts, and clubs celebrating Anthroday at the American Association of Anthropologist…
 
The Experience by Design mothership is being boarded by pirates! On today’s episode, we welcome the Learning Pirate Lauren Waldman. Lauren long has been interested in education and learning, a passion that saw her take on the Head of Learning and Development in Canada for Tata Consulting Services, as well as being Training and Development Manager f…
 
Undergraduate student Tim James from the University of Mexico joins me today to talk all things paleontology and CRM archaeology (Cultural Resource Management). We discuss his unique background growing up visiting museums in New Mexico, and how being exposed to archaeological sites and indigenous people from such a young age really inspired him to …
 
Take a walk with anthropologist and consultant Grant McCracken and host Adam Gamwell, as they discuss Grant's new book The New Honor Code: A Simple Plan for Raising Our Standards and Restoring Our Good Names and dig into Grant's uncanny ability to excavate and weave together (American) culture, media, and storytelling, and pull out provocative insi…
 
Welcome to a very special episode of That Anthro Podcast where I interview another Anthropology podcaster, Sarah Duignan of Anthrodish! Check out her podcast here, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/anthrodish/id1405790655. We talk all things podcasting, graduate school, women in science, how we see the future of the field going and more! Follow…
 
Dr. John Johnson, a UCSB alumni, curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Natural History, and adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UCSB, joins us on the podcast today. He has been working and researching on California Archaeology and California Native Americans for over 45 years, and has been a curator at the Santa Barbara Natural History Muse…
 
Designer and entrepreneur Paul Bulencea, who is the co-creator of the college of extraordinary experiences, visits the Experience by Design studios. Paul’s personal journey started with a Masters degree in recreation while in Salzburg. Blending gamification and experience design, Paul and his advisor created new ground in the space of tourism exper…
 
UCSB Associate Professor Dr. David Lawson joins us on the podcast to introduce his work in behavioral ecology, evolutionary approaches to human behavioral diversity, and anthropological contributions to global health. We also discuss his childhood in Northern Ireland, and how he stumbled into a biology degree at University College London, and then …
 
In January 2021 armed rioters stormed the US Capitol in a harrowing and politically fomented insurrection. It was an apex of years of divisive and condemnable rhetoric and fear-mongering used to stoke insecurities and desperate action. How do we ensure this never happens again? Or how do we dismantle the social structures that feed hate, fear, and …
 
Language warning. We use the word sh*t a lot in this episode, since it is, in fact all about poop. To wrap up this crappy, some may even say shitty year, host Adam Gamwell and intern Elizabeth Smyth discuss the origin of the word shit, how the way we defecate is culturally constructed, what our poop reveals about us, and so much more in this New Ye…
 
Welcome Matt Artz, a business anthropologist, podcaster, founder of 2 anthropology consulting companies, and an overall fascinating guest. We dive into the field of user experience, his experience doing a Tedx talk, the importance of publicly disseminating our work as anthropologists, and his new podcasts he is launching this January. We also discu…
 
Toni Gonzalez walks us through her journey to finding archaeology at Pasadena Community College, and how her background in art and art history really set the stage for the way she would go onto study Maya material culture. She also expresses how having family roots in Latin America guided her to conduct her research in Mesoamerica. Her work primari…
 
Today we dive into the life and research of the lovely Mallory Melton, UCSB PhD candidate. We discuss her road to anthropology, how she overcame certain barriers with the help and support of many mentors. She has distinguished herself in her academic studies, with a string of publications, workshops, guest lectures, honors, awards for being an outs…
 
Many companies want to use customer experience, but are they really embracing its essence? Businesses often think it is about customers being happy in terms of ‘customer satisfaction.’ The point is really customer experience is about much more than satisfaction. To be a company that embraces customer experience is to embrace cultural change. We all…
 
Welcome to this week's episode with fellow Anthropology undergraduate at UCSB, Nina Wilson. She is one of my classmates who presented a wonderful presentation to our class on sex and gender in osteology, where she discussed some of the outdated terms and issues are in forensic and bioarchaeological research that exclude or ignore the existence of t…
 
Have you ever seen Dr. Temperance Brennan aka "Bones" solving crimes with Agent Booth on TV? Well, it is the very thing that inspired me to pursue becoming a forensic anthropologist, and today I talk about the inaccuracies of some of the methods, but also where they shone with realistic science! This was just a fun way for me to ramble about Osteol…
 
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