With two feature-length documentaries and about 30 shorter bits that cover the four fields of anthropology in great depth and with a heavy emphasis on sustainability, environmental conservation, and legitimately learning from history, science, and one another while simultaneously teaching you how to do everything we do, we pretty much have a film or a rant for all occasions.

Things have gotten a bit different in the era of Covid-19. There are no upcoming in-person screenings or talks for the foreseeable future; however, we have worked out a decent format to hold events remotely through our Discord Server. This allows us to host film nights or discussions remotely. Unless specifically mentioned in the event posting, these events are free but we ask a suggested donation of $5 from those who can. This helps us keep researching and developing new content for everyone to enjoy.

From screenings, to talks, to on-location filming days or just generally,  “hey we’ll be heading to this museum if y’all wanna make a day out of it and meet up!” all of Anthrospin’s upcoming stuff that you might be interested in is gonna be posted here.

If you want to book a screening, talk, or have any kind of need for a public anthropologist who is willing to bike several thousand miles to get somewhere and can also film everything along the way, email us at .

September, 2021

Anthrospin Yard Sale— On Saturday, September 18, 2021, Pedal Powered Anthropology will be hosting a yard sale to help fund the 2022 fiscal year. We are still in the process of securing location and permit so there is no official event page just yet. All proceeds will go directly to Pedal Powered Anthropology and the plan is to provide a tax exempt receipt with all purchases and donations.

Funding goal and location TBA. Saturday September 18, 2021, with the 19th as a rain date.


January, 2021

Pedal for Pongo Virtual Screening— On Saturday, January 9, 2021, Pedal for Pongo will be screened at 6pm eastern time on the Anthrospin Discord Server. A free screening, there is a suggested donation of $5, preferably paid through PayPal. Tyson, if you’re reading this and plan on checking this out, don’t donate because you did last time but couldn’t make the screening.


Pedal for Pongo Remote Screening–On Friday, December 18, 2020, Pedal for Pongo screened at 6:30PM eastern time on the Pedal Powered Anthropology Discord Server. This was a remote screening hosted by Pedal Powered Anthropology. Free event with a suggested donation of $5, preferably payable through Paypal.

June, 2020

Traces of the Trade Film Night— On Saturday June 27, 2020 at 7pm Pedal Powered Anthropology hosted a remote screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.

This documentary follows Katrina Browne, a Rhode Island Native and DeWolf descendant as she connects with relatives and a group of them come to grips with being a part of the legacy of the largest slave trading family in United States history. This was a trial run of remote screenings to gauge interest and sort out screening events in the Covid Era

March, 2020

Pedal for Pongo with the Audubon Societyon Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Rhode Island Audubon Society will be screening Pedal for Pongo at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island. This is a free screening; however, there is an admission fee for the Audubon Center. Canceled due to Covid.

November, 2019

Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution at the Hope Historical Society–On Saturday, November 9th, 2pm, the Hope Historical Society hosted a screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. Free and open to the public but limited seating. Mark this as a turning point. With multiple confirmed screenings of two different films, Pedal Powered Anthropology is going to need a dedicated calendar/schedule soon.

October, 2019

Pedal for Pongo PREMIERE Screening!–This is the event you’d all been waiting for for almost a year. Pedal Powered Anthropology’s latest documentary, Pedal for Pongo, premiered on Thursday, October 3 at 6pm. The screening will be held on the Rhode Island College campus, in Alger Hall room 110. As per usual, I’ll introduce the film and it will be followed by Q&A. This one is a bigger deal than most though, so you should go.

Pedal for Pongo at Dash Bicycle–on Sunday, October 20, 2019, Pedal for Pongo will be screening at Dash Bicycle. Time is 11am, it’s free and open to the public, and this is where the ride kicked off so we’re excited that it’s showing here and also to eat all the food at Nitro Bar which is in the same space.

Pedal for Pongo Film Screening Event— On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 7-9pm the West Warwick Public Library will be screening Pedal for Pongo. As per usual, I’ll introduce the film and it will be followed by Q&A

June, 2019

Harmony Library Screening Event— On Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm, Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution was screened at the Harmony Library in Chepachet, Rhode Island. This event was a slightly different format, with the film being streamed instead of played from a dvd, and I talked a bit about  Pedal for Pongo. There were also copies available for purchase.

March, 2019

NEAA Annual MeetingCANCELLED DUE TO SNOW–On Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the North Eastern Anthropological Association annual meeting, I was invited to be a part of a panel discussion on careers after graduation, discussing the founding of Pedal Powered Anthropology and how my degree has shaped my perspectives going forward.

Coventry Greene Public Library Screening–On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm, the Coventry Greene Public Library hosted a screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. This venue was somewhere in between “cozy” and “luxurious.” It was the first screening that led to more screenings before I left (I had one lined up before the film even started). It was also the first time that the Q&A morphed into an audience discussion of industrial history. It was great.

January, 2019

Coventry Public Library Screening–On Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 7:00pm the Coventry Public Library hosted a screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. Free to the public.

Pedal for Pongo!— In 2019, my wife and I rode from Providence, Rhode Island to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to raise money for orangutan conservation. This page is the information hub where you can find links to all the everything related to it. It was launched in 2018, but as the project itself took place over the majority of 2019, it’s archived here.

September, 2018

West Warwick Community Center Screening— the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society invited Pedal Powered Anthropology to screen Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution on Monday, September 28, 2018. The screening was at 7pm, and was followed by Q&A. Free Event. There was cake, coffee, and cookies, making this one of my favorite events so far.

April, 2018

West Warwick Public Library screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution— Monday, April 16, 2018, 7pm. Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution was screened at the West Warwick Public Library with Q & A following. This was a fairly impressive turnout, and DVD sales might mark a turning point for Anthrospin becoming self-sustaining.

February, 2018

RIHS Valley Talk Series Screening –February 11, 2018. 1:30pm at the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. I was introduced and said a bit about Anthrospin, after Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution was screened and I answered some questions afterward. Providence Journal coverage here. Free event. This was the first screening of anything Anthrospin ever. Definitely going to be an “I was there” moment in like 40 years.

Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Adventure Series Talk –February 23, 2018. 7:00pm at Providence Recycle A Bike. Talked a bit about Anthrospin and we’ll watched Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. Then some informal Q&A. Small venue in an inner city bike shop. Awesome place and great people. Free popcorn, free event. Free popcorn means this was actually better than free.