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.
||Healing||We’ve come to think of healing in mechanical term…||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Believing||In this show, we are talking about a very special…||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Promising||Promises can be made about almost anything. From …||7/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Control: The Stanford Prison Experiment||In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo created a mock priso…||6/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Datafying||Today, we generate data with every mouse click, p…||6/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Belonging||Sometimes you’re in your own country, your own ho…||5/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Beyond Human||Humans aren’t the fastest or strongest animal, bu…||5/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joking||When we joke with our friends, our coworkers and …||4/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Crisis||Crises can take many shapes, from earthquakes, to…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Storytelling||We can't live without stories, so today on State …||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Recovery||Recovery can be pretty straightforward - you take…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Seeing in the Dark||This week on State of the Human, we're hearing st…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Obsession||This week on State of the Human, we're looking at…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wildness||When is wildness on our side, and when does it ha…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Breaking into Song||Sometimes, the only way to voice our feelings is …||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Listening||Listening is way more than just paying attention,…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Questing||Whether or not there's a cape, a sword, or a nobl…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitReturning Home||What is it like to be a student who has fought in…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Haunting||October is full of ghosts, but in our show we wil…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||In Between||We all come from somewhere—and then life happens.…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Learning to Lie||When asked what trait they want to instill in the…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||How to Give||This week on our show, four stories of giving. Fi…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Seeing Ourselves||Since the days of Narcissus and the looking pool,…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Resilience||Almost 100 years ago, a rogue geologist named Alf…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trial and Error||Firsthand, empirical knowledge is a way of knowin…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Barking up the Wrong Tree||Have you ever kept pursuing an idea even when eve…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Space Craft||Unless you're a hermit living under a rock, you a…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Human Voice||The human voice was once considered sacred. Pries…||2/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
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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