The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty show

The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty

Summary: Ever want to know more about the world of archaeology AND have a good time learning it? This podcast explores what it's like to be a young professional in the field. There's also news and discussions on cool stuff going on at the other end of trowels all over the place. In the end, it's all about learning through life and laughter. And it's all brought to you by me, Jenny, a regular gal who really DIGS history... get it?

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 Episode 27 “Ranger Danger” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:01

Hello and Welcome back for Episode 27 of The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty “Ranger Danger!” It’s the end of field season, so it’s time to discuss field work do’s and don’ts and then get safety conscious with a

 Episode 26 “The REAL Game of Thrones” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:06

It's Game of Thrones time once again, so while you're catching up on life in Westeros this season why not enjoy a bit of the history behind George R. R. Martin's addictive series. While there's lots to choose from, this episode focuses on the links between the Lannister/Stark feud and the English monarchy during the Wars of the Roses. Comparisons will be made, heads will be lost, and spoilers will abound. So beware, but enjoy the awesomeness that is the REAL Game of Thrones!

 Episode 25 “P’cola Pride” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:30

In this episode we explore two difference phases of early exploration and settlement in North America. First, the Vikings, because Vikings don't need an explanation they're Vikings. Second, a recent discovery in Pensacola has revealed the location of an early Spanish settlement that has brought Spanish colonialism back into the spotlight. So sit back and enjoy, I promise I only mention Columbus once, the scoundrel!

 Episode 24 “The Mother of All Archaeology Podcasts” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:30

Welcome back! This is an exciting episode because well, for one, I gave birth in the middle of it, and also we discuss some of the biggest news stories of 2015. I also tell you all about working in the field while preggo and what you've got to know if you're thinking of starting a family as a struggling archaeologist. Enjoy episode 24!

 Episode 23 “Wee Ones and Picts, Oh My!” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:25

In episode 23 we travel back in time to the coast of Scotland, where adventurous archaeologists are discovering Pictish forts. Then we explore childbirth in Egyptian Mythology because, wait for it... The Struggling Archaeologist is expecting a little shovelbum of her own!

 Episode 22 “Paleo Muffins” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:39

In this episode we're going Paleo... Paleo Diet that is! Join me to explore the controversy surrounding the paleo lifestyle from an anthropological perspective. From the lives of paleolithic humans to the modern paleo muffin, this episode delivers the goods!

 Episode 21 “The Archaeology of Alcohol: Ancient Ales Edition” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:07

So, I'm kind of a big fan of Dogfish Head beer, both the beverages and the company. I was inspired by their series of "Ancient Ales" to discover the archaeology of alcohol and introduce you to some tasty ancient ales. I also invite you to join The Struggling Archaeologist Book Club!

 Episode 20 “What’s Next?” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:25

In this episode we have a little career chat, and then it's time for another "Back to Basics with Jenny" where we learn all about human origins, huzzah!

 Episode 19 “Caen you handle this? It’s France, part Deux!” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:54

In part 2 of Jenny's french adventures we learn about the Normandy region of France and gay Paris! (like happy Paris, otherwise that's an entirely different podcast...)

 Episode 18 “Béarnaise Awesome-Sauce” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:37

Bonjour mes amis! Today on "The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty" podcast I school you on all things Southern France, as we learn all about my recent travels in the French Basque Country. Ooh la la!

 Episode 17 “Great Odin’s Raven- it’s Archaeology 101! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:09

The Struggling Archaeologist is back with a new segment called "Back to Basics with Jenny." In this podcast we'll learn about why archaeology and geology are friends, and how this helps us dig. There's also some Viking-tastic shorty news, so enjoy!

 Episode 16 “Go West, Young (Wo)Man!” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:27

In this fun-filled episode we learn about the pioneer railroads of the Southwest and my super fun time working on a project there last week. Hold on to your butts!

 Episode 15 “SAA Time 2014!” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:25

In this episode we relive my glorious four days in Austin, Texas for the Society for American Archaeology conference (yippee!). This podcast covers conferences, career advice, my experience, and summer plans, so if you are a young archaeologist then this is the podcast for you! If you are...not so young... or, experienced, shall we say, it may be old news to you, so I won't feel bad if you just skip to the end to hear me sing ;) Enjoy!

 Episode 14 “Aloha State of Mind” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:22

Aloha friends, fresh off my recent trip to Hawaii I have dedicated this episode to the history of the 50th state. There's also some personal insight into Pearl Harbor and a serenade from your truly, so enjoy!

 Episode 13 “Pompeii’s Hottest Gladiator” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:12

In lucky episode 13 we discuss the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. We also learned that Kit Harington is hotter than balls. Enjoy and be sure to subscribe and follow The Struggling Archaeologist on tumblr!


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