Our story

Welcome to AnthroTalks, an audio extravaganza on the magical mundaneness of everyday life. Designed by practicing anthropologists, this show celebrates diversity of thought, culture and practices.

Sometime in 2015 we got thinking about putting frames around our ways of experiencing the world. How many senses can we engage to tell stories about the every day? We talked to the communication gurus at the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association, and with a tremor of enthusiasm and generosity NAPA offered to support the building of this web site and the cost of some slightly more upscale tools.

We’ve talked to a trillion people, give or take. This extravaganza is bigger than us founders. Every month we bring you conversations and videos that speak to the dramatic and not-so-dramatic forces that shape our lives and livelihoods. We want to crowdsource new topics with you. Whose voices do you want to hear? What nuggets of every day life do you want to explore?

To tell our stories, we experiment with the tools we carry with us every day in our minds and in our pockets, like our smartphones and Google Voice. And why not? When our lives can be on-the-go, shouldn’t podcasting? Enjoy the shows, and stay curious!