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Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Dr. Liz Wayne and Dr. Christine "Xine" Yao are two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. Biomedical engineer meets literary critic. Both fans of lipstick.
 
Story Archaeology combines the breadth of knowledge and skills of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. We focus on the Irish tradition, peeling back the layers of modern folklore to unearth the potsherds and treasuries of our heritage. At https://storyarchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists; Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.
 
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.
 
Welcome to the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. Join us as we explore the wild world of pseudoarchaeology. We look critically at topics including Transoceanic travelers, Ancient Aliens, Vikings in America, all the way to archaeological evidence of Big Foot. We interview a wide variety of archaeological and scientific experts about everything from DNA to ancient Rock Art. We dig into pseudoarchaeological topics and really look at the origins of some of the weirdest questions out there.
 
The podcast that transports you to the ancient world and back, with some good conversation along the way. It's not just about ancient Greece. It's about a huge chunk of human history that the Greek texts give us access to: from Egypt and Babylon, to Persia, to Carthage and Rome, we'll sail the wine-dark sea of history with some expert guides at the helm. Topics will include archaeology, literature, and philosophy. New episode every month.
 
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.
 
Indian Genes is committed to bringing in ideas and thoughts from global leaders in their field to every listener and home, with the intention of providing free and easy access to this information to all that would want to continue their quest for continuous learning. We also are very focused on our young talent that would benefit from this exposure as they plan and move ahead in the careers and life path, hopefully inspiring them to greater heights and clarity in thought that builds both cha ...
 
Far-reaching conversations with a worldwide network of scientists and mathematicians, philosophers and artists developing new frameworks to explain our universe's deepest mysteries. Join host Michael Garfield at the Santa Fe Institute each week to learn about your world and the people who have dedicated their lives to exploring its emergent order: their stories, research, and insights…
 
Thin End of the Wedge explores life in the ancient Middle East. There are many wonderful stories we can tell about those people, their communities, the gritty reality of their lives, their hopes, fears and beliefs. We can do that through the objects they left behind and the cities where they once lived. Our focus is on the cultures that used cuneiform (“wedge-shaped”) writing, so mostly on ancient Iraq and nearby regions from about 3000 BC to about 100 AD. Thin End of the Wedge brings you ex ...
 
Hi, and welcome to Unsolved Mysteries of the World where we explore the unexplained. Our topics include Missing Persons, Unsolved Murders, UFO & Aerial Phenomenon, Ghosts & Hauntings, Legends & Myths, Lost Treasures, Cryptozoology, Urban Legends, Conspiracies, Ancient Archaeological Anomalies and much more. If this is your first time listening to us, and you like our show, remember to subscribe when you get a chance. Each episode we will dive into a topic or case with a descriptive narrative ...
 
The afikra | عفكرة Podcast features conversations and community presentations about the history and culture of the Arab world. afikra is a global educational and content platform aimed at promoting intellectual curiosity and understanding about the history & culture of the Arab world. Most episodes are recorded over zoom during our live events. Learn more about joining our community at http://afikra.com Follow us on IG @afikra_
 
Rock Your Goals, hosted by Sarah Jensen, is an interview series with inspiring entrepreneurs, bloggers and business mavens where we share loads of useful tips and truths about how to grow your business and be successful while staying sane! A show with heart, honesty and lots of laughs, Rock Your Goals is here to help you live your life, your way, on your terms, to define success for yourself and empower you to bring your big, beautiful dreams to life.
 
Drayton Hall is considered one of the most remarkable buildings in the United States, but it wasn’t just a residence for one of colonial South Carolina’s wealthiest families. It was also home to many enslaved people, and documentary evidence, archaeology, and architectural history reveal fascinating details about their unique experiences, daily lives, and contributions to Lowcountry culture. This guided audio tour of the iconic preserved 18th-century plantation house breathes new life into D ...
 
We are high school teachers who want to uncover the main facts and arguments of topics taught in the history class. Our aim is to connect with passionate and knowledgeable people to enrich and extend the learning experience. We are based in Pretoria, South Africa and teach at a private school. Please post comments and questions on twitter @WilliamHPalk or @C_duPlessis or email us at williamhpalk78@gmail.com. If you have enjoyed listening, please consider buying us a coffee. Just click on the ...
 
