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Best Anthropology Podcasts We Could Find
Best Anthropology Podcasts We Could Find
These Anthropology podcasts cover everything from geology, biodiversity, uncommon knowledge about humans, culture, history, humanity’s potential and more ⁠— so explore these podcasts at your own leisure and you won’t be disappointed!
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The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with A ...
 
Tired of entrenched view tribalism and binary debates? A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a podcast to air out some echo chambers, and try and a fresh perspective on the most controversial political, social and psychological debates. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!
 
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. This Anthro Life brings you smart conversations with humanity’s top makers and minds to make sense of it all. We dig into our creative potential through design, culture, and technology. Change your perspe ...
 
An exiled Northern Irish anthropologist and a hitchhiking Australian psychologist take a close look at the contemporary crop of 'secular gurus', iconoclasts, and other exiles from the mainstream, offering their own brands of unique takes and special insights. Leveraging two of the most diverse accents in modern podcasting, Chris and Matt dig deep into the claims, peek behind the psychological curtains, and try to figure out once and for all... What's it all About? Join us, as we try to puzzl ...
 
A podcast about life, the universe and anthropology produced by David Boarder Giles, Timothy Neale, Cameo Dalley, Mythily Meher and Matt Barlow. Each episode features an anthropologist or two in conversation, discussing anthropology and what it has to tell us in the twenty-first century. This podcast is made in partnership with the American Anthropological Association and with support from the Faculty of Arts & Education at Deakin University.
 
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
Lore and Legends explores humanities past, present, and future through the lense of the lore and legends built up by dominant cultures like Ancient Egypt, Greece, and more forgotten or ignored groups like the Native Americans or Tribal Africans, as well as modern myths, legends, and phenomena from bigfoot, to UFO's, psychic powers and even religions.... https://www.loreandlegends.net
 
An original podcast brought to you by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. Join us once as we explore the human experience! We are now a part of the Anthropology Public Outreach Program at The Ohio State University. Follow us @ohiostateAPOP
 
The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings of events, and offer insights into the research that they make possible.
 
Sasquatch Tracks takes a scientific look at whether there are large animal species that remain undiscovered. With special emphasis on the Sasquatch in North America, the show looks at claims of apelike “relict hominoids” and other animals purported to exist in various parts of the world.
 
What makes us human? How are we different from chimpanzees? Who are our earliest ancestors and how do we know? Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.
 
Anthropological Airwaves is the official podcast of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. It is a venue for highlighting the polyphony of voices across the discipline’s four fields and the infinite—and often overlapping—subfields within them. Through conversations, experiments in sonic ethnography, ethnographic journalism, and other (primarily but not exclusively) aural formats, Anthropological Airwaves endeavors to explore the conceptual, ...
 
The Anthropology in Business podcast is for anthropologists and business leaders interested in learning more about the many ways anthropology is applied in business and why business anthropology is one of the most effective lenses for making sense of organizations and consumers. It is hosted by Matt Artz, a business anthropologist specializing in design anthropology and working at the intersection of product management, user experience, and business strategy. To learn more about the Anthropo ...
 
What makes you … you? Is it your DNA, culture, environment? SAPIENS hosts Jen Shannon, Esteban Gómez, and SAPIENS.org Editor-in-Chief Chip Colwell speak with anthropologists from around the globe to help us uncover what makes us human. Subscribe now to learn more. The SAPIENS podcast is supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and produced by House of Pod.
 
How is it that two opposites can share the same brain? Pete, from Melbourne, Australia, Jen, from New York City, USA. Pete, at 6”7’, Jen, at 5”1”. Pete, the human periscope, Jen, the human stethoscope. Pete, the millennial, Jen, the Gen-X. Pete, at inbox zero, Jen, at inbox chaos. Pete, who wears jumpers, Jen, who wears sweaters. The Long and The Short Of It is a product of these differences. It’s a weekly podcast for curious folks ready to explore the art and science of being human from eve ...
 
Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
Scientist. Activist. Storyteller. Icon. Jane Goodall blazed the trail and changed the world. Now, she's studying new subjects – humans! This brand-new podcast will take listeners on a one-of –a-kind journey as they learn from Dr. Goodall's extraordinary life, hear from changemaking guests from every arena, and become awed by a growing movement sparked by Jane and fueled by hope. Join us as we get curious, grow compassion and take action to build a better world for all.
 
Dig Me Up Later is archaeologist / comedian, KC Martin-Stone's, exploration of life and the 'stuff' we fill it with. Each week, she chats with a guest, asking them - "if archaeologists dug you up in 1,000 years time, what would they think of you?" Guests include performers, adventurers and thinkers from all walks of life.
 
The Anthro to UX podcast is for anthropologists looking to break into user experience (UX) research. Through conversations with leading anthropologists working in UX, you will learn firsthand how others made the transition, what they learned along the way, and what they would do differently. We will also discuss what it means to do UX research from a practical perspective and what you need to do to prepare a resume and portfolio. It is hosted by Matt Artz (https://mattartz.me), a business an ...
 
The news of the week in audio, for many years compiled and written by the late Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica, is now the product of our dedicated volunteer team. Read by Laura Pettigrew, the Audio News is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.
 
How does work culture shape human behavior and experience? How do humans create cultures? From uncomfortable truths to heart-to-heart conversations, Culture First uncovers what it really takes to build a better world of work. We all aspire to rise above the day-to-day commotion and bring more humanity into our work lives. Our host Damon Klotz is dedicated to understanding how we find meaning in our work and how to better the experience humans have within organizations. Join him as he explore ...
 
Conversations about projects and research undertaken by scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Hosted by former New York Times journalist and current CASBS research affiliate John Markoff. CASBS brings together great minds to generate new knowledge to address wicked problems and significant societal challenges. It is a place where diverse thinkers collectively produce transformative outcomes that none could produce independently. ...
 
Online Gods is a monthly podcast on digital cultures and their political ramifications, featuring lively conversations with scholars and activists. Presented by anthropologist Ian M. Cook, the podcast is a key initiative of the five year ERC project ONLINERPOL www.fordigitaldignity.com led by media anthropologist Sahana Udupa at LMU Munich, and cohosted by HAU Network for Ethnographic Theory. Online Gods represents our collective commitment to multimedia diffusion of research in accessible a ...
 
This podcast series questions the promise and ideal of interdisciplinarity by looking at travelling concepts: concepts that travel within and across academic disciplines. The two Utrecht University- based hosts - Tessa Diphoorn and Brianne McGonigle Leyh - will invite two scholars each month to discuss a particular concept and explore how, if, and why such concepts have travelled.
 
In this podcast, I’m going to chat with the interesting, remarkable, and sometimes downright crazy people I’ve met from my travels and time living abroad. I’ve spent a good part of my adult life traveling, and the last decade living in places like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines.During that time, I’ve run into some of the most amazing people you can imagine. This podcast is a forum for me to share their voices, their stories, and give you a glimpse into their l ...
 
#zimlove is a podcast where I, a foreigner who has been living and working in Zimbabwe for a couple years, tries to explain through the eyes of others, why I fell in love with this country. When I try to describe the beauty and diversity of this place, I fail because I cannot compete with hyperinflation and expensive safaris, which is the only thing that google spits out once you type in "Zimbabwe". In this podcast each person describes one true perspective on Zimbabwe from their own reality ...
 
