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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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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. ...
 
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.
 
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 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? 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.
 
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!
 
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 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 ...
 
Conversations that help map, navigate, and integrate a future weirder than we all imagined. Join Michael Garfield for profound and soulful dialogues and group discussions with some of the world's most amazing artists and philosophers, authors, scientists, and activists, helping make the discoveries, tell the stories, and grow the communities we'll need to thrive amidst our age of turbulent transitions. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/FUTURE-FOSSILS. See acast.com/privacy for pri ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
If you want to understand how social scientists’ study human behaviour, how industry innovates 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 our hosts 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 industry, scholarship and/or ...
 
Unscripted dialogues on archaeology and anthropology of South Asia. Join us on journeys into the pasts of the sub-continent as we discuss the rich material culture, artifacts, and archaeological sites. Let us open the treasure trove of a bygone era as hosts Akash and Durga chip away at a new theme every episode. New episodes every 1st and 15th of the month :) Stay tuned!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as case conferences, educational case studies, book ...
 
Wild Thing is a podcast about the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. And it’s about wild places, wild people, and wild ideas. Because whether it’s seeking out Bigfoot, in season one, or gazing skyward to look for extraterrestrial life in season two, the search for the unknown helps us better understand ourselves. Each week, host Laura Krantz takes us through the latest chapter, which builds on the previous ones, ...
 
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We are joined today by Dr. Micha Rahder, writer, editor, and independent scholar based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We will be talking about her new book, An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation, published by Duke University Press in 2020. In An Ecology of Knowledges, Dr. Rahder offers a rich e…
 
This Anthro Life is based on lifting up the voices and value of anthropologists and human scientists in all fields through sharing their stories, thought leadership, struggles, and winding paths. Today we've got something special, where we turn the mic around on our host, Adam Gamwell and hear some of his story on how he is building a career as an …
 
Mary L. Gray is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research as well as an E.J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Faculty Affiliate at Harvard University. Mary also maintains a faculty position in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering with affiliations in Anthropology and Gender …
 
Algorithms and artificial intelligence are on the menu for our 36th adventure in anthropology! In this episode, we present two conversations with two great Science and Technology Studies scholars: Dr Nick Seaver and Dr Thao Phan. Dr Seaver, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University, examines themes of taste and attention in his res…
 
An important question for our time: Who are our role models? In this age of regulations and barriers, can we have freedom? David Gornoski argues that we can and gives an example of how the invention of the musket equalized the playing field in war through innovation. But our prosperity won't mean anything, David says, if we are not able to cultivat…
 
David Gornoski starts the show by getting into a problem not unusual for many Americans going into the next week: the moral conundrum of voting. Can we shrink into the voting crowd and have politicians take the things we haven't worked hard for? "We don't want a 'reset,'" David says, "we need to press start." What are some of the prevailing myths s…
 
Content Warning: Abortion, Blasphemy, and Revolution. We spoke to Gabriel to get a handle on what's happening with women's rights, politics, protests, and the Catholic Church in Poland. Funny, alarming, enlightening, and disturbing. If you wondered WTF is going on in Poland, I'd recommend you check out this frank discussion. Anti-PiS protest song b…
 
Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals returns to the show to address the Biden family ties to communist China. Can we have fair and free trade deals with China? Keith argues that we are weakening our economy with our central-planning and that it would be foolish to ask for more regulations. Also, Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute joins David Gornoski to …
 
Dr. Weiping Yu returns to the show for a segment of Science and U to discuss the news of a "breakthrough" that "could fix the fatal flaw in fusion reactors." What is this fatal flaw? Dr. Yu explains this to us. The physicist also comments on hidden water being discovered on the moon and asteroid samples escaping OSIRIS-REX. Listen to the full episo…
 
"The Free Press has freely pressed any notion of freedom in our society." David Gornoski starts the show by offering a stinging criticism of the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign and policy agendas, especially with regards to their anti-health, pro-war, and anti-justice intentions. "Too many people are being set free," David says, "and the party…
 
David Gornoski is joined by Bruce Fein, an expert constitutional lawyer. Together, the two discuss the liberty movement and what the lack of such a movement entails. Are power, self-interest, and greed only limited to the private sector? Is the separation of powers reconcilable with the desire to police the world? Bruce Fein highlights the absurdit…
 
John Burtka IV, Executive Director of The American Conservative, sits down with David Gornoski to discuss what led him from an interest in theology to politics and finally to the conservative movement. What are some of the challenges for an anti-war conservative in DC? How do we morally reconcile our support for either party with the pro-violence s…
 
Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, sits down with David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor's Choice, to talk about the need for an alternative to leftist culture, the future of conservatism in America, dehumanization in political rhetoric, similarities between President Trump and Ron Paul, government hindrance to innovation and progress in science an…
 
Spooky episode alert! Joseph Laycock is an associate professor of religious studies at Texas State University. Joseph joins the Armchair Expert to discuss all things exorcism; the overall belief of demonic possession in America, the unholy trinity of films that influenced belief, and how it’s typically a political phenomenon. Joseph talks about the…
 
David Gornoski resumes his deconstruction of statist coercion and the current manner of doing politics that is victimism. How does mythmaking work in modern-day media? David Gornoski gives us an illustration from recent news--how the mainstream media paints Russia as a boogeyman to hide the establishment's sins. Not only does the media gaslight us …
 
In this episode, David Gornoski is joined by Connor Boyack, author of Tuttle Twins and the upcoming Christ vs. Caesar. What does "render unto Caesar" mean for the modern-day Christian? To answer this important question, Boyack takes us through a history of the Church's relationship with the State. Can we hide behind the anonymity of the voting boot…
 
In 1990, the Japanese government introduced the Nikkei-jin (Japanese descendant) visa and since then it has attracted more than 190,000 Nikkei Brazilian nationals to Japan. In Jesus Loves Japan: Return Migration and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora (Stanford UP, 2019), Dr. Ikeuchi points out that “Unlike Japanese migrants in early twen…
 
In this episode, David Gornoski and Amy Povah are joined by John Bolen and Charles “Duke” Tanner, both non-violent first-time offenders who were serving life sentences and now pardoned by President Trump. Charles Tanner, former undefeated boxer, and John Bolen recount their past experiences and how they are looking forward to the new chapters of th…
 
David Gornoski starts this episode by arguing against the enforcement of nanny-state laws to check the vices of citizens. He then moves our attention towards the crumbling empire of envy. How deep is the religiosity among social justice warriors? How has the digital age affected "woke" entertainment? Will the media succeed in changing history with …
 
David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor's Choice radio show, sits down with pastor Jim Fitzgerald for a groundbreaking conversation on the early years of Christianity in the Middle-East and North Africa; Rene Girard's anthropological reading of Christianity; Christianity as the anti-myth that deconstructs the mono-myths; the "founding murder" of civiliz…
 
This week, Jen and Pete unpack their favorite things since quarantine began. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about their favorite: Fiction book. Non-fiction book. Binge. Documentary. Question. Podcast episode. Unnecessary purchase. Video. To hear all Episodes and read full transcripts visit The Long and The Short Of It website: http…
 
Against the backdrop of four decades of continuous conflict in Afghanistan, the Pashtun male protagonists of this book carry out their daily effort to internally negotiate, adjust (if at all), and respond to the very strict cultural norms and rules of masculinity that their androcentric social environment enjoins on them. Yet, in a widespread conte…
 
SAPIENS host Chip Colwell talks with experimental archaeologist Farrell Monaco about her work re-creating ancient Roman bread and what it means to reconnect with bakers of the past. Farrell also offers some tips for pandemic-era bakers who want to take their new hobby to the next level. For more from Farrell, her award-winning website is Tavola Med…
 
Sgt. Dan McKnight returns for another segment of Veterans Radio to talk about the Hunter Biden scandal, our nation's interventions, their disastrous effects, the killing of an Al-Qaeda commander, the peace deals carried out by President Trump, and Big Tech censoring an anti-war video on social media. "What kind of credibility do you--a purple-haire…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by commenting on the news of Amy Coney Barrett sealing the Supreme Court confirmation. Plus, David also comments on what it means to be "tough on crime." Is defending non-violent offenders from unjust sentences contrary to being "tough on crime?" We know from history, David says, that prohibition gives rise to unso…
 
"Joe Biden doesn't even know who he is running against." Join David Gornoski as he opens the show by continuing his analysis of this bizarre election where Big Tech has openly colluded with one party against the other. Why hasn't Trump challenged Biden on all the wars started by him and Obama when they were in office? "Say their names, the names of…
 
In today’s podcast, Dr. Henry Ng, MD MPH, Cleveland Clinic, speaks with Editor-in-Chief of Medical Humanities, Brandy Schillace, about issues of LGBTQ+ and health accessibility. Already a difficult prospect, access to care for this population has become increasingly precarious during the COVID epidemic.Read the blog post: https://blogs.bmj.com/medi…
 
Can a few minor tweaks to our current system make the world a much better place? We tried to steelman Capitalism and Democracy, and ended up with Mr. Koch holding court with some practical changes grounded in political and economic theory that none could argue with. Another wonderful crossover with the Real Politik gents, and a very impressive gues…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New Nazca Line discovery shows a cat sprawling across the hillside (details) As glaciers in the Alps melt, archaeologists race to rescue fragile artifacts (details) Archaeologists fear retrieval of Titanic radio may disturb human remains (details) Scientists find new ways to conserve Arctic Circle artifac…
 
