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This Anthro Life

  • How To Re-think News in the AI Era

    30 MAG 2024 · Join us for an enlightening discussion on the transformation of digital news consumption with Alex, the visionary founder of Other Web. I'm Adam, your host, and in this episode, we dive into the innovative strategies that Other Web is implementing to reshape how we interact with online news and information. Alex shares his journey, inspired by his upbringing in the Soviet Union where access to accurate information was limited, and his mission to eradicate the digital 'junk' that clutters our feeds today. We explore Other Web's pioneering features, such as 'nutrition labels' for news, which help users gauge the quality and source of their information, and 'news concierge' services powered by AI for personalized content curation. Our conversation also covers the future of journalism in the AI era, the ethics of technological development, and the complexities of innovating within the current news industry business models. Discover how Other Web is striving to ensure that both content creators and consumers uphold their responsibilities in the digital age. Keywords: AI, News, Fake News, Digital Era, Digital Junk, Tech, Future, Anthropology, Consumption, Journalism, AI and News About This Anthro Life This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. We unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org/ and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com/ for more captivating episodes and engaging content. Contact Alex Fink https://www.linkedin.com/in/temuchin43/ https://otherweb.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-other-web/id1661364043/
    53 min. 21 sec.
  • What is Forensic Psychiatry? with Mark Levy

    23 MAG 2024 · Join us for an intriguing discussion on the connection between law and human behavior with Dr. Mark, a distinguished forensic psychiatry specialist. I'm Adam, your host, and in this episode, we explore forensic psychiatry—a medical field that bridges legal systems and mental health. Dr. Mark explains the differences between treating psychiatrists and forensic psychiatric experts in the legal field. We discuss mental health assessments in legal contexts, psychiatric training evolution, and challenges of presenting evidence in court. Dr. Mark highlights the advantages of diverse group practice. Discover the crucial role of forensic psychiatry in the justice system and the need for effective communication and holistic mental health. Keywords: Forensic Psychiatry - Human Behavior - Legal Systems - Mental Health - Psychiatric Training - Legal Contexts - Psychiatric Evidence - Anthropology - Podcast - Essay - Group Practice - Justice System - Effective Communication - Holistic Health - Law Psychiatry - Forensic Expert - Mental Assessments - Medical Evolution - Psychiatry  Follow This Anthro Life: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life/ https://www.thisanthrolife.org/ https://thisanthrolife.substack.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Contac Mark Levy: https://fpamed.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-levy-md-83538213/
    1 h 15 min. 16 sec.
  • Is Software Good Enough?

    20 MAG 2024 · Delve into the world of software development, work culture, and the philosophy of 'good enoughness,' with Paula Bialski. I'm Adam Gamwell as a cultural anthropologist and award-winning media creator, I specialize in storytelling. My diverse background spans startups, nonprofits, cultural organizations, and Fortune 1000 companies, focusing on applied strategy, experience design, and human insights. My approach blends experiential research, like engaging with Peruvian quinoa farmers for climate change initiatives, with cutting-edge tools like AI and trends foresight. By leveraging big data alongside traditional ethnography, I align human needs with business goals, ensuring projects resonate profoundly. About This Anthro Life This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. We unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org/ and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com/ for more captivating episodes and engaging content. Keywords: software development, good enough-ness, maintenance, AI, work culture, legacy code, managers, engineers, agile, sustainability, anthropology Connect with Paula Bialski: https://www.instagram.com/paulabialski/ https://paulabialski.com/ Follow This Anthro Life: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life/ https://www.thisanthrolife.org/ https://thisanthrolife.substack.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/
    53 min. 26 sec.
  • Microdosing & Leadership: How does it work? with Paul Austin