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Distributing Condoms and Hope: The Racialized Politics of Youth Sexual Health (U California Press, 2020) is a feminist ethnographic account of how youth sexual health programs in the racially and economically stratified city of “Millerston” reproduce harm in the marginalized communities they are meant to serve. Chris Barcelos makes space for the st…
 
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Ken Banks speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Ken's career as a social entrepreneur working in mobile technology, his current role as Head of Social Purpose at Yoti, and his upcoming bookThe Pursuit of Purpose. About Ken Banks Ken Banks…
 
In the finale of our Engagement series, Shane interviews Dr. Erin Moore, the newest faculty member in the Ohio State University Anthropology Department. Dr. Moore speaks to us about her research with women and girls in Uganda and with multinational nongovernmental organizations. Shane and Dr. Moore discuss the concept of a "gender panic" and the im…
 
In the third episode of this mini-season, "Crossover," Anar Parikh chats with Sarah Duignan, of Anthro Dish--a weekly show about the intersections between our foods, cultures, and identities. AnthroDish: https://www.anthrodish.com/What we talked about: AnthroDish Episode 10: https://www.anthrodish.com/episodes/trinamoyles?rq=trina%20moylesAnthroDis…
 
In this fascinating THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski is joined by Monica Paulus, a native of Papua New Guinea who was accused of sorcery by her neighbors and family. Monica gives us a harrowing account of what it is like to be persecuted and hunted by a bloodthirsty mob. What are the reasons for these kinds of scapegoating? What would be …
 
Is our society, founded on liberty, transforming right now into an open-air prison where we are pitted against each other? Is Ibram X. Kendi a subverter, as he claims, or is he merely a mouthpiece for the establishment? How are witch hunts, prevalent in archaic societies, manifested in a more modern-day context? What is the most likely reason for t…
 
David Gornoski starts the show by drawing attention to the similarities between the abusive father of Britney Spears and the control-hungry elitists in DC. How can we help people break away from the abusive statist cult of control? Is there any room for innovative solutions in an environment of statist authoritarianism? Join David as he reflects on…
 
German Political Analyst and Strategist Marc Saxer bring his experience in Asia and a unique perspective on how to transform Western politics. If Neo-Liberalism is dying, why has the Left failed to capitalize on it? How can climate change activism become more effective? We get into Identity Politics, the Culture Wars, and why polarized activism get…
 
And we’re back! This week we’d like to introduce our newest Familiar Stranger, Joe Clifford. Joe has just completed his Masters in Development Studies from the University of Auckland! To kick off his first panel, Joe discusses his research into the concept of Gotong Royong or mutual assistance in Indonesia. The rest of the Strangers weigh in on the…
 
David Gornoski is joined by the returning Burke Peters for a new THINGS HIDDEN conversation. Burke Peters talks about his recent article on economics and desire; the connection between narratives and symbols to economics; the mindset behind the demands for coercive market regulations; how the Gospel builds a high trust society; the housing market c…
 
What's happening to the January 6 protesters in prison after they were arrested? What does their ordeal reveal about both the conservative and liberal establishment and criminal justice in our country? Join David Gornoski as he gets to the bottom of these questions vital for the republic while also commenting on the latest news stories from around …
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by reflecting on how the path ahead of the outdated twentieth-century media looks like. Also in the show, former HHS scientist Dr. Paul Alexander returns to talk about the new variant that the media has been hyping up and the push to get kids to take experimental drugs. What does the actual evidence say about the d…
 
On this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, after leading off with news and discussion of all things Sasquatch, we are then joined by Leon Thompson of Bigfoot Okanagan, a group that applies scientific principles toward the study of Sasquatch. Leon's background is in the study of systems theory, and over the course of the last several years, Leon has a…
 
In the second instalment of the personal gurus season we take a look at Matt's childhood science guru: the famed astronomer and science communicator Carl Sagan. Sagan's regarded as an intellectual hero amongst skeptics and supporters of science but is the admiration warranted or is this a halo effect enhanced by youthful innocence and the distortin…
 
Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held weekly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all. About the book:The emancipatory promise of liberalism - and its exclusionary qualities - shaped the fate of Jews in many parts of the world during the age of empire.…
 
For fifty years, most people believed the Necronomicon, an ancient grimoire written by the “Mad Arab” Abdul Alhazrad in the year 700, was imaginary. That is, until a writer using only the name Simon published what he claimed to be a translation of the text in 1977. How could a book of spells meant to invoke interdimensional space deities or raise o…
 
