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Carlton Gover, Connor Johnen and David Howe are three friends that went to graduate school together and decided to start a podcast. Join them once a month for witty conversation, amazing guests, and a bit of profanity - all in the name of science. Join them in their lives in ruins.

Carlton Gover, Connor Johnen and David Howe are three friends that went to graduate school together and decided to start a podcast. Join them once a month for witty conversation, amazing guests, and a bit of profanity - all in the name of science. Join them in their lives in ruins.

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Carlton Gover, Connor Johnen and David Howe are three friends that went to graduate school together and decided to start a podcast. Join them once a month for witty conversation, amazing guests, and a bit of profanity - all in the name of science. Join them in their lives in ruins.

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@archpodnet

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English

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Episodes

Hoo dis? with Tash and Raven - Ep 44

2/22/2021
In this episode, we are pleased to have Raven Todd da Silva and Natasha Billson return to the Podcast. Raven is another OG from the early episodes, appearing on episode 9 and runs a very popular Instagram and Youtube Channel called “Dig it with Raven” and Natasha aka Tash was recently on episode 29, and runs a youtube channel called Behind the Trowel. If you follow us on Social Media, then you know that both of these archaeologists are a part of the Archaeology Avengers and we are super...

Duration:00:58:26

Stefan Milo 2: This Time It's Personal #Paleolithic - Ep 43

2/15/2021
On this episode of A Life in Ruins podcast, we have a bonfire chat with YouTuber and Neolithic advocate, Stefan Milo. If you’re not familiar with Stefan, we introduced him in Episode 20. Or you may know him from his popular YouTube channel, “Stefan Milo.” We talk about the recent growth of Stefan’s channel and how he has now become the first full-time anthropology YouTuber! We then quickly get into the Great Paleolithic-Neolithic War of 2020. This began as a meme and took off. It was fun for...

Duration:00:53:13

Our Ruined Lives with Ash Boydston-Schmidt - Ep 42

2/8/2021
For this edition of Our Ruined Lives we chat with Ash Boydston-Schmidt. Ash is a descendant of the Crow Nation and shares with us her families history, growing up in Oklahoma, her experiences with the Tiger King, and her academic journey at the University of Oklahoma double-majoring in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Museums Studies at the University of New Mexico, where she started this past fall during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We finish up the...

Duration:00:55:45

Tools of Future’s Past: Lomekwi with Lana and Ella - Ep 41

2/1/2021
In this episode, we are pleased to have both Lana Ruck and Ella Beaudoin back on our show. Ella was on Episode 2 and Lana was on Episode 16. Since Episode 37 Settlers of Cerutti with Dr. Shane Miller and Dr. Jesse Tune was such a hit, we wanted to have Ella and Lana return to the show to talk about some controversial topics within paleoanthropology. Lana and Ella discuss the site Lomekwi, which is an archaeological site in Kenya where ancient stone tools have been discovered dating to 3.3...

Duration:01:01:09

Down Unda’ the Sea with Dr. Maddy McAllister - Ep 40

1/25/2021
On this episode of A Life in Ruins Podcast, we interview Dr. Maddy McAllister, a maritime archaeologist with the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Dr. McAllister is known for her educational Instagram account, @shipwreckmermaid. As Dr. McAllister is an Aussie, we naturally first have a conversation about the differences between our endemic wildlife and the hazards of working in the wild. This is followed by a discussion of how Dr. McAllister, and other underwater archaeologists, plan out their...

Duration:00:58:35

The Current State of Indigenous Archaeologies with Emily Van Alst - Ep 39

1/18/2021
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 wanted to title that episode: Painting with all the colors of the Rock Art. Emily fills us in on what she has been up to since she was last on the...

Duration:01:03:14

Indigenizing (Gover)nment, Law, and Football: A Conversation with Kevin Gover, Director of NMAI - Ep 38

1/11/2021
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 Comanche Nation. If you are guessing that Kevin and Carlton are related due to the similarity in our last names, you are correct! Mr. Kevin Gover...

Duration:01:14:52

Settlers of Cerutti: Evaluating Claims About the Cerutti Mastodon Site - Ep 37

1/4/2021
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 evidence, ethics, Indigenous Sovereignty, and good science. Guest Contacts Dr. Shane Miller, Twitter: @TheDurtyTowel Contact Email:...

Duration:01:13:59

Our Ruined Lives with Our Overlords - Ep 36

12/28/2020
Happy almost New Year listeners! We kick off the ending 2020 and beginning of 2021 with an interview of our overlord’s, Chris Webster and Rachel Roden. Chris is the co-founder of the Archaeology Podcast Network which started back in December of 2014, and Rachel is the lead editor of our Podcast. So please join us in welcoming the Cat Herders to the clowder we know as A Life in Ruins Podcast: Chris Webster and Rachel Roden! Contact For Guests: Chris Webster's Twitter: @archeowebby Chris...

