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Decoding the Gurus

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Decoding the Gurus

Christopher Kavanagh and Matthew Browne

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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
What makes you … you? And who tells what stories and why? This season, SAPIENS hosts Ora Marek-Martinez and Yoli Ngandali explore stories of Black and Indigenous scholars as they transform the field of archeology and the stories that make us … us. SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human, is produced by House of Pod and supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. SAPIENS is part of the American Anthropological Association Podcast Library. For more information, visit sapiens.org
 
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 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.
 
A Neighbor's Choice radio show and THINGS HIDDEN podcast are the two main audio programs of David Gornoski. THINGS HIDDEN is a deep-dive podcast into the world of mythology and current events guided by the Mimetic theory of Rene Girard and grounded in the personhood revolution of Jesus. Hosted by David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice Radio examines the role of violence and religion in society. From victims of state violence against nonviolent behaviors to public figures and contrarian voices, ...
 
Art and philosophy for an age of accelerating weirdness! Join paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield and an avalanche of amazing guests for deep but irreverent discussions at the edge of the known and knowable: on science and the philosophy of it, prehistory and post-humanity and deep time, non-human agency and non-duality, science fiction and self-fulfilling prophecies, complex systems and sustainability (or lack thereof), psychedelics as a form of training for proliferating futures, art ...
 
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 does it mean to be human? How do our internal rhythms shape our perception of the external world? Why do we dance and make music? Where is reality really experienced? Combining evolutionary thinking with anthropology and anecdote we explore what it means to be a human in the modern world. We question what is really means to be a healthy human on a healthy planet and how we can shift from surviving to thriving.I’m Natalie, a Success Coach and Dance Expert with a Masters in Dance Anthropo ...
 
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Online Gods

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Online Gods

Ian M Cook & Sahana Udupa

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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Kentucky Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. We are not a state agency, and we receive no state funds, but we are proud partners with Kentucky's cultural, heritage, arts, and tourism agencies. Why are we Telling Kentucky's Story? More than just history, by Kentucky's story we mean Kentucky's writers, inventors, judges, musicians, arch ...
 
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Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

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Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Emory College, Emory Center for Mind, Brain and Culture (CMBC)

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What is the nature of the human mind? The Emory Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture (CMBC) brings together scholars and researchers from diverse fields and perspectives to seek new answers to this fundamental question. Neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, biological and cultural anthropologists, sociologists, geneticists, behavioral scientists, computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, artists, writers, and historians all pursue an understanding of the human mind, but institutional ...
 
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The IILAH Podcast

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The IILAH Podcast

Institute of International Law and the Humanities

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The IILAH podcast is the online home of lectures and conversations hosted by the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. IILAH supports interdisciplinary scholarship on emerging questions of international law, governance and justice. Many of the significant modes of thought that have framed the way in which international lawyers understand the world have developed in conversation with the humanities. IILAH continues this engagement, through fostering dialo ...
 
Jamie puts questions to a variety of researchers from top UK universities. Each episode will feature a different academic and a discussion about their specialist work. If you want to take a deep dive into history, politics, arts, culture, religion, theology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and lots more - this is the podcast for you. If you are interested in learning more about the topics discussed, keep listening until the end of the episode when our researcher recommends books or mater ...
 
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UX Podcast

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UX Podcast

Per Axbom & James Royal-Lawson

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UXPodcast™ is a twice-monthly digital design podcast - hosted by James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom - sharing insights about business, technology, people and society since 2011. We want to push the boundaries of how user experience is perceived and boost your confidence in the work you do.
 
The Tympanic Eclipse is an audio podcast that brings cultural theory out of its stuffy scholarly tomes, and puts it into your ears! Together with established thinkers and makers, it explores wide ranging issues we’re facing in the 21st century. Without using academic jargon or relying on journalistic sensationalism, The Tympanic Eclipse points out theory’s relevance to everyday life. This project received the IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and is produced by Britt Wray (www.brittwray.com). Pleas ...
 
