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.
||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|
||ExplicitMolly Payne Wynne: An Accomplice To Fish Murder||A summer job in Yellowstone National Park isn't quite what Molly Payne Wynne had been expecting.||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBianca Jones Marlin: It's Because She's Black||On the first day of grad school for her PhD, a fellow student tells Bianca Jones Marlin that she doesn't really belong there.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHillary Rea: A Standard Pregnancy||Hillary Rea enjoys her job as a "standard patient" helping to train medical students, until she's asked to sub in on a birth gone quite wrong.||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAdam Becker: How To Save Your PhD Supervisor||When Adam Becker realizes a visiting film crew is made up of geocentrists, he has to prevent them from exploiting his adviser's work.||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitErin Barker: Plants And People||Erin Barker's attempt to save a college relationship leads her to a plant biology class where the professor brought an ax to class.||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitObehi Janice: Gather And Murmur||Obehi Janice's family struggles to understand a d…||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIndre Viskontas: The Man Chart||Neuroscientist Indre Viskontas and her friends turn to science to find the right way to date.||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Epstein: Holographic Supplements||Sports writer David Epstein tracks down some surprising health claims circulating in the football world.||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTara Clancy: Adventures In Babymaking||The joys and dangers of getting pregnant for Tara Clancy and her wife.||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSuze Kundu: A New Pair Of Shoes||Suze Kundu is forced to abandon dancing for materials science, until materials science comes to the rescue.||1/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBethany Brookshire: A Perfect Mentor||Lost after arriving at grad school, Bethany Brook…||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
More than science
For those of us who managed to escape the study of science because we were afraid that there were no real humans in the room with all the chemistry charts, beakers, dissecting tools, and formulas, this podcast series is a wake up call. Time to go back and take those classes and meet some of these fabulous people who are now telling their stories. Oh, and did I mention FUNNY? Laugh out loud episodes. Love this podcast.
If you're into science, or even if you're not, this is a great podcast. Like This American Life or The Moth's storytelling podcast, but science-themed.
Very entertaining and well put together; especially its first episodes. It's like all the funny parts of This American Life, only more clever.