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Best Anthropology podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Anthropology podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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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.
 
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 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 ...
 
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 truth and hope in our creative potential through design, culture, and technology. ...
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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.
 
Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived ...
 
Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. What qualifies me for such an endeavor? More than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four year ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
What makes us human? Humans are just animals who know how to cook. Whether you're interested in food, history, or both like I am, this podcast is for you Visit anthrochef.blog for recipes. Theme music by Michael Levy of Ancient Lyre. “An Ancient Lyre” and much more is available from all major digital music stores and streaming sites.
 
An art, science, and philosophy podcast to help you navigate and integrate the psychedelic experience of a future weirder than any of us imagined. Join host Michael Garfield every week for deep, soulful, and irreverent discussions with philosophers and authors, scientists and visionary artists helping tell the stories and build the communities will need to thrive emits the turbulent transition into planetary culture. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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!
 
Anthropological Airwaves is the official podcast of the journal American Anthropologist. Building on the journal’s commitment to four-field, multimodal research, we host conversations about anthropological projects, from fieldwork and publishing to the discipline’s role in public debates. We aim to ask a series of fundamental questions about past, present, and future disciplinary practice, and to learn from those who chart new paths for a more broadly engaged anthropology.
 
If you want to understand how social scientists study human behaviour, how design specialists innovate or want to know more about how they can successfully work together and enhance each other, then you have come to the right place! Join Corina and Angel as they engage with anthropologists, other researchers and industry specialists from all over the world. The discussions will be about their specific work in understanding people and how they apply that understanding to advance business and/ ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
AnthroDish is a weekly show about the intersections between our foods, cultures, and identities. Host Sarah Duignan sits down one-on-one with folks in academia, hospitality, farming and agriculture, and more to learn about their food knowledge and experiences. If you're interested in the unique and fascinating lives of everyday people who have been shaped by their relationship with food, this show is for you!
 
The Arch and Anth Podcast aims to provides entertaining and educational content about archaeology and anthropology. Hosting the show is Dr Michael B. C. Rivera, an expert in the study of human biology, human behavior and human societies worldwide, from the earliest beginnings to modern times. Episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, featuring a special guest talking about their work. More info at: http://archandanth.com/
 
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Ashley Mears’ new book Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit (Princeton University Press, 2020) provides readers with a closer look at the global party circuit. A lifestyle that offers million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera, and $40,000 bottles of champagne. In today’s New Gilded Age, the wo…
 
Dr. Anna Goldfield (SAPIENS, The Dirt Podcast, Cosumnes River College, UC Davis) is an anthropology lecturer, zooarchaeologist, podcaster, popular science writer, enthusiast of all things human and science communicator. On this episode, we talk about her foray so far into the world of archaeology, anthropology and online communications. Anna receiv…
 
Tiffany Marquise Jones is a Linguistic Anthropologist at the University of South Carolina studying African American Language (AAL) and its Verbal Art Traditions (VATs) including Ethnopoetics & Performance.https://tiffanymarquisejones.comLinkedIn ► https://bit.ly/JonesLinkedinScholar ► https://bit.ly/JonesScholarPartner ► https://www.americananthro.…
 
Hunleth and Yount-André discuss Hunleth's research on children's caregiving amid Zambia's tuberculosis (TB) outbreak and trace parallels with today's COVID19 pandemic. They look at the role of proximity, recognizing the different ways children offer care, how to discuss disease with children and problematize the idea of disclosure, and the moral va…
 
This conversation is the third in our mini-pod series on crisis and the digital. In it, Mythily Meher speaks to Susan Wardell while they are in lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand. They talk about the shape of work, life, distress and future research in this pandemic, and—reflecting on Susan’s work with an online climate change ‘doomer’ community—on t…
 
EN El Laboratorio de Antropología Abierta (The Open Anthropology Lab) or LAAB is a non-profit organization for the popularization of anthropological knowledge beyond academia. Founded in 2018 by Giselle Figueroa De la Ossa, who after receiving her MSc in Anthropology from The London School of Economics returned back home to Colombia and decided to …
 
In this episode, David Gornoski rips into the pseudo-scientific food pyramid promoted by the state. David vigorously argues that due to the government's quackery we've been suffering from a plethora of diseases including this current virus. "Separate state from cure!" Also, conservative commentator Anthony Brian Logan calls in to discuss Joe Biden'…
 
