Ep 21 Coffee online now!

From the farms of Central and South America and Africa to your favorite neighborhood coffee house, join us as we turn our anthropological eye towards the world of coffee! Connecting the ‘dark beverage’ from across the ancient Americas, to the change in coffee culture in the United States from the 1970s to today, plus Fair Trade, identity, and class coffee cross cuts an immense realm of human social and material life! So grab a cup of joe and join us for a ‘stimulating’ foray into the world of coffee!

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TaL on Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Visual Storytelling Podcast Online Now!

Turning 75 isn’t only a big deal for Batman, it also marks a generational tradition of using graphic media to illustrate, comment on, and showcase different aspects of our own society. Even so, comic TAL 20 Comicsbooks have their roots in ancient media from sculpture, paintings, and hieroglyphic writing. What is it about the image and text, which draw us in, get us talking, and thinking of alternative stories. Tune in to This Anthropological Life as we talk about superheroes, supergods, and spandex!
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Bam! Pow! Join TaL for a discussion on the world Comic Books and Graphic Novels! 1pm wbrs.org

Join your faithful hosts Ryan and Adam for this week’s episode of This Anthropological Life: a journey into the world of comic books and graphic novels. Inspired by the astounding 75th anniversary of the creation of worldwide comics icon Batman, we will discuss different interpretations of comics over the years, visual storytelling, graphic novels vs comic books vs Sunday funnies, gender, superheroes and extraordinary people, and more!

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Who Needs an Ethnographer?

A good question – who needs an ethnographer anyways?


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Join TaL for a special episode on the Crisis in Crimea today at 1 pm (est) with guest Emily Canning!

Join us today for a very special episode with Central Asian expert Emily Canning. Today we turn our anthropological lens to the ongoing international conflict over Crimea: international relations TAL19and reactions, nationalism, language and media portrayal, sanctions, the mysteries of geography and more!

1 pm Eastern 100.1FM WBRS, worldwide wbrs.org
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Join TaL for part 2 of the anthropology of objects today at 1pm!

3/18/14 Episode 18: Garbology, Space Junk, and Digital Dumping! We will be discussing the world of disposable objects and material culture: garbage culture and digital dumping, polluting the (final) frontier – yes, garbage in space, and more!

Podcast available after show airs 1pm (eastern) WBRS 100.1 FM in Boston, wbrs.org worldwide

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Material Culture part 1 here

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Altered States, part 2 with Ben Gebo Podcast now available!

Head on over to our Podcasts page and stream the episode or download it for a mind bending journey through the worlds of psychedelics and hallucinogenics, the effects of music on the brain, the human drive for engaging in altered states of consciousness and more with our special guest Ben Gebo!

 

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Special guest Ben Gebo today on TaL, ‘Altered States’ pt 2

Join This Anthro Life for another mind-bending conversation as we ‘turn on, tune out, and drop in’ the conversation with returning guest Ben Gebo. With Ben’s help we will further explore the world of TAL16consciousness, altered states, the use of hallucinogenics throughout evolutionary history, the effects of music on the brain and more!

Altered States part two 3/4/14 at 1 pm WBUR 100.1 FM and wbur.org. Podcast available after the show.

Remember to write in on Twitter @thisanthrolife or send an email at thisanthrolife@gmail.com to ask questions or comment during the show! We’ll be taking phone calls soon, too!

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Check out today’s Podcast on Altered States!

Hey y’all – we had a great show today and would love for you to check it out and hear what you think! Continuing some of the themes we’ve been building over the course of season two, we’ve traveled from beer, to locomotion, then to sleep, dreams, and now our first part on altered states. Join us as we explore the human propensity to alter our consciousness, belong to something larger than ourselves, feel creative, moral and ethical taboos, and more!

We’ll be back next week with a returning guest Ben Gebo to round out part 2 of our conversation on altered states including Terrence McKenna’s ‘Stoned Ape Theory’, psychotropic use in humans and animals, and much more!

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From Sleep, to Dreams, to Altered States

Hey Guys,

Tune in tomorrow at 1 pm Eastern Standard Time for the next episode of This Anthropological Life! In the last two episodes we went from the dynamics of sleep, both biological and social, to dreams and how our dreams influence our lives. Now, we enter the realm of altered states from public perceptions on intoxicants, socially acceptable roles for altered experiences, and the lines between legal and illegal substances. Be sure to catch this episode!Lecomte_du_Nouy_Il_sogno_dell'eunuco


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