    10 MAG 2024 · In this podcast episode, Adam hosts Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, to discuss his journey with psychedelics, microdosing, and the intersection with leadership and personal development. Paul shares his personal background, from growing up in a traditional Midwest home to experimenting with cannabis and psychedelics which led him to explore the boundaries of life and eventually start Third Wave. The conversation covers the impact of psychedelics on mental health, their ability to disrupt entrenched patterns, and their role in enhancing creativity, focus, and relational skills. Paul emphasizes the importance of safety, intention, and integration in psychedelic experiences, and discusses the future of psychedelic accessibility and legality in the U.S. and globally. The discussion also delves into microdosing protocols, the differences between LSD and psilocybin, and how these practices can benefit leaders by fostering neuroplasticity, courage, and a reevaluation of success. Finally, Paul shares his vision for the future of psychedelics, including creating accessible, secular, global retreat centers for psilocybin mushrooms, inspired by the free model of Vipassana meditation centers. I'm Adam Gamwell as a cultural anthropologist and award-winning media creator, I specialize in storytelling. My diverse background spans startups, nonprofits, cultural organizations, and Fortune 1000 companies, focusing on applied strategy, experience design, and human insights. My approach blends experiential research, like engaging with Peruvian quinoa farmers for climate change initiatives, with cutting-edge tools like AI and trends foresight. By leveraging big data alongside traditional ethnography, I align human needs with business goals, ensuring projects resonate profoundly. About This Anthro Life This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business.  We unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbjQtMUZDbkJDaENEOTBZR2RKUlVrMXZwSlc1d3xBQ3Jtc0trUHZ6cDFXcmxZOVVPUWJqci1hM0hoY0tzbnJ0M0JNZE1JbHlQWGQwbEV2Z1ZCUWJzZG5vZHM5eFdSbFV5Zkl3QTQyOHZJSHpOLWdTS1M3bUV0V1dHdHE2VVY3aGZQOUJHazJZRDAxMXRpR1VqLVpoVQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fthisanthrolife.org%2F&v=iKcV4p37cII and subscribe to our Substack at https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGdYZm1tbVpYTWNUanZ3XzJ5UWpvUXJjNFZoUXxBQ3Jtc0tubkszZmxEcGV6dkUwaks4UEp4bEdFTTk2U3NiZVNjaUtrRF9RZlZFVFRlX2h3Z2R0MEdPMUxjWlRvbDM4V1cyeWVDazEwYWRuV1B0N2VhdUJ4TWJWWjR6U3hVWlB3QllxcUp3dndtaEEycnpyUk9NUQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fthisanthrolife.substack.com%2F&v=iKcV4p37cII for more captivating episodes and engaging content. Time Stamps:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=0s Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=160s The Origin Story of a Psychedelic Advocate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=570s The Cultural Shift in Psychedelic Perception https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=920s Psychedelics in History and Modern Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=1341s Microdosing Explained: Protocols, Benefits, and Considerations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=1754s The Rising Popularity of Microdosing in Modern Culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=2067s The Intersection of Spirituality and Psychedelics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcV4p37cII&t=3439s The Future of Psychedelics: Legalization and Cultural Shifts Keywords: microdosing About This Anthro Life:  This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org  and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com  for more captivating episodes and engaging content.   Connect with Fredrik Thomassen Website: https://www.superside.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredrikthomassen/?originalSubdomain=no Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supersidehq/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/f_thomassen?lang=en   Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    1 h 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Reimagining Creativity and Management in a Remote Work Era

