How many ways are there to be human? Each week Anthropologist on the Street Dr. Carie Little Hersh invites different cultural experts to illuminate the hidden ideas, practices, and power dynamics that make our lives both familiar and strange.
Housing, Advocacy, & Anthropology with Christin Reeder Young
Applied Anthropologist Chris Reeder Young employs her background in urban and medical anthropology to advocate for lower-income homebuyers and older homeowners who wish to age in place.
Politics of Greek Cooking with Dr. David Sutton
Dr. David Sutton returns to explore the politics of food and commensality, or eating together, on the Greek island of Kalymnos, both as a way of connecting the past and present and as a form of resistance against external cultural pressures.
Anthropology in Action with Dr. Dana Powell
Action Anthropologist Dr. Dana Powell collaborates with Navajo (Diné) energy activists and African-American environmental justice activists, using anthropological methods and perspectives to assist in defining and resolving social problems.
Product Design Ethnography with Dr. Amy Goldmacher
Business anthropologist Dr. Amy Goldmacher discusses how her ethnographic work empowers product and software designers to better understand their users and customers. Using anthropological research methods, she helps design new and improved products, software, and experiences that better meet people’s needs.
Pubic Hair Grooming as Cultural Practice with Lyndsey Craig
Lyndsey Craig delves into the anthropology of pubic hair grooming, discussing sexual signaling, the symbolism of pubic hair with respect to hygiene, marital status, or fertility, how body hair is tied to beauty aesthetics, and how the removal of hair is both an intimate practice and a form of identity communication.
Psychiatric Culture Clashes with Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster is a medical anthropologist whose book Psychiatric Encounters explores how culture shapes the diagnosis, care, and outcomes of mental illness in a mental hospital in Yucatan, Mexico.
Well researched, well presented, academic but not dry, a great insight into anthropology.
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As a hobby anthropologist but with no time or idea how to learn about it on my own this podcast is the light that guides me to the shrine of knowledge