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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!

Amazlngly well produced and informative

I've been listening to this show regularly for the past year, and I believe it ranks on the level of radio shows such as This American Life, Radio Lab, and The Moth. Its produced by Stanford students and includes interviews with many fascinating Stanford students and faculty (but is not just limited to the Stanford community by any means) who are on the cutting edge of fascinating research and questions which pertain to us all.

Each show centers around a common human theme (Resilience, Trial and Error, etc) and explores stories which investigate different facets of this theme. Also includes some very well-produced original music by Stanford students. I personally have learned a lot from this show and I highly recommend to all. Another bonus is that this podcast is completely free of charge.

Storytelling Taken to a Whole New Level

This is a top of the line podcast. It's like RadioLab without the gimicky sound effects. It's like This American Life without Ira Glass's speech impediment. Actually, I love both those podcasts, but what I am trying to say is that The Stanford Storytelling Project is phenomenal. Fantastic stories, amazing editing, and just enjoyable to listen to whether you are driving in the car or going on a walk. I don't know whether students at Stanford are the ones making this or not, but if so, those people are going places. So impressed. Everyone should listen!

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