    1 MAG 2024 · How can we democratize access to talent and foster equal opportunities? In this insightful episode of This Anthro Life, we delve into the transformative power of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shift to online work. We discuss the potential of remote work to create a more equal playing field in the job market, Fredrik sharing his experience of building Superside, a platform that helps marketing and creative teams overcome design bottlenecks. Through this insightful discussion, we explore how this transition not only enhances productivity but also levels the playing field for individuals worldwide. From the importance of speed and quality in creative endeavors to the pivotal role of values and psychological safety in organizational success, we unravel the keys to building a future where talent knows no bounds. Join the conversation as we explore how remote work, accelerated by the pandemic, is reshaping industries, amplifying creativity, and paving the way for inclusive and innovative organizations.  Timestamps: 01:40 Exploring impacts of the pandemic on remote work adoption 02:51 Origin story of Superside and its mission 04:22 Founder's background in marketing and identifying creative bottlenecks 09:31 Spreading remote work to smaller markets around the world 11:22 Remote work enabling access to specialized global talent 12:01 Remote work reducing discrimination and enabling diversity 17:25 Flaws in traditional resume screening and interviews 22:08 Innovating better methods for skills and values testing 26:29 Focusing on career growth opportunities at Superside 30:50 Rapid growth and exceptionally low turnover at Superside 34:20 Fostering psychological safety for creativity and truth-seeking 38:42 Leadership modeling openness to criticism and dissent 42:09 Universal principles and truth-seeking in quality design Key Takeaways: - The internet and remote work can create fair opportunities by providing access to talent and removing geographical barriers. - The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up the shift to remote work, demonstrating that people can be effective while working from home. - Overcoming the traditional hurdles in creative processes can be achieved by utilizing online platforms like Superside to streamline design and marketing tasks. - Establishing a diverse and inclusive company is not only morally sound but also results in improved performance and innovation. - Evaluating values and cultural compatibility is essential in recruitment and team building, and this can be accomplished through structured assessments and standardized testing. About This Anthro Life:  This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org  and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com  for more captivating episodes and engaging content.   Connect with Fredrik Thomassen Website: https://www.superside.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredrikthomassen/?originalSubdomain=no Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supersidehq/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/f_thomassen?lang=en   Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    44 min. 54 sec.
  • The Power and Manipulation Behind Free Platforms and Search Engines

    24 APR 2024 · How do the hidden costs of technology, like social media and search engines, shape our lives in unforeseen ways? In this compelling episode of This Anthro Life, we engage with filmmaker David Donnelly, delving into the depths of his documentary "Cost of Convenience." Donnelly's exploration uncovers the intricate web of consequences spawned by technology, spotlighting the covert toll of social media and search engine usage. Through a narrative woven with two years of intensive interviews and research, Donnelly unveils the unseen impacts of our digital age. The conversation traverses the power dynamics inherent in data collection, emphasizing the imperative of transparency. We advocate for a cultural shift, calling for an evaluation of our relationship with technology and its pervasive influence on modern society. Explore the intricate repercussions of technology through David Donnelly's lens in "Cost of Convenience." Delve into two years of intensive research revealing unseen impacts. Timestamp:  0:00 The impact of digital technology on human experience, exploring themes of power, data collection, and mental health. 06:44 Data collection and surveillance in the tech industry. 14:27 The impact of technology on critical thinking and society. 17:48 Interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex problems. 23:10 The impact of algorithms on mental health and privacy. 30:37 The impact of online interactions on human connection and well-being. 33:28 The purpose of education and critical thinking. 38:04 The impact of algorithms on society, including privacy, wealth inequality, and discrimination. 43:47 AI bias, responsibility, and accountability in technology development. 49:08 Tech's impact on society, including mental health, aging, and consciousness. Key takeaways - Technology platforms that we use for free collect and sell our data, which can be used to predict our behavior more accurately than our minds. - The lack of transparency in data collection and algorithmic decision-making gives those with access to the data a tremendous amount of power and influence. - Our relationship with technology is causing a range of societal issues, including mental health problems, polarization, and misinformation. - There is a need for a cultural paradigm shift and more informed citizenship to address the consequences of technology and advocate for transparency and control over data. About This Anthro Life: This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com for more captivating episodes and engaging content.   Connect with David Donnelly: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dav_donnelly/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/daviddonnelly?lang=en    Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    54 min. 40 sec.
  • Polyamory, Fidelity, and the Transforming Landscape of Sexual Norms With Leanne Wolfe

