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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
Do you live for the hunt? Do you eat, breathe, & sleep pop culture, fine art, & antiques – or do you just want to know more? Do comic books keep you up at night, do all those unloved antiques keep you tossing and turning, is that dusty old portrait or modern abstract flashing before you when you close your eyes? Is it because they might be worth something, or because they might be worthless… and you just don’t know? Whether collecting & selling as a career or a hobby, find out what’s hot and ...
 
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderly Member of Parliament, a diabolical serum that can transform one person into another – truly the ingredients of a fast good thriller! Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has captured the imaginations of readers ever since it was first published in 1886. It met wi ...
 
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This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls and celebrating Social Sciences week! Familiar Stranger Carolyn kicks us off by giving us an introduction into the world of reborn dolls, or dolls that have been “reborn” to mimic human babies. The familiar strangers ask about the uncanny valley, the various uses for treatment and where the judg…
 
Travis, James, Kevin and Joel are celebrating Travis's recent engagement at Disney World by discussing Disney collectibles! With Disney's long history, which collectibles are the ones you want to avoid? More important, which Disney collectibles should you invest in? Park exclusive items, Disney Pins, animation cels and even Disney Militaria? Hosted…
 
Travis, James, Kevin and Joel are discussing all the tips and trick to deciphering signatues on whatever it is you have signed! If you do have a signed piece, is trying to figure out who signed worth your time? Art, Comics, and even Weapons can all have these signatures, but when are they valuable? Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevin Brun…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Joel Bohy to discuss an upcoming archaeological dig of the Battle of Saratoga that he will be working on with American Veterans Archaeological Recovery. Learn more about why Joel works with these organizations to do these digs, the historical information that can come of them, and how this organization is helpin…
 
This week is familiar stranger Jarrod’s first interview! For this episode, Jarrod sits down with Dr Nicholas Ng from Western Sydney Uni’s Institute for Culture and Society. Dr Ng is a person of many hats, from co-directing the Sydney Conservatorium's very first 30-piece Chinese Music Ensemble to composing works for the likes of QL2 and the Melbourn…
 
Travis, James and Kevin and talking the wide universe of Star Trek collectibles! This is a very unique market in that there is A LOT of Star Trek stuff out there, but not a TON of it is very valuable. The guys take a look at why that is, the more valuable pieces and how the markets can different when its Star Wars vs Star Trek collectibles. Hosted …
 
This week we’d like to introduce you to our newest Familiar Stranger, Ruonan Chen! Ruonan is currently doing her fieldwork around hospitals and healing practises in the Tibet autonomous region. In this episode, the strangers dive into Ruonan’s work and learn more about how “healing” can take on many different forms. Ruonan describes her work and de…
 
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