AnthroPod presents The Familiar Strange: Designing Agency with Vijayendra Rao

The AnthroPod team is pleased to bring you a special crossover episode from the Australia-based blog and podcast The Familiar Strange. We aim to support other podcasts in hopes of building a wider community of anthropologically minded listeners.

In this episode, you’ll hear anthropologist Ian Pollock, host of The Familiar Strange, in conversation with Vijayendra Rao. Rao is an economist with the World Bank, and the two discuss the theory and practice of development, anthropology’s relationship to development, and how ethnography might help the disenfranchised engage with powerful institutions and effect social change.


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AnthroPod features interviews with current anthropologists about their work, current events, and their experiences in the field. You can find AnthroPod at SoundCloud, subscribe to it on iTunes, or use our RSS feed. If you have suggestions for future episodes or feedback on this crossover episode, please leave us a comment to the right or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

Intro: All the Colors in the World by Podington Bear