Videos and Podcasts

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We've collected video and podcast links from our website in one convenient location for you. From understanding pandemics and public health issues to environmental concerns and more, our faculty provide fascinating insights into how anthropology influences our world today.

Interviews and Talks (Videos)


A series of videos that highlight Dr. Nicole Novroski's career and teaching are available on the The International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) YouTube channel. (June 28, 2022)

Nicole Novroski interviewed by CBC News about the methods investigators can use to identify a young girl whose body was recently found (June 7, 2022)

Why do animals sleep? David Samson featured on CBC's The Nature of Things (March 16, 2022)

Stephen Scharper's talk "Falling in love with the earth: embracing a compassionate ecology (February 3, 2022)

Madeleine Mant shares her tips on "Battling Burnout" through bringing hobbies into everyday life (January 27, 2022)


Prof. Stephen Scharper gave the Earth Day reflection on "Re-Earthing Ourselves" at the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Toronto - YouTube (April 26, 2021).

Anthropology PhD candidate Erica Kilius, a researcher in the lab of associate prof of anthropology David Samson, talks about study investigating how the pandemic impacts sleep - Global News (April 13, 2021)

Graduate student Noor Abbas discusses research on student dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic - CBC News (April 6, 2021)

Madeleine Mant talks about the COVID vaccine and anthropology of health research (January 15, 2021)


Stephen Scharper particpated in an online dialogue entitled "Our Climate Emergency and COVID-19: Crises of the Spirit". (December 11, 2020)

Stephen Scharper talks about the preciousness of planet Earth in a virtual presentation to the Kingsway-Lambton United Church in Toronto. (May 24, 2020)

David Samson discusses how to clean up your “sleep hygiene” on 3Q’s at the U. (May 25, 2020)

Stephen Scharper participated in the webinar of the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si', hosted by Development and Peace. (May 23, 2020)

Madeleine Mant appears on the first episode of 3Qs at the U to share why plague doctors used to wear those terrifying masks.(May 4, 2020)


Nicole Novroski explains how cold cases are being solved thanks to public DNA databases and what this could mean for the future of cold case investigations - CBC. (November 28, 2019)

Andrea Muehlebach is featured in a new video about U of T researchers and how their work relates to Planet Earth. (March 6, 2019)


David Samson discusses the importance of good sleep on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin. (March 12, 2018)


Tracey Galloway on the long-term consequences of hunger experienced by children in residential schools - Global News. (August 19, 2017)


Podcast and Radio Interviews


Madeleine Mant on the Big Thinking Podcast: Are pandemic times really unprecedented? (November 18, 2022)

Madeleine Mant talks about vaccine history on CBC's St John's Morning Show (February 4, 2022)

UTM Anthropology professor Zoë Wool featured on UTM's View to the U podcast (January 27, 2022)


Professor Stephen Scharper recently appeared on UTM's The Medium podcast on Acknowledging Your Privilege (September 22, 2021)

Andrew Gilbert recently created a podcast entitled “An Anthropology of…” for the Raising Our Voices virtual event series of the American Anthropological Association last November. (January 28, 2021)


David Samson on his adventures in research on the View to the U Podcast (December 2020)

Stephen Scharper speaks about "Living in Love with the Universe" on the Keeping Faith podcast (December 11, 2020)

Stephen Scharper was interviewed by CBC Radio about his book The Green Bible: Words of Love for a Suffering Planet. (November 18, 2020)

Madeleine Mant discusses how pandemics affect our ideas of vulnerability, our ability to move freely, and how we care for one another - CBC Radio. (May 1, 2020)


Tracey Galloway on the health-focused research she does with northern Indigenous populations in Canada - View to the U Podcast. (June 12, 2019)

Stephen Scharper discusses ‘visions of a good life’, methods for listening deeply to nature, and how we can transform our apocalyptic visions into prosperous ones on the Green Majority Radio podcast. (June 7, 2019)

Gary Crawford interviewed on Elmnt FM's Moment of Truth. (February 4, 2019)


Tracy Rogers discusses her research path that has led to her place as forensic anthropologist at UTM and as a consultant with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service on the View to the U podcast. (October 31, 2018)

Stephen Scharper talks about the growing environmental movement within the Christian tradition on the Green Majority Radio podcast. (August 18, 2018)

Stephen Scharper participates in plenary session at the Muskoka Summit on the Environment - CBC Radio. (June 25, 2018)


Gary Crawford takes us on a journey through his scholarly explorations of Japan and China on UTM's View to the U podcast. (July 26, 2017)

David Samson on evolutionary reasons behind our mismatched sleep patterns - Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview (July 13, 2017)


Tracy Rogers interviewed by What She Said! podcast about working in Forensic Science (October 31, 2016)