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 Beth Derderian and Josh Rivers at [email protected]

Ethnography and Design 1: Disability, Design, and Performance

Ethnography and Design 1: Disability, Design, and Performance

This AnthroPod episode is the first in a three-part series on the intersection of ethnography and design, based on the conference “Ethnography and Design: Mutua... More

Animals and Anthropology

Animals and Anthropology

There has been a recent fluorescence of anthropological interest in human-animal relationships, animals in society, and animal politics in a conjuncture often c... More

Socializing Through Technology: Pokémon GO in Downtown Detroit

Socializing Through Technology: Pokémon GO in Downtown Detroit

In this episode of AnthroPod, guest podcaster David Leins examines the impact of Pokémon GO on communities, both digital and physical, in downtown Detroit. Poké... More

Outer Space Trilogy 3: Ice Cream and Architecture

Outer Space Trilogy 3: Ice Cream and Architecture

This is the third and final episode in a special AnthroPod trilogy highlighting three anthropologists of outer space and coauthors of “Relational Space: An Eart... More

Outer Space Trilogy 2: Moon Dust and Cosmo/politics

Outer Space Trilogy 2: Moon Dust and Cosmo/politics

This is the second episode in a special AnthroPod trilogy highlighting three anthropologists of outer space and coauthors of “Relational Space: An Earthly Insta... More

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Anthropologists Reflect on What Just Happened

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Anthropologists Reflect on What Just Happened

In this episode of AnthroPod, we bring you a recording of an invited session organized by the American Ethnological Society and the Society for the Anthropology... More

Outer Space Trilogy 1: Haircuts and Billionaires

Outer Space Trilogy 1: Haircuts and Billionaires

This is the first episode in a special AnthroPod trilogy highlighting three anthropologists of outer space and coauthors of “Relational Space: An Earthly Instal... More

Alma Gottlieb on Experiments in Ethnographic Writing

Alma Gottlieb on Experiments in Ethnographic Writing

AnthroPod is back from several months of hiatus! In this episode, Alma Gottlieb discusses her approach to ethnographic writing. Over the summer, AnthroPod spoke... More

Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

In this episode of AnthroPod, we bring you Anna Tsing’s keynote address at the 2015 Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society, which was entitl... More

Charlene Makley on Tibetan Self-Immolation Protests

Charlene Makley on Tibetan Self-Immolation Protests

On this episode of AnthroPod, we talk with Charlene Makley (Reed College) about her article “The Sociopolitical Lives of Dead Bodies: Tibetan Self-Immolation Pr... More