The Dirt Podcast

The Dirt Podcast

Disability in the Ancient World With Andrew Gurza - Ep 156

This week, Anna and Amber are joined by Andrew Gurza, disabled content creator and fellow...

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School of Rocks with Dr. Danielle Macdonald - Ep 155

Dr. Danielle Macdonald specializes in the prehistory of Western Asia and the stone tools that...

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ÖMG: Ötzi the Iceman - Ep 154

It’s the episode title that’s been making us giggle for months! We’re FINALLY...

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Who's the New Guy? - Ep 153

Remember that time we did a whole series on the human family tree and then finished talking about...

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We Stan a King: Nabonidus - Ep 152

This week, Amber tells Anna the story of Nabonidus, King of Babylon, who, mid-kinging, tootled...

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Shh! We're in the Library Episode - Ep 151

This week, Anna and Amber take a tour of some of the libraries of the ancient world. We visit...

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Back to School: Stratigraphy - Ep 150

It's our 150th episode! Wow! This week we're starting our Back To School series with a short...

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I Gotta Go: Archaeology of Abandonment - Ep 149

This week, we’ve got an episode that started off as a funny title and became a topic. There...

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Field Season with Carlton Gover - Ep 148

This week, Anna and Amber sit down with archaeologist, podcaster, and member of the Pawnee Nation...

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Field Season: The Indiana Jones Episode - Ep 147

In this installment of Field Season, Amber and Anna take a trip to the semi-mythical world of...

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Field Season with Allyson Blanck - Ep 146

Anna and Amber are joined this week by Allyson Blanck, a Classical archaeologist and advocate for...

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Feeling it Out: Phenomenology - Ep 145

How do we capture a sense of the experience of living in a landscape of the past? What did the...

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Nazca, Outside the Lines - Ep 144

On this sponsored episode, Anna and Amber talk about the Nazca culture of coastal Peru. There's...

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Shaking Hands With Ella al-Shamahi - Ep 143

Ella al-Shamahi is a paleoanthropologist, National Geographic Explorer, evolutionary biologist,...

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Star-Struck by Ancient Astronomy - Ep 142

People in the past looked up at the stars and planets, too. How did ancient cultures perceive the...

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The Archaeology of Patagonia - Ep 141

This week, we talk about the first (known) human arrivals in this region, waaaay way down at the...

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The Plaster Skulls of Jericho - Ep 140

In 1953, archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon and her team uncovered human skulls covered with plaster...

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Welcome to Lemurtown - Ep 139

Listeners, once again, life has come at us like a poorly written simile, so we're releasing a...

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Holding Out for a Hero(dotus) - Ep 138

It's Amber's birthday episode! Since she loves historiography, we're taking it back to one of the...

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Prepare to Be Amaz(on)ed - Ep 137

We haven’t covered much archaeology from the Amazon Basin on the show, but this week, that...

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