5: T.R. Kidder

In this episode, Rob chats with Professor and Chair of Anthropology Tristram Randolph “TR” Kidder about his Beyond Boundaries course Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change that he co-teaches with Professor Brent Williams from the McKelvey School of Engineering. This unique freshman-only course at Washington University provides a broad overview of issues involving climate change and its consequences. The discussion encompasses the structure and impetus behind the course, TR’s background as a 3rd Generation archeologist, and a 1950’s reality show hosted by TR’s uncle and archeologist Alfred V. Kidder called What In The World where archeologists guess the origin of a museum antiquity.