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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.
 
Life is complicated, but we love simple answers. AI and robotics are changing the nature of work. Emojis change the way we write. Fossil Fuels were once the engine of progress, now we're in a race to change how we power the planet. We're constantly trying to save ourselves...from ourselves. This Anthro Life brings you smart conversations with humanity’s top makers and minds to make sense of it all. We dig into our creative potential through design, culture, and technology. Change your perspe ...
 
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
 
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.
 
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with A ...
 
Tired of entrenched view tribalism and binary debates? A psychologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist walk into a podcast to air out some echo chambers, and try and a fresh perspective on the most controversial political, social and psychological debates. It's not about Left vs. Right, Us Vs. Them or Good vs. Evil. It's all about dialogue and beyond binary thinking!
 
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 ...
 
Lore and Legends explores humanities past, present, and future through the lense of the lore and legends built up by dominant cultures like Ancient Egypt, Greece, and more forgotten or ignored groups like the Native Americans or Tribal Africans, as well as modern myths, legends, and phenomena from bigfoot, to UFO's, psychic powers and even religions.... https://www.loreandlegends.net
 
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 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
#zimlove is a podcast where I, a foreigner who has been living and working in Zimbabwe for a couple years, tries to explain through the eyes of others, why I fell in love with this country. When I try to describe the beauty and diversity of this place, I fail because I cannot compete with hyperinflation and expensive safaris, which is the only thing that google spits out once you type in "Zimbabwe". In this podcast each person describes one true perspective on Zimbabwe from their own reality ...
 
Hosted by comedians Ava Smart and Arielle Isaac Norman, Gender Fluids is a podcast based out of Austin, Texas that takes an explicit and unapologetic look into the rarely explored depths of sex and gender. No subject is too far out or third rail for these two queers to discuss. Subscribe to listen in on all the deliciously depraved conversations you'd be fired for having. Not for the faint of heart, weak of mind, or lame of soul!
 
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.
 
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.
 
Sasquatch Tracks takes a scientific look at whether there are large animal species that remain undiscovered. With special emphasis on the Sasquatch in North America, the show looks at claims of apelike “relict hominoids” and other animals purported to exist in various parts of the world.
 
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 Anthro to UX podcast is for anthropologists looking to break into user experience (UX) research. Through conversations with leading anthropologists working in UX, you will learn firsthand how others made the transition, what they learned along the way, and what they would do differently. We will also discuss what it means to do UX research from a practical perspective and what you need to do to prepare a resume and portfolio. It is hosted by Matt Artz (https://mattartz.me), a business an ...
 
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.
 
Fight Like An Animal searches for a synthesis of behavioral science and political theory that illuminates paths to survival for this planet and our species. Each episode examines political conflict through the lens of innate contributors to human behavior, offering new understandings of our current crises. Bibliographies: https://www.againsttheinternet.com/ Periodic outbursts: https://twitter.com/arnold_schroder Support: https://www.patreon.com/biologicalsingularity
 
This podcast series questions the promise and ideal of interdisciplinarity by looking at travelling concepts: concepts that travel within and across academic disciplines. The two Utrecht University- based hosts - Tessa Diphoorn and Brianne McGonigle Leyh - will invite two scholars each month to discuss a particular concept and explore how, if, and why such concepts have travelled.
 
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 ...
 
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
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 ...
 
The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. ​ From artificial intelligence to climate change, from building prosperity to improving well-being – today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, cultures and societies.​ We invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, ​engage the public with fresh thinking and deb ...
 
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 ...
 