In Radiant Infrastructures: Media, Environment, and Cultures of Uncertainty (Duke UP, 2020), Rahul Mukherjee explores how the media coverage of nuclear power plants and cellular phone antennas in India—what he calls radiant infrastructures—creates environmental publics: groups of activists, scientists, and policy makers who use media to influence p…
 
Why do we find pervasive gender-based discrimination, exclusion and violence in India when the Indian constitution builds an inclusive democracy committed to gender equality? This is the puzzle that animates Natasha Behl’s book, Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India (Oxford University Press, 2019), but it is, as …
 
Tokyo used to be presented as the ultimate hyper-modern city. But after years of economic recession the Tokyo of today has another side. A site of alienation and loneliness, anxiety about conformity and identity, it is a place where self-professed 'geeks' (or 'otaku'), mostly single middle-aged men, congregate in districts like Akibahara to pursue …
 
David Gornoski explains why coercion, in order to effect change, is never the wisest course to take. All of the problems that we see in politics, science, medicine, and education stem from the coercive nature of the government regulatory system. Should the young be enticed or pressurized into taking experimental drugs for the "greater good?" Join D…
 
Science and U! Dr. Weiping Yu, the chief science advisor of A Neighbor's Choice, is back with more scientific analysis. The renowned physician comments on using functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess the modulation of sensory and affective responses during empathy for pain. Why do people benefit from hypnotherapy? What is the difference be…
 
David Gornoski opens the episode with an analysis of the mainstream media's attempt to interpret the pandemic in favor of Big Pharma and justify the political establishment's power grab over average Americans. What happened to the Left's skepticism over unaccountable big corporations? Is there such a thing as "settled" science? How is the corporate…
 
What makes some cities world class? Increasingly, that designation reflects the use of a toolkit of urban planning practices and policies that circulates around the globe. These strategies—establishing creative districts dedicated to technology and design, “greening” the streets, reinventing historic districts as tourist draws—were deployed to buil…
 
In Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health (MIT Press, 2020), physician-anthropologist Eugene T. Richardson explores how public health practices—from epidemiological modeling to outbreak containment—help perpetuate global inequities. This book questions the Global North's "monopoly on truth" in global public health science, m…
 
Alright gang, this week our special guest is…me. Playing the role of both of interviewer and interviewee, I have a much needed conversation with myself about a number of things. In an effort to be more transparent and to allow myself to be more vulnerable, this episode digs into my headspace. The depression and anxiety I've felt throughout the last…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by commenting on the media's hyping up of the Delta variant and the ignoring of generic treatments by both the government and the press. Also in the show, David is joined by Amy Povah of the CAN-DO Clemency who calls in to talk about Biden's lackluster reaction so far to vital criminal justice issues in our country…
 
What's causing the obesity epidemic that we're seeing all around us despite the advice of mainstream health experts? How come this epidemic is extended even to the rats living in the cities? Joining David Gornoski for this episode is nutritional researcher Tucker Goodrich who calls in to answer these questions as well as to comment on the origin of…
 
Today I interviewed Kailing Xie on her recently published book, Embodying Middle Class Gender Aspirations: Perspectives from China's Privileged Young Women (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). This book takes a feminist approach to analyse the lives of well-educated urban Chinese women, who were raised to embody the ideals of a modern Chinese nation and are…
 
In Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2020) Theodore Cohen examines the ways in which different protagonists sought to incorporate Blackness into Mexican national identity. After the Revolution in 1910, a group of intellectuals, researchers, and cultural producers elaborated on the meanings of Bla…
 
In Everything Ancient Was Once New: Indigenous Persistence from Hawaiʻi to Kahiki (U Hawaii Press, 2021), Emalani Case explores Indigenous persistence through the concept of Kahiki, a term that is at once both an ancestral homeland for Kānaka Maoli (Hawaiians) and the knowledge that there is life to be found beyond Hawaiʻi’s shores. It is therefore…
 
