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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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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. ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Conversations about projects and research undertaken by scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Hosted by former New York Times journalist and current CASBS research affiliate John Markoff. CASBS brings together great minds to generate new knowledge to address wicked problems and significant societal challenges. It is a place where diverse thinkers collectively produce transformative outcomes that none could produce independently. ...
 
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 ...
 
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/
 
Wild Thing is a podcast about all 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 on ...
 
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 ...
 
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During the colonial period in India, European scholars, British officials, and elite Indian intellectuals—philologists, administrators, doctors, ethnologists, sociologists, and social critics—deployed ideas about sexuality to understand modern Indian society. In Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought (Princeton…
 
This week we bring you a very very special episode! Last year we partnered with the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists, or ANSA for short and recorded their roundtable at the AAS held at the Australian National University! The roundtable discussion featured the likes of Dr Marcus Barber, Dr Sophie Chao, Dr Jayne Curnow, Dr Derek Elias, D…
 
The crew have logged on for another episode - live from lockdown - to talk life, the universe and anthropology. In this episode, Tim and Mythily speak with Dr Catherine Besteman, an anthropologist who has spent their career analyzing the power dynamics that produce and maintain inequality, racism and violence. Dr Besteman holds the position of Fran…
 
Sara Bareilles is a Grammy Award-winner and Tony and Emmy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress and author. Sara chats with the Armchair Expert about her awkwardness as a kid and how she found her place in community theater. Dax geeks out about the two attending UCLA at the same time and Sara tells him how she wasted a year of school credits …
 
For the panel this week we welcome Luke Corbin from Myanmar Musings and Familiar Strange alumnus Jodie Lee Trembath! Simon starts us off [1:31] by discussing his recent culture shock in moving to Germany from Australia. Simon thought that experiences with fieldwork and working with other cultures would have prepared him better for a rapid transitio…
 
Dr. Dominic D'Agostino returns to the show to talk about the new breakthroughs in the world of ketogenic research. What are the benefits of Ketones supplementation? Who are some of the best doctors for ketogenic treatment? How important is sleep for a healthy lifestyle? Is there a way to block EMFs from affecting our bodies? "Nixon declared the war…
 
David Gornoski starts off the show by explaining how our economic system cannot be called a free-market due to the numerous regulatory hurdles put in place by the government. "We've been conditioned like Pavlovian dogs," David says as he points to the inversion in our economy which says freedom is slavery and slavery is freedom. We don't need inver…
 
A quinceañera is a traditional fifteenth birthday celebration for young women (though in contemporary times, it can also be for young men) in many Latinx communities. While the celebration has roots in religiosity, it has also become a space for imagining and performing class, identity, and Americanity. With fieldwork conducted in California, Texas…
 
The Rwandan genocide, the Holocaust, the lynching of African Americans, the colonial slave trade: these are horrific episodes of mass violence spawned from racism and hatred. We like to think that we could never see such evils again--that we would stand up and fight. But something deep in the human psyche--deeper than prejudice itself--leads people…
 
Science and U is back! Dr. Weiping Yu starts by commenting on the Hubble telescope revealing new aspects of dark matter. What exactly is dark matter? Dr. Yu has a radical and startling explanation. What is 'space' and 'matter?' Is there a possibility of life on Venus? Listen to the entire episode to find out. Also, Jeff Deist of Mises Institute ret…
 
Nuclear scientist and music composer Dr. Max Fomitchev-Zamilov returns to the show. David Gornoski and Dr. Max discuss some key issues in the world of science and technology such as the government regulatory processes that block innovation, nuclear technology that avoids disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima, low-temperature cold fusion, bubble fu…
 
Public Performances: Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque (University Press of Colorado) offers a deep and wide-ranging exploration of relationships among genres of public performance and of the underlying political motivations they share. Illustrating the connections among three themes—the political, the carnivalesque, and the ritualesque—…
 
The Fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan (University of New Mexico Press) is a recent addition to the growing scholarship on Ainu identity and settler colonialism in Japan. Combining ethnographic fieldwork in contemporary Ainu communities and organizations with museum and archival research, Dr. Lewallen sho…
 
Leah Plunkett is a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She is the author of the book, Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online. Leah chats with the Armchair Expert about the pitfalls of sha…
 
“I know now that the rules of reality change by zip code.” In a conversation recorded nearly a year ago on September 27, 2019 (and now hilariously strange in light of months of pandemic quarantine), I speak with the ultra-talented, delightful, immediately relatable and immensely likable Colin Frangicetto — guitarist for the most excellent Circa Sur…
 
David Gornoski continues his analysis of the state's religiosity and the desacralization brought to it by President Trump. Also, Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals calls in to comment on the latest economic and political news. Why is Bill Gates turning back from certain vaccine proposals? Can Biden get the stock market up? Why do so-called free-market…
 
FEE's Jon Miltimore returns to the show to talk about his latest article on Elon Musk's twitter war with Robert Reich. Former Secretary of Labor Reich accused Musk of being a "modern-day robber baron” and Musk retorted by saying Reich is a "modern-day moron.” Jon says that Musk is the role model we need with regards to uplifting society through inn…
 
In the thoroughly researched, lucidly narrated new book Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India (University of Pennsylvania Press), Sai Balakrishnan (Assistant Professor of City and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley) examines the novel phenomenon of the conversion of agrarian landowners into urban shareholders in India’s…
 
In Managing Multiculturalism: Indigeneity and the Struggle for Rights in Colombia (Stanford University Press) Jean Jackson narrates her remarkable journey as an anthropologist in Colombia for over 50 years. This is an extraordinary book because it shows us Jackson’s trajectory, the challenges she faced, the changes she underwent as a researcher and…
 
David Gornoski starts the show by taking us through the anthropological study of how ancient communities sustained their culture through human sacrifice and how that phenomenon still exists today when we look at the media and political narratives of our time. Plus, Kaitlin Bennett, conservative activist, calls in to talk about the incident on UCF w…
 
"Will we continue to rely on just a few big platforms... or will we return to decentralized internet like it was before?" David Gornoski starts the show by commenting on Kim Kardashian's remarks on freezing her social media accounts to "protest the spread of hate speech and misinformation." David argues that to solve social problems we must stop lo…
 
Jerry Bowyer, editor of Townhall Finance and Affluent Investor, joins David Gornoski and Shannon Braswell to discuss his new book 'The Maker Versus the Takers' and other topics such as the effects of socialist-centered liberation theology and mainstream evangelical theology. Jerry Bowyer argues that both of these theologies were premature in their …
 
Claston Bernard, champion athlete, Olympian, and author of 'Outcast,' joins David Gornoski to discuss the degradation of black Americans as mere vote banks by the Democratic party. Claston shows no quarter in his criticism of Black Lives Matter and their aim to destroy black families. What can we do to protect families in America? Listen to the ful…
 
David Gornoski starts off the show by commenting on the news that President Trump has agreed to debate Biden on Joe Rogan's show. Will Biden dare to, literally, go off script, away from TV media, and debate Trump on the Joe Rogan Experience? David also addresses the Keynesian and anti-capitalist indoctrination that is happening in our educational i…
 
This is the first of a two part series where some of our listeners and friends reflected on the Disaster Studies Manifesto and responded to some questions that we released for open comment. In Part 1, JC Gaillard joins us to listen to the submissions we received and briefly discuss. We are considering the following questions: 1. Is our current term…
 
Keith Urban is a four-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer. Keith chats with the Armchair Expert about adjusting to Nashville from Australia, why he couldn’t get signed to a record deal and his unique meld of sounds. Dax wonders why songs by Australian singers often sound American and Keith talks about wanting approval f…
 
After travelling west by covered wagon in 1846, the Donner Party became marooned in the snows of the Sierra Mountains. Even though a small group had made it out to find help, they were running out of food and strength. In this third part of this episode, we discuss the relief efforts as well as the aftermath of their ordeal. TW: Cannibalism Become …
 
