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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?

Customer Reviews

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 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!