AnthroPod is the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, and is produced by a collaborative, nonhierarchical collective of Contributing Editors. Featuring conversations between anthropologists as well as experiments in sonic ethnography, the channel sees itself as a platform which amplifies the polyphony of voices within cultural anthropology. Our episodes explore conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical issues across the discipline, while striving to make anthropology more widely accessible to all publics.

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Questions and proposals for guest-produced episodes can be sent to section editors Michelle Hak Hepburn, Joyce Rivera-González, and Nick Smith at [email protected]

AnthroPod Talks Abortion

AnthroPod Talks Abortion

Abortion is a topic that tends to engender passionate reactions. What’s behind our abortion anxieties? What are we really talking about when we talk about abort... More

The Sound of Borders Part 2: Active Citizenship

The Sound of Borders Part 2: Active Citizenship

In part 2 of our series on sound and borders, cultural geographer Tom Western talks with contributing editor Nick Smith about the work of the Syrian and Greek Y... More

What Solidarity Does

What Solidarity Does

This is the second episode in AnthroPod’s newest series, What Concepts Do. The aim of the series is to examine, from an anthropological perspective, how differe... More

The Sound of Borders Part 1: Crossing

The Sound of Borders Part 1: Crossing

What kind of narrative space do migrants enter when they cross the border to the United States? And how does musical performances conjure up pockets of convivia... More

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Performance

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Performance

This is the third episode in the What Does Anthropology Sound Like series. In it Dr. Cassandra Hartblay, Dr. Greg Pierotti, and Dr. Cristiana Giordano join cont... More

What Resilience Does

What Resilience Does

This episode kicks off AnthroPod’s newest series, What Concepts Do, which contextualizes national and international conversations in anthropological discourse. ... More

Radical Humanism and Decolonization: An Interview with Kamari Clarke

Radical Humanism and Decolonization: An Interview with Kamari Clarke

In this episode Professor Kamari Maxine Clarke reflects on her ethnographic work in Africa, her thinking on the legacies of colonialism in the discipline of Ant... More

Portraits of Unbelonging: A Special Crossover Episode with Ottoman History Podcast

Portraits of Unbelonging: A Special Crossover Episode with Ottoman History Podcast

In memory of Mary Lou Savage (née Khantamour).The Ottoman archives contain just over a hundred photographs that look like old family portraits, but they were cr... More

Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change

Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change

This episode features Katherine Verdery in conversation with Kristen Ghodsee. They discuss Verdery's career in the context of her recent ASEEES award, including... More

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Poetry

What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Poetry

This is the second episode in the What Does Anthropology Sound Like series. In it Dr. Darcy Alexandra and Dr. Ather Zia join contributing editor and producer, C... More