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

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,...

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Cooking Up an International Market for Quinoa – photo essay by Adam Gamwell and Corinna Howland on SAPIENS

Hey there in Anthro Land, we’re thrilled to let you know TAL’s Adam Gamwell and Corinna Howland have published a feature photo essay on everyone’s favorite food – quinoa on...

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The Happiness Fetish Revisited

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...

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Conversations and Podcasting as Social Technology

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...

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The Stories Bones Tell w/ Kristina Killgrove

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...

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Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of SAPIENS

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...

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Adam Gamwell

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Ryan Collins

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