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!

Science
Arts
Performing Arts
1
A Little Luck: Stories about needing luck to ge...
Featuring Kory Evans and Carla Katz
22 min
2
Childhood Experiments: Stories about being scie...
Featuring Saad Sarwana and Andrew Akira Hansen
28 min
3
Family: Stories about the people we hold dearest
Featuring Sonia Zárate and Sam Dingman
27 min
4
Research: Stories about becoming a part of the ...
Featuring Erik Vance and Liz Neeley
27 min
5
Coincidences: Stories about looking for a chanc...
Featuring Gary Bremen and Dawn Fraser
26 min
6
Animal Rescue: Stories about animals who need o...
Featuring Andrea Azarian and Gwynne Hogan
31 min
7
Challenges: Stories about challenges we didn't ...
Featuring Patricia Shaw Savant and Mike Funergy
33 min
8
Scientists in Love: Stories about the fantasies
Featuring Saurin Choksi and Wendy Suzuki
32 min
9
Shame: Stories about the judgment of others
Featuring Jamie Brickhouse and Anders Lee
28 min
10
Help from Family Part 2: Stories about taking c...
Featuring Khadija Aweis and Leesha Maliakal
32 min
11
Help from Family Part 1: Stories about complica...
Featuring Ian Anthony and Yaihara Fortis Santiago
30 min
12
Out on my Own: Stories about going away from home
Featuring Shawn Hercules and Emma Young
34 min
13
Navigating Whiteness: Stories from Black educators
Featuring Mamoudou N'Diaye and Rhonda Key
29 min
14
Saving Dad: Stories about fathers who needed a ...
Featuring Victoria Ruiz and Stacey Bader Curry
31 min
15
Rebirth: Stories about recovering from pain
Featuring Massih Moayedi and Paul Battista
30 min
16
BONUS EPISODE: Bias: A story about institutiona...
Featuring Roger Mitchell Jr.
13 min
17
Memories: Stories about memories left unformed
Featuring Padraic Stanley and Paul Aflalo
24 min
18
Impressions: Stories about our relationships to...
Featuring Phong Tran and Sufian Zhemukhov
25 min
19
Celebrating 10 Years: Our favorite stories
Featuring David Carmel, Ralph Bouquet, Cindy Joe, and Rachel Yehuda
65 min
20
Becoming Mom: Stories about wanting to mother
Featuring Bianca Jones Marlin and Kim Evey
30 min
21
Something's Not Right: Stories about needing to...
Featuring Keith Mellnick and Avneet Johal
38 min
22
When I Was a Scientist: Stories about an earlie...
Featuring Ivan Decker and Nathan Min
27 min
23
Unprepared: Stories about unprepared parents
Featuring Jack Walsh and Jeannie Gaffigan
41 min
24
Revelations: Stories about big reveals
Featuring Jenice Matias and D.B. Firstman
40 min
25
Emergency: Stories about urgent situations
Featuring Brooke Dolecheck and Marc Doll
34 min
26
Asking for Help: Stories about needing assistance
Featuring Aparna Agarwal and Jesse Hildebrand
29 min
27
Desperate Times: Stories about resorting to des...
Featuring Leah Waters and Narissa Spies
39 min
28
Math Class: Stories about adventures in math ed...
Featuring Tori Ball and Maryam Zaringhalam
30 min
29
Barriers: Stories about what stood in our way
Featuring Shaniece Mosley and Lelemia Irvine
36 min
30
Leap of Faith: Stories about finding and losing...
Featuring Len Kruger and Emmanuel Garcia
33 min
31
A Whole New World: Stories about having to take...
Featuring Sean Bearden and Victoria Manning
42 min
32
Sex Ed: Stories about the education of sexuality
Featuring Eva Bloom and Dasha Kelly Hamilton
30 min
33
Love and Technology: Stories about the technolo...
Featuring Samy Kamkar and Jordan Bush
33 min
34
Mothers and Sons: Stories about the love betwee...
Featuring Avi Caspe and Ariel Detzer and Paulette Steeves
36 min
35
Code of Ethics: Stories about doing the right t...
Featuring Catherine Macdonald and Michelle Tong
28 min
36
Identity Crisis: Stories about what makes us wh...
Featuring Katherine Wu and Mary Annaise Heglar
28 min
37
Hypothesis: Stories about having a question tha...
Featuring Xochitl Garcia and John Rennie
34 min
38
Leaving Home: Stories about having to leave in ...
Featuring Ali Mattu and Arlo Pérez Esquivel
34 min
39
Shoot for the Stars: Stories about people who l...
Featuring Kate Downey and RIchard French
35 min
40
Dating by the Numbers: Stories about the romant...
Featuring Tristan Attwood and Gastor Almonte
32 min
41
A Scientist is Born: Stories that cross generat...
Featuring Lily Be and Xavier Jordan
33 min
42
Justice: Stories about righteous determination
Featuring Emily Winn and C. Brandon Ogbunu
33 min
43
BONUS: Behind the Scenes, Episode 1: Stage Fright
Featuring Ali Mattu
36 min
44
Thankful: Stories about gratitude
Featuring Melanie Knight and Joshua Adams-Miller
35 min
45
Outsiders: Stories about seeing things from the...
