The Dirt Podcast (Archive)

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Join Anna and Amber, two friends and big nerds, as we get excited about all the weird, amazing, mysterious, and fascinating stories from our human past.

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The Dirt Is Moving! Goodbye APN :(
They aren't going away, just moving.
1 min
2
PROMO - Not just naked blue barbarians - Tea Br...
Here's an episode from another great podcast on the APN!
52 min
3
PROMO - Spines in Peru, Decapitated Romans and ...
Check out this episode of The Archaeology Show! Find it on the APN
37 min
4
More Parts of Cladh Hallan - Ep 210
A well-curated episode
74 min
5
The Dirt Gets Theatrical - Ep 209
Nobody mention Macbeth
69 min
6
Finding Our Religion with Dr. Candace Lukasik -...
An ethical ethnography primer
66 min
7
The Dirt Dries Out - Ep 207
Drought and archaeology
34 min
8
What's Benin Going On? - Ep 206
The history of the Benin bronzes
62 min
9
Animals With Jobs (How Domestication Works) - E...
Oldest Macdonald had a farm...
67 min
10
Hopping Over to Himyar - Ep 204
There's a lot going on over there!
68 min
11
An Under-the-Weather Special - Ep 203
The microbes win again!
53 min
12
The Dirt Goes Site-Seeing - Ep 202
A tale of two sites
64 min
13
The Past Smells - Ep 201
Time for some Smell Science!
69 min
14
Summer Blockbuster 3: Avatar - Ep 200
A movie that gave Amber...the blues.
61 min
15
Summer Blockbusters: Apocalypto - Ep 199
Separating the big problem from the little ones
67 min
16
Summer Blockbusters: The Dig - Ep 198
Sutton Who?
65 min
17
Sea Peoples - Ep 197
People of the sea
73 min
18
The Dirt Gets Wrecked - Ep 196
Shipwrecked, that is.
59 min
19
CLAMoring for Data with Christine Bassett - Ep 195
How do you use a clam thermometer?
65 min
20
Terra Nullius - Ep 194
I want to be where the people aren't
70 min
21
Fruits de la Mer - Ep 193
Marine resources: food, not-food, and other stuff!
69 min
22
Video Game Archaeology with Dr. Bill Farley - E...
The good, the bad, and the playable.
79 min
23
Cargo Cults: Actually a Thing? - Ep 191
Unrelated to cargo pants.
78 min
24
They Told Us So - Ep 190
Indigenous science and knowledge
56 min
25
Becoming Dr. Bonesaw with Naomi Martisius - Ep 189
Reading the bones for clues
77 min
26
What have Anna and Amber been up to? - Ep 188
Why we've been on hiatus, and what we're doing now that we're back!
78 min
27
The Neo-Assyrians - Ep 187
Turns out, not everyone was Asurbanipal.
108 min
28
Maroon Communities - Ep 186
The archaeology of self-liberated slave enclaves
63 min
29
Anthropology and Science Fiction - Ep 185
71 min
30
Science Fiction and Anthropology: Part 2! - Ep 184
Science fiction storytime
61 min
31
It's A Wash - Ep 183 (ENCORE)
Originally episode 68
47 min
32
View to a Kilwa - The Medieval Swahili Coast (C...
This was 160 episodes ago! AAH!
49 min
33
Anthropology and Science Fiction with Pat Edwar...
Sci-fi author Pat Edwards joins us to talk world-building!
81 min
34
The Sweet Stuff - Ep 180
Don't worry, it's not Amber's honey story
45 min
35
Them There Hills: Mounds and the Myth of the Mo...
Who built the mounds? Not aliens!
58 min
36
CLASSIC: Dogtectives! - Ep 178
Canine archaeologists
40 min
37
You Are What You Eat (LIVE!) - Ep 177
Audio from our Anthro Day live show!
53 min
38
Studying Salvage Anthropology w/ Samuel Redman ...
The problematic birth of anthropology in North America
66 min
39
Sanxingdui and the Shu State - Ep 175
Who put all these bronzes in those pits?
50 min
40
JANUARY HIATUS CLASSIC - Where Do Babies Come F...
no storks involved
60 min
41
It's Jennauary! - Ep 173
We have a producer now!
33 min
42
The Queen of Sheba - Ep 172
39 min
43
Race and Biological Anthropology with Dr. Rache...
A chat with researcher Dr. Rachel Watkins
50 min
44
Neanderthalk with "Kindred" Author Dr. Rebecca ...
Neanderthal life, love, death, and art.
65 min
45
Oh, Nice - Ep 169
Just nice things
67 min
46
How Long Ago Was the Past? - Ep 168
Time, dude. It's... whoa.
94 min
47
From The Vault: Portrait of a Podcaster on Fire...
Ancient portraits
52 min
48
How Do We Know What We Know? - Ep 166
It's epistemology!
89 min
49
From the Vault: "Ancient" "Astronomy" - Ep 165
things gets weird
49 min
50
Thanksglyphing - Ep 164
The glyph that keeps on glyphing
39 min
51
Yes We Cant: Anti-Languages and Argots - Ep 163
Fantabulos to vada you, dolly listeners!