This series features highlights from the many presentations in the Archaeologies of Art theme of the Sixth World Archaeological Congress. Douglass Bailey from San Francisco State University reflects on the current relationships between contemporary art and contemporary archaeology and suggests some radical new directions that this disciplinary collaboration can take. Blaze O'Connor discusses the unique synergy that was the archaeological excavation and reconstruction of the studio of modern ...
 
This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th century to the 4th century BCE). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process ...
 
Dr. Scott McLean, PhD Modern British history and MA in British medieval history, is the founding Director of Explore History. He began his academic career at the University of Guelph, Canada, before moving to England in 1999 to work at Queen’s University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle. Teaching at the BISC offered the opportunity to not only meet some wonderful students and travel to historic sites, but teach a wide range of courses in British and European h ...
 
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We talked to Khalid Lyamlahy about his work as a Francophone North African literature teacher at the University of Chicago. We also discussed his research about the works of contemporary Moroccan Francophone writers and the concepts of nostalgia and revolt. Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yam…
 
In this episode, Emily Van Alst, Ph.D. candidate at the Indiana University Bloomington, has returned to deliver some exciting news and to fill us in on the current state of Indigenous Archaeologies in the field. Emily was one of our first guests on the podcast, appearing in Episode 3: Rock Artin’ and Rollin’ with Emily Van Alst. Carlton originally …
 
In this episode, William talks to archaeologist Dr Tim Forssman about the early history of southern Africa. Tim is a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria and hosts his own YouTube channel Bones and Stones. Tim helps us define archaeology and explains why Indiana Jones is probably not the best example of what it means to be an archaeologist…
 
Rachel Roden joins Chris to discuss some recent archaeological sites in the news. From the much-discussed pictographs in the Amazonian Rain Forest to a Pompeii Lunch counter and ALL the trash that people leave on sites, we talk about it all. Links New Photos from the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’ Reveal Details About Prehistoric Amazonian Life -…
 
Rachel Roden joins Chris to discuss some recent archaeological sites in the news. From the much-discussed pictographs in the Amazonian Rain Forest to a Pompeii Lunch counter and ALL the trash that people leave on sites, we talk about it all. Links New Photos from the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’ Reveal Details About Prehistoric Amazonian Life -…
 
In this episode Colin speaks to foreign relations expert and author of Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, about the CIA-backed overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz , the democratically elected leader of Guatemala. Was this episode merely a Cold War incident or was there more to it than fears of communist insurrection? Was this a spont…
 
If your response to the goal getting, intention setting, ‘word for the year’ choosing, 'new year, new you' vibe this year is a great big “no thanks”, this is for you. Rather than take the traditional approach to vision casting this year, I’m leaning into Soul guidance, getting in the trenches with my energy, and letting ‘gentle’ lead the way. In th…
 
We talked to Arij Mikati about creating and supporting opportunities that advance storytelling and cultural change work as the managing director at Pillars Fund. Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yamani About the afikra conversation series: Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, featur…
 
In this episode, we venture outside of interviewing and have, in turn, been interviewed for the podcast 15 Questions with an Archaeologist with Joshua Gurrero. This episode features Josh interviewing Alyssa which aired on his channel 1 January 2021! Be sure to check out his channel! Links 15 Questions with an Archaeologist Josh and Alyssa's episode…
 
It’s tempting to believe that people can outsource decisions to machines — that algorithms are objective, and it’s easier and fairer to dump the burden on them. But convenience conceals the complicated truth: when lives are made or broken by AI, we need transparency about the way we ask computers questions, and we need to understand what kinds of p…
 
Retired Lieutenant General Reno, who served for 38 years in the United States Air Force, joins us for this edition of Learn the Word. He discusses principles of Christian Leadership as well as his own personal leadership experiences both in the United States Air Force and as a Vice-President at Cedarville University.…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel sat down with the amazingly talented Stine Sandnes, whose unique photography and desire to reconnect with her roots gave birth to the hugely popular Instagram Helheimen! Stine's photos are all themed around Vikings, death, and particularly the character Hel. It's an episode that is all things underworld and if you want …
 
We had a conversation with Yazan Khalili about his work as an architect, visual artist, and cultural activist, in addition to his work with Radio Alhara. Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yamani About the afikra conversation series: Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, featuring acad…
 
