Last week, the SAPIENS podcast released episode 1 in its new season “Our Past Is the Future”. Now you can also listen to episode 1 of the companion series, SAPIENS Talk Back. In this episode, we welcome Yoli Ngandali, one of the hosts of the SAPIENS series and a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington, for a conversation on how we can achieve real and lasting change in the stories archaeology tells and, just as importantly, who gets to tell them.
SAPIENS Talk Back was developed in collaboration with the Indigenous Archaeology Collective and the Society of Black Archaeologists, with special help from Dr. Sara Gonzalez, Justin Dunnavant, and Ayana Flewellen. Special thanks also to Chip Colwell and the production team at SAPIENS, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and House of Pod.
This episode was made possible by financial support from the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Hosts Alma Cortez Alvarez and Liam McDonald from the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies join panelists Jarre Hamilton (University of California, Berkeley), Iman Nagy (University of California, Los Angeles), and Javier García Colón (University of California, San Diego) for a conversation on how to reshape the discipline.
RadioCIAMS is a member of the American Anthropological Association’s podcast library. Our theme music was composed by Charlotte Mandy and performed by Maia Dedrick and Russell Dedrick. This episode was produced at Cornell University by Adam T. Smith, with Rebecca Gerdes as the engineer and production assistant.
Look for episode 2 of the Sapiens podcast next week. And then check back here a week later for another episode of SAPIENS Talk Back.