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Podcasts & Apps

If you have a suggestion for an app, a podcast, or a podcast episode you found particularly fascinating and want others to experience, let me know!

Email me at sbarrett@library.rochester.edu.

Anthropology Podcasts

Anthropod logo AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the AAA. In each episode of Anthropod, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

 

This anthropological life logoThis Anthro Life - More than ever, anthropology matters because ecological and political crises that affect the world force us to recognize on an individual scale that there is no ‘outside’ from which we can just sit back and observe. Rising nationalism, resource shortages, rights abuses and migration are realities that characterize the daily lives of many around the globe. We podcast to reveal the social processes and systemic violence behind those issues and give listeners positive tools to better engage and thrive in today’s world.

Online gods podcast iconOnline Gods - How are digital interactions remoulding the public sphere in India and elsewhere? What do online cultures and debates do to questions of faith, the nation and belonging? How can anthropologists research the digital world? How can we examine the digital by inhabiting the digital?  Online Gods is a monthly podcast from Project ONLINERPOL and HAU on digital cultures and their political ramifications, featuring lively conversations with scholars and activists.

Oxford anthro logo The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at Oxford - The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Podcast library goes back to 2010, with over 200 talks available.

 

A Story of UsA Story of Us - brought to you by the graduate students of Anthropology at The Ohio State University in partnership with the AAA. The mission of the A Story of Us podcast is to increase public understanding and access to the field of anthropology. We seek to identify who anthropologists are, what we study, and how we perform our research. We also seek to explain why anthropology is relevant to understanding diversity, our origins, human variation, and behavior.

Related Popular Podcasts

Ear Hustle LogoEar Hustle - Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist and Earlonne Woods, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison

 

invisibilia logo Invisibilia - Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently. Transcripts available here.

 

Hi-Phi Nation

Hi-Phi Nation - Hi-Phi Nation is the first story-driven, narrative podcast on contemporary philosophy. Every week we begin with compelling stories of ordinary and extraordinary human experiences, and transform them into an examination of philosophical ideas.

 

RadiolabRadiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

 

Hidden brain logoHidden Brain helps curious people understand the world — and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

 

Point of inquiry logoPoint of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.

Mobile Apps

Browzine iconBrowZine allows you to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available through University of Rochester covering all disciplines. Create an account (free) and save your favorite journals to your bookshelf for easy access! For more info on anthropology-specific journals go here.

 

ethnoally logoEthnoAlly is a digital research tool designed for coordinating those multiple acts of “serendipitous ethnography” that can be enacted today in many variable contexts with the help of smartphones. EthnoAlly consists of an application capable of collecting a variety of audio-visual, geolocative and textual materials.

 

Hau logoHAU is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal and book series which aims to situate ethnography as the prime heuristic of anthropology, and return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline. Free & open access.