45 min
52
Kyle Jordan - Ep 162
Disability and the world of ancient Egypt
97 min
53
Let's Call It a Ritual Object - Ep 161
habitus, praxis, and doxa-- oh my!
57 min
54
Spooktober: Fear Itself - Ep 160
How does fear work?
39 min
55
Spooktober: Monster Mash - Ep 159
A podcast smash!
52 min
56
Spooktober: Homo lepidopteris - Ep 158
It's the Mothman!
70 min
57
Spooktober: Feral Children - Ep 157
Why do stories of feral children capture our interest?
66 min
58
Disability in the Ancient World With Andrew Gur...
Care in the deep past
59 min
59
School of Rocks with Dr. Danielle Macdonald - E...
In which we totally flake out.
60 min
60
ÖMG: Ötzi the Iceman - Ep 154
The Iceman cometh (to The Dirt)
47 min
61
Who's the New Guy? - Ep 153
It's time for a hominin update!
54 min
62
We Stan a King: Nabonidus - Ep 152
You're gonna have the Tayma your life.
62 min
63
Shh! We're in the Library Episode - Ep 151
Check out this episode
55 min
64
Back to School: Stratigraphy - Ep 150
Our sediments exactly.
38 min
65
I Gotta Go: Archaeology of Abandonment - Ep 149
Why do people leave the places where they lived?
45 min
66
Field Season with Carlton Gover - Ep 148
Go check out A Life in Ruins Podcast on the APN for more Carlton!
55 min
67
Field Season: The Indiana Jones Episode - Ep 147
Eighteen guys in an Indiana Jones suit
59 min
68
Field Season with Allyson Blanck - Ep 146
Archaeologists with disabilities
74 min
69
Feeling it Out: Phenomenology - Ep 145
The archaeology of embodied living.
55 min
70
Nazca, Outside the Lines - Ep 144
Who were the Nazca?
54 min
71
Shaking Hands With Ella al-Shamahi - Ep 143
The biology and history of the handshake!
51 min
72
Star-Struck by Ancient Astronomy - Ep 142
NO ALIENS HERE, FOLKS
77 min
73
The Archaeology of Patagonia - Ep 141
No fleece jackets here, folks.
44 min
74
The Plaster Skulls of Jericho - Ep 140
Skullz 'n' Wallz
51 min
75
Welcome to Lemurtown - Ep 139
An edited Deep Cuts
46 min
76
Holding Out for a Hero(dotus) - Ep 138
Our history dad
65 min
77
Prepare to Be Amaz(on)ed - Ep 137
Amazonian archaeology!
45 min
78
Mummies' Day - Ep 136
In celebration of mummies everywhere.
44 min
79
That Good Old Copper Complex - Ep 135
North America finally gets a Chalcolithic
77 min
80
All the Pretty Horses - Ep 134
We're all Horse People now.
39 min
81
Sorry to Barge In - Ep 133
A previous Patreon episode on Caligula's pleasure barges
39 min
82
Other People of Size - Ep 132
Size, strength, fatness, and muscularity in (mostly) males
52 min
83
Race and Biological Anthropology with Dr. Rache...
A chat with researcher Dr. Rachel Watkins
50 min
84
April Fool's: Cursèd Objects - Bonus Episode
A taste of Spooktobers to come!
43 min
85
It's A Pod Mitzvah - Ep 130
We're grown-ups now
50 min
86
Archaeology of Childhood - Ep 129
How do you do, fellow kids
44 min
87
March Madagascarness - Ep 128
Much more than just lemurs
69 min
88
Anna's Birthday Podcastle - Ep 127
Hail and well met, listeners!
55 min
89
The Dirt Caves In: LIVE! - Ep 126
Edited audio from our #AnthroDay2021 live show!
60 min
90
DNA: The Dirt, uh, Finds a Way - Ep 125
The ol' double helix
56 min
91
Volcanoes! - Ep 124
The myth; the legend; the tectonic terror.
67 min
92
The Good Old Days: Prehistoric Inequality - Ep 123
Haves, Have-nots, and in between.
81 min
93
Unboxing Boxgrove - Ep 122
Welcome to our new miniseries, Chalk Talk.
41 min
94
Bonus Ep: Five Stars' Worth of Fun with One Sta...
Reviews of archaeological sites from people with mixed feelings about piles of rocks.
27 min
95
Merry Hyksmas! With Dr. Chris Stantis - Ep 121
The Hyksos Enigma and Surprisingly Lovable Isotopes
71 min
96
Show and Tell Abraq - Ep 120
Anna and Amber explore Arabia
68 min
97
Mausoleum? I hardly know 'em! - Ep 119
The mortuary complex of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
68 min
98
BMAC: The Best Bronze Age Complex You've Never ...
Exploring the Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
75 min
99
Fish People - Ep 117
People who are part fish, people who eat fish, and people inside of fish.
61 min
100
Thanksviking II: The Vikinging - Ep 116
Thanksviking II: Electric Vikaloo; 2Thanks 2Viking; Step Up 2The Vikings; TV2; Thanksviking: The Lost World; Thanksviking 2: Viking Harder
51 min