Dr. Adam Gamwell is a Design Anthropologist and Digital Producer. He co-founded Missing Link Studios, a storytelling and design research agency. He focuses on producing media for social impact including This Anthro Life, Experience by Design, and Faxina, a Portuguese language podcast exploring the lives of migrants making lives in the United States.
This Anthro Life is based on lifting up the voices and value of anthropologists and human scientists in all fields through sharing their stories, thought leadership, struggles, and winding paths. Today we've got something special, where we turn the mic around on our host, Adam Gamwell and hear some of his story on how he is building a career as an anthropologist. TAL's Adam Gamwell recently guested on fellow business anthropologist Keith Kellersohn's new YouTube series Anthro Perspectives, where he interviews anthropologists in industry and businesses about their work. This episode has a bit of everything: whether you're an anthropology student in school looking to get your first job,  an academic looking to move into industry,  if you're already working somewhere out there and looking to change careers,  or perhaps if you don't work anthropologists and you want to find out and understand value anthropology can bring to your business.  We cover all of this and more in our conversation.  One of the most helpful things in these scenarios I find is hearing other people's stories about how they did it or are doing it, or even how they just stumbled around in the dark and making it up as they went along and still came out with some kind of experience. I think perhaps the latter is closer to my own story.  So I invite you to join me for a chat about career paths, learning to articulate the value anthropology. Social sciences provide to businesses and a bit about why I do what I do. Thanks to Keith for sharing this episode. Check out the world's first Neuromarketing Bootcamp and sign up today with our Affiliate link! Neuromarketing Bootcamp by Neuroscientist Matt Johnson and Marketing Director Prince Ghuman  | Use offer code ANTHROLIFE for $500 off: Affiliate link: https://www.popneuro.com/neuromarketing-bootcamp Episode Art: Sara Schmieder Music: Epidemic Sounds --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/support
Topics addressed in this episode include:How the need for control negatively affects our daily livesSeeing life as a form of performance art insteadHow to keep the faith, even when things don’t go our waySincerity vs. SeriousnessWork-life balanceThe daily practice that will bring more money into your lifeOur Soul’s highest purposeFor a free copy of Maureen’s book Miracle Worker's Guide to the Galaxy - A Handy Handbook for Conscious Evolutionaries  support us on Patreon!Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou Care of the Soul“Threads” from Love and Profit by James Autry“Now you must learn that only infinite patience produces immediate effects.” - A Course In Miracles [T-5.VI.12:1]In these special release episodes of Miracle Renegade, Maureen and Christian take the covid-19 conversation to the Soul.Support us on Patreon and get access to bonus recordings, meditations, outtakes and more! www.patreon.com/miraclerenegadeFor behind-the-scene updates and a little taste of the miraculous everyday, follow @miraclerenegade on Instagram Produced with ☕️ + 💜 by Missing Link Studios 
When most people think of forensics or forensic anthropology the first thing that comes to mind are TV shows like CSI or Bones, or maybe in Six Feet Under. This may sound overly obvious, but people die every day. And this means that every day someone has to deliver dealth notifications to next of kin, especially when people live apart. Often times coroners are the ones who deliver these notifications. Coroners are elected or appointed public officials whose primary duty is to determine and certify cause of death. and while they have the scientific knowledge to do so, sometimes with the help of apps and digital tools, the social part of dealing with death, both for next of kin and the coroners themselves, is often ignored. We all experience death at some point but across 2020 more people have been directly impacted by death than ever before due to COVID-19. Meaning that more people than ever are receiving death notifications, which was a difficult conversation even before the pandemic. These notifications are challenging to give, Imagine knocking on a door or picking up the phone delivering the news that someone has passed away. It’s essential work. And it’s not easy. It’s also deeply social and cultural. This is why I’m talking to Lilly White a forensic anthropologist who focuses on the cultural side of forensics, especially on the lives of coroners and medical examiners and the best ways to handle death notifications. Lily got her PhD from the University of Montana in 2019 and currently owns and operates Bones and Stone Anthroscience with her husband. So today we’ll be talking about how cultural anthropology can play a role in forensic anthropology especially with death notifications. Top Takeaways We dig into the unseen/secret life of coroners (from a cultural perspective) Death notice work is essential but emotionally difficult so there’s a struggle keeping coroners in the practice The challenges of scientific training and having to deliver the worst possible news; the mix of scientific and social knowledge We’ll open the conversation like I often like to do, with Lily’s story and how she found her way into forensics and forensic anthropology, what life is like training to be a coroner, and her path to running her own forensics business today. Read about Lilly’s work in NYC with COVID-19 deaths (University of Montana) Lilly’s Instagram: Bone & Stone Anthrosciences (@deathphd) • Instagram photos and videos What is a Coroner? Episode art: Sara Schmieder --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/support
HISTÓRIAS PARA IMAGINAR UM NOVO FUTURO é o último episódio da primeira temporada do Faxina. As histórias nos livros tem ponto final, mas na vida real não!Para nos ajudar a imaginar um novo futuro, nós convidamos todas pessoas que compartilharam suas histórias com o FAXINA. Créditos:Episódio produzido por: Heloiza Barbosa, Paulo Pinheiro, Valquiria Gouvea, Diogo Saraiva e Adam GamwellMúsicas originais de Diogo Saraiva e Paulo Pinheiro - com participação especial de Igor Perfeito.Músicas do Blue Dot Sessions e Epidemic Sound foram usadas neste episódio.Música tema do Faxina é de Anais AzulA ilustração do episódio é de Paula Hemm @tangerine.illustrationCrowdfuding:Brasil: https://apoia.se/faxinapodcastUSA: https://www.gofundme.com/f/faxina-podcast-ignored-stories-of-housecleanersSTORIES TO IMAGINE A NEW FUTURE is the last episode of FAXINA’s first season. Stories in books have endings, but not in real life!      To help us imagine a new future, we invited everyone who has shared their stories with FAXINA for a chat.Credits:Episode produced by: Heloiza Barbosa, Paulo Pinheiro, Valquiria Gouvea, Diogo Saraiva and Adam GamwellOriginal songs by Diogo Saraiva and Paulo Pinheiro - with special participation by Igor Perfeito.Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound songs were used in this episode.Faxina's theme song is by Anais AzulThe episode illustration is by Paula Hemm @ tangerine.illustrationCrowdfuding:Brazil: https://apoia.se/faxinapodcastUSA: https://www.gofundme.com/f/faxina-podcast-ignored-stories-of-housecleaners
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May 8th, 1984
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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