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It’s often said that the time in our lives can often pass without us noticing. Old age can come before we realize it, and it brings with it new elements to our own daily lives that we couldn’t have anticipated before. Observed from a distance and growing old can seem like a universal experience, but observed up close, it becomes clear that the diff…
 
In this episode, Dr. Anna Willow, an environmental anthropologist, described her work with indigenous activists across Canada. Dr. Willow research focuses on industrial extraction, it's detrimental effects on people and landscapes, and the activists who are resisting these forces and trying to transform society.…
 
David Gornoski comments on the various news reports coming in such as the Fauci sexual allegation, Capitol troops being fed unhealthy food, mask mandate canceled in Texas, and more. Plus, David Gornoski is joined by nutritional researcher Tucker Goodrich who links the growth of chronic illnesses with the consumption of seed and vegetable oils. When…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode with a scorching critique of the binary thinking that is prevalent in our society and the overdependence on politics that perpetuates this way of thinking. Plus, David reacts to the promotion of fake nutritional science by the statist media and giant corporations. Also in the show, David is joined by Sgt. Dan McKni…
 
Alan Klima’s Ethnography #9 (Duke University Press, 2019) was co-written by a ghost. And that’s just the start of what’s going on in this eerie, singular book. It’s a discussion of finance in post-crash Thailand, a study of non-material histories, and an examination of the limits of anthropological writing. It’s also at once a complex and textured …
 
Bestselling author Timothy Keller and legal scholar John Inazu bring together a thrilling range of artists, thinkers, and leaders to provide a guide to faithful living in a pluralistic, fractured world. How can Christians today interact with those around them in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also r…
 
They are numerous. They are patient. They are COMING for the United States in droves this spring: They are cicadas. *The* Cicada guy Dr. Gene Kritsky joins to chat all about the annual cicadas you may see every summer vs. the periodical ones that cycle through the states in broods of giant numbers. Learn how they survive underground for decades, wh…
 
David Gornoski continues his analysis of the news. In this episode, David comments on the ridiculous 14-days COVID isolation imposed on children in Ontario, Canada. Why are some officials not happy that America's moving towards normalcy? Should we trust the CDC on anything they declare? How can we deal with the state media complex effectively? Is t…
 
Why isn't the FBI considering Antifa as a terrorist group? Why are Dr. Seuss's books the latest to fall victim to cancel culture? Do humans know what they are doing when they get caught up in the spirit of the crowd? Listen to the full episode as David Gornoski gets to the bottom of these questions while also commenting on the superficial victimism…
 
Your life story is hidden in your teeth. The days, weeks, years, and stressful events of your life are recorded in tiny timelines that can be read by scientists like Leakey Foundation grantee Dr. Tanya Smith. She and her colleagues used fossil teeth to tell a detailed and intimate story about the lives of two Neanderthal children and the changing w…
 
Today Darien wraps up his curated section of Season 4 and sits down with Benjamin Ruiz Rosado, Senior Training Manager in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Boston Public Health Commission. Benjamin is a public health social worker, an advocate for immigrants, a youth educator, and a firm believer in intersectional racial justice. Don't mis…
 
If there’s one thing a lot of us have been doing since the start of COVID last spring, it’s returning to our kitchens – sometimes to help us grieve, sometimes to find joy, and sometimes just for needed sustenance. But there’s something about baking in particular that has re-emerged as an incredible source of joy and heart. My guest this week is Jer…
 
Jen and Pete unpack the differences between comparison and stealing like an artist. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might comparison be useful on the pathway to stealing like an artist? What does it mean to steal like an artist? What might be gained by comparing yourself to another person, with a specific goal for that co…
 
In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Amy Santee speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. Amy earned a MA in Applied Anthropology from the University of Memphis. After school, she worked in UX for a decade at companies like eBay and is now a UX career coach. About Amy Santee Amy Santee is a loud and proud career coach for current and aspi…
 
On this edition of Sasquatch Tracks, the team is joined by legendary television producer Doug Hajicek, creator of programs and documentaries like Monster Quest, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, Giganto: America's King Kong, Mysterious Encounters, and several others. In addition to his television work related to applying science toward the search fo…
 
David Gornoski continues his critique of the ridiculous popularity contests that are politics. One of our biggest mistakes, David says, is how we have let the political establishment influence and shape things like science, medicine, and nutrition. Are we letting ourselves revert to the ancient practice of witch hunt? How can we exorcise the spirit…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by recounting and reviewing his visit to this year's CPAC over the weekend. Did Trump present anything new at CPAC? Who were the breakaway speakers, according to David? Did the future of conservatism make itself known? Join David Gornoski as he talks about the landmark conservative event of the year while highlight…
 
