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AAA is excited to announce our new and exciting podcast series aimed at bringing you the latest topical news and insights from across the field of anthropology.  Our revamped podcast library is an effort to increase collaboration between our members and the field at large, and enhance the public’s general understanding of anthropology. In addition to AAA podcasts, we’ll also be featuring member-driven content starting with our first Podcast CollaboratorsA Story of Us, This Anthropological Life, and AnthroPod! Check back soon to see how our podcast library is growing - our goal is to turn this into your one stop shop for innovative, thought-provoking podcasts!


Crowdsourcing the human condition to inspire communication, foster wonder and generate empathy. 

Our mission is to show how complex our world truly is and how that’s mysterious and challenging, but always a beautiful thing. We expose injustices by revealing often hidden assumptions in everyday language, technology use, or body gestures. We are driven by the values of increasing social consciousness, empathy and promotion of diversity and honest inquiry. We promote these values in an inclusive, entertaining way through our podcast and publications.  

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Welcome to A Story of Us, a brand-new podcast brought to you by the graduate students of Anthropology at The Ohio State University in partnership with the American Anthropological Association. 
A Story of Us Series 2 (Spring 2017) focuses on the theme of Childhood and Development. Series 2 will include 10 episodes: 5 “content” episodes in which our hosts review key issues about a related topic and five “conversation” episodes in which two anthropologists talk to each other about those issues in greater detail. Each episode is less than a half hour long and accessible to anthropologists and non-anthropologists alike! 


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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.


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Anthropological Airwaves is the American Anthropologist's flagship podcast, exploring the craft of anthropology in all of its forms. Building on the journal’s commitment to four-field, multi-modal research, the podcast hosts conversations about anthropological projects—from fieldwork and publishing to the discipline’s role in public debates. By demystifying the craft of anthropology, the podcast broaches a series of fundamental questions about past, present, and future disciplinary practice, and charts new paths for anthropological engagement. Season 1 will launch in 2017 with eight episodes. 


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RadioCIAMS is a podcast of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies. Our mission: to probe the critical debates in archaeology in conversation between leading practitioners and the next generation of researchers.


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Welcome to AnthroTalks, an audio extravaganza on the magical mundaneness of everyday life. Designed by practicing anthropologists, and supported by the National Association for Practicing Anthropologists, this show celebrates diversity of thought, culture and practices.
We’ve talked to a trillion people, give or take. This extravaganza is bigger than us founders. Every month we bring you conversations and videos that speak to the dramatic and not-so-dramatic forces that shape our lives and livelihoods. We want to crowdsource new topics with you. Whose voices do you want to hear? What nuggets of every day life do you want to explore?


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How many ways are there to be human? Each week Anthropologist on the Street Dr. Carie Little Hersh invites another anthropologist or cultural expert to illuminate the hidden ideas, practices, and power dynamics that make our lives both familiar and strange.


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Speaking of Race is hosted by a group of concerned professors coming from a constructivist position who want to share their ideas about race, science, and society.


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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. In intimate one-on-one conversations and open panel discussions, the hosts (four PhD students) and our guests (senior academics and experts) explore the world, dissect anthropological method and practice, and work to build a global anthropology community.


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Archived Podcasts

[Listen] AAA Past President Yolanda Moses celebrated National Anthropology Day with an interview highlighting the RACE: Are We So Different? public education project on the Marin County Public Radio, KWMR.

[Listen] Barbara Clark (U London - Queen Mary) is a linguistic anthropologist working as the Visiting Research Fellow for the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film.

[Listen] Robin Nagle (New York U/Department of Sanitation) is an anthropologist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, a clinical associate professor of anthropology and director of the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University.

Spotlight on Bioanthropology

[Listen] Julienne Rutherford (U Illinois at Chicago) is a biological anthropologist and assistant professor of Women, Children, and Family Health Sciences and adjunct assistant professor of Anthropology.

Interview with Anthropology News Contributing Editors

[Listen] Kristen Ghodsee (Bowdoin College) is currently a contributing editor for the Anthropology News columns of the Soyuz Network and the Society for Humanistic Anthropology.

AAA's first Public Policy Award winner, Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes shares her excitement over the honor and discusses her influential anthropological work in this podcast. Click here to listen.

AAA's Director of Publishing speaks with President of SSRN about AAA's latest open access tool, Anthropology and Archaeology Resource Network (AARN): Click here to listen.


Anthropologists in the Field 

Find out what anthropologists are doing while conducting their fieldwork.

Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things 

Meet every day anthropologists who are bringing innovation to the forefront of the field.

Virginia DominguezInside the President's Studio 

Get to know anthropologists across all sub-fields in this podcast series by Past President Virginia Dominguez (2010-2011)

Profiles In Practice 

This online interview series, by CoPAPIA, is geared toward students interested in anthropology, but uncertain about the career paths that await them following graduation.

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