Mental health awareness conversations with a mission to break mental health stigma in black and brown communities, one conversation at a time. This podcast explores & unpacks mental health, wellness & wellbeing from the perspective of people of color. This podcast is hosted by the Co-founders of Eriwellbeing; Ruthie Semere Zerai, Lifecoach & Wellness entrepreneur and Dr Mikal Woldu, Anthropology Professor. For: POC/BIPOC, children of immigrants/immigrants, third culture kids, Eritreans, Ethi ...
 
You don't need to sell all your stuff and jump on an airplane to find out what it's like to live or travel as a foreigner in Asia! Join the oddly and aptly named Big and White, two expat ladies who have already taken the plunge, as they chat about the joys and sorrows of moving to a new culture and sticking out like a sore thumb. Whether it's discussing the finer points of driving in Kathmandu traffic, chatting about stomach parasites, or reminiscing about the time they accidentally asked fo ...
 
Tribal Research Specialist: The Podcast tackle real issues related to research by Tribal people in their communities. The show is hosted by Dr. Shandin Pete (Salish/Diné) and Aaron Brien (Apsáalooke). Dr. Pete is from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Arlee, Montana. He completed a M.S. in Geology and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Montana. Brien resides in Hardin, MT and the Crow Indian Reservation. He completed his M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Mo ...
 
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JBI Dialogues

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JBI Dialogues

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

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JBI Dialogues is presented by the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry as a multidisciplinary space to connect academic, professional, and community voices in conversations about ethical, legal and social issues arising in health care, the health professions and the biological sciences. JBI Dialogues involves our contributors, readers, and the editorial team, extending the work of the journal with exchanges of ideas about its published research and emerging issues and practices in bioethics. The JB ...
 
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David Gornoski sits down with returning guest Zak Slayback, investor at the 1517 Fund, for a conversation that revolves around the corruption of institutions and the monopolization of innovation. How do we keep from getting marginalized when pursuing scientific and technological discoveries? Would people like Galileo and Thomas Aquinas be allowed t…
 
Jeff Deist is joined by Judge Andrew Napolitano and the two discuss the Texas school shooting and its possible implications on the 2nd Amendment. Do we want psychological profiles of Americans on a federal database? Should the 2nd Amendment be modified? Listen to the full episode to find out. Plus, the Mises Institute's Ryan McMaken calls in to tal…
 
The Mises Institute's Jeff Deist starts the show by examining both sides of the gun control debate while also breaking down the WEF meeting at Davos, Switzerland. Also in the show, economist Dr. Jonathan Newman calls in to discuss Klaus Schwab's recent remarks; the WEF's idea of not owning anything; stakeholder responsibility; what the future holds…
 
In Sorcery or Science? Contesting Knowledge and Practice in West African Sufi Texts (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2022) Ariela Marcus-Sells examines two Sufi Muslim theologians, known as Kunta scholars, who rose to prominence in the western Sahara Desert in the late eighteenth century. Sīdi al-Mukhtār al-Kuntī (d. 1811) and his son and …
 
Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini joins the show to comment on the reaction to the crisis in Texas. Is the Left caring in their demands for gun control laws? Where do the gender deconstructing ideas come from? Listen to the full show to find out and more. Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com…
 
Has the door to fusion energy finally been unlocked? Do the collision of dwarf galaxies explain dark matter? Is there a new explanation for the strange fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field? Join physicist Dr. Weiping Yu, the chief science advisor of the show, as he answers the questions brought up by the latest science stories and more. Visit A N…
 
David Gornoski starts the show why looking at the various reactions from around the country to the school shooting in Texas. Is there a correlation between America's violent foreign policy and the mass shootings at home? Do we need to eliminate our liberties to ensure safety in America? David is joined by the Mises Institute's Tho Bishop and togeth…
 
If you love overseas travel, and you’re used to jumping on a plane, the pandemic’s been especially trying. International borders opened and closed , airlines reduced flights and quarantine rules could see you stranded in a hotel for two weeks at your own expense. British journalist Monisha Rajesh believes it’s the journey not the destination and as…
 
Jacob Collins's The Anthropological Turn: French Political Through After 1968 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) examines some of the most important currents in French intellectual life through the 1970s. In the wake of the upheaval of 1968, and confronted with the economic and other crises of the decade that followed, a number of political t…
 