Amy Poehler (Moxie, Parks and Recreation, SNL) is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Amy joins the Armchair Expert to discuss how much she likes to identify as an outsider that worked her way in, how control is the dream state, and how important it was for Dax to do car stuff in Baby Mama. Dax & Amy bond over having a class warfa…
 
TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on Sophocles: Antigone and other tragedies by Professor Oliver Taplin. With panellists Professor Karen Leeder and Dr Lucy Jackson. Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all.Sophocles st…
 
At around 11am on Thursday 18 February 1943 two students in Munich were arrested for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. By Monday they had been interrogated, tried, and executed along with another member of the resistance circle. Further arrests followed. From 15-27 February 2021 the White Rose Project will be following the events as they happened i…
 
Visit https://www.loreandlegends.net/2021/02/communists-culture-and-cannibalism.html for show notes and more! This episode discusses political violence of the 1960s-1970s Chinese Culture Revolution and documented outbreaks of cannibalism recorded in the book "The Scarlet Memorial" by Zheng Yi. As well as how the current political temperature in Ame…
 
Two stores sit side-by-side. One with signage overflowing with text: a full list of business services (income tax returns, notary public, a variety of insurance) on the storefront, twenty-two words in all. It provides business services (a lot of them). The other showing a single word—james—in small font in the corner of a drab, brown-colored overha…
 
Modern markets and exchange, compared with other social and political spheres, are seen through technical abstractions. This intellectual compartmentalization has political consequences: if capitalism operates through arcane, objective, and rational mechanics, the very real interests and very real consequences of exchange are disguised and simplifi…
 
How can ethnographers use multimedia presentations of their work to reach new audiences, build different relationships with their participants, and promote new practices of witnessing and representation? On today’s episode we talk with Dr. Deborah Thomas, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She tells us about her collaborat…
 
Chad Sanders is the author of the book Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph. Chad joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his experience at Morehouse College, how isolating code switching can be, and his journey to embracing who he really was while working at Google. Chad explains that race is the operating system of everyth…
 
Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Supported by the Humanities Cultural Programme and the Arts Council England…
 
David Gornoski is joined by nutritional researcher Tucker Goodrich for an important conversation on the dangers of seed oils. Tucker details how he suffered a stroke in his thirties and then, after finding the cause of his stroke in the sacred food pyramid, how he transformed himself through a radical change in diet. "I don't get sunburned anymore,…
 
David Gornoski sits down with academic Leigh Fetter who discusses his journey from secular atheism to Christianity by discovering the works of Rene Girard. David and Leigh discuss a variety of topics such as the Christian undermining of ancient myths; the possibility of Orwellian totalitarianism; the Nietzschean problem of recreating values; how Gi…
 
In this special podcast, David Gornoski sits down with Peter Dobromylskyj, veterinary anesthetist and nutrition blogger at Hyper Lipid. David and Peter talk about the difference between running metabolism on glucose and running metabolism on fat; the purpose of insulin resistance; the role of reactive oxygen species; the difference between monounsa…
 
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace is an ethologist and advocate for the environment, animals, and the natural world. Jane joins the Armchair Expert to discuss her journey to studying chimpanzees, how her approach of empathy allowed her to learn how human chimps are and that they have a culture of t…
 
The Mises Institute's Jeff Deist returns for his weekly analysis of the news. Why do tragic stories involving celebrities like Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant affect us so much? Does nostalgia play a part in this phenomenon? Is there any justification for Trudeau's comments regarding COVID travel restrictions? How can we better understand the hysterica…
 
"Scientists have 'conversation' with people during lucid dreams," a new study published on Science Direct claims. Why do we dream? What is a dream? What happens in our brain when we sleep? Join Dr. Weiping Yu as he comments on this story. Why do people drastically change their lives after having near-death experiences? Is information stored via mag…
 