Duration:01:00:46

Denizen of the World: A discussion with Megan Dennison - Ep 35

12/14/2020
On this episode of ALiRP, we interview a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Meagan Dennison. We talk about Meagan's academic journey and her research in Zooarchaeology. We then talk about Meagan's experience in moving to Greece with her family to pursue an academic research opportunity and then being stuck in Europe due to COVID. Email: Meagan.E.Dennison@gmail.com Contact Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @alifeinruinspodcast Facebook:...

Duration:00:59:40

Our Ruined Lives with Simon Radchenko - Ep 34

11/23/2020
For this episode of Our Ruined Lives, we are interviewing Mr. Simon Radchenko. Simon is a Ukrainian archaeologist pursuing his Ph.D in Archaeology at the University of Turin in Italy. Most importantly, Simon is the reason that Carlton had such a wonderful experience in Ukraine, during the pre-covid summer of 2019. We chat with him about his first interaction with Carlton and then delve into post-communism archaeology in Ukraine. We finish up talking about the New Archaeological School. Link...

Duration:00:53:38

10,000-year-old Rock Art in the Desert: A Conversation with Dr. Marissa Molinar - Ep 33

11/9/2020
On this episode of A Life in Ruins podcast, we interview Dr. Marissa Molinar. She studies the practices, and products of prehistoric art, through an evolutionary, social, and aesthetic lens. She gave an excellent talk at the APN Educational Expo (APN AEX 2020) about her work and she also had a pretty sweet zoom background. We get deep into her research on rock art and her methods of comparing different rock art panels. She details the complicated process of getting permission to survey on...

Duration:00:58:25

Our Ruined Lives with World Wide Wallace - Ep 32

10/26/2020
In the episode of Our Ruined Lives, we talk with Trevor Wallace, a documentary filmmaker and Vice President of Research and Education at the Explorers Club. He tells us a harrowing story of an where he traveled to Tanzania for a project in association with Jane Goodall #TriggerWarning4David. We talk about the filmmaking process, the Explorer’s Club, Trevor’s social media content, and his passion for archaeology. Contact Guest: Instagram: @worldwidewallace Facebook:...

Duration:00:58:46

The Archaeology of Childhood with Mackenzie Cory - Ep 31

10/12/2020
On this episode of A Life in Ruins podcast, we chat with Mackenzie Cory, a fellow University of Wyoming Graduate! Mac delves into his formative years, working in Wyoming and his inspiration to take the next step into graduate school. We also discuss his current PhD research and how we can identify and look at childhood in the archaeological record. We then end the episode with a discussion about problems found in field schools and the ramifications of those problems to Mac’s academic career....

Duration:00:56:14

Eat, Pray, Quarantine: The 2020 Summer of Covid - Ep 30

9/28/2020
In this episode our three intrepid hosts re-cap their summers in quarantine. They talk the missed field work opportunities, the pressures of publishing, oh and Connor got married. Contact Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @alifeinruinspodcast Facebook: @alifeinruinspodcast Twitter: @alifeinruinspod Website: www.alifeinruins.com Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!

Duration:00:59:19

Crumpet Resource Management: Behind the Trowel with Natasha Billson - Ep 29

9/14/2020
On this episode of A Life In Ruins Podcast, we summon another member of the Archaeology Avengers, Natasha Billson! Many of you may already know of Natasha by her social media handle Tash_Archaeo or her YouTube channel Behind the Trowel. We delve into cultural resources management archaeology in the UK and its differences with American CRM archaeology. The Archaeology Avengers is brought up, we chat about science communication, Natasha's Archaeologists in Quarantine YouTube interview series,...

Duration:00:57:29

A Life In Ruins Makes An Announcement

9/14/2020
A very important announcement from the A Life In Ruins Hosts. Contact Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @alifeinruinspodcast Facebook: @alifeinruinspodcast Twitter: @alifeinruinspod Website: www.alifeinruins.com Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!

Duration:00:02:28

Dr. George Carr Frison (1924-2020)

9/12/2020
This announcement pertains to the death of George Carr Frison.

Duration:00:01:46

Our Ruined Lives with Taliah Farnsworth - Ep 28

8/24/2020
On this episode of Our Ruined Lives, we chat with the fantastic Taliah Farnsworth, the Virtual Experience Coordinator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS). We delve into science communication and her current position at DMNS. She shares with us hilarious stories from her interactions with the public, such as "Night vision" and "Dad's personal garage time". More importantly, Taliah really delves into the nitty-gritty of science communication and education as a full-time...

Duration:00:57:39

If a Yoda, Archaeology had: A Philosophical Discussion with our Mentor Dr. Robert L. Kelly - Ep 27

8/10/2020
On Episode 27 of A Life in Ruins Podcast, we interview Dr. Robert L. Kelly. Dr. Kelly was all the cohosts thesis advisor at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Robert L. Kelly wrote the book, The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: The Foraging Spectrum, on hunter-gatherer archaeology and the mathematical proofs behind it. He was involved in early research at Gatecliff Rockshelter and then he continued on to influence archaeological theory for the rest of his career. He writes a regular textbook with...

Duration:01:19:53