Just like that, we have already made it through half of what can only be described as a crazy year. To bring this season to a close, we recorded a short message from our homes (hence the differing audio quality … we are KEEN to get back to the podcast studio soon) as we are still in the midst of corona virus restrictions. But despite the challenging times that 2020 has brought, we’ve loved bringing you content this season.
This season we welcomed many guests onto our panels, including Kirsty Wissing, Sophie Pezzutto and Saidalavi P.C., and Yasmine Musharbash, and released interviews with Amita Baviskar, Robert Borofsky, Baptiste Brossard and Sophie Chao. We’ve talked about many topics on the podcast, from the meaning behind Maggi 2-minute noodles to imagined communities during a pandemic, from walking the line between ‘friend’ and ‘researcher’ or ‘anthropologist’ and ‘activist’ to the social dimensions of Alzheimer’s Disease. And that’s just on the podcast! We also released many incredibly, thought-provoking blogs about Shaligrams, emojis, cross-cultural perspectives on Covid-19, studying religion as an ‘outsider’ and racism reproduced through conversations about ice cream. If you haven’t checked them out yet head over to https://thefamiliarstrange.com/blogs/.
We also wanted to say a fond farewell to Jodie, as she is stepping down from her roles at TFS. During her time at TFS, Jodie has had a variety of roles, including Managing Editor, Social Media Manager, The Familiar Strange Chats Facebook Group Host and Moderator. We can’t imagine TFS being as it is today without Jodie. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
TFS will be back with more content on July 27, until then make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and if you’re interested in writing for us head over to www.thefamiliarstrange.com/writeforus to see our style guidelines. We can’t wait to keep talking strange with you soon.
This anthropology podcast is supported by the Australian Anthropological Society, the ANU’s College of Asia and the Pacific and College of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Australian Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, and is produced in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association.
Music by Pete Dabro: dabro1.bandcamp.com
Shownotes by Deanna Catto
Podcast edited by Matthew Phung
Feature image by The Familiar Strange 2020