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Discard Anthropology (GARBAGE) with Robin Nagle

Discard Anthropology (GARBAGE) with Robin Nagle

Update: 2022-11-092
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Landfills! Treasures in the trash! Corporate conspiracies! Composting! An instantly classic conversation with the incredibly knowledgeable, frank and wonderful Dr. Robin Nagle of New York University’s Liberal Studies! She is a clinical professor, author, TED speaker and former New York City sanitation worker and truly the best person on Earth to trash talk with. We cover what you can and can’t actually recycle, sticky mustard bottles, drugs in the trash, Swedish Death Cleaning, mobsters and landfills, Bitcoin in the dump, the future of garbage and exactly how screwed we are. Enjoy. 

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Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media

Transcripts by Emily White of The Wordary

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Suz Evans

Cue the maggot scene in Tetsuo the Iron Man!! a film that presents many possible uses of discarded material.

Nov 16th
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Discard Anthropology (GARBAGE) with Robin Nagle

Discard Anthropology (GARBAGE) with Robin Nagle

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