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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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Episodes

The Surprising Connections between Climate Finance, Sacrifice and the Spirit of Capitalism

7/9/2019
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In this episode, Adam and Aneil reflect on Aneil’s fieldwork in climate finance. Climate finance is an area of finance focused on mobilizing investment for climate change solutions, namely infrastructure that is sustainable. Aneil’s research is centered on the growth of the green bond market within climate finance. Green bonds are debt instruments that finance infrastructure deemed sustainable by the climate finance community, such as public transit, green building, renewable energy, and...

Duration:00:48:17

Fear and Loathing in Truth or Consequences, performed by Taylor Genovese: Storyslamming Anthropology Series

6/24/2019
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Storyslamming Anthropology Series, Story 2. Written and Performed by Taylor Genovese In recent years, the terms Public and Anthropology have been paired with more frequency. Yet, what this seemingly suspect partnership is, how it could function, and what goals it could have are still in relative formation. Today, public anthropology might mean several different things ranging from jargony lectures that are “open to the public”, digital media (like blogs, videos, or podcasts) that are...

Duration:00:19:36

EPIC 2019: Agency in the Digital Age with Julia Haines and Lisa diCarlo

5/21/2019
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Welcome to This Anthro Life x EPIC 2019. This is the first episode in our 2019 collaboration with the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community or EPIC. EPIC is a professional organization that brings together ethnographers and social science practitioners across fields like user experience research and design, marketing, computer science, academia, and more. This year’s conference theme is agency, which is fascinating given the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, voice recognition...

Duration:00:53:52

How to Think like an Ethnographer with Jay Hasbrouck

5/14/2019
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Adam sits down (in a cafe, so this is live, people) with Jay Hasbrouck, Founder and Principal of Filament Insight and Innovation and author of Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset, a how-to guide for anyone looking to better understand and apply many of the methods ethnographers learn to their own businesses and practices. We talk through some of the techniques Jay covers in his book as well as talk candidly about the world of consulting and client relationships. --- This episode...

Duration:00:35:44

Don't Yuck My Yum w/ Julie Lesnik (Edible Insects, pt 3)

5/6/2019
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Adam and Andrea continue the conversation with Julie Lesnik, author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution, but this time they’re going prehistoric. Oh, and they’re talking about gorillas and chimpanzees too. Learn how to fish for termites, why we wish we had more baskets, and why any of those things matter to understanding human evolution. Edible Insects, part 3 Check out discussion questions here: https://www.thisanthrolife.com/insects/ More about...

Duration:00:49:31

A Bugless Life w/ Julie Lesnik (Edible Insects, pt 2)

4/28/2019
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Think you could eat a cricket? What about a spider? In this episode of TAL Adam Gamwell and guest host Andrea Eller are chatting with Julie Lesnik about her new book, Edible Insects and Human Evolution. Listen in as they discuss why Americans tend to be so grossed out by bugs, and if it’s always been that way. Edible Insects, part 2 We know many of you are educators, and some are already using TAL in the classroom. Great! To help support the educational impact of TAL, we are including some...

Duration:00:47:01

Why Don't You Eat Bugs?

3/28/2019
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Edible Insects part 1. Will crickets ever catch on as an alternative source of protein in the United States? How about cockroach “milk”? Why do people in so many parts of the world NOT eat insects? Where does that disgust for or against eating certain things come from? Adam is joined once again by guest host and biological anthropologist Andrea Eller to dig into edible insects, what just might be a new marketing idea for McDonald's, and how insects reveal underlying cultural trends of...

Duration:00:31:26

The Social Life of Robots, pt 2: Sex and Temperament in Three Cyborg Societies

2/28/2019
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Part 2 of The Social Life of Robots, with Emma Backe. In this episode hosts Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins and Emma Backe tackle sex and gender norms underlying digital voice assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa, the history and gendering of science and technology studies (STS) and what this means in an era of AI and robots, and third, theories of rights such as the right to work, the right to sex and how robots clarify and confound these issues. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:...

