20 Best Anthropology Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about anthropology ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best anthropology podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Anthropology Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The History of Being Human

  • Publisher: Noel Armstrong
  • Total Episodes: 75

History, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, psychology, anthropology. The podcast that attempts to resurrect sense and meaning from the dust of a billion factoids.

Deathnography Podcast

  • Publisher: Deathnography
  • Total Episodes: 8

Deathnography speaks to academics, shares ethnographic analysis and fieldnotes. Anthropology, politics, memes, and more


  • Publisher: Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Total Episodes: 66

AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

A Story of Us

  • Publisher: Ohio State Anthropology graduate students
  • Total Episodes: 43

An original podcast brought to you by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. Join us once as we explore the human experience! We are now a part of the Anthropology Public Outreach Program at The Ohio State University. Follow us @ohiostateAPOP

New Books in Anthropology

  • Publisher: Marshall Poe
  • Total Episodes: 952

Interviews with Anthropologists about their New Books Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

That Anthro Podcast

  • Publisher: Gabriella Campbell
  • Total Episodes: 39

Welcome to the podcast dedicated to Anthropology. On this podcast we will investigate different topics in anthropology, as well as interviewing a wide range of guests to hear about some of their experiences and learn about the remarkable research they are producing. This podcast is based out of UC Santa Barbara, and guests will include professors, graduate students, alumni and more.

Out of Place

  • Publisher: Midnight Disease Productions LLC
  • Total Episodes: 13

Andrew Moss loved his anthropology job, until mysterious artifacts from a Mr. Havisham started arriving in brown paper bags. The artifacts are… Wrong.

Conversations in Anthropology

  • Publisher: Conversations in Anthropology
  • Total Episodes: 43

A podcast about life, the universe and anthropology produced by David Boarder Giles, Timothy Neale, Cameo Dalley, Mythily Meher and Matt Barlow. Each episode features an anthropologist or two in conversation, discussing anthropology and what it has to tell us in the twenty-first century. This podcast is made in partnership with the American Anthropological Association and with support from the Faculty of Arts & Education at Deakin University.

Heritage Voices

  • Publisher: APN – Jessica Yaquinto
  • Total Episodes: 54

Jessica Yaquinto is an ethnographer and deals in tribal consultation. The podcast includes topics on mediating between tribes, community based participatory research, and tribes’ perspectives of anthropology.

The Familiar Strange

  • Publisher: Your Familiar Strangers
  • Total Episodes: 85

The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology’s role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Wong Dolan; produced by Deanna Catto and Matthew Phung, and with support from the Australian Anthropological Society, the Australian National University’s Schools of Culture, History and Language and Archeology and Anthropology, and the Australian Centre for Public Awareness of Science, and produced in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association. We acknowledge and celebrate the first Australians on whose traditional lands we record this podcast, and pay our respects to the elders of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, past, present, and emerging.

Business of HYPE

  • Publisher: HYPEBEAST Radio
  • Total Episodes: 117

Business of HYPE with host jeffstaple is a weekly interview series that dives into the successful careers of well-known creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs from various corners of youth culture. We learn about the realities behind the dreams they’ve built with encouraging words of advice peppered along the way. As always, thank you for tuning into HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE. Please don’t forget to rate, comment and subscribe to our other shows MIC/LINE, The Anthropology and HYPETALKS. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/businessofhype/support

AnthroBiology Podcast

  • Publisher: Gaby Lapera
  • Total Episodes: 29

The AnthroBiology Podcast sits down with biological anthropologists every other week to learn about what they do and why it’s rad. Want to know more about our evolutionary past? Or what your bones say about you? Maybe chimps are more your speed? If it’s anthropology and it’s about humans, we’ll cover it. Learn more at anthrobiology.com

Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz

  • Publisher: Matt Artz
  • Total Episodes: 10

The Anthropology in Business podcast is for anthropologists and business leaders interested in learning more about the many ways anthropology is applied in business and why business anthropology is one of the most effective lenses for making sense of organizations and consumers. It is hosted by Matt Artz, a business anthropologist specializing in design anthropology and working at the intersection of product management, user experience, and business strategy. To learn more about the Anthropology in Business podcast, please visit https://mattartz.me.

Forensic Anthropology Companion Podcast

  • Publisher: Michael Kenyhercz
  • Total Episodes: 10

A place for authors from the journal Forensic Anthropology to talk a little more in-depth about their articles and also to stimulate research ideas amongst the field at large. Hosted by Dr. Michael Kenyhercz.

Camden Art Audio

  • Publisher: Camden Art Audio
  • Total Episodes: 16

Camden Art Audio presents a range of podcasts related to programming at London’s Camden Art Centre, including: ‘The Botanical Mind’ drawing on some of the leading voices in the fields of science, anthropology, music, art and philosophy to discuss new ideas around plant sentience, indigenous cosmologies, Gaia alchemy and medieval European mysticism; ‘Conversations’ between artists and curators and ‘Public Knowledge’ which provides a platform for independent and expanded forms of publishing and distribution.


  • Publisher: Cambridge Anthropology
  • Total Episodes: 23

Podcast by Cambridge Anthropology


  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 475

Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the discipline. It came top of the Power (research excellence + volume) rankings for anthropology in the UK in RAE 2008.

There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

  • Publisher: Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler
  • Total Episodes: 77

Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere–like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

SAGE Anthropology & Archaeology

  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Total Episodes: 3

Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE Publications for Anthropology & Archaeology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.

The Artifact Podcast

  • Publisher: Nachliel Selavan & Meir-Simchah Panzer
  • Total Episodes: 5

On the Artifact Podcast, we dive into the history, anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy behind corks, weights, weapons, words, symbols – things that telescope space, time, and humanity in fascinating ways. Nachliel Selavan and Meir-Simchah Panzer met in the Old City of Jerusalem at at a kiddush just meters from where Nachliel grew up. Both are students of Torah with wildly eclectic interests.

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