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The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast
Podcast Host: The Anonymous Anthropologist
Podcast Owner: TheAnonymousAnthropologist
Podcast Location: USA
Website: http://www.theanonymousanthropologist.com
Episodes: 42
I'm a lefty, liberal, secular, progressive anthropologist who teaches in a conservative place. The blog and podcast are my sanity. Follow me on Twitter @AnonymousAnthro or read the blog at theanonymousanthropologist.com

Past Shows

10/27/2015 | Download File 15.01 MB -right click to download

A Transgender FAQ for Non-Trans People, wherein I answer the first four questions that people tend to ask when you tell them you are transgender - including the one about "the surgery."

10/19/2015 | Download File 15.34 MB -right click to download

Podcast 16 - The Transgender Anthropologist. In which, at the age of 49, I come out as transgender and explain a bit about what that means.

03/04/2013 | Download File 16.31 MB -right click to download

What is government for? This episode looks at the role of government from an anthropological perspective, across cultures and throughout time. Needless to say, it's to DO STUFF.

02/09/2013 | Download File 14.03 MB -right click to download

What is Culture? While central to the definition of humanity, “culture” itself is notoriously difficult to define. Inspired by a listener question, this podcast covers the rationale for its application to humans alone among all animals.

01/22/2013 | Download File 15.40 MB -right click to download

DNA and the Inheritance of Traits. In this episode, I lay the groundwork for later discussions about "race," sexuality, and a whole host of other topics by explaining the basics of genetic inheritance. In other words, I tell you why your science teacher was wrong when he told you that brown eyes are

01/08/2013 | Download File 15.05 MB -right click to download

Homosexuality Isn't a Choice, It's an Option! This episode explains the origin of the term "homosexual" and attempts to place it in historical and cultural context. As it discusses sex and sexuality, it is not safe for work (NSFW) and not appropriate for children.

12/20/2012 | Download File 15.69 MB -right click to download

Guns. In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting on December 14, 2012, it was impossible to talk about anything else. Why do Americans love their guns so much? And why do they shoot them in schools?

12/11/2012 | Download File 16.51 MB -right click to download

Why gender? While sex is determined by biology, gender is constructed by culture and differs, as such, from place to place. Why then do we have it in the first place?


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