The Dirt Podcast
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.
Oscan the Right Questions - Ep 98
Exploring some of the lesser-known Italic cultural groups that were peripheral to Ancient Rome.
Hip Neanderthals with Mayowa Adeboyega - Ep 97
The evolution of the pelvis in Neanderthals
The Dirt Digs Pride - Ep 96
A celebration of identity expression
Teeth and Trowelblazing with Special Guest Dr. ...
Paging Dr. Teeth.
Hunting and Gathering - Dirt 94
A look at hunter-gatherer cultures around the world
Rapa Nui! - Ep 93
More than just those giant heads.
Not Before I've Had My Coffee - Ep 92
Coffee, tea, and more!
The Dirt Digs Down Under - Ep 91
A sampling of Australian archaeology
Even Tinier Plants with Dr. Kristen Wroth - Ep 90
A look at plant micro-remains
Archaeo Mad Libs With The Dirt - BONUS
Enjoy this excerpt from Anna and Amber's live stream!
The Dirt Stays Home - Ep 89
A tour of household archaeology
Art Crimes - Ep 88
A look into the world of art and antiquities crimes
Here There Be Dragons: Etiologies - Ep 87
Myths and stories to explain the unexplainable
Check Yourself Before You Shipwreck Yourself - ...
Green Sahara: The African Humid Period - Ep 85
What was going on 10,000 years ago?
Book Club Bonanza - Ep 84
Archaeology in books, movies, and TV
A Giant April Fool's Episode
No joke, giants aren't real.
Tiny Plants: Paleoethnobotany with Special Gues...
New information from very old plants
A Day at the Museum with Dr. Briana Pobiner - E...
Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian
Mark My Words: Linguistics! - Ep 81
At long last, anthropology's fourth field.
Eat Locally: The Archaeology of Indigenous Amer...
From ancient diets to current impacts.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Countering Human Rem...
The Dirt sits down with Dr. Damien Huffer
Hasanlu: An Iron Age Whodunnit - Ep 78
Investigating what happened at "Iran's Pompeii"
The Dirt Travel Club: Bulgaria Edition - Ep 77
Or, How Anna Spent Winter Break
Special Guest Kimberlee Moran and the Arch Stre...
Sitting down with forensic archaeologist Kimberlee Moran
This Is Your Brain on Drums - Ep 75
An altered state achieved from drumming.
Fieldwork Stories - Ep 74
Stories from listeners and the hosts about archaeological fieldwork.
Our Most Metal Episode of All Time - Ep 73
How and when humans first used metals.
It's the (Moral) Circle of Life! - Ep 72
The history of morality.
Aiding and A-vetting: The Archaeology of Animal...
A history of veterinary medicine in the archaeological record.
Japanese Food and Drink, Then, Now, and Way Bac...
Prehistoric Japanese Pt 1 - Ep 69
It's A Wash - Ep 68
The history of bathing and hygiene.
October Bonus Episode - Deep Cuts - Ep 67b
Check out the full episodes!
Still Spooktober: They Built It on a Haunted Bu...
Spooktober continues with a mystery!
Spooktober: The Nature of Evil - Ep 66
An evil send-off into Halloween.
Spooktober: South American Horror Story - Ep65
Featuring a cult of warlocks!
Spooktober: Cryptoanthropology - Ep 64
The Professor Is In (And Pseudoscience Is Out) ...
An interview with Dr. Kenneth Fader
Listening to the Oldies - Ep 62
Musical instruments in the archaeological record.
Story Time with Anna: Olaus and the Chamber of ...
A tale from 17th century Sweden
Listener Questions - Ep 60
Keep them coming!
Fun-A with Fauna - Ep 59
Animal bones and what you can learn from them.
The Dirt Potcast: Ceramics in Archaeology - Ep 58
When heated clay and sand can tell us about history.
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Cache of the Day - Ep57
Them There Hills: Mounds and the Myth of the Mo...
They're not just big hills.
Troy Story: Heinrich Schliemann and the Power o...
The story of the discovery of Troy.
An Arctic Expedition - Ep 54
Archaeology from the Arctic!
The Climes, They Are A-Changin'
This week, it's a topic that's incredibly relevan…
African Empires: Part Two
We wrap up our whirlwind tour of African Empires …
African Empires: Part One
Amber and Anna dip their toes into the vast histo…
It's Never a Collapse: Angkor Wat
This week, Amber and Anna explore Angkor Wat, the…
Where Do Babies Come From? The Archaeology of C...
This week, we bring you the MIRACLE OF BIRTH. Joi…
Anna and Amber are both traveling this week, so i…
Prehistoric Beasts and Where to Find Them
It's another Very Special Sponsored Episode this …
Dogtectives on the Case!
This week, we bring you a fascinating, poignant, …
What is Going on with Those Denisovans?!
This week, Anna and Amber sit down to chat about …
This Episode is Revolting
It's another Very Special Sponsored Episode this …
Spilling the Antiqui-Tea: Artifact Trafficking ...
Psst. Do you want to buy some archaeology? WELL W…
Here Be Unicorns: The Ancient Indus Valley
Join Anna and Amber on an excursion to the Indus …
Let's Talk about (Inter)Sex
This week's episode was inspired by news coverage…
Ur Never Going to Believe This
Join Anna and Amber on a tour of third millennium…
Archaeologists Dig Dinosaurs... April Fools!
Hello, and welcome to The Dirt, a podcast all abo…
Helen Hunt Jackson: Woman with a Hobby
Our very first LIVE SHOW, from Cosumnes River Col…
These Boots Were Made for Talking: A Very Brief...
Anna and Amber rummage around on the floor of his…
What Spake Zarathustra?
It's almost officially springtime in the Northern…
Piltdown and Out
It's been hectic over at The Dirt HQ! Rather than…
Lady Statues and Prehistoric Matriarchy
Kick off Women's History Month with a show all ab…