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.
||ExplicitAnnalise Kaylor: A Room Full Of Odds||A cancer diagnosis is only the start of the collapse for Annalise Kaylor, but she finds support in an unexpected community.||7/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAllison Hartshorn: Common Ground||A relationship bridging the divide between scient…||7/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJodi Beggs: Kindergarten tycoon||Jodi Beggs's mother greatly underestimates how we…||6/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKathleen Raven: Hearing||Science writer Kathleen Raven's unexpected loss of hearing takes her on a journey with modern technology.||6/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMoran Cerf: Finding Fear||When he misses the opportunity to work with one of the most famous patients in neuroscience, Moran Cerf takes an unorthodox approach.||6/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Schlesinger: Experimental Treatments||Immunologist Sarah Schlesinger must try to save her mentor's life with his own work in cellular immunity.||6/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMarjorie Winter: Lighting A Fire||As a science teacher, Marjorie Winther has both entertaining and troubling times with her students, but when she brings them to the South she discovers a whole new side of them.||5/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMargaret Geller: Mapping The Universe||As a grad student, Margaret Geller is invited to a private island off the coast of Maine by legendary physicist John Wheeler and his wife, for a trip she'll never forget.||5/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCarl Zimmer: Safety Carl Versus Gamera||Science writer Carl Zimmer grew up loving monster movies, but he never guessed a real monster would show up in his own backyard.||5/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAbby Rabinowitz: Surrogate storytelling||Journalist Abby Rabinowitz embarks on a journey through India's burgeoning surrogacy industry in search of a missing baby.||5/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSara Seager: A New Search For Life||In the midst of her search for life on other planets, astrophysicist Sara Seager's own world is shattered when her husband is told he has stage three cancer.||4/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJack El-Hai: Too Close To The Subject||Writer Jack El-Hai worries about his own state of mind when he spends time in the files of the psychiatrist who examined Nazi leaders.||4/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBaratunde Cola: The Comeback||Doomed to be the waterboy after tearing his ACL, engineering student Baratunde Cola is determined to make it back to his college's football team.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNick Hudd: The Origin Of Life||For years, chemist Nick Hud struggles to share his work with his Catholic mother, until he finds help from a surprising source.||4/8/14||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.