    17 APR 2024 · How do societal norms and personal experiences intersect in shaping our understanding of love and sexuality? In this insightful episode of This Anthro Life, we delve into transforming the landscape of Sexual Norms with Dr. Leanna Wolfe. We delve into the intricate connections between love, anthropology, and human desires. Dr. Wolfe’s memoir, "177 Lovers," serves as a catalyst, challenging conventional views on sexuality and relationships. They navigate the complex narratives surrounding virginity and parental sexual history, highlighting the discrepancies between societal expectations and lived realities. The conversation extends to the evolving landscape of sexual norms, including the rise of polyamory and its implications for intimacy and commitment. Dr. Wolfe’s insights on sexual tourism and changing attitudes toward sexual assault underscore the importance of cultural understanding and consent. Ultimately, they emphasize the necessity of embracing diverse experiences and truths in navigating the realm of sexuality. Join us in this intellectually rich conversation with Dr. Leanna Wolfe as we delve into the unexpected intersections of love, anthropology, and the raw data of our desires. Expand your understanding of human relationships and challenge societal norms Timestamps 00:00 - Introduction to the episode and guest, Dr. Leanna Wolfe 09:12 - The impact of family narratives on sexuality and the discovery of hidden truths 16:27 - Exploring alternative ways of approaching adolescence and gender 19:02 - Shifting cultural perspectives on gender and sexuality 24:04 - The benefits of practicing polyamory for brain chemistry and excitement 33:45 - Different configurations of polyamory and managing jealousy 42:14 - The transactional nature of relationships and the importance of consent 51:10 - Research challenges and the importance of open and honest conversations about sex 56:50 - Challenges of moving away from addiction to meth and finding value in in-person connection 1:01:33 - Wrapping up the conversation and thanking the guest Key Takeaways: - Dr. Wolfe’s memoir, "177 Lovers," offers a unique perspective that challenges conventional norms of sexuality and explores the intricate intersections of love and anthropology. - Societal narratives about parental sexual history and virginity may diverge from personal experiences, highlighting the complexity of cultural expectations. - Polyamory, characterized by multiple partners, is gaining acceptance, offering both variety and stability in relationships. - Sexual tourism raises ethical questions regarding consent, economic dynamics, and its impact on local communities. - The #MeToo movement signals shifting attitudes toward sexual assault, emphasizing the importance of clear communication and respect for boundaries. - Generational differences exist in understanding consent, with younger generations prioritizing open and honest communication in intimate encounters. About This Anthro Life Podcast: This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com for more captivating episodes and engaging content.   Connect with Dr. Leanne Wolfe: Website: https://www.drleannawolfe.com/   Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    1 h 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Disrupting Venture Capital and Government for Global Good

    10 APR 2024 · How can entrepreneurial spirit redefine traditional career paths and drive societal change through innovative collaboration? In this enlightening episode of This Anthro Life, inspired by "Venture Meets Mission," we engage with author Gupta to unravel the transformative potential of entrepreneurship. Gupta advocates for a nonlinear career path, urging individuals to become "dual citizens" in multiple sectors. He emphasizes trust-building between government and business, highlighting personalized entrepreneurship's role in creating meaningful impact. Gupta explores the synergy between venture capital and government collaboration to drive innovation and social entrepreneurship. His insights inspire a reimagining of traditional boundaries, focusing on mission-driven ventures. Join us in embracing this mindset for a brighter, more sustainable future. Join us in this enlightening discussion as we uncover the transformative potential of anthropology in shaping meaningful careers and fostering innovation in today's dynamic professional landscape. Timestamps: 0:00 Intersection of entrepreneurship, technology, and government to address societal problems. 2:48 Entrepreneurship, government, and social impact with a focus on intersectionality. 6:32 Non-linear career paths and breaking down binary choices between profit and non-profit. 11:35 Building trust between govt, business, and academia through dual citizenship  17:17 Personalizing entrepreneurship and its cultural significance. 22:45 Entrepreneurship, uncertainty, and adaptability in a rapidly changing world. 26:52 Gen Z's purpose-driven mindset and how it's shaping the workforce. 33:33 Impact investing and bridging the digital divide. 39:31 How the government and private sector can collaborate for success. 41:57 Bridging gaps between entrepreneurship, government, and academia for societal impact. 48:19 Entrepreneurship and societal mission, aligning purpose and profit for innovation and impact. Key takeaways:  - Nonlinear career paths and diverse experiences enhance problem-solving and innovation. - Trust is vital for bridging partnerships between government and business. - Entrepreneurship transcends company creation, fostering risk-taking and job creation. - Mission-driven focus arises from contemporary global challenges like pandemics and environmental issues. - Entrepreneurship intersecting with government yields impactful solutions. - Examples like SpaceX and Moderna showcase impactful ventures born from this intersection. - Mission-aligned venture capital can effectively address global challenges such as climate change and national security. About This Anthro Life: This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com for more captivating episodes and engaging content.   Connect with Arun Gupta: Website: https://noblereachfoundation.org/person/arun-gupta/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arungupta23/  Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/arungupta?lang=en   Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    53 min. 32 sec.
  • Reimagining Career Trajectories: Insights from Anthropology, UX, and the Written Word

