The Story Collider

The Story Collider

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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Mortality: Stories about confronting death

The Story Collider

Featuring Anthony Morgan and Elorm Avakame

31 Min

Jul 13, 2018

Responsibility: Stories about leadership

The Story Collider

Featuring Jo Handelsman & Sage Forbes-Gray

33 Min

Jun 29, 2018

Pride: Stories about coming out in science

The Story Collider

Featuring Charlie Cook and Shayle Matsuda

27 Min

Jun 27, 2018

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28 min
Jun 22, 2018
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Featuring Arielle Duhaime-Ross and Marco Quesada

34 min
Jun 15, 2018
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Featuring Eva Higginbotham and Nisse Greenberg

28 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Featuring Alison Smith and Peter Brannen

25 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Featuring Moni Avello and Morgan Givens

29 min
May 25, 2018
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Featuring Chase Masterson and Bethany Van Delft

27 min
May 18, 2018
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Featuring Amanda Gorman and Elisa Schaum

27 min
May 11, 2018
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Featuring Jessica Hoey and Jamie Brickhouse

28 min
May 4, 2018
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Featuring Jason Rodriguez and Josh Silberg

32 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Featuring Aletha Maybank and Joselin Linder

27 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Featuring Sara Mazrouei and Madhavi Colton

30 min
Apr 12, 2018
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Featuring Kim Cobb and Lyl Tomlinson

27 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Featuring Judith Stone and Anna Freeman

25 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Featuring Mari Provencher and Amber Hewitt

30 min
Mar 23, 2018
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Featuring Alison Williams and Sarah Myhre

29 min
Mar 16, 2018
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Featuring Ted Olds and Kayla Glynn

29 min
Mar 9, 2018
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Featuring Ken Ono & Piper Harron

30 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Featuring Adam Ruben and Leah Shaffer

26 min
Feb 22, 2018
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Featuring Saad Sarwana and Jean Zarate

28 min
Feb 16, 2018
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Featuring Jesse Shanahan and Sarah Pearl

26 min
Feb 9, 2018
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Featuring Prabarna Ganguly and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert

33 min
Feb 2, 2018
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Featuring Melanie McConnell and Mo Culberson

30 min
Jan 26, 2018
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Featuring Ethan Hollander and Cather Simpson

24 min
Jan 19, 2018
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Featuring David Evans and Gabriela Serrato Marks

31 min
Jan 12, 2018
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Featuring Kate Marvel and Joe Normandin

27 min
Jan 5, 2018
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Featuring Lew Lefton and Vanessa Vakharia

32 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Featuring Keoni Mahelona and Chuck Collins

28 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Featuring Jean Ansolabehere and Scott Barry Kaufman

34 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Featuring Andrew Oberle and Renee Hlozek

24 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Featuring Maia Pujara & Whitney Henry

30 min
Dec 1, 2017
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Featuring Gail Thomas & Myq Kaplan

25 min
Nov 24, 2017
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Featuring Cylita Guy and Rachael Bonoan

30 min
Nov 17, 2017
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Featuring Jean Le Bec and Michael Lemonick

31 min
Nov 10, 2017
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Featuring Katie Wu and Oliver Vikbladh

30 min
Nov 3, 2017
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Featuring Erica Silberman and Pat Furlong

28 min
Oct 27, 2017
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Featuring Sam Snow and Megan Hatlen

28 min
Oct 20, 2017
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Featuring Benjamin Rubenstein and Abbas Mousa

29 min
Oct 13, 2017
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Featuring Richard Carillo and Liz Neeley

24 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Featuring Eli Chen and Shannon Palus

28 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Featuring Maryam Zaringhalam and Janina Scarlet

28 min
Sep 22, 2017
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Featuring Heather Abbott-Lyon and Tracey Segarra

41 min
Sep 15, 2017
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Featuring Devon Collins and Veronica Ades

38 min
Sep 8, 2017
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Featuring Lindzi Wessel & Thom and Skylar Young-Bayer

31 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Featuring Nadia Singh and Kinari Webb

27 min
Aug 25, 2017
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Featuring Jeff Braden and Latasha Wright

27 min
Aug 18, 2017
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Featuring Rashawn Ray & Marcelo Ardón Sayao

36 min
Aug 11, 2017
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Featuring Ed Yong & Gifford Wong

29 min
Aug 4, 2017
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Featuring Ken Haller & Maureen Boyle

