25 episodes

Do people use objects or do objects use people? Archaeologists use material culture like the objects people leave behind to learn more about past ways of life. Discover the stories behind these everyday objects, whether modern or thousands of years old, and start seeing material culture through the eyes of an archaeologist.

The Materialists FPAN Central

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Do people use objects or do objects use people? Archaeologists use material culture like the objects people leave behind to learn more about past ways of life. Discover the stories behind these everyday objects, whether modern or thousands of years old, and start seeing material culture through the eyes of an archaeologist.

    Special Episode - The Age of Aquarius

    Special Episode - The Age of Aquarius

    The Materialists are….
    Becky O’Sullivan (Archaeologist, Cardno)
    Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)
    For more info on FPAN please visit http://fpan.us/
    For more info on Cardno visit https://www.cardno.com/
    We would like to thank….
    The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/ For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-archaeological-state-park
    Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at http://hgwtmusic.com/
    For questions or concerns about the podcast please email us at the materialistspodcast@gmail.com
    Special Episode “Age of Aquarius”
    Winter Solstice Special episode. Thank you Dr. Ginessa Marhar for her wondeful interview. Sorry took so long Ginessa!
    Find out more about Dr. Ginessa Mahar at https://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/prf.php?account_id=217522
    Find her on Academia.edu at https://florida.academia.edu/GinessaMahar?subdomain=florida
    Fifth Dimension - Age of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPK7ZF6jfJE&ab_channel=danbanrock1
    Do your homework for The Materialists Podcast – Season 3.
    The Florida Black Heritage Trail. https://dos.myflorida.com/historical/preservation/heritage-trails/black-heritage-trail/
    https://archive.org/stream/flblackheri00flor#mode/2up

    The life of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley
    Book by Daniel L. Schafer https://www.amazon.com/dp/0813035546/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BhGbFbV5MS3KK?fbclid=IwAR0jdCIXLr9_4WCX2MRY5dC30CQ05nICbIuuBECpoUY5XO4fi9K991ODlAI

    The work of Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield (University of Florida) on the Tulsa Race Massacre.
    https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/plans-to-investigate-tulsa-race-massacre-mass-graves-revealed
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenwood-massacre-tulsa-oklahoma-1921-race-riot-60-minutes-2020-06-14/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7d&linkId=90845278
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=h2nGiyEAAAAJ

    The work of Dr. Edward González-Tennant.
    The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. https://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813056784
    Virtual Rosewood Project: http://www.virtualrosewood.com/raih/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnqkBWINfho

    The Society of Black Archaeologists. Archaeology in the Time of Black Live Matter https://vimeo.com/433155008
    Archaeology in the Community. http://www.archaeologyincommunity.com/
    And so much more. If you want more links and information please email us at materialistspodcast@gmail.com and I will provide with so much more stuff!
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    “It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity”

    “It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity”

    The Materialists are….
    Becky O’Sullivan (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN West Central Region)
    Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)
    For more info on FPAN please visit http://fpan.us/
    We would like to thank….
    The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/ For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-archaeological-state-park
    Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at http://hgwtmusic.com/
    For questions or concerns about the podcast please email us at the materialistspodcast@gmail.com
    Episode 14 – “It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity”
    *Episode title is taken from Have Gun, Will Travel song of the same name. Casting Shadows Tall as Giants, 2008.
    Our intention for this episode was to close out the season with another summertime related topic. As with the summer closer for season one, Wish You Were Here, where we talked the archaeology of Florida’s tourist industry and we recorded the episode from Weeki Wachee Springs, we had hoped to bring another light-hearted and summertime related podcast. However, because of the state of life at the moment, we didn’t feel it would be appropriate to have that conversation. We will have that conversation later and we have a great guest interview already recorded and ready to go.  
    That being said… Our focus for the entirety of Season 3 of the Materialists Podcast will be on the material culture of race. It is a heavy and complex topic but we hope to bring diverse voices to each episode and do our best to explain the role archaeologists can play in the conversation.
    Some summertime homework to help you prepare for Season 3 of The Materialists Podcast…
    The Florida Black Heritage Trail. https://dos.myflorida.com/historical/preservation/heritage-trails/black-heritage-trail/
    https://archive.org/stream/flblackheri00flor#mode/2up

    The life of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley
    Book by Daniel L. Schafer https://www.amazon.com/dp/0813035546/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BhGbFbV5MS3KK?fbclid=IwAR0jdCIXLr9_4WCX2MRY5dC30CQ05nICbIuuBECpoUY5XO4fi9K991ODlAI

    The work of Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield (University of Florida) on the Tulsa Race Massacre.
    https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/plans-to-investigate-tulsa-race-massacre-mass-graves-revealed
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenwood-massacre-tulsa-oklahoma-1921-race-riot-60-minutes-2020-06-14/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7d&linkId=90845278
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=h2nGiyEAAAAJ

    The work of Dr. Edward González-Tennant.
    The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. https://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813056784
    Virtual Rosewood Project: http://www.virtualrosewood.com/raih/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnqkBWINfho

    The Society of Black Archaeologists. Archaeology in the Time of Black Live Matter https://vimeo.com/433155008
    Archaeology in the Community. http://www.archaeologyincommunity.com/
    And so much more. If you want more links and information please email us at materialistspodcast@gmail.com and I will provide with so much more stuff!
     

