Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
A Story of Us-logo

A Story of Us

Science Podcasts >

More Information


United States






Death Series: Interview with Dr. Sam Stout

Biological anthropologist Dr. Sam Stout discusses his research in bone biology and how his work relates to the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.

Duration: 00:25:02

S3E2 - Frailty

In this short episode, Emma and Alex discuss frailty, health, and death and how we can attempt to understand them.

Duration: 00:09:37

S3E1 - Identity in Death

What happens when someone dies? How do people mourn and how does it differ based on who the deceased was? This episode discusses mourning, burial practices, grave goods, and the importance of the identity of the dead.

Duration: 00:17:37

S3E0 - Death Series Introduction

This episode kicks off Series 3: DEATH! Emma Lagan and Alex Tuggle introduce the series theme, give an overview of how anthropologists are trained to deal with human remains respecfully, and describe the new podcast structure.

Duration: 00:09:46

Bonus Interview with Dr. Larissa Swedell: "Social Behavior and Sexual Conflict in Hamadryas Baboons"

In February, Dr. Larissa Swedell came and gave a talk to the department entitled "Social Behavior and Sexual Conflict in Baboons." She took the time to chat with our podcast host about some of her research and what she does as a primatologist. Photo Credit: Larissa Swedell

Duration: 00:30:42

Bonus Interview with Dr. Lucas Delezene - "Teeth of Homo naledi"

Recorded February 2017. In this episode, Dr. Lucas Delezene talks about his work broadly and, specifically, about the teeth of a new hominin species: Homo naledi. At the time of recording, the age of the specimens was unknown. In May, it was announced that these hominin fossils date from 236 to 335 thousand years ago (Dirks et al., 2017

Duration: 00:23:05

Bonus Interview with Dr. Carolyn Dean - "Flesh and Stone: The Throne of the Inka"

Dr. Carolyn Dean, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, gave the 14th Annual Paul and Erika Bourguignon Lecture in Art and Anthropology at Ohio State University on March 23, 2017.

Duration: 00:36:44

S2E4b - Conversation with Dr. Barbara Piperata and Dr. Lexine Trask

Dr. Barbara Piperata and Dr. Lexine Trask discuss their field work with mothers from Latin America and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. This is a powerful episode about the decisions mothers face and how they manage.

Duration: 00:50:01

S2E3a - Childhood in the Archaeological Record

How children appear in the archaeological record is a fascinating topic! In this episode, our hosts describe some of the most common ways the presence of children can be detected.

Duration: 00:23:11

S2E2b - Conversation with Dr. Giuseppe Vercellotti and Jesse Goliath

Dr. Giuseppe Vercellotti and graduate student Jesse Goliath discuss some of the ways they study later childhood using skeletal materials. They discuss the Osteological Paradox, a hugely important topic in bioarchaeology. For more information about the Osteological Paradox, check out our Supplemental Materials and Transcripts page on our website!

Duration: 00:25:19

S2E2a - Later Childhood

Continuing our discussion of the biological aspects of childhood, this episode describes some of the processes that occur after weaning.

Duration: 00:23:17

S2E1b - Conversation With Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg and Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing

This is the first conversation episode of Series 2: Childhood! Dr. Guatelli-Steinberg and Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing discuss their work. Dr. Guatelli-Steinberg also describes her new book: What Teeth Reveal About Human Evolution.

Duration: 00:24:04

S2E1a - Early Childhood

Welcome back to A Story of Us! This is the first episode of Series 2: Childhood! We have a new host (1st year PhD student Emma Lagan) and a fantastic series ahead! This episode defines childhood and goes through some of the biological aspects of the early part of childhood.

Duration: 00:14:17

Bonus Episode: Interview With Dr. Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel

Evolutionary morphologist Dr. Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel discusses how the shape of our skeleton can inform our understanding of migration and evolutionary history.

Duration: 00:29:07

Bonus Episode: Interview With Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Cultural anthropologist and OSU faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Cohen discusses his research on migration in Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as some of his recent publications.

Duration: 00:33:55

S1E3b - Conversation With Dr. Robert Cook and Laura Crawford

Ohio State University Department of Anthropology faculty member Dr. Robert Cook and graduate student Laura Crawford discuss two North American migrations, archaeology, and material culture. This podcast was made in collaboration with the American Anthropological Asssociation.

Duration: 01:14:58

S1E3a - Here and Back Again: Foundings, Spreads, and Cycles

This episode introduces the field of archaeology and, specifically, discusses how material culture can help anthropologists understand migration in the past.

Duration: 00:28:14

S1E2a - Normal and Seasonal Mobility

This episode takes a step back from migration and focuses on normal and seasonal mobility through two case studies: one human and one non-human primate.

Duration: 00:26:20