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This Anthro Life is a round-table conversation offering a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on all things people, from objects and ideas to the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From producers Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins in Boston, MA. Learn more at https://thisanthrolife.com

This Anthro Life is a round-table conversation offering a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on all things people, from objects and ideas to the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From producers Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins in Boston, MA. Learn more at https://thisanthrolife.com
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This Anthro Life is a round-table conversation offering a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on all things people, from objects and ideas to the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From producers Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins in Boston, MA. Learn more at https://thisanthrolife.com

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English


Episodes

Ethics and the Evil Cactus: Psychedelics with Hamilton Morris - This Anthro Life

7/23/2018
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When TAL first interviewed Hamilton Morris, it was shortly after he and his production team had finished season 1 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopoeia. Now, Morris has completed two seasons of his critically acclaimed show on VICE. This time on TAL, Morris has a more reflective tone. With Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins, Morris shares his experiences... The post Its Only an Evil Cactus if Donkeys Chase You: Ethics and Psychedelics with Hamilton Morris appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:38:52

Tech Ethnography, Data and Social Justice w/ Dr. Tricia Wang - This Anthro Life

7/10/2018
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Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, Dr. Wang is obsessed with how technology and humans shape each other. In her own words, she wants to know, “How do the tools we use enable us to do more of what... The post Consulting, Data and Social Justice w/ Dr. Tricia Wang appeared first on This Anthro Life.

EPIC Innovation w/ Dr. Alexandra Mack - This Anthro Life

6/1/2018
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Welcome back listeners! Adam and Ryan have taken some time away as of late to finish and defend their dissertations. Now that Ryan is done, and Adam defends in just one week (so close!), TAL is getting back into gear with new content in the development and production stages. Now, another key detail, several episodes... The post EPIC Innovation w/ Dr. Alexandra Mack appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:46:26

Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding - This Anthro Life

4/30/2018
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Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in Philadelphia. We presented as part of the New Methods, Interventions And Approaches session. Our paper title was Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding.... The post Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding...

Duration:00:19:31

Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino - This Anthro Life

4/11/2018
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On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Countee and by a very special guest, Valorie Aquino. They joined us to talk about the 2017 March for Science. Valorie is one of the key organizing 30’s something scientists who helped make... The post Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:44:50

Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de Novais - This Anthro Life

2/14/2018
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Welcome listeners to the second installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new to the show, This Anthro Life (TAL) was launched as a scholar-practitioner program designed to bring anthropological and social science research and thinking to interdisciplinary and public... The post Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de Novais appeared first on This Anthro...

Duration:00:55:52

#MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe - This Anthro Life

2/9/2018
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Welcome to Story Slamming Anthropology. This series features both innovative narrative and audio performance drawing on the deep toolkit and methods of anthropology. The goal with Story Slamming Anthropology is to invoke the public facing spirit of Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, Melville Herskovits and many others to speak to 21st century concerns from a comparative... The post #MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:20:22

Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in Industry w/ Natalie Hanson - This Anthro Life

1/31/2018
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Design and anthropology have been seen together with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how do design and anthropology fit together in relation to industry? And, how does this pairing create insight? Adam and Matt (a guest host at This Anthro Life) are joined by Dr. Natalie Hanson to explore these questions and... The post Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in Industry w/ Natalie Hanson appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1 - This Anthro Life

1/15/2018
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Welcome listeners to the first installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new to the show, This Anthro Life (TAL) was launched as a scholar-practitioner program designed to bring anthropological and social science research and thinking to interdisciplinary and public... The post Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1 appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:36:26

Encounters Unforeseen: A Bicultural Retelling of 1492 with Andrew Rowen - This Anthro Life

12/13/2017
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In this Conversations episode, This Anthro Life hosts Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins are joined by author Andrew Rowen to discuss his new novel, Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold. Coming in the months trailing the 525th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s (or Cristobal Colon’s) voyage to the America’s, Rowen’s novel seeks to add some much needed depth... The post Encounters Unforeseen: A Bicultural Retelling of 1492 with Andrew Rowen appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:52:28

