This year I am co-hosting the Deakin Anthropology Seminar Series with my friend and colleague David Giles. David and I are both podcast listeners, and have some rudimentary skills in audio engineering, so we thought we’d try our hands at producing some conversations with the seminar series speakers about their research, how they got into Anthropology, and whatever else feels interesting and relevant. There are a few (more cleanly produced) podcasts around in this vein, such as Cultures of Energy and AnthroPod.
The Anthropology@Deakin podcast now has three episodes, each involving a conversation with a seminar series speaker and a Deakin University guest. So far we have had:
- David Boarder Giles (Deakin) with guest Sabra Thorner – dumpster diving, the politics of waste and capitalism
- Eben Kirksey (UNSW) with guest Emma Kowal – multidisciplinarity, multispecies ethnography and critters
- Cris Shore (Auckland) with guest Jill Blackmore – neoliberalism in the academy, the ‘knowledge economy’ and audit cultures
Keen to hear what peoples’ impressions are – our production quality is about to take a giant leap as David has located some new recording infrastructure for us! You can listen to the podcast on Soundcloud or on iTunes.
Also: our theme song is from an unreleased song called ‘Shout to Deer’ by Brand New Math, an Auckland band lead by Bradley Fafejta that I was in during the late ’00s. Thanks to Bradley for letting us use the tune.