Duration:00:33:44

Heritage Survival Across Borders: Identity, Language and Migration

2/21/2019
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration between the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association, and This Anthro Life Podcast. In this fifth and final episode, Adam Gamwell, Leslie Walker, and Ryan Collins focus on cultural survival, a complex subject framed by migration, misconceptions over language and identity, as well as by resilience of the human spirit across borders. With a subject like cultural survival,...

Duration:00:54:05

The Social Life of Robots, pt 1: Spoiler Alert

2/6/2019
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In the pop culture imagination, perceptions of robots and AI occupy a space of mystery and intrigue that gravitates between harbingers of impending societal collapse and bringers of mythical salvation. However, where does contemporary science and technology stand? Moreover, how do the social experiences of the past and in the present color our understandings of emerging technological realities? On this episode, hosts Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins are joined by Emma Backe to discuss these...

Duration:00:30:03

The Craft of Curation

1/9/2019
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association, and This Anthro Life Podcast. In this episode, Adam Gamwell, Leslie Walker, and Ryan Collins dive into the topic of curation. What does it mean to put on a festival or put on a museum exhibit? How can we understand culture on display and introduce outsiders to other social realms? Sharing their narratives and experiences...

Duration:00:42:59

Switched on Pop

12/20/2018
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On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz are joined by assistant professor and musicologist Nate Sloan and music journalist and songwriter Charlie Harding, the hosts of Switched on Pop, a podcast about the making and meaning of popular music. On Switched on Pop, Charlie and Nate break down pop songs to figure out what makes a hit and what is its place in culture. They also help listeners find "a-ha" moments in the music, make you laugh, dance, and dig deeper...

Duration:00:56:43

Weaving Social Fabric: The Craft of African Fashion

12/10/2018
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move , an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association and This Anthro Life Podcast In the US, fashion has been relegated to large impersonal retail spaces and increasingly online stores. Fashion in the US, as many know all too well, is transactional. The sense of community one has through clothing is often expressed through style though it is exceedingly rare for truly deep...

Duration:00:43:54

Sharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector

11/9/2018
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“I hope that more people will listen to more music outside of their own little comfort zone. I think that we enrich ourselves, we are better human beings when you open up your heart to other cultures, other music, to other worlds to other points of view. Because ultimately, as I said in the very beginning, we’re all the same. We’re all humans, and we all can connect in different ways with the things that we like. But, when we see it through the eyes of a different person. Then we better...

Duration:00:38:56

Sharing Sonic Space - This Anthro Life

11/8/2018
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“I hope that more people will listen to more music outside of their own little comfort zone. I think that we enrich ourselves, we are better human beings when youContinue readingSharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector The post Sharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:38:56

Art is a Movement

10/9/2018
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration series from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association and This Anthro Life Podcast. Join hosts Adam Gamwell, Leslie Walker and Ryan Collins as they explore what it means to craft, form, and make culture in a world defined by movement, migration, and changing borders. Step into behind the scenes conversations and candid interviews from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival....

Duration:00:35:54

Art is a Movement - This Anthro Life

10/9/2018
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“Money cannot be the reason why you make art. Artwork can be sold and should be sold because artists need to make a living. But they should not, and shouldContinue readingArt is a Movement The post Art is a Movement appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:35:54

EPIC Evidence with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury

9/19/2018
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This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. Taking center stage at this year's Annual EPIC Conference. “Evidence” is a subject of increasing social importance in today’s political climate. What constitutes evidence and when it is found to be credible all have far-reaching consequences. Because of this, practicing anthropologists are exploring concerns of and around evidence through experimentation, new...

Duration:00:56:31

EPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury - This Anthro Life

9/19/2018
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Exploring Evidence This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. Taking center stage at this year’s Annual EPIC Continue readingEPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury The post EPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:56:31

The Awe is Shared: Evolution and Public Science with Andrea Eller - This Anthro Life

8/17/2018
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Andrea Eller is a biological anthropologist driven by a question of how do our bodies continue to react to things today? In other words, how does evolution continue to impact us and why is this important? To address this, Andrea Eller looks at how bodies respond and adapt to circumstances of chronic stresses. The stresses that Eller looks at, however, are both physiological and social. Not only does Andrea postulate explanations to account for change over time in relation to more visible...

Duration:00:18:17