7 episodes

Beyond the rolling, manicured hills of the college campus that boasts graduating two of the three female Secretaries of State in history, lies a town with its namesake. Welcome to wealthy Wellesley, Massachusetts, where tensions between the college and the townies run high. Today, Lily is joined by guests Sophia and Ali, who both attended the College and worked in the town and offer their insight on the causes and manifestation. This episode defines terms such as positionality, emic and etic, and discusses the nature of purity narratives as they are portrayed through this unique relationship.

Life & Anth Zoomcatchers/Lily Forrester

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Beyond the rolling, manicured hills of the college campus that boasts graduating two of the three female Secretaries of State in history, lies a town with its namesake. Welcome to wealthy Wellesley, Massachusetts, where tensions between the college and the townies run high. Today, Lily is joined by guests Sophia and Ali, who both attended the College and worked in the town and offer their insight on the causes and manifestation. This episode defines terms such as positionality, emic and etic, and discusses the nature of purity narratives as they are portrayed through this unique relationship.

    YOUR SCARS AND YOU

    YOUR SCARS AND YOU

    Greetings and welcome to Life & Anth with Lily Forrester and a Zoomcatchers production.
    Last episode, “Less is More,” Lily discusses changes in women’s fashion over time as well as the changes in the conversation that surrounds it. The episode breaks down various socio-political narratives that are applied to women’s dress and examined the impact it has or doesn't have on the empowerment of women, so be sure to give that a listen.
    This episode, Lily looks not at clothing, but at the body itself and the story it inadvertently and inevitably tells.
    To watch previous episodes:
    Watch or listen :
    https://life-anth.captivate.fm/listen
    https://youtu.be/BNMLuayr18w
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    zoomcatchers.us
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    • 14 min
    MORE IS LESS

    MORE IS LESS

    Welcome to Life & Anth, with host Lily Forrester!
    Our latest episode, More Is Less, is an anthropological discussion of women's fashion throughout time and how it fits into the changing cultural landscape. Lily brings on cross-generational guests to discuss feminist perspectives from various waves of the movement and explores the question of freedom as it relates to the clothes we wear.
    To listen to or watch previous episodes:
    https://life-anth.captivate.fm/listen
    YouTube:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD46GgMnP-pfCoEWeWcA82z8juYABNP58
    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4DVBZTesL0nGvIZ6THJOrL?si=db968efc944f441d
    Apple:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-anth/id1681214113
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    • 15 min
    QUEERING THE STAGE

    QUEERING THE STAGE

    Welcome Back!
    Join Lily and guest ethnomusicologist, Becca, at the intersection of academics and artists where they muse on the rising queer band, boygenius, and the context that brought them into the light. This episode detangles the social structures that exist both within the band and between artist and fan and why those may exist. Lily defines such concepts as hegemony, agency, cultural capital, and performativity as they relate to all things boygenius.
    Listen to their top tracks on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/1hLiboQ98IQWhpKeP9vRFw?si=p1vz_fJPRMC_MbnG24JGcQ

    For further reading on ethnomusicology: https://hugoribeiro.com.br/area-restrita/Rice-Ethnomusicology-A_very_short_introduction.pdf

    Check out all the episodes here:
    YouTube:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD46GgMnP-pfCoEWeWcA82z8juYABNP58
    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4DVBZTesL0nGvIZ6THJOrL?si=db968efc944f441d
    Apple:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-anth/id1681214113

    Single Promo link:
    https://life-anth.captivate.fm/listen

    To learn how Zoomcatchers can get your voice heard:
    https://www.zoomcatchers.us

    • 17 min
    Life and Anth: Why I'm Podcasting | Lily Forrester

    Life and Anth: Why I'm Podcasting | Lily Forrester

    Ever wonder who the person is behind the voice of our newest podcast, Life and Anth?
    Today, our host has given us a peek behind the scenes of why podcasting and why anthropology in this short introduction. Check out the first and second episodes here:
    https://youtu.be/84R9xN66kTg
    https://youtu.be/3oLHg-K5rY0
    #anthropology #zoomcatchers #podcast

    • 41 sec
    TOUCHY SUBJECTS: POWER THROUGH TOUCH IN RECREATIONAL FITNESS

    TOUCHY SUBJECTS: POWER THROUGH TOUCH IN RECREATIONAL FITNESS

    Lily Forrester and Zoomcatchers are at it again!
    Join us as we mystify the ordinary!
    Exploring the nature of the least likely fallout from the Vietnam War, Lily is joined by guests Shelly and Mindy to unpack the complex relations underlying the group fitness industry.
    This episode navigates its complicated webs of power, from gender dynamics to parasocial relationships, starting at its roots and into the present day.
    Lily defines concepts such as cultural relativism and structural anthropology as they apply to modern-day group fitness.
    Please like, subscribe, follow, and share!
    To listen on your favorite platform:
    https://life-anth.captivate.fm/listen
    To listen to more Zoomcatchers podcasts, visit:
    https://zoomcatchers.captivate.fm
    https://www.zoomcatchers.us
    https://www.youtube.com/@lightwavelive/podcasts
    #anthropology #zoomcatchers

    • 15 min
    LIFE AND ANTH: JOIN US IN MYSTIFYING THE ORDINARY!

    LIFE AND ANTH: JOIN US IN MYSTIFYING THE ORDINARY!

    Everyday life can start to feel a little well...routine, but every once in a while, maybe you notice something small that makes you wonder why are things the way they are? Why can you buy CDs at coffee shops? These moments are called ruptures, and they're a gateway to thinking about larger cultural norms that impact our everyday lives.
    My name is Lily Forrester and I am the host of the new anthropology podcast series, life, and Anth. On our show, we talk about phenomena small and large. Why do some colleges have great relationships with their surrounding towns and others not? How is power demonstrated in a recreational fitness setting?
    We have so many questions to answer and so much anthropology to learn, and you can join in our music on your favorite channel to listen to your podcasts. We'll see you there.

    • 55 sec

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