    3 APR 2024 · Reimagining Career Trajectories: Insights from Anthropology, UX, and the Written Word How can anthropology redefine traditional career paths and foster innovation in diverse professional landscapes?  In this insightful episode of career anthropology, we speak with Amy Goldmacher and Amy Santee, professionals who seamlessly blended anthropology into their careers. Amy Goldmacher shares her journey from UX research to career coaching, using anthropology to empower individuals in communication. Amy Santee discusses transitioning from academia to industry, highlighting anthropology's adaptability in diverse settings. We explore the evolving perception of anthropology in the business world, advocating for increased visibility and mentorship to support aspiring anthropologists in carving out fulfilling career paths. Our dialogue underscores the invaluable contribution of anthropology to various fields and inspires listeners to embrace the multifaceted possibilities within the discipline. Join us in this enlightening discussion as we uncover the transformative potential of anthropology in shaping meaningful careers and fostering innovation in today's dynamic professional landscape. Timestamps 0:00 Career pivots and the evolution of anthropology. 6:12 Anthropologists in industry and career growth. 8:45 Anthropology's relevance in a changing business landscape. 12:28 Job market challenges and career evolution in the tech industry. 15:34 Career development for anthropology graduates. 21:04 Career development challenges for academic transitioners. 27:48 Writing nonfiction books and distilling ideas. 31:20 Career paths and defining success. 35:30 Career development and exploration. 38:56 Career development and experimentation. 42:30 Entrepreneurship and career development. 44:00 Strategic career development and time management. 47:33 Career paths beyond traditional anthropology. 51:21 Anthropology career paths and their applications. Key takeaways  - Anthropology careers have expanded beyond academia, with opportunities emerging in tech, marketing, and consulting sectors. - Communicating the relevance of anthropology skills is vital outside academia, aiding in securing job opportunities across diverse industries. - Success is not static but evolves with time, shaped by individual values and goals, highlighting the importance of self-awareness. - Strategic planning and experimentation are crucial for navigating career transitions effectively and finding fulfillment in work. - Increased visibility and mentorship within anthropology are essential for aspiring professionals to explore diverse career paths and make informed decisions. About This Anthro Life This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com for more captivating episodes and engaging content.   Connect with Amy Goldmacher: Website: https://www.amygoldmacher.com/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amygoldmacher/  Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/solidgoldmacher  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/solidgoldmacher/  Connect with Amy Santee: Website: https://www.amysantee.com/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amysantee/  Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    56 min. 49 sec.
  • The Anthro Poet: How Adrie Kusserow Weaves Stories with Science

