In this final episode of our ‘Controversies and Contraband’ series, we sit down with yoga specialist, Dr Patrick McCartney to discuss the somewhat surprising historical origins of yoga and mallakhamb (the wrester’s pole). What originally started as a general interest in postural yoga due to a sustained growth spurt during his teens, by university he became somewhat… Continue reading Ep. 37: Yoga’s controversial origins with Dr Patrick McCartney
Guest Speakers Wanted: New Series!
The Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast is looking for guest speakers for their next upcoming series. Could that be you? Our series is called 'Giving voice to the voiceless' where we deep dive into the world of the unknown where those overlooked are commonly dismissed, displaced and otherwise judged. If your work involves providing hope, or at the… Continue reading Guest Speakers Wanted: New Series!
New Bonus Episode: Anti-Vaxxers and the Haredi Jewish Community of New York
Our latest bonus episode for our Controversies and Contraband series is with the lovely Dr Heather Munro, available now on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/coffeeandcocktailspodcast Following on from our previous episode on Haredi and Hasidic Jewish identity (Episode 36), this part II focuses on the anti-vax movement existent amongst the Haredi community of New York. With a history… Continue reading New Bonus Episode: Anti-Vaxxers and the Haredi Jewish Community of New York
Upcoming LIVE Panel: Academic vs Non-Fiction Publishing: From Start to Finish
UPCOMING PANEL DISCUSSION on ‘Academic vs Non-Fiction Publishing: From Start to Finish’ Saturday, February 25th at 16:00 GMT the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast will be hosting a 1-hour panel to discuss and de-mystify the publication process from start to finish for those thinking about submitting their work to academic or non-fiction publishing houses: We’ll cover… Continue reading Upcoming LIVE Panel: Academic vs Non-Fiction Publishing: From Start to Finish
Bonus Episode: Cuban identity as it relates to dark food
The concept of ‘dark food’, like ‘dark tourism’, is directly linked to consumption and how identities are forged by making sense of the past through present-day cultural memories. In this bonus episode with Alessandra Pino, co-author of A Gothic Cookbook, we discuss her research on understanding dark food through the Cuban legacies of slavery and… Continue reading Bonus Episode: Cuban identity as it relates to dark food
Bonus Episode: Questioning (white) Western feminism & Muslim women’s identity
We're starting off 2023 with our latest bonus episode with none other than Sonia Gulzeb Abbasi on 'Questioning (white) Western feminism & Muslim women's identity'. For the audio version click here: https://soundcloud.com/coffeeandcocktails/bonus-episode-questioning-white-western-feminism-muslim-womens-identity For the video interview click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY7_-DLGZdo&t=214s #feminism#coffeeandcocktailspodcast#thewest#pakistan#afghanistan#women#culture#anthropology#podcast#interview Happy New Year!
Patron-only discounts in collab with The Oxford Method
First thing's first: my book is FINALLY in the hands of the publisher's, which means one thing: we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming! This also means that I have some VERY exciting news! As of today we have joined forces (or collaborated?) with The Oxford Method who are offering up to 40%… Continue reading Patron-only discounts in collab with The Oxford Method
FREE class on Krampus! (Available December only!)
Meran-Merano Christmas market, December 2011 (Photo by Dr Ann Wand) As an anthropologist, I've been wanting to teach a class on the Krampus festival for many years. So this month I'm offering a FREE class on Krampus himself from December 17-22. If you're interested in learning more about the spookier side of the holiday season… Continue reading FREE class on Krampus! (Available December only!)
Helllllloooo C&C Followers! Good news! For those of you not in the know, I'm finally in the last stages of writing my book! However, that does mean I actually need to finish writing (and researching) the final chapters. But don't worry. There is actual light at the end of the tunnel, even if at the… Continue reading An Update
Ep. 36: Part I- Understanding Haredi and Hasidic Jewish Identity
When Dr Heather Munro initially approached me about her research on Haredi and Hasidic identity in London, New York, and Israel, I completely underestimated the complex web that makes up the ultra-orthodox community. To ‘simplify’ her work (although I use that term lightly) we decided to break apart her research into two parts with this… Continue reading Ep. 36: Part I- Understanding Haredi and Hasidic Jewish Identity