Thank you for joining us for Season 3! Today we look back at some of our favorite bits from each episode, and look forward to what is next for Disasters: Deconstructed! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @DisastersDecon Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Music this week from "Closer" by Ian Post.…
 
Medical marijuana laws have spread across the U.S. to all but a handful of states. Yet, eighty years of social stigma and federal prohibition creates dilemmas for patients who participate in state programs. Michelle Newhart and William Dolphin's The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience (Routledge, 2018) takes …
 
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, True Detective) is a Golden Globe & Academy Award-Winning actor, author, and producer. Matthew joins the Armchair Expert to discuss the red and yellow lights in his life that he turned into green lights, why he loves delusional optimism so much, and the art of running downhill. Dax and Matthew …
 
In this classic episode from November 28, 2019, David Gornoski is joined by British rapper, author, and podcaster Zuby. The two talk about cultivating good role models, race relations in the west, woke religion, Zuby's book Strong Advice, statism, and Kanye's Jesus is King album. Listen to the full episode for all of this, plus David Gornoski's ref…
 
In this episode, I talk to Dr Onisha Patel, who is a structural biologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) in Melbourne, Australia I speak to her about: – How she got into science from her interest in art – What inspired her growing up – Structural Biology and what it is – Why knowing the shape of proteins is useful…
 
A Bernie Bro, and a Reformed Republican discuss the future of American politics. Both have changed their minds several times in recent years, and spend time reaching across the aisle to people with differing political opinions having seen the benefit of getting involved in local politics. It's time for a change, but it starts with you, and it requi…
 
David Gornoski, the host of A Neighbor's Choice, sits down with Bob Greenyer, engineer and researcher in the field of LENR (low-energy nuclear reactions). The two discuss the work of Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, the start of the Martin Fleischmann memorial project, the various experiments in the field of cold fusion and their fascinating re…
 
Jennifer Aniston recently remarked that it's "irresponsible" to vote for Kanye while proclaiming her vote for Biden based on women's rights. "How many women's bodies were destroyed by Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria?" David Gornoski asks the actress who claims to be pro-choice. "These people," David says, referring to th…
 
While concluding that Trump won the debate against Biden, David highlights the absence of foreign policy disasters, among the debate topics, such as the innocent people killed in Yemen, the drone strikes that killed US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and his son, and others killed due to US interventionism abroad. Does this reveal something sinister about …
 
Studies on marriage migration often portray marriage migrants as victims of globalization and patriarchy. Although there are intersecting oppressions among female migrant workers, the tendency to conflate marriage migration with sex trafficking among humanitarian organizations and scholars lead to erasure of divergent experiences. In her book, Elus…
 
Sex, drugs, religion, and love are potent combinations in la zona, a regulated prostitution zone in the city of Reynosa, across the border from Hidalgo, Texas. During the years 2008 and 2009, a time of intense drug violence, Sarah Luna met and built relationships with two kinds of migrants, women who moved from rural Mexico to Reynosa to become sex…
 
Gregory Forth, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Alberta and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has studied the Nage people of the eastern Indonesian island of Flores for more than three decades. In A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path: Animal Metaphors in an Eastern Indonesian Society (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2019), he focuses …
 
Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute, returns to the show for a preview of the Trump, Biden debate. On the aborted 60 minutes Trump interview, Deist says: "Talk to us directly... We don't need the sham intermediary of CNN or any of these people. That, for me, is what the digital age is all about." Is Trump the "lesser of two evils?" Deist m…
 
Dr. Weiping Yu returns for another exciting segment of Science and U. The physicist comments on the news that NASA’s OSIRIS-REX spacecraft has touched the surface of an asteroid on Tuesday to gather a sample of rocks and dirt. What can we expect from the rubble that OSIRIS-REX is bringing home? What's the difference, from a physics standpoint, betw…
 
The media's distraction with the Borat movie is pathetic! David says. He highlights how these "Pravda wannabes" are doing everything they can to hide the disgusting Hunter Biden revelations. Every day we're getting more and more evidence that the whole system is filled with "riggedulations." "Humpty Dumpty will not be put back again because the new…
 
To really look for intelligent extraterrestrial life, say scientists, we have to look way far out into space. A new set of initiatives—the Breakthrough Initiatives—are experimenting with cutting-edge technology to do just that. These new ideas, funded by private industry instead of the government, are the future of the search for extraterrestrial i…
 
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