Walt Whitman knew a great deal about democracy that we don’t. Most of that knowledge is concentrated in one stunning poem, Song of Myself. In Song of Ourselves: Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy (Harvard UP, 2021), esteemed cultural and literary thinker Mark Edmundson offers a bold reading of the 1855 poem, included here in its entirety. He …
 
Rachel Buurma and Laura Heffernan's The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study (University of Chicago Press, 2020) is an excavation of a discipline through the work of its teachers, the traces of the tremendous and varied labour that went into preparing for and practicing literary study in classrooms from the first decades of the twenti…
 
Europeans have been writing about China for centuries–ever since The Travels of Marco Polo described it as a faraway and mystical kingdom. European thinkers like Voltaire and Montesquieu used China to support their own theories of political philosophy, then writers in early modernity tried to explain why China was falling behind–and then, with the …
 
Have we become desensitized to mass shootings? What is causing this uptick of chaotic violence? Join David Gornoski and James Kourtides as they tackled the important questions that nobody's talking about. To what extent has artificial intelligence captured our daily lives? What greater truth is revealed by the existence of Roe v. Wade in our countr…
 
David Gornoski is joined by nutrition researcher Tucker Goodrich for a conversation on how to rid our bodies of excess PUFA. What kind of diets should people take up when faced with sicknesses like obesity and diabetes? Also in the show, David addresses the mass demand for more coercive power in light of tragedies like the school shooting in Texas.…
 
At the end of April, Bill Goodman, host of the THINK HUMANITIES podcast, sat down with Robert Cornett, a Georgetown, Kentucky attorney to talk about the human side of the humanities. After learning about the desperate needs of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war, Cornett spent several weeks in Poland to aid refugees crossing the border. Listen to th…
 
In this episode, guest producer Laura Cirilo examines how the idea of closure configures into international applications of forensic anthropological practice in conversation with Dr. Sara Wagner, Professor of Anthropology at the George Washington University, and Dr. Mercedes Salado, a member of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team.NB (May 2022)…
 
Universities are not what they used be. Some argue they are now quasi-businesses, competing with one another for market share, and revenue. How have universities drifted from their original mission? Might the covid pandemic, and the climate emergency, trigger a conversation about how we can reimagine higher education? Richard Hil and Kristen Lyons …
 
"Where's the love?" David Gornoski says as he gets to the heart of the latest school shooting tragedy in Texas. "This is a symptom of a society that needs deep, deep repentance." Did CNN just admit the failure of the mandated drugs? Why did Bill Gates spend millions on attacking Elon Musk? Is there any coherency behind Trump's endorsements? What ne…
 
Are Americans changing their opinions on sending aid to Ukraine? What does it mean to be truly America first? What has caused Kissinger to be an unlikely voice of sanity amidst the Ukraine war debate? David Gornoski deconstructs the latest pro-war talking points and exposes the real agenda behind the Ukraine aid. What can we do to stop DC's war mac…
 
Erin Pompa (Pride) is the host of the Dance Boss Podcast and helps dance professionals launch virtual group training programs & increase revenue to 5k months.Erin has been featured in Dance Magazine, Dance Business Weekly, and Dance Media. Jersey girl all the way, Erin graduated from Montclair State University with a B.F.A. in Dance and received he…
 
Elijah is a zealous prophet, attacking idolatry and injustice, championing God. He performs miracles, restoring life and calling down fire. When his earthly life ends, he vanishes in a whirlwind, carried off to heaven in a fiery chariot. Was this a spectacular death, or did Elijah escape death entirely? The latter view prevailed. Though residing in…
 
The theme of exile in Irish writing often calls to mind Joyce or Beckett, but rarely does it conjure up other writers or literary networks, particularly those of the often-overlooked literary history of the nineteen thirties. Goldstone’s original new study, Irish Writers and the Thirties: Art, Exile and War (Routledge, 2020) takes up the theme of a…
 
After (re)reading James Clear's Atomic Habits, Pete shares with Jen what he's learned from that book, and together they dive deeper into the idea of getting 1% better at something every single day. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How does compound improvement work? What are the benefits of building skill slowly, as opposed to…
 
