Ep #83 Parasocial relationships & Strangers: Dr Ian Pollock on the Origin of The Familiar Strange

Matt’s back this week with an interview with one of the original Familiar Strangers Dr Ian Pollock.

Ian discusses the origins of the Familiar Strange, why it started and whether it helped or hindered his PhD. Matt discusses his involvement in the early days of TFS and what it contributed to his education as a communicator.  Ian and Matt then discuss the future of public anthropology and how we can best engage with anthropological knowledge and thought.

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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 Matthew Phung
Podcast edited by Matthew Phung

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