Welcome to HMSC Connects! where Jennifer Berglund goes behind the scenes of four Harvard museums to explore the connections between us, our big, beautiful world, and even what lies beyond. Today, Jennifer is speaking with Judy Jungels, a conservator at the Peabody Museum of Archaeologyand Ethnology who is responsible for preparing, protecting and c…
 
We get a lot of people asking us to review their resumes or CVs on this show. Today we talk about some of the common problems we see with those two documents. Also, what's the difference? There are some things you probably know and some things that may surprise you after listening. Please share on your socials and with your friends! Links How to ch…
 
We’ve asked members of the Getty community to share short, personal reflections on works of art they’re thinking about right now. These recordings feature stories related to our daily lives. This week, curator Casey Lee reminisces on learning to knit and sew as she considers a 17th century drawing by Gerard ter Borch of a young girl making lace. To…
 
Sasquatch, yeti, zoobie, the wild man of Warner Springs, the Proctor Valley Monster, you name it, and the creature commonly known as Bigfoot has probably been called it. But where did this larger-than-life, ape-like man come from, and why are California, Washington and Oregon his favorite states? The belief in Bigfoot is older than most people thin…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species (details) Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory (details) Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city (details) Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s …
 
We had a conversation with Jess Ghannam about his work as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at UCSF. We also discussed his research on the consequences of war on displaced communities. Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yamani About the afikr…
 
For this episode, we have the utmost pleasure in interviewing Kevin Gover. Kevin is currently the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, a position he has held since 2007. He is also the Acting Under Secretary for Museums and Culture. Mr. Gover is a Tribal Citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and Descendant of the…
 
We talked to Resat Kasba about his work as a professor and expert on the history and politics of the Middle East. Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yamani About the afikra conversation series: Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, featuring academics and arts ‎and media experts who ar…
 
In this episode we interview Arthur Cushman a neurosurgeon that specializes as well in ethnobotanical’s that have indigenous origins and he is a student of the study of the use of various means to us to achieve altered states of consciousness and will mention his experiences with respect to rock art sites in the far west fascinating and engaging.…
 
Ilgi and Selim explain their collaborative project to document and eventually publish an important group of texts from Turkish-sponsored excavations at Sippar in the late 19th century. They discuss the number and content of these tablets, and how they came to Istanbul. What are the project’s aims and what progress has been made so far? 5:07 About t…
 
This week is a bit of a throwback episode. We figured that for our first episode of the New Year we would keep it light. In that spirit Mathias and Daniel will be discussing Viking drinking games, possible PTSD in ancient warriors, and looking back on their favorite episodes and moments of 2020. As a special bonus Mathias also reveals his favorite …
 
Did you get any tech gifts this holiday season? On this show Paul and Chris talk about tech gifts they received that are useful for archaeology. They also talk about a listener email from the Space Archaeology episode and announce contest winners from Episode 144. Links Institute for American Indian Studies Magnetic Declination Letherman Skeletool …
 
We had a conversation with Rayyane about his work and most recent exhibition: Alien Property, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Created by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Hosted by: Yazan Kopty & Sarah Graff Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yamani About the afikra conversation series: Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, feat…
 
“We’re proud that Los Angeles, which is a city that’s sometimes derided as a city that doesn’t care about its history or doesn’t care about historic preservation, we think we’re finally exploding that myth once and for all.” In 1962 Los Angeles passed one of the first and most forward-thinking historic preservation ordinances in the United States, …
 
A new year, and a new exciting season of High School History Recap! We kick off the year with a conversation with Kelly Chase of the History Detective podcast. Why did this history teacher venture into podcasting? We discuss the importance of creating a detective mindset to counter all the misinformation and conspiracy theories out there. Kelly als…
 
What do the black rat and the grain weevil have in common? Learn more about the species mankind has ‘accidentally’ introduced, many now regarded as pests. Discover enchanting creatures such as the killer shrimp, and a beetle’s favourite past time. Links and References Invasive Non-Native Species Map National Wildlife Federation: Invasive Species O’…
 
What do the black rat and the grain weevil have in common? Learn more about the species mankind has ‘accidentally’ introduced, many now regarded as pests. Discover enchanting creatures such as the killer shrimp, and a beetle’s favourite past time. Links and References Invasive Non-Native Species Map National Wildlife Federation: Invasive Species O’…
 
