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.
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Oscan the Right Questions - Ep 98
Exploring some of the lesser-known Italic cultural groups that were peripheral to Ancient Rome.
47 min
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Hip Neanderthals with Mayowa Adeboyega - Ep 97
The evolution of the pelvis in Neanderthals
49 min
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The Dirt Digs Pride - Ep 96
A celebration of identity expression
50 min
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Teeth and Trowelblazing with Special Guest Dr. ...
Paging Dr. Teeth.
73 min
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Hunting and Gathering - Dirt 94
A look at hunter-gatherer cultures around the world
41 min
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Rapa Nui! - Ep 93
More than just those giant heads.
64 min
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Not Before I've Had My Coffee - Ep 92
Coffee, tea, and more!
44 min
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The Dirt Digs Down Under - Ep 91
A sampling of Australian archaeology
62 min
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Even Tinier Plants with Dr. Kristen Wroth - Ep 90
A look at plant micro-remains
52 min
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Archaeo Mad Libs With The Dirt - BONUS
Enjoy this excerpt from Anna and Amber's live stream!
31 min
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The Dirt Stays Home - Ep 89
A tour of household archaeology
66 min
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Art Crimes - Ep 88
A look into the world of art and antiquities crimes
48 min
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Here There Be Dragons: Etiologies - Ep 87
Myths and stories to explain the unexplainable
64 min
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Check Yourself Before You Shipwreck Yourself - ...
Underwater archaeology.
60 min
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Green Sahara: The African Humid Period - Ep 85
What was going on 10,000 years ago?
61 min
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Book Club Bonanza - Ep 84
Archaeology in books, movies, and TV
67 min
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A Giant April Fool's Episode
No joke, giants aren't real.
34 min
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Tiny Plants: Paleoethnobotany with Special Gues...
New information from very old plants
72 min
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A Day at the Museum with Dr. Briana Pobiner - E...
Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian
44 min
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Mark My Words: Linguistics! - Ep 81
At long last, anthropology's fourth field.
49 min
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Eat Locally: The Archaeology of Indigenous Amer...
From ancient diets to current impacts.
43 min
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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Countering Human Rem...
The Dirt sits down with Dr. Damien Huffer
66 min
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Hasanlu: An Iron Age Whodunnit - Ep 78
Investigating what happened at "Iran's Pompeii"
49 min
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The Dirt Travel Club: Bulgaria Edition - Ep 77
Or, How Anna Spent Winter Break
72 min
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Special Guest Kimberlee Moran and the Arch Stre...
Sitting down with forensic archaeologist Kimberlee Moran
71 min
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This Is Your Brain on Drums - Ep 75
An altered state achieved from drumming.
47 min
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Fieldwork Stories - Ep 74
Stories from listeners and the hosts about archaeological fieldwork.
42 min
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Our Most Metal Episode of All Time - Ep 73
How and when humans first used metals.
52 min
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It's the (Moral) Circle of Life! - Ep 72
The history of morality.
62 min
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Aiding and A-vetting: The Archaeology of Animal...
A history of veterinary medicine in the archaeological record.
43 min
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Japanese Food and Drink, Then, Now, and Way Bac...
44 min
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Prehistoric Japanese Pt 1 - Ep 69
36 min
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It's A Wash - Ep 68
The history of bathing and hygiene.
47 min
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October Bonus Episode - Deep Cuts - Ep 67b
Check out the full episodes!
22 min
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Still Spooktober: They Built It on a Haunted Bu...
Spooktober continues with a mystery!
33 min
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Spooktober: The Nature of Evil - Ep 66
An evil send-off into Halloween.
67 min
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Spooktober: South American Horror Story - Ep65
Featuring a cult of warlocks!
47 min
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Spooktober: Cryptoanthropology - Ep 64
Studying fringe.
83 min
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The Professor Is In (And Pseudoscience Is Out) ...
An interview with Dr. Kenneth Fader
85 min
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Listening to the Oldies - Ep 62
Musical instruments in the archaeological record.
43 min
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Story Time with Anna: Olaus and the Chamber of ...
A tale from 17th century Sweden
44 min
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Listener Questions - Ep 60
Keep them coming!
61 min
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Fun-A with Fauna - Ep 59
Animal bones and what you can learn from them.
46 min
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The Dirt Potcast: Ceramics in Archaeology - Ep 58
When heated clay and sand can tell us about history.
55 min
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August Hiatus
We are experiencing technical difficulties!
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Cache of the Day - Ep57
43 min
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Them There Hills: Mounds and the Myth of the Mo...
They're not just big hills.
58 min
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Troy Story: Heinrich Schliemann and the Power o...
The story of the discovery of Troy.
50 min
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An Arctic Expedition - Ep 54
Archaeology from the Arctic!
39 min
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The Climes, They Are A-Changin'
This week, it's a topic that's incredibly relevan…
65 min
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African Empires: Part Two
We wrap up our whirlwind tour of African Empires …
37 min
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African Empires: Part One
Amber and Anna dip their toes into the vast histo…
61 min
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It's Never a Collapse: Angkor Wat
This week, Amber and Anna explore Angkor Wat, the…
42 min
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Where Do Babies Come From? The Archaeology of C...
This week, we bring you the MIRACLE OF BIRTH. Joi…
60 min
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News Roundup!
Anna and Amber are both traveling this week, so i…
49 min
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Prehistoric Beasts and Where to Find Them
It's another Very Special Sponsored Episode this …
48 min
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Dogtectives on the Case!
This week, we bring you a fascinating, poignant, …
39 min
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What is Going on with Those Denisovans?!
This week, Anna and Amber sit down to chat about …
43 min
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This Episode is Revolting
It's another Very Special Sponsored Episode this …
64 min
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Spilling the Antiqui-Tea: Artifact Trafficking ...
Psst. Do you want to buy some archaeology? WELL W…
41 min
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Here Be Unicorns: The Ancient Indus Valley
Join Anna and Amber on an excursion to the Indus …
66 min
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Let's Talk about (Inter)Sex
This week's episode was inspired by news coverage…
40 min
63
Ur Never Going to Believe This
Join Anna and Amber on a tour of third millennium…
67 min
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Archaeologists Dig Dinosaurs... April Fools!
Hello, and welcome to The Dirt, a podcast all abo…
29 min
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Helen Hunt Jackson: Woman with a Hobby
Our very first LIVE SHOW, from Cosumnes River Col…
31 min
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These Boots Were Made for Talking: A Very Brief...
Anna and Amber rummage around on the floor of his…
32 min
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What Spake Zarathustra?
It's almost officially springtime in the Northern…
61 min
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Piltdown and Out
It's been hectic over at The Dirt HQ! Rather than…
25 min
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Lady Statues and Prehistoric Matriarchy
Kick off Women's History Month with a show all ab…
53 min