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State of the Human

By Stanford Storytelling Project

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State of the Human, the radio show of the Stanford Storytelling Project, shares stories that deepen our understanding of single, common human experiences—belonging, giving, lying, forgiveness—all drawn from the experiences and research of the Stanford community.

Customer Reviews

Can't get enough!

I am so glad all the episodes are up! I live in San Francisco and I can't always hear the show on KZSU. I've listened to all of radiolab and this American life, and this is the next best thing. Each episode i've heard is entertaining and thought provoking. They've got stories, they've got science, the've got humor and grit. I can't believe it's the work of students. I bet Ira Glass will snatch them up as soon as they graduate!


Really interesting topics, and a great format - each episode contains a single common issue explored from a variety of angles. The diversity of storytellers featured on the project is also really impressive. Ranging from students to professors to random existential wanderers, the variety of voices and how all their stories relate to each other is fascinating.

Stanford Storytelling Project

This rules. It really reminds me of This American Life, Radiolab, and The Moth. I listen to it while I'm riding my bike, or running on the treadmill. My favorite episodes are the ones about Stanford students. I think we need to hear more young voices on the radio and the Stanford Storytelling Project is a great source for what youth sound like today. The best episode I've heard was called "Seeing Ourselves." I loved the story about the guy who uses the Meyers-Briggs personality test to guide his love life! What a trip! Anyway, I'm excited for what this show has in store.

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