Have you ever heard of a "Hoop Snake"? This is one of many frontier legends that were popularized throughout the 19th century, but Micah leads off with a recollection by a family member who claimed, as a child, to have seen such a creature. Also on the subject of myth and folklore, we look at the claims that a large creature might have been discove…
 
Many in our society claim their own pedestal of victimhood. But, once we're able to see through all the bells and whistles, who are the real and hidden victims in our society? Has the church focused on these victims? David Gornoski argues that McWoke movements exist precisely because of the church's lackluster response to real-world injustices. Sho…
 
How has 9-11 changed America and the entire world? Major Daniel Sjursen, retired combat veteran and author of the new book 'Patriotic Dissent,' joins David Gornoski to examine the tragic event and the subsequent "war on terror" that has affected millions of lives around the world. Why hasn't the families of 9/11 victims received any information abo…
 
Off the Derech: Leaving Orthodox Judaism (SUNY Press, 2020), edited by Ezra Cappell and Jessica Lang, combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world. In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews ha…
 
BONUS EPISODE with Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a non-profit that provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. Susan chats with the Armchair Expert about her heartbreaking story – battling addiction, losing her son, and her time spent within the prison system. Dax and Susan discu…
 
Is the universe too thin as cosmologists claim? What is the mystery behind the quirky response to magnetism in quantum physics? Where do the enormous magnetic fields that permeate our universe come from? Join Dr. Weiping Yu as he answers these questions while commenting on some of the latest science news from around the world. Plus, Mises Institute…
 
"Silence is violence," is one's of the trending mottos of our time. Does the McWoke crowd, backing Biden and Kamala Harris, really care about injustices? David Gornoski asks as he points out Biden and Harris' pro-war and pro-mass incarceration records. Calls for revolution and socialism, David says, are based on the scapegoating principle; it won't…
 
Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Tom joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his journey to healthy dieting, valuing skills that often get undervalued and starting football in high school. Dax asks what it was like to leave the Patriots after such a long career and Tom talks ab…
 
David Gornoski and Shannon Braswell return for a conversation on economic stimulus and welfare, scapegoat narratives in politics and culture, and more. Plus, Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals calls in to talk about the latest news on the economy such as the Fed becoming the 1/3rd owner of US mortgages, the 3 trillion deficit of US budget, JPMorgan ab…
 
Heather Wilson, founder of the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, joins David Gornoski to talk about Big Tech banning her website for being a platform to Kyle Rittenhouse's legal defense fundraising campaign. Also joining David is economist Bruce Koerber to discuss how he formulated his "Divine Economic" theory. What is the reason for the stag…
 
College students hook up and have sex. That is what many students expect to happen during their time at university—it is part of growing up and navigating the relationship scene on most American campuses today. But what do you do when you’re a student at an evangelical university? Students at these schools must negotiate a barrage of religiously im…
 
YouTube commentator Elizabeth Rogliani joins David Gornoski to talk about the cultural and political transformation of Venezuela into a socialist state. What are the cultural changes that had to take place? Can America shake off the current elitist call for less liberty and more socialism? CAN-DO Clemency's Amy Povah calls in to give us the latest …
 
David Gornoski starts the show by reflecting on President Trump's remarks on our troops and endless wars. The host of A Neighbor's Choice also comments on Mark Zuckerberg's intent to censor those who question the election results and Bill Gates remarks that we "don't have a choice" when it comes to government COVID shutdowns. Why do big tech bosses…
 
Mario Biagioli's UCLA Profile Mario's article in the Los Angeles Review of Books, "Fraud by Numbers: Metrics and the New Academic Midconduct" Mario’s book “Gaming The Metrics: Misconduct and Manipulation in Academic Research” 2019-20 CASBS fellow Brian Arthur’s paper “All Systems Will Be Gamed: Exploitative Behavior in Economic and Social Systems”…
 
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