    • 16 min
    Minisode 9 - Well, Well, Well...How The Turntables... Conversation with potter, Nigel Rudolph

    Minisode 9 - Well, Well, Well...How The Turntables... Conversation with potter, Nigel Rudolph

    The Materialists are….
    Becky O’Sullivan (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN West Central Region)
    Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)
    For more info on FPAN please visit http://fpan.us/
    We would like to thank….
    The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/ For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-archaeological-state-park
    Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at http://hgwtmusic.com/
    For questions or concerns about the podcast please email us at the materialistspodcast@gmail.com
    The Materialists Minisode 9 – Well, Well, Well…How The Turn Tables… Conversation with potter, Nigel Rudolph
    For more information on Nigel’s work please visit
    rudolphclaystudios.com
    instagram.com/rudolphclaystudios/

    • 34 min
    Minisode 8 - Stories and Truths: Conversation with Ceramic Artists, Tammy Marinuzzi and Pavel Amromin

    Minisode 8 - Stories and Truths: Conversation with Ceramic Artists, Tammy Marinuzzi and Pavel Amromin

    The Materialists are….
    Becky O’Sullivan (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN West Central Region)
    Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)
    For more info on FPAN please visit http://fpan.us/
    We would like to thank….
    The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/ For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-archaeological-state-park
    Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at http://hgwtmusic.com/
    For questions or concerns about the podcast please email us at the materialistspodcast@gmail.com
    Minisode 8. Stories and Truths: A Conversation with Ceramic Artist, Tammy Marinuzzi and Pavel Amromin
    Huge thank you to Tammy and Pavel for joining me on the podcast. Links to their websites are below.
    Tammy Marinuzzi: https://tammymarinuzzi.com/
    Pavel Amromin: https://pavelamromin.com/work
    Tammy mentioned Juan Quezada, a Mexican potter known for the re-interpretation of Casas Grandes pottery known as Mata Ortiz pottery.  Amazing work. For more information on Juan Quezada…please google Juan Quezada or visit these websites…
    https://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/mexico403/thestory.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eRKJVlR6DI
    https://www.amoca.org/juanquezada/

    • 29 min
    Minisode 7 - The Hand (Made) Tale - Redux: Conversation with ceramic artist, Mariana Baquero

    Minisode 7 - The Hand (Made) Tale - Redux: Conversation with ceramic artist, Mariana Baquero

    The Materialists are….
    Becky O’Sullivan (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN West Central Region)
    Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)
    For more info on FPAN please visit http://fpan.us/
    We would like to thank….
    The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/ For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-archaeological-state-park
    Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at http://hgwtmusic.com/
    For questions or concerns about the podcast please email us at the materialistspodcast@gmail.com
    Minisode 7! The Hand (Made) Tale - Redux: A Conversation with Ceramic Artist, Mariana Baquero.
    I was not able to line up an interview in time for our Friday podcast drop…so we’re rerunning a portion of a previous episode.
    Mariana appeared in The Materialists Podcast, Episode 3: The Hand (Made) Tale. This was a rerun with the reedit of our interview with Mariana.
    For more info on Mariana Baquero and her pottery, visit…. https://www.marianabaquero.com/

    • 19 min
    Minisode 6 - Eventually Everything Connects: Conversation with ceramic artist, Chris Pickett

    Minisode 6 - Eventually Everything Connects: Conversation with ceramic artist, Chris Pickett

    The Materialists are….
    Becky O’Sullivan (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN West Central Region)
    Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)
    For more info on FPAN please visit http://fpan.us/
    We would like to thank….
    The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/anthropology/ For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/crystal-river-archaeological-state-park
    Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at http://hgwtmusic.com/
    For questions or concerns about the podcast please email us at the materialistspodcast@gmail.com
    Mini-episode 6. Eventually Everything Connects: Conversation with ceramic artist, Chris Pickett
    “Eventually Everything Connects” – Charles Eames               https://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/uncategorized/10-quotes-by-charles-and-ray-eames/
    Thank you to Chris Pickett for being on the podcast. Chris is an Assistant Professor of Art at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. For more information on Chris Pickett’s pots…
    https://www.chrispickettceramics.com/
    https://artaxis.org/chris-pickett/
    https://www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/episodes/2013/09/chris-pickett-on-tales-of-red-clay.html

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

cheecke ,

Good stuff!!

Love the content! As a maker I love hearing the science/history side of object to person relationships. Would love to hear indigenous voices on the show!

JaneOliver22 ,

New favorite!

I came across this podcast after a ceramicist they interviewed posted about it. As an object maker myself, I’m very interested in material culture and oh man was I blown away by how great this podcast is!!! There’s a perfect balance of theory behind material culture and what objects mean to us (in so many ways) through good conversation and some laughs too! They do an excellent job making these subjects relatable to our daily lives and there’s something very important to take from every episode.

Marianamatilde ,

Super interesting and fun podcast!

I always learn something new. And the music selection is on point!

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