Horror Addicts Episode# 197 SEASON 16 Cultural Horror Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe ——————— 197 | #TransmundanePress #OnTime #BlackAngel #TalesfromtheDarkside #TimeTravel http://traffic.libsyn.com/horroraddicts/HorrorAddicts197.mp3 Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net 113 days till Hallowe…
 
David Gornoski opens the show by highlighting how the Woke religion is a cheap imitation of Christianity. Has the Biden administration done anything in terms of criminal justice reform or is it simply undoing justice reforms on a massive scale? Plus, David also comments on the latest duel between Rand Paul and Fauci in congress while exposing the s…
 
If we can help one person liberate himself/herself from toxic groupthink then we've done our part. How should we engage our political opposites? Why can't we have a public debate on whether children should have to put up with these coercive state-enforced pandemic measures? Is the Biden administration fundamentally Leftist as many claim? Join David…
 
It’s hard to imagine a place more central to American mythology today than Silicon Valley. To outsiders, the region glitters with the promise of extraordinary wealth and innovation. But behind this image lies another Silicon Valley, one segregated by race, class, and nationality in complex and contradictory ways. Its beautiful landscape lies atop u…
 
How Social Science Creates the World is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and UC Berkeley political scientist Professor Mark Bevir. Mark Bevir is an internationally acclaimed expert in the theory of governance. This thought-provoking conversation explores how attempts to shoehorn political science into a natural science…
 
Using their relationship as a jumping off point, Jen and Pete do a deep dive on what it means and what it takes to be a good friend. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What are indicators of true friendship? What might be the relationship between friendship and unconditional love? How did Jen and Pete's friendship go from coach/…
 
When you think about mummification, I’m sure Ancient Egypt is the first thing that springs to mind. Although that culture’s mummies are absolutely some of the coolest, they’re not the only ones who mummified their dead. In fact, mummification is still going on today thanks in part to Mother Nature and some odd things live people do to themselves. O…
 
Topics discussed: Real estate ambition, his grandfather as his personal inspiration, building a great team, overthinking, personal growth in the age of YouTube, Amazon computer firings and the impact of that on our society, working for Walmart vs Amazon, Walmarts relationship to their truck drivers, school systems not preparing you for real life, g…
 
We continue our series on the Inquisition with the campaigns to suppress the Waldensians. These "Poor Men (and Women!) of Lyon" were known for their sandals and their beards; but mostly for their Christian piety, humility, and charity. So of course they had to die. And die they did, in the tens, hundreds, and thousands.…
 
We're living in strange times here in Toronto as things start opening. More than half of the city is fully vaccinated, and things are changing. We wanted to reach out to folks within the scene to see where they're at with moving forward. We recognize the folks who contributed their voices are from countries where vaccinations are generally accessib…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by analyzing the latest news such as the anti-government protests in France while also concluding why we're going to win the debate on health and nutrition. Why should we avoid vegetable and seed oils? Who are the ones that are subsidizing these toxic disease and comorbidity multipliers? How can we build a healthy …
 
What happened to the Biden administration's anti-vax conspiracy theories that were prevalent during Trump's presidency? It looks like the political status quo's stances and rhetoric change with the wind. Join David Gornoski as he exposes the opportunistic politics of those who are in power right now. Listen to the full episode for all this and more…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Lakota shirt returned after a century in German museums (details) Tomb of Hellenistic poet-astronomer uncovered in southern Turkey (details) New Easter Island research finds population increase, not collapse (details) Ancient Greek feasting grounds found on island of Cyprus (details)…
 
Music from Orkney thunderstorms, dog walks in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park that have inspired a set of tiles, essays about the seasons from a diverse collection of writers: Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough's guests, composer Erland Cooper, writer Anita Roy, artist Alison Milner and Dr Pippa Marland, compare notes on the way they filter countryside expe…
 
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