    27 MAR 2024 · How does poetry help us understand people better, using words that touch our hearts and reveal hidden feelings?  In this captivating episode of This Anthro Life, we engage with Adrie Kusserow, an esteemed anthropologist who brings a unique poetic perspective to her work. We delve into the essence of anthropology, emphasizing the transformative power of storytelling and its role in shaping cultural narratives. Adrie Kusserow shares her profound journey in Kathmandu, recounting how it shifted her worldview at a tender age. The conversation navigates through the intricacies of fieldwork, drawing parallels between anthropologists and refugees, and exploring the impact of language, emotion, and technology on cultural understanding. Adrie Kusserow's book, "The Trauma Mantras," becomes a focal point, highlighting the significance of authentic personal narratives in reshaping dominant discourses. The episode culminates in a reflection on the potency of poetry in anthropology and the ongoing endeavor to confront and redefine established narratives in a dynamic world. Join me in this enlightening conversation with anthropologist Adrie Kusserow as we explore the power of storytelling and the importance of engaging with different cultural perspectives. Discover how narratives shape our understanding of the world and how we can challenge dominant narratives to create a more inclusive society. Take advantage of this thought-provoking discussion. Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction to Adrie Kusserow and the Power of Anthropology 05:00 - Adrienne's Childhood and the Birth of an Anthropologist 10:00 - The Art of Writing and Engaging the Public in Anthropology 31:35 - Confronting Western Narratives of Depression and Individualism 35:00 - The Collective Nature of Suffering and Learning from Refugees 40:00 - Bhutan's Struggle with Western Influence and Youth Depression 44:30 - The Search for Authenticity and the Anthropologist's Role 50:00 - Language, Grammar, and Perception in the Anthropocene 55:00 - The Impact of Digital Communication on Emotional Depth 1:00:00 - The Interplay of Desire and Cultural Exchange in Bhutan  Key Takeaways: - Anthropologists are like careful watchers of everyday people, learning from how they talk, move, and live to understand their lives. - Refugees are like their own kind of observers, trying to understand a new culture and where they fit in it. - Sharing stories is important for understanding pain, and different groups have different stories to explain what they go through. - In understanding mental health and pain, Western medical ideas often take over, but we should listen to people's own stories. - Poetry can help anthropologists explore feelings, experiences, and the small details of different cultures. - How we speak and use language affects how we see the world, so it's important to pay attention to it. About This Anthro Life This Anthro Life is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the human side of technology, culture, and business. Hosted by Adam Gamwell, we unravel fascinating narratives and connect them to the wider context of our lives. Tune in to https://thisanthrolife.org and subscribe to our Substack at https://thisanthrolife.substack.com for more captivating episodes and engaging content.  Connect with Adrie Kusserow Website: https://www.adriekusserow.com/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kusserow-adrie-8a882ba  Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/mreddingtoncfi  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrie.kusserow/   Connect with This Anthro Life: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisanthrolife/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisanthrolife  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-anthro-life-podcast/  This Anthro Life website: https://www.thisanthrolife.org/  Substack blog: https://thisanthrolife.substack.com 
    1 h 2 min. 19 sec.

This Anthro Life is the premiere go-to Anthropology Podcast that fuses human insights with cultural storytelling. We equip you with a deep understanding of the human experience to revolutionize your...

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This Anthro Life is the premiere go-to Anthropology Podcast that fuses human insights with cultural storytelling. We equip you with a deep understanding of the human experience to revolutionize your decision-making strategies and social impact. Head over to https://www.thisanthrolife.org to learn more. Spearheaded by acclaimed Anthropologist Dr. Adam Gamwell, This Anthro Life equips leaders, individuals, and organizations to shape a more compassionate future. We aim to broaden perspectives and fortify decision-making skills by fostering a profound understanding of culture coupled with the transformative power of storytelling. With curated conversations and thought-provoking discussions featuring humanity's top makers and minds, prepare to have your perspective transformed. This Anthro Life delves into various facets of human society—from examining the complexities of cultural identity to understanding the influence of technology on our everyday lives.

🌍 Change Your Perspective
Explore the complexities of life in a simple and engaging way. From AI and robotics revolutionizing the nature of work to emojis changing how we communicate, we delve into the forces shaping our world. No topic is off-limits—fossil fuels and their impact on our planet, the race to find alternative energy solutions, and so much more.

🎙️ Captivating Conversations
Go beyond surface-level discussions with deep dives into fascinating topics. Dr. Adam Gamwell's interviews are thought-provoking, enlightening, and always entertaining. Carefully crafted questions ensure engaging conversations that are free from jargon, making them accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.

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Gain valuable insights from each episode that you can apply to your own life. Discussing wisdom gained from the edges of society, we extract impactful quotes and actionable ideas from our guests. Expand your horizons and develop a fresh perspective on the challenges we face as individuals and as a global community.

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Join us on this captivating voyage of storytelling at the crossroads of culture, design, technology and business. We're excited to collaborate with you in shaping a more compassionate world through an enriched narrative of the human experience. Experience breakthrough perspectives on human experiences and come away equipped to make enriched decisions that contribute positively to your sphere. Join us as we shape a more connected, hopeful narrative - one human story at a time.
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