The Story Collider
By The Story Collider
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Our lives revolve around science. From passing high school chemistry to surviving open-heart surgery, from reading a book on mountain lions to seeing the aftermath of an oil spill, from spinning a top to looking at pictures of distant galaxies, science affects us and shapes us. At The Story Collider, we want to know people's stories about science. From our monthly live shows to our Pictures of Science project, we bring together scientists, comedians, librarians, and other disreputable types to tell true, personal stories of times when, for good or ill, science happened.
||ExplicitAlan Guth: Stumbling To Inflation||Alan Guth is working on a fairly typical research paper, when he accidentally makes a huge discovery about the origin of the universe.||11/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAdam Rogers: Separating Cells||Adam Rogers gets an exciting opportunity to work …||11/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitApril Salazar: The Heart Adapts||Facing an incredibly important decision, April Salazar is infuriated by way scientific information about reproduction is distorted.||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJimmy Wohl: Calmfidence||As a musician and writer Jimmy Wohl thought he was the ultimate creative, then he encounters a pharmaceutical marketing campaign.||11/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitErik Vance: Is This Biology?||Erik Vance searches for the real meaning of biolo…||10/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAerin Jacob: Lessons From The Man With A Machine Gun||With her truck stuck in the mud in the Serengeti,…||10/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNicole Ferraro: The Summer Of West Nile||A remote disease comes very close to home for Queens resident Nicole Ferraro.||10/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTeppei Katori: Becoming American||A Japanese particle physicist struggles to find his place (and learn English) in the American midwest.||10/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Rennie: The Downside Of Being The Boss||John Rennie finds it’s great to be editor in chief of Scientific American, but not when all the ingredients of sarin gas are in his office.||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAdriana Salerno: A Different Kind Of Problem||As a mathematician, Adriana Salerno is used to solving problems, but depression is something else entirely.||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBrittany Bushnell: A Neuroscientist With A Brain Tumor||Just after beginning a graduate program in neuroscience, Brittany Bushnell gets an unexpected look at her own brain.||9/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNate Charles Troisi: Family Chemistry||A chemistry set is the perfect opportunity for Nate Charles Troisi to connect with his engineer father.||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Moinina Sengeh: Whose Story Is It?||When reporters call to cover David Moinina Sengeh's work, that should be a good thing, but it depends on what story they want to tell.||9/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTara Lagu: Quitting The Lab To Save The World||Tara Lagu's passion for beating her high school rival in the science fair turns into an unusual medical career.||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKaren James: I Could Be an Astronaut||A surprise email leads a biologist to NASA.||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitErica Ferencik: My Dad & His Mice||Erica Ferencik's father left his family to pursue…||8/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGeorge Church: Playing With Fire||George Church learns a lesson on the power of nature the hard way.||8/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Dimandja: The First Day Of Class||Professor John Dimandja is confused when his class begins snickering on the first day -- until he realizes it's because they weren't expecting him to be black.||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDiana Reiss: A Dolphin Trainer||Early in her career Diana Reiss took a job traini…||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitUzma Rizvi: Being an Archaeologist||At a checkpoint in Iraq, not knowing if she'll get through, Uzma Rizvi reflects on what it means to be an archaeologist.||7/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBrian Wecht: The Littlest Experiment||For physicist Brian Wecht, his new baby is the perfect opportunity--to do experiments.||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJessica Henkel: Stuck||Ecologist Jessica Henkel finds the keys to her re…||7/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCarter Edwards: Brontosaurus Claus||Not even the truth about Santa Claus and George Washington could prepare Carter Edwards for what happened to Brontosaurus.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRose Eveleth: Looking For Help||Rose Eveleth always wanted to be fiercely independent. But sometimes being too independent has its downsides.||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitVirendra Singh: Farm To School||Virendra Singh is responsible for carrying on his family's farm, but he begs his parents to be allowed to go to school.||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSean Carroll: What Would Stephen Hawking Do?||Sean Carroll gets a fabulous job offer—to work with Stephen Hawking—twice.||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCarl Hart: My Cousin's Meds||When neuroscientist Carl Hart meets with his cousin he wonders about what he now knows about psychiatric medication and society, and whether his own life is a success.||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Kipping: Falling To Other Worlds||A near-fatal accident on a mountain leads exoplanet hunter David Kipping to a new goal.||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Gunter: My Prosthetic||Geneticist Chris Gunter worries about passing on a rare condition to her son.||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBradford Jordan: The Brain In The Trunk||Bradford Jordan finds there's more to the brain his dad brings to show his class than just how cool it is.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRenee Hlozek: Who Looks Like A Scientist?||An offhand sexist comment enrages Renee Hlozek, a…||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitElin Roberts: The Bacon Sandwich||A simple interview about a bacon sandwich turns i…||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJon Ronson: Jon Ronson Vs Jon_Ronson||When Jon Ronson discovers a twitter account prete…||4/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
The Story Collider
The Story Collider is on my list as being among the most thoughtful and entertaining podcasts.
Best podcast I've ever subscribed to. I'm more excited about a new Story Collider than a new Breaking Bad Episode. And luckily these are released at a far greater frequency. Thank you Story Collider!!!
This is a very enjoyable podcast, I eagerly wait every week to hear these wonderful stories. Anyone a fan of The Moth will love this. Anyone the fan of science will love this. Basically, EVERYONE will love this podcast.