Ahead of the Jaron Lanier episode a special preview episode of our ongoing Decoding Academia series. This week Matt and Chris take a look at a classic comparative study of social learning processes in chimpanzees and infants (Horner & Whiten, 2005). They discover the correct method to break into a puzzle box, that chimpanzees are sometimes more log…
 
How should we approach the debate over sending aid to Ukraine? Why do people like Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci hate multipurpose generic drugs? Why is there no political support for eliminating patents on medicine? Join David Gornoski as he exposes the true agenda of the DC swamp and why perpetual war is at the heart of it. Also in the show, Pastor…
 
David Gornoski starts the show by highlighting the need to avoid the lunchroom drama of politics in order to solve problems. From where do we get the positive energy to have the motivation to solve problems? How do we get the "joy of the Lord?" What do we need to eliminate the monstrosity that is the mandated-drug cycle of endless pandemics? Listen…
 
In this fifth episode of The Science, David Gornoski sits down with Dr. Pierre Kory, one of the frontline doctors who are still battling against COVID. Why are government-prescribed drugs failing in the pandemic? Is there an overlap between those suffering from long COVID and the vaccine-injured? What kind of diet works for those recovering from CO…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Climate change threatens century-old Endurance shipwreck (details) Components of ancient Chinese incense demonstrate the breadth of ancient trade networks (details) Molar discovered in Laos determined to be Denisovan (details) Ancient amphorae discovered by Ukrainian soldiers (details)…
 
Have we recently seen prove of alien life from a distant star? Avi Loeb thinks so,and he is one of Harvard University’s top astronomers. He argues that a strange object sighted in the skies over Hawaii might be an artificial piece of technology created by a civilisation from outside our solar system. What implications would such a visitation have -…
 
Most stories of medical progress come with ready-made heroes. John Snow traced the origins of London's 1854 cholera outbreak to a water pump, leading to the birth of epidemiology. Florence Nightingale's contributions to the care of soldiers in the Crimean War revolutionized medical hygiene, transforming hospitals from crucibles of infection to sanc…
 
The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s (University of Chicago Press, 2021) is a magisterial examination of the turmoil that rocked American universities in the 1960s, with a unique focus on the complex roles played by professors as well as students. The 1950s through the early 1970s are widely seen as American academia’s golden age, w…
 
In Neuromatic: Or, a Particular History of Religion and the Brain (U Chicago Press, 2021), religious studies scholar John Lardas Modern offers a sprawling examination of the history of the cognitive revolution and current attempts to locate all that is human in the brain, including spirituality itself. Neuromatic is a wildly original take on the en…
 
David Gornoski reunites with Michael Rectenwald, author of the upcoming book The Great Reset: A Libertarian Perspective. The American project was born in revolution and may succumb to yet another in globalism. But globalism operates as a dying corpse imitating the actual mover of history, Jesus. How do we intellectually replace the Woke counterfeit…
 
Jeff Deist is joined by Pedro Gonzalez of the Chronicles magazine for a discussion on the negligent attitude of the US government towards American citizens. Are Americans in favor of the forty billion in "aid" being sent to Ukraine? Is the US government fighting a proxy war with Russia? What do we make of the current neocon resurgence in DC? Listen…
 
The Mises Institute's Jeff Deist returns to A Neighbor's Choice; he starts the show with some analysis of how the government's lockdown policies and its actions over Ukraine have contributed to the economic crisis that we're in right now. Later in the show, Jeff is joined by Colin Wright, evolutionary biologist and editor of Quillette, for a conver…
 
It's been a while but don't worry the DtG elves have been hard at work and a veritable bounty of content is on its way. The long-promised Jaron Lanier decoding is on its way next week, but this week the cross-overs continue as we are joined by Mickey Inzlicht, esteemed Psychologist, Research Excellence Faculty Scholar at the University of Toronto, …
 
Today I talk with Peter Salmon, author of An Event, Perhaps; an intellectual biography of Jacques Derrida. Our conversation was rich: We tackle Derrida and Buddhism, Derrida and the culture wars, Derrida and practice. Foucault gets a mention, as does Heidegger, as does spiritual enlightenment, mindfulness and spirituality. Our conversation was inco…
 
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