The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty
By Jenny McNiven
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Ever want to know more about the world of archaeology AND have a good time learning it? This podcast explores what it's like to be a young professional in the field. There's also news and discussions on cool stuff going on at the other end of trowels all over the place. It's all about learning through life and laughter. And it's all brought to you by me, Jenny, a regular gal who really DIGS history... get it?
||CleanEpisode 27 “Ranger Danger”||Hello and Welcome back for Episode 27 of The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty “Ranger Danger!” It’s the end of field season, so it’s time to discuss field work do’s and don’ts and then get safety conscious with a||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 “The REAL Game of Thrones”||Episode 26 "The REAL game of Thrones"||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 “P’cola Pride”||Episode 25 "P'cola Pride"||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 “The Mother of All Archaeology Podcasts”||Episode 24 "The Mother of All Archaeology Podcasts"||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 “Wee Ones and Picts, Oh My!”||Episode 23 "Wee Ones and Picts, Oh My!"||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 “Paleo Muffins”||Episode 22 "Paleo Muffins"||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 “The Archaeology of Alcohol: Ancient Ales Edition”||Episode 21 "The Archaeology of Alcohol: Ancient Ales Edition"||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 “What’s Next?”||Episode 20 "What's Next?"||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 “Caen you handle this? It’s France, part Deux!”||Episode 19 "Caen you handle this? It's France, part Deux!"||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 “Béarnaise Awesome-Sauce”||Episode 18 "Béarnaise Awesome-Sauce"||8/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 “Great Odin’s Raven- it’s Archaeology 101!||Episode 17 "Great Odin's Raven- it's Archaeology 101!||7/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 “Go West, Young (Wo)Man!”||Episode 16 "Go West, Young Man!"||6/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 “SAA Time 2014!”||Episode 15 "SAA Time 2014!"||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 “Aloha State of Mind”||Episode 14 "Aloha State of Mind"||4/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 “Pompeii’s Hottest Gladiator”||Episode 13 "Pompeii's Hottest Gladiator"||3/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 “One Podcast to Rule them All!”||Episode 12 "One Podcast to Rule them All!"||2/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 “Volcano Cheetahs”||Episode 11 "Volcano Cheetahs"||1/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 “Sexy Sex with Asian Dothrakis”||Episode 10 "Sexy Sex with Asian Dothrakis"||11/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 “Puppy Problems”||Episode 9 "Puppy Problems"||10/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 “Johnny Reb Ain’t Got No Ale!”||Episode 8 "Johnny Reb Ain't Got No Ale!"||8/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this show!
Jenny is candid, sweet, funny, and I have learned something on each show. I'm not in the Archaeology field, but I have a fan girl's love of Eygptology. However, Jenny is showing me that the world of Archaeology extends farther and wider than I ever realized. Thanks, and keep 'em coming!
Getting Dirty...in an Middle Earthy-Nerdy Way
While I'm not an archaeologist, I've always enjoyed history, archaeology and, well...dirt. I have listened to several archeology podcasts, but I keep wandering away from them; not because the content is disinteresting, but because the hosts are unimaginative and mind numbingly dull. Not so with Jenny McNiven, the host of "The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty"! She has a wonderful, fun "geek-girl quality", which I identify with, that is THANKFULLY devoid of the boring, stuffy, monotone nature other archaeology podcasts tend to exhibit. I learn quite a bit from Jenny while smiling, chuckling and laughing throughout each eccentric installment of "Getting Dirty". This show is not for pompous, bland, stodgy academic types; if you've been described as such, you may want to move along, especially if you have no desire to crack a smile. "Getting Dirty" is for folks who dig history and have a healthy sense of humor. As a side note, if you're a sc-ifi/fantasy geek like me, check out her episode on The Lord of the Rings! AWESOME. Keep them coming, Jenny! - Your fellow Anomaly, Jen
New Convert to the cast, love it!
I am so happy that this cast was recommended to me. I am working throught the past casts and I eagerly wait the next. Jenny is a master story teller that blends common occurences with her experiences and expertise in science based history. Her narative is natural and beautiful. I only wish there were more of her podcast to enjoy. One of my favorite things to do is come home after a long day of work, medicate with a kind bong rip, and listen to her cast . . . 'sans pantelones' of course!