Coming to Our Senses - This Anthro Life

11/27/2017
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In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins explore the subject of sensory ethnography – a focus in anthropology that tends to deemphasize the written word to explore visual, acoustic, and other sensory perceptions. Today, researchers explore senses increasing in the media through virtual simulations, visual and auditory stimuli that cause... The post Coming to Our Senses appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:30:23

Are Emojis and Hieroglyphs Universal Language? - This Anthro Life

10/26/2017
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Will Emojis be the death of writing? Are emojis modern day hieroglyphs? Is the increased use of emojis in textual conversations a sign of the end of language as we know it? Join us for one of our most popular conversations revisited! Your trusty hosts Ryan and Adam discuss the origin of emojis as well as the... The post Are Emojis and Hieroglyphs Universal Language? appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:34:11

The Yin and Yang of Design Anthropology with Dr. Elizabeth Dori Tunstall - This Anthro Life

10/11/2017
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In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and guest host/TAL correspondent Matt Artz explore the world of Design Anthropology with the help of Dr. Elizabeth “Dori” Tunstall. Design Anthropology is a subject near and dear to our hosts, who have been excited to devote an entire episode to the subject. But, what... The post The Yin and Yang of Design Anthropology with Dr. Elizabeth Dori Tunstall appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:01:04:37

Fall for This Anthro Life: Back in Action, New Content, and our Patreon Campaign - This Anthro Life

9/27/2017
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Hey Listeners! Adam and Ryan are back from their brief summer hiatus (a time filled with fieldwork, dissertation writing, and travels abound) with new content, a fresh Patreon campaign, lined up interviews, an upcoming limited series on diversity in the university setting and much more! Support our new campaign on Patreon! Go ahead a click... The post Fall for This Anthro Life: Back in Action, New Content, and our Patreon Campaign appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:26:31

The Happiness Fetish Revisited - This Anthro Life

7/24/2017
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In response to several surveys that attempt to quantify happiness, Ryan, Adam, and Aneil spend this episode of This Anthro Life exploring happiness through the lens of fetishism. They discuss Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness, the film Happy, and more! They seek to answer the following questions: What kinds of things make us happy? How... The post The Happiness Fetish Revisited appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:20:08

Conversations and Podcasting as Social Technology - This Anthro Life

7/14/2017
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This episode is a little different from our normal content. In it we feature a presentation Adam gave for Pivotal Labs in which he explores This Anthro Life’s (and his own) developing philosophy about conversations and podcasting as social technologies and what the worlds of anthropology and podcasting can do. Some topics Adam touches on include: what... The post Conversations and Podcasting as Social Technology appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:33:22

The Stories Bones Tell w/ Kristina Killgrove - This Anthro Life

6/28/2017
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This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking together as two anthropological productions that exist for multiple kinds of audiences and publics, we became inspired to have a series of conversations about why anthropology matters today. In this series we’re sitting... The post The Stories Bones Tell w/ Kristina Killgrove appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:31:37

Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of SAPIENS - This Anthro Life

6/21/2017
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This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking together as two anthropological productions that exist for multiple kinds of audiences and publics, we became inspired to have a series of conversations about why anthropology matters today. We’re sitting down with some... The post Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of SAPIENS appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:29:02

Anthropology has Always been Out There w/ Ed Liebow and Leslie Walker of the AAA - This Anthro Life

6/14/2017
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In the second conversation of the TAL + SM crossover series, Ryan and Adam were joined by AAA Executive Director Ed Liebow and Program Manager for Educational Outreach Leslie Walker. They explored the work of the AAA, the changing natures of work and research today, and critically assessed anthropology in terms of scope and impact.... The post Anthropology has Always been Out There w/ Ed Liebow and Leslie Walker of the AAA appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:43:08

Writing “in my Culture” w/ Zoe Wool and Alex Golub of Savage Minds - This Anthro Life

6/7/2017
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This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog crossover series. While thinking together as two anthropological productions that exist for multiple kinds of audiences and publics, we became inspired to have a series of conversations about why anthropology matters today. For this series we’re sitting... The post Writing “in my Culture” w/ Zoe Wool and Alex Golub of Savage Minds appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:39:16