SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human
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What makes you … you? Is it your DNA, culture, environment? SAPIENS hosts Jen Shannon, Esteban Gómez, and SAPIENS.org Editor-in-Chief Chip Colwell speak with anthropologists from around the globe to help us uncover what makes us human. Subscribe now to learn more. The SAPIENS podcast is supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and produced by House of Pod.
||CleanBeing Afghan in America: In the Field with Morwari Zafar||How does an immigrant become an American? How does anyone join any group? SAPIENS host Esteban Gomez shares the story of Dr. Morwari Zafar, a researcher who has studied the changes in her own community of Afghan-Americans in Fremont, California, in...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s the Cost of Quinoa?||SAPIENS host Jen Shannon goes on a mission to find out how quinoa travels from farmers’ fields in Huanoquite, Peru, to markets in Lima and the U.S. She discovers quinoa’s complicated past and present: a bloody civil war that shook the nation, the...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Care for the Dead||Scientists have thought about burial—the act of interring a dead body—as a distinctly human behavior. So what happened when a group of paleoanthropologists discovered a primitive hominid that may have entombed its dead? ...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: A Conversation with Carl Zimmer about DNA, Identity, and Heredity||Surprise! As a special holiday treat, the SAPIENS team is presenting this unedited conversation between SAPIENS host Chip Colwell and acclaimed science journalist Carl Zimmer about DNA, identity, and heredity. This conversation was previously...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Space a Human Place?||From space junk and the International Space Station to Elon Musk and SpaceX, space is becoming a more human place. What will it mean for us to live among the stars? SAPIENS host Jen Shannon probes the nascent field of space archaeology and looks to...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower Players: US Football and French Rugby||Some athletes seem larger than life. They are revered and imitated—and they seemingly hold a lot of power. But whether they feel empowered in their lives and choices off the field depends on a variety of complex factors. We explore the experiences...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClose to Home: In the Field With Amy Starecheski||What is home? Is it a physical space, a set of relationships, or a state of mind? SAPIENS host Esteban Gómez follows Amy Starecheski, a researcher who has studied how squatters went legit and secured homeownership in New York City, as she seeks to...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastodon in the Room||Humans may have been in North America much earlier than previously thought. Here’s the evidence: chipped rocks, crushed mastodon bones, and reliable dates showing the remains are 130,000 years old. Is that enough to rewrite the history? SAPIENS...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrepping for TEOTWAWKI||It’s the end of the world as we know it. How do you feel? SAPIENS co-host Jen Shannon follows the trail of some contemporary preppers with the help of anthropologist Chad Huddleston. Then she dives into history with Tim Kohler, an archaeologist and...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Robot Empathy a Trap?||Can robots care? And why should we care if they do? SAPIENS host Jen Shannon meets Pepper the robot, and host Chip Colwell goes on a quest to find out how the robotics industry is (re)shaping intimacy in Japan. He speaks with anthropologists Jennifer...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Your DNA You?||What does your DNA have to do with who you are? On a journey for answers, SAPIENS hosts Chip Colwell, Jen Shannon, and Esteban Gómez take consumer DNA tests and confront murky, interconnected issues of identity and heredity. Their guides include...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Trailer for Everything Human||What makes you … you? Is it your DNA, culture, environment? SAPIENS hosts Jen Shannon, Esteban Gómez, and SAPIENS.org Editor-in-Chief Chip Colwell speak with anthropologists from around the globe to help us uncover what makes us human. Subscribe...||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Educational and interesting
A great show for the life long learner. Informative and relavant topics.
Finally Sapiens podcast!
I’m so glad that Sapiens is now available as a podcast. Just as informative, intriguing, and insightful as their online articles. Looking forward to more episodes!
If you like the newsletter, you will really enjoy the podcast! Keep them coming. Can’t wait for the next new episode.