UPDATE! ALiRP is now releasing 4 episodes a month! To kick off the new year, the boys invite Dr. Shane Miller (Mississippi State University; Ep. #21) and his friend Dr. Jesse Tune (Fort Lewis College) to investigate the controversy surrounding the Cerutti Mastodon Site. The conversation is a holistic discussion from different perspectives about evi…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage (details) Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status (details) New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii (details) Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations (details)…
 
We talked to Professor Zainab Bahrani about her books and research. Professor Bahrani is the author and editor of multiple books and articles on Ancient Near Eastern and East Mediterranean art and archaeology, art theory, historiography, and philosophies of representation. Created by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna & Sarah Graff Edi…
 
For this episode Chris and Alan continue their basic rock art discussion. We discuss the nature and character of rock alignments, geoglyphs, intaglios, ground figures, scratched rock art, and dating of rock art. Links California Rock Art Foundation Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com Twitter: @archeowebby Dr. Alan Garfinkel av…
 
In this episode, we talk with Megan Schlanker who just finished her MSc in Bioarchaeology at the University of York. Join us as we chat about her work, research, and master's experience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. *Content warning: Due to Megan's research there will be a discussion of domestic violence* Links Megan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
This is Part 2 of the story of Stoicism with Donald J Robertson. We discuss Socrates's uncomplicated take on the truth. How did the Stoic philosophy of Socrates differ from that of Marcus Aurelius? We look at how Stoicism (and beards) became popular in Rome. Some of the Stoics we talk about include Cato the Younger, Epictetus, . How did Roman (or M…
 
If exercise is healthy, why do so many people avoid doing it? If we're born to be active, why is it so hard to keep your New Year's resolutions about exercise? On this episode, learn about the powerful instincts that cause us to avoid exercise even though we know it’s good for us. Dan Lieberman, author of the new book Exercised: Why Something We Ne…
 
For our final episode of 2020 Daniel and special guest host Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo will be interviewing our very own Mathias Nordvig! We figured we would go out on a fun low key note to end a year which has been severely lacking on both of those fronts. Topics include: Mathias telling the story of Odin and Thor vs the giant Hrungnir, disc…
 
We talked to Eman Abdelhadi, professor and sociologist at the University of Chicago, ‎about her research on Muslim communities in the US, gender, and inequality. Created & Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi Ramman Theme music by: Tarek Yamani About the afikra conversation series: Our long-form interview series, hosted on Zoom, featur…
 
The last year, 2020, has taught us a lot about ourselves, our families, and our work. But mostly it's taught is what to do and what not to do when video conferencing. On today's episode we give some conferencing pro tips and our lesson's learned. Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @processarch; Bill A.…
 
Daniel Nicky explains how he uses music to help teach school children about history. His Mesopotamia song has been incredibly successful. How does he do it, and what does it take? His work with youth groups in West Java may offer inspiration for engaging youth in the Middle East. 03:15 origins of the Mesopotamia Song 06:43 why it’s popular 10:00 th…
 
Introducing the Site Bites Podcast. In this episode, we will introduce the host of this podcast, Carlton Gover, and why he has decided to create this show. The Site Bites Podcast will explore an archaeological landscape over multiple episodes through conversations with various experts. Joining him each season, will be a featured co-host that is mor…
 
In four afikra FWDs, the presenters share resources on a Yemeni skateboarder, the Abandon Fairgrounds in Tripoli, Lebanon, ancient Egyptians’ diet, and on Architecture ‎in Lebanon. ‎ Note: The presenters are not experts on this subject but are sharing information in the hopes ‎of spurring interest in the subject.‎ Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra E…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Compost islands in the Amazon (details) Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone (details) DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean (details) Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods (details)By Archaeological Legacy Institute
 
In this episode, I explore the story of Stoicism with Donald Robertson. It takes us all the way back to Socrates, who is considered to be the godfather of Stoicism. Donald tells a number of stories related to the emergence of this school of philosophy. Did you know that Plato's Academy was only one of many gymnasia in ancient Greece? We talk about …
 
Seasons greetings! And by that we mean we're wrapping up 2020 by sitting down with Dr. Chris Stantis, who uses stable isotope analyses to learn how people lived in the ancient past. We discuss the real story of the Hyksos Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt. Were they the pushy invaders they've been made out to be? Or is there mo…
 
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