"One of the ways we get rid of the malaise in our society and culture is by ending forever wars." Danny Sjursen, writer and war veteran, joins us to explain why war has become largely invisible to the people of our nation. "Memorial day to me feels like a wretched day in a lot of sense," says Sjursen who also feels that the holiday has been mytholo…
 
Patri Friedman, economist and venture capitalist founder of Pronomos and the Seasteading Institute, joins David Gornoski to explore the future of governance in our time. Will we see a return to local city states and private enterprise zones around the world? How does Rene Girard's lessons about internal mediators vs external mediators guide our dis…
 
On this episode, Gaby Lapera (FinTech) is on the show to talk about her exciting new podcast called the AnthroBiology Podcast, and how she was inspired to merge her earlier education in anthropology with her experiences working in online content creation and editing to start this science communication production. Gaby graduated with an MA in Anthro…
 
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Mike and Molly, Spy, Identity Thief) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. Melissa chats with her old pal, the armchair expert, about how she found the Groundlings, tanking her Bridesmaids audition and her hatred of e-mail. Dax commends Melissa for continuing to work with old friends and Melissa talks…
 
While hundreds of urban legends surround Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, there is also plenty of documented history. Some of the rumours may hold a grain of truth to them. In this episode, we shine a light on the history of Waverly Hills, a grim history tied to the disease tuberculosis. Become a Patron: bit.ly/morbidpatron Buy Us a Book: bit.…
 
Jamie Gordon is a social scientist and consultant whose body of work includes a couple of decades worth of insights and strategies that have been put into action by a global community of brands, corporations and the agencies that serve them. With a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.A. in Applied Sociology both from the University of Central Florida, Jam…
 
In these times of social unrest we need to understand what drives humanity towards conflict. David Cayley, longtime CBC Ideas broadcaster, joins David Gornoski to discuss the breakdown of social unity through a distinctly Christian lens shaped by experiences with Rene Girard and Ivan Illich. On the pandemic, Cayley says that "the virus is the perfe…
 
Reject the bipartisan narrative of the media and tell the plain truth! Scott Horton of antiwar.com and host of the Scott Horton Show calls in to take on the media-perpetuated myths surrounding Obamagate and Russiagate. The 'Fool’s Errand' author also addresses the persecution of whistleblowers surrounding the state-initiated mass surveillance and t…
 
With the world in the middle of a global pandemic, it’s time to try to answer the question, as fans, do we need to meet face to face? While it goes without saying that we don’t have to meet face to face… how does that change the wide world of fandom? In particular, we talk about: The limitations of online communication, including the role that conv…
 
Today, Dr. Akin Ogundiran (UNC Charlotte) talks to us about the archaeology of social complexity and cultural history in the Yoruba world, the heritage sector in Nigeria, and his collaborative projects on the archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora. What transdisciplinary approaches and theories does Akin incorporate in his thirty y…
 
Jeff Deist returns to the show to discusses what the West can learn as it increasingly discards that which made it a beacon of hope for the world. Jeff and David also comment on some of the latest news regarding Mike Pence and Disney's furloughing of its employees. On Science and U, Dr. Yu talks about the possible existence of parallel universes an…
 
David Gornoski examines how the Democrats, in their mimetic obsession over Trump, have revealed the insanity of the whole political enterprise. Plus, economist and anthropologist Mark Sunwall joins the show to talk about Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society and Good Samaritan analysis for the modern world. Sunwall thinks Illich, especially in his crit…
 
Horror Addicts Episode# 180 SEASON 15 “Cursed, Cubed” Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe ——————— paul lubaczewski | spank the nun | dead mans gun s1 http://traffic.libsyn.com/horroraddicts/HorrorAddicts180.mp3 Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net 172 days till Halloween Join us on Patreon: http…
 
In the study of religion there are various camps that each approach their subjects in unique ways. Each method is shaped by particular interpretive choices, such as to be objectively neutral, experientially invested, or use scientific measures, for example. Whatever strategy one uses there is a relationship between one’s social identity and the cat…
 
Dr. Laurie Santos is a cognitive scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast. Laurie chats with the armchair expert to discuss 5 ways to increase happiness during quarantine, the neuroscience behind deep breaths and why studying animals is better than studying humans. Dax connects Laurie's principa…
 
Attorney Morgan Streetman, host of the Morgan Streetman show, joins David Gornoski to give us a law practitioner's perspective on Russiagate and General Flynn's case. While David likens the current political drama to a pro-wrestling show, attorney Streetman adds, "But you'll find the hero and the heel at a bar enjoying a drink, and they like the fa…
 
