The Thrill of Discovery

Whether exploring a ruined tomb by torchlight, submerging to great depths in search of lost ships, or sending lone robot emissaries to search the stars, human experience is shaped byContinue readingThe Thrill of Discovery

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 theContinue readingSpecial Episode: Police Militarization, Race, Trust, Violence and Ferguson, MO

Reproducing Rights and Wrongs: Personhood, Religious and Reproductive Freedoms, Gender, and SCOTUS

Episode 32, Season 3 Special Episode on the Supreme Court’s rulings over religious freedom and freedom of speech. On this week’s episode we take on 5 recent and ongoing courtContinue readingReproducing Rights and Wrongs: Personhood, Religious and Reproductive Freedoms, Gender, and SCOTUS

The Politics of Difference and Relatedness

Episode 39, Season 3 Join us this week for a trip to the ancient…present? This week Ryan, Aneil, and Adam cover the politics of difference through an unlikely lens andContinue readingThe Politics of Difference and Relatedness

Non-Human Rights, with new co-host Amy Hanes

Episode 23 Non-Human Rights Available now! Join us as we  dive into the world of non-human rights centered around recent court cases dealing with the rights of chimpanzees, our closestContinue readingNon-Human Rights, with new co-host Amy Hanes

Bringing Our Origins up to Date and Filling Missing Links: Thoughts on Discoveries and Why We Want Them to be so Great

Can the discovery of one hominin skull truly revolutionize our understanding of human origins? This critical question is often overlooked in the media’s use of sexy language and bold storiesContinue readingBringing Our Origins up to Date and Filling Missing Links: Thoughts on Discoveries and Why We Want Them to be so Great