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The Story Collider

The Story Collider

The Story Collider

461 podcast episodes


Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!

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Human Nature: Courage

In this week’s installation of our Human Nature series, we’re sharing stories about tim...

28 minutes
Jul 23, 2021

Human Nature: Stories About Confidence

This week, we present two more stories in our Human Nature series, this time about the ...

32 minutes
Jul 16, 2021

Human Nature: Coming of Age Stories

Our new series, “Human Nature,” begins today! Over the next seven weeks, we’ll share st...

26 minutes
Jul 09, 2021

Incarceration: Stories about science and prison

This week, we’re presenting two stories about incarceration, and its intersections with...

34 minutes
Jul 02, 2021

Women in Science: Stories from women's scientific careers

This week, we’re sharing two stories that were recorded before the pandemic, but that w...

32 minutes
Jun 25, 2021

Trapped: Stories about being stuck

Today, we’re bring you two stories about feeling trapped -- whether it’s at the border,...

25 minutes
Jun 18, 2021

Celebrating 11 Years: Our Founder's Favorites

Story Collider co-founder Ben Lillie joins us on the podcast today to discuss some of h...

50 minutes
Jun 04, 2021

Celebrating 11 Years: The Proton Prom

This week, in anticipation of our first annual Proton Prom on Thursday, June 3, we’re s...

27 minutes
May 28, 2021

Celebrating 11 Years: Highlights from Our Online Shows

This week, our host, Erin Barker, is joined on the podcast by the hosts of our online l...

32 minutes
May 21, 2021

Celebrating 11 Years: Our Favorite Stories from Years Past

In celebration of The Story Collider's 11th birthday, we’re sharing two of our most lov...

36 minutes
May 14, 2021