Featuring Reyhaneh Maktoufi and Danielle Lee
41 min
46
Wild: Stories about humans and animals coexisting
Featuring Adam Selbst and Erika Hamden
31 min
47
Late Diagnosis: Stories about being diagnosed a...
Featuring TC Waisman and Craig Fay
27 min
48
Crushes: Stories about scientists in love
Featuring Devon Kodzis and Meisa Salaita
34 min
49
Cursed: Stories about superstitions
Featuring Erik Vance and Jess Phoenix
35 min
50
Leadership: Stories about responsibility
Featuring Prof.Ound
16 min
51
Silence: Stories about finding our voices
Featuring Kambri Crews and Kristine Lycke
32 min
52
My First Science: Stories about early experienc...
Featuring Lylianna Allala and Vicky Forster
39 min
53
On the Scene: Stories about showing up when dis...
Featuring Sarah Kaplan and Maryn McKenna
34 min
54
BONUS: Before and After: Stories that evolve ov...
Featuring Liz Neeley and Erin Barker
44 min
55
Miseducation: Stories about what happens in the...
Featuring Alvin Irby and Aida Rosenbaum
25 min
56
Secrets: Stories about the things we keep to o...
Featuring Jenn Montooth and Anna Miller
35 min
57
Proving Myself: Stories about fighting distrust
Featuring Chanté Summers and Adriana Briscoe
26 min
58
Labor Day: Stories about trying to make a baby
Featuring Chris Wade and Sara Sweet
23 min
59
Surgery: Stories about operations
Featuring Paula Croxson and Bhuvanesh Singh
41 min
60
BONUS: Power of Patients: Stories about taking ...
Featuring Luke Rosen and Tracy Dixon-Salazar
45 min
61
The College Years: Stories about leaving home f...
Featuring Kenny Kinds and Brianna Shaughnessy
28 min
62
My Parent's Child: Stories about taking care of...
Featuring Steve Scott and Tajana Schneiderman
27 min
63
Saving the World: Stories about trying to be th...
Featuring Lindsay Acree and Jeannie Purchase
27 min
64
Dream Deferred: Stories about hitting roadblocks
Featuring Rodrigo Solis and Laura Crocco
29 min
65
Private Parts: Stories about the science of int...
Featuring Adrien Behn and Dana Strout
30 min
66
Concern: Stories about being worried
Featuring Nakeysha Roberts Washington and Andrew Holding
29 min
67
Marriage: Stories about making it work
Featuring Sarah Brady and Ed Greco
33 min
68
Youthful Indiscretions: Stories about being You...
Featuring Josh Flaum and Will Tran
24 min
69
Strength: Stories about searching for what make...
Featuring Heather Hamlin and Dan Simpson
30 min
70
Adventures with Dads: Stories about chasing dow...
Featuring Gabriel Duran Rehbein and Minerva Contreras
32 min
71
Underwater: Stories about swimming deeper
Featuring Barbara Abernathy and Konrad Hughen
33 min
72
Plan B: Stories about people needing a backup plan
Featuring David Nett and Chivonne Battle
31 min
73
Mental Health: Stories about having crises of t...
Featuring Zack Stovall and Audrey Kearns
32 min
74
Mental Health: Stories about having crises of t...
Featuring Mike Brown and Emily Yarrison
28 min
75
Moms of Science: Stories about being mothers an...
Featuring Heather Williams and Mary Garcia-Cazarin
33 min
76
Confidence: Stories about finding your voice
Featuring Eugenia Duodu and Misha Gajewski
23 min
77
The Joy of Cats: Stories about our feline friends
Featuring Tracy Rowland and Gianmarco Soresi
28 min
78
Older and Wiser: Stories about growing up
Featuring Anna Neu and Anicca Hariot
23 min
79
Limelight: Stories about being the voice of sci...
Featuring Laura Kehoe and Skylar Bayer
29 min
80
Peace: Stories about searching for solace
Featuring Tricia Hersey and Sarah Hird
33 min
81
New Places: Stories about being somewhere new
Featuring Edith Gonzalez and Meltem Alemdar
30 min
82
Ocean Adventures: Stories about the swashbuckli...
Featuring Brian D. Bradley and Beryl Kahn
29 min
83
Teamwork: Stories about working together
Featuring Zoya Vallari and Nick Baskerville
24 min
84
Circles: Stories about coming back around
Featuring Brittany Beck and Kitty Yang
27 min
85
Mentors: Stories about who helps us find our way
Featuring John Redden and Sarah Fankhauser
33 min
86
Inspiration: Stories about what inspires us
Featuring Latasha Wright and Sheena Cruickshank
29 min
87
Heredity: Stories about where we come from
Featuring Laura Spink and Denise Coberly
23 min
88
In Love with Science: Stories about Loving Science
Featuring Parmvir Bahia and Monica Dunford
31 min
89
Danger: Stories about life-threatening situations
Featuring Ralph Bouquet