David Gornoski starts off the show with a reflection on how fear drives us towards blaming others instead of employing creativity to solve problems. What do we need to do to create a joyful society? How has Christ's Gospel technology inspired whistleblowers and investigative journalism in the face of statist corporate media? Is it possible for a Ch…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by going through the latest news reports on censorship, corporate media disinformation, leftist idolatry of the state, the green energy racket, and more. Also in the show, David is joined by journalist and author of They're Not Listening, Ryan James Girdusky, who calls in to explain the truth about the Lincoln Proj…
 
"There's this desire in our society to change reality with words," David Gornoski says as he highlights the attempt to make actual violence passé while justifying violence against nonviolent persons. How ridiculous is Disney's labeling of their own products as offensive? How religious is woke culture? Join David as he takes on Big Tech censorship, …
 
What role does religion play in cultural attitudes and practices towards drinking alcohol? Is it possible to look at one element without accounting for the other? And how does gender inform how religious and cultural identities are understood or enforced? My guest this week is Manvinder Gill, a researcher interested in the intersections of alcohol …
 
Yes, an entire episode on butts. Primatologist and anthropologist Natalia Reagan joins to chat about the caboose: why do we have butts? Why do we like butts? How do we appreciate ours even more? She drops knowledge on bidets, wiping, twerking, the mystical field of Rumpology, how our derrieres have our back, plus butt dimples, and crack formations.…
 
Jen and Pete have a conversation about pricing, and about how when freelancers charge for their work, it is actually generous to the client. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What are clients actually paying for (besides the service) from a freelancer or business? How might it be generous for freelancers to assign appropriate c…
 
Dr. Mogel answers the question: Will our children hate us for a bucolic childhood on the farm? She also teaches us new words: poronkusema & mbuki-mvukiMake sure to subscribe to weekly episodes, dropping every Tuesday only on the Nurture vs Nurture feed. Just search “Nurture vs Nurture” on Apple Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. …
 
David Gornoski sits down with Andrew McLuhan, director of the McLuhan Institute and grandson of Marshall McLuhan. The two discuss the overlaps between Marshall McLuhan and Rene Girard; how Marshall McLuhan rose to fame; the relation between technology and language; pandemic mask-wearing as a theatrical gesture; how changes in technology impact desi…
 
David Gornoski talks about the upcoming CPAC and the reports of Trump giving his first speech post-presidency. What do conservatives need to win the future? Join David as he answers this question by highlighting why we must not only tell the truth about the news but also live by the right principles. Was there a conspiracy to kill Malcolm X? Did Tr…
 
David Gornoski starts the episode by briefly going through some of the latest news. David is joined by Talkers Magazine's Michael Harrison who talks at length about the influence of Rush Limbaugh and what made him so successful. What lies in the future for talk radio? Listen to the full episode to find out. Also in the show, David Gornoski talks ab…
 
We're joined by Grahame Lynch, Editor, Publisher, Journalist, and Raconteur Extraordinaire of the Australian Telecommunications Industry, for a behind the scenes discussion of why Facebook stopped showing News on its news-feed, and the history behind it. What does this all mean for the future of media, social media, and the tech giants? If this is …
 
Today Darien and Ksenia are joined by Dr. Marccus Hendricks, an Environmental Planning professor at the University of Maryland and Director of the Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience & Justice (SIRJ) Lab. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @DisastersDecon Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Further…
 
In Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Dr. Ana-Maurine Lara examines the dominant modes of power that seek to suppress LGBTQ lives and identities as well as the ways in which these communities and individuals push back. Lara details how Catholicism and Christianity attempt to delegitimi…
 
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Captain Fantastic) is an Oscar-nominated actor, writer and director. Viggo joins the Armchair Expert to discuss why it took him so long to finally direct a movie, his ability to revert back to speaking Spanish based on what he’s doing, and falling in love with ice hockey. Viggo opens up ab…
 
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