Video

Sep
02
F**k Jared Diamond? Welcome to the Anthropocene!

F**k Jared Diamond? Welcome to the Anthropocene!

Listen to the audio here! (I did record this prior to making some minor changes, so it is a little
5 min read
Aug
19
Yellow, White, or Barbaric? Finding Identity within the Hierarchy

Yellow, White, or Barbaric? Finding Identity within the Hierarchy

In the late 19th to early 20th century, the rise of the Japanese empire put the "racial hierarchy" of the world into question. But then came the Ainu.
6 min read
Aug
12
Olympics for Savages: The Anthropology Days

Olympics for Savages: The Anthropology Days

Listen to the article here!As the 202(1) Tokyo Olympics come to a close, I thought it would be
8 min read
Aug
05
The Memory Boom: To Forget or to Remember?

The Memory Boom: To Forget or to Remember?

Listen to the article here!In the last 50 years of the 20th century, about 15,000 museums were created
5 min read
Jul
29
The Story We Tell: Collective Memory, History, and Identity

The Story We Tell: Collective Memory, History, and Identity

Listen to the article here!Inside a conference room at a luxurious villa, a group of 15 men gather around
8 min read
Jul
22
Remembering Tomorrow: Memory, Imagination, and Prolepsis

Remembering Tomorrow: Memory, Imagination, and Prolepsis

Listen to the article here!"What will you be doing tomorrow?" "I don't know.""Do you remember the question?" "About
5 min read
Jul
15
Playing Jenga: Japan's Timber Trade

Playing Jenga: Japan's Timber Trade

I recently made a video on this topic, so you can check it out here: Japan is a beautiful island
7 min read
Jul
08
Ainu Mythology: The Cuckoo and Pon-Oki-Kurumi

Ainu Mythology: The Cuckoo and Pon-Oki-Kurumi

Mythical stories have always captivated me. From straight-up absurd tales that can be used at a party, or deep philosophical
5 min read
Jun
26
Audio: Sphex, Truth, and Reality

Audio: Sphex, Truth, and Reality

Have you heard of the Sphex Wasp? This curious insect and the way we understood its behavior can tell us