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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Fieldwork and Morality

Fieldwork and Morality

For this episode of AnthroPod, contributing editor Ea Arnoldi interviewed Sverker Finnström, a senior lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Et... More

Helena Wulff on Writing Anthropology

Helena Wulff on Writing Anthropology

On this episode of AnthroPod, Helena Wulff discusses the practice of writing in anthropology and differences between writing for academic and popular audiences.... More

Livia Stone on Contested Walls And Natural Forces

Livia Stone on Contested Walls And Natural Forces

In this episode, we talk with Livia Stone, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University. Livia, to... More

Paolo Favero on Visual Methods

Paolo Favero on Visual Methods

In this episode we talk with Paolo Favero about applying visual methods in the field. Favero has devoted the core of his work to the study of visual culture in ... More

#BlackLivesMatter: Anthropologists on Protest, Policing and Race-Based Violence

#BlackLivesMatter: Anthropologists on Protest, Policing and Race-Based Violence

On today’s show, we’re going to be hearing interviews with three leading anthropologists on the Black Lives Matter protest. Earlier this year, Sean Furmage spo... More

Tobias Rees on Global Health and Humanity

Tobias Rees on Global Health and Humanity

On today's show, Tobias Rees discusses current understandings of humanity in global health and calls for us to rethink our categories of analysis. Last year, St... More

Kevin Lewis O'Neill: An Interview with the Winner of the 2014 Cultural Horizons Prize

Kevin Lewis O'Neill: An Interview with the Winner of the 2014 Cultural Horizons Prize

In the June 2015 installment of AnthroPod, we speak with Kevin Lewis O'Neill, the winner of the 2014 Cultural Horizons Prize for his essay, "Left Behind: Securi... More

Dorothy E. Roberts on The Future of Race in Science: Regression or Revolution?

Dorothy E. Roberts on The Future of Race in Science: Regression or Revolution?

On this episode of AnthroPod, we bring you Dorothy E. Roberts's 2014 Culture at Large keynote address from the 2014 meeting of the American Anthropological Asso... More

Naisargi Dave on Animal Rights Activism in India

Naisargi Dave on Animal Rights Activism in India

In this episode, AnthroPod interviews Naisargi Dave, who is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and the author... More

Charles Briggs on Epidemics, Psychoanalysis, and the Work of Mourning

Charles Briggs on Epidemics, Psychoanalysis, and the Work of Mourning

In this episode the anthropologist Charles Briggs talks with the psychoanalyst Maureen Katz about the human experience of mourning by considering the effects of... More