"I want to listen but fifty people have accused this person of being racist, so..." How many of us think this way? What happens when we stop the presumption of innocence for the accused? Something we hardly talk about today is repentance. "We have to call cancel culture to repentance," says David Gornoski as he reflects on the story of persecutor t…
 
On today's episode, Dr. Stephen Maclean (University of Edinburgh) is on the podcast to talk about his experiences of transitioning from an anatomy student to an anatomy researcher to now an anatomy lecturer, co-ordinating classes on general anatomy, human osteology and the musculoskeletal system. How is anatomy typically taught through lectures and…
 
Technologist and public intellectual Jordan Hall joins David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor's Choice, for a journey through sense-making in 2020. Along the way, Rene Girard's mimetic theory is explored in relation to physics, media ecology, and the unravelling of political faith and cohesion in our time. Where are we heading after the lockdown? How d…
 
Afghanistan war veteran Ben Adams calls in from Idaho, where he's running for state office, to discuss his political race and how we can bring our troops home. The former marine talks about the obstacles President Trump faces today in pulling troops out of Afghanistan and the lessons he learned from time spent in the country. Also, David Gornoski c…
 
As a novel pandemic rages and governments enforce social distancing, some people are left in dangerous situations in prison. Lyn Ulbricht joins David Gornoski to talk about her son Ross Ulbricht who is currently serving two life sentences plus 40 years for his Silk Road website. In the interview, Lyn describes a shockingly unjust and bizarre trial …
 
This week I talk with film-makers Monica Long Ross and Clayton Brown about their bizarre and wonderful documentary, We Believe in Dinosaurs — and how a creationist amusement park in Kentucky provides a lens through which to examine the tense relationship between science, religion, and business in America. This is a conversation about what happens w…
 
Have you ever heard about health foods or superfoods, and been curious to try them out, but not really sure how to go about it? My guest this week, Elizabeth Stein, is here to help alleviate some of that! Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of Purely Elizabeth Natural Foods, and is on the show today to share her story about how Purely Elizabeth came t…
 
In our very first episode, our host and network convenor Lillian Hingley (DPhil English, Oxford) reflects upon her thoughts in lockdown. Listen as she takes you through her various thoughts on the theorist Theodor Adorno, the aphorisms he wrote whilst at Oxford, and what he might have thought of her activity on Animal Crossing as a means of dealing…
 
When’s the last time you saw the sun? How long have you been living in fear of the outside world? Do you need to cover your face and hands if you do go out in public? The concepts of being a creature of the dark and living in quarantine have a lot in common, so it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of music out there that’s become very appropriate fo…
 
With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, the SAPIENS podcast is going viral. In this first episode of season 3, SAPIENS hosts Chip Colwell and Jen Shannon revisit a story about preppers from our first season. Jen calls Chad Huddleston, one of the anthropologists featured on that show, to find out how he and the preppers he studies are handling…
 
In ancient times, there were often masked rituals, and in these rituals, boundaries and identities were blurred because the participants wore masks. But what would these rituals lead to and why was anonymity so important? David Gornoski gives us an earth-shattering explanation of this ancient ritual and how it is refined and imposed today under a g…
 
How does your news media consumption make you feel? It's hard to see past the negativity when you watch the news. The forces of cynicism cry out for chains, but still, humanity must persist in freely cultivating the Earth. "What lasts is ultimately that which comes from a free society," says David Gornoski. Healthcare and 'Earthcare' are the two mo…
 
This week we bring you another from home Zoom panel! This week we are joined by Senior lecturer Dr Yasmine Musharbash. Dr Musharbash is currently based in the Northern territory and has research interests in monsters, sleep and death. Alex [1:44] starts us off this week by returning to a topic touched on in the last panel. He dives further into Sab…
 
The Beyond Binary team debates whether it's possible to be a conscious consumer, how evolutionary psychology, social media, and a desire to succeed and be conscious drive us all to be more conspicuous in our spending habits, and whether the scorn of this all is helpful. From Zizek to Kim Kardashian via Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates, we talk…
 
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Jeff Desjardins is Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Visual Capitalist which is a digital media company that exclusively publishes rich visual content on investing and business. With annual user growth doubling each year, Visual Capitalist reaches over 2 million people per month, with clients such as McKinsey, BlackRock, the United Nations, and the Worl…
 
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Dr. Pamela Downe is a Professor in Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan since 1994, served as Department Head from 2010-2015, and is the former President of CASCA - the Canadian Anthropology Society. Her primary focus of research is Medical Anthropology with expertise in community-based engagement, infectious disease researc…
 
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