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Ebola: The Passion and the Politics, ...

Ebola: The Passion and the Politics, Episode 2
“Ebola virions” by See Source Join us for part two in our series on Ebola. This episode we discuss recent moves and displays by journalists and media outlets to cover various parts of the Ebola epidemic, the use of Ebola as a trope in political culture, and fear and hope in the face of a global virus. Ebola and Virology, part 2, E [...]

The Happiness Fetish

The Happiness Fetish
By User:Noy, via Wikimedia Commons What kinds of things make us happy? How does happiness inhere in objects or how to we use objects to display our happiness? In this episode we explore how happiness is ranked and measured across the globe, commodities and our attachments to them, and how we imagine happiness. Episode 45 Podcast: Play in [...]

Photo Gallery Now Online!

Photo Gallery Now Online!
Check out our new photo gallery! We’re happy to add another visual component to our Podcast project! See us in action! Who knows, maybe one day we’ll put out some video-casts! Click the image to the left or this link to check it out!  

Ecologies of Happiness

Ecologies of Happiness
© Ben Gebo Photography Smile! What is the relationship of happiness to place? What is the where of happiness? In part one of our series on happiness, we explore happiness as a place-based phenomenon.   Episode 44 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Happy World Food Day! Celebrate with ...

Happy World Food Day! Celebrate with TaL as we revisit one of the greatest world foods: Beer!
I, Luca Galuzzi [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin TaL as we celebrate the libation that some claim made civilization possible – beer! We will cover some of the historical uses of beer, its changing meaning over time, the development of taste, and perhaps even share a few ancient recipes! [...]

iPhone, Therefore I am.

iPhone, Therefore I am.
With the yearly release of new mobile phones, companies like Apple and Samsung have to sell the idea that we need a new device. With the release of wearable peripherals like Google Glass and Apple Watch, information communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming seemingly more personal. But are they? Will Near Field Communication (NFC) tech c [...]

Special Episode: Police Militarizatio...

Special Episode: Police Militarization, Race, Trust, Violence and Ferguson, MO
Join Amy, Ryan, Aneil and Adam and special guest Delande Justinvil for an important episode of This Anthropological Life as we take head-on the complex issues of race in the United States, security, law enforcement and police brutality. Episode 40 Police Militarization, Violence, Race, Trust and Ferguson, MO w/ Delande Justinvil. Recorded 9/3 [...]

Humans as a Playful Species w/ Michae...

Humans as a Playful Species w/ Michael D’Angelo, Host of Old School Game Show
Join us for our funnest episode yet! Amy, Aneil, Ryan and Adam Exploring humans as a playful species through the world of gameshows, trivia, and popular culture – from TV to Movies and Music. Michael D’Angelo is the writer, producer, host, and star of the hilarious Old School Game Show which is a mixture of gameshow, alt trivia, p [...]

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Geb...

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Gebo Part 2!
Ben Gebo Photography Join us for our first ever extended conversation, part of our new “This Anthropological Life After Hours” extended episode series. On occasion we will keep the conversation going well after our regular show time to bring you even more in depth content, conversation, and context. Ben was kind enough to be our f [...]

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Geb...

The Burning Man Experience w/ Ben Gebo
Episode 41, Season 4 Join Adam, Aneil, and Ryan with returning guest expert and commentator Ben Gebo as we dive into the rabbit hole of Burning Man. Ben recently returned from the Burn, and we recount his experiences with you and explore notions of how we as humans make culture, counter-cultures, alternative socialites, and more! Aired 9/8/14 [...]

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