32 min
Jul 28, 2017
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In today's episode, we bring you two stories abou…

26 min
Jul 21, 2017
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This week, we present two stories about death in …

26 min
Jul 14, 2017
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Part 1:  Adam Andis was raised as a creationist, …

31 min
Jul 7, 2017
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This week, we bring you two stories of difficult …

28 min
Jun 30, 2017
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This week, we present two stories about young sci…

29 min
Jun 23, 2017
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This week, we bring you two stories from the Deep…

32 min
Jun 16, 2017
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This week, we present stories of science and fath…

28 min
Jun 9, 2017
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This week, we present two stories about working t…

27 min
Jun 2, 2017
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This week, we present two stories of learning exp…

40 min
May 26, 2017
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This week, we present two stories of how memory i…

25 min
May 19, 2017
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Part 1: Late one night in the ER, doctor Bess Sti…

33 min
May 12, 2017
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In this week's episode, we present two stories of…

22 min
May 5, 2017
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Part 1: When Sarah Demers gets a work-study job w…

23 min
Apr 28, 2017
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Part 1: Bryony Tilsley and her husband are planni…

26 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Part 1: Environmental engineer Siddhartha Roy is …

28 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Part 1: Geneticist Sebastian Alvarado reconnects …

29 min
Apr 7, 2017
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Part 1: Blind athlete Simon Wheatcroft finds a wa…

31 min
Mar 31, 2017
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Part 1: Neuroscientist Qi Lin struggles to connec…

39 min
Mar 24, 2017
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Part 1: On an expedition to Antarctica, journalis…

41 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Part 1: Ecologist Evon Hekkala travels to Madagas…

31 min
Mar 10, 2017
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Part 1: As a grad student, Liz Neeley falls in lo…

28 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Part 1: Born and raised in Brooklyn, naturalist H…

30 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Part 1: Drew Prochaska decides to confront his fe…

34 min
Feb 17, 2017
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Part 1: Mark Pagán combats his phobia of flying i…

28 min
Feb 10, 2017
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Part 1: MIT Museum education coordinator Faith Du…

29 min
Feb 3, 2017
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Part 1: As a teenager, Bri Riggio struggles to un…

31 min
Jan 27, 2017
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Part 1: A series of unfortunate events reveals so…

28 min
Jan 20, 2017
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Part 1: Bioethicist Elizabeth Yuko tries to use h…

23 min
Jan 14, 2017
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Brian Mackenwells tries to smuggle something onto…

28 min
Jan 6, 2017
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Part 1: Journalist Erika Check Hayden travels to…

16 min
Dec 30, 2016
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Though Adam Becker loved science as a kid, he str…

15 min
Dec 23, 2016
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When biologist Mary Ann Allen gets a chance to st…

18 min
Dec 16, 2016
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Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman is working late o…

15 min
Dec 9, 2016
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When geneticist and science communicator Emily Gr…

13 min
Dec 2, 2016
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When Amanda Buch's beloved father is diagnosed wi…

16 min
Nov 25, 2016
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Chemist Matt Hartings is excited -- and a little …

14 min
Nov 18, 2016
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Italian neuroscientist Chiara Mariottini struggle…

14 min
Nov 11, 2016
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Standup comedian Wes Hazard's dangerous chronic i…

19 min
Nov 4, 2016
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Amy Oestreicher is a normal teenage theater nerd.…

16 min
Oct 28, 2016
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Biologist Jana Watson-Capps struggles with feelin…

16 min
Oct 21, 2016
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Anthropologist Herman Pontzer spends time living …

13 min
Oct 14, 2016
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Layne Jackson Hubbard wakes up in a hospital room…

15 min
Oct 7, 2016
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When comedian Aparna Nancherla's science fair pro…

14 min
Sep 30, 2016
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Patrick Freeman is studying elephants in Namibia …

18 min
Sep 23, 2016
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To discover why some survivors of trauma experien…

23 min
Sep 16, 2016
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As a young science reporter at NPR, Science Frida…

16 min
Sep 9, 2016
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While completing a community service requirement …

16 min
Sep 2, 2016
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Neuroscientist Paula Croxson is determined to fin…

18 min
Aug 26, 2016
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After his grandfather passes away, Ben Lillie lea…

13 min
Aug 19, 2016
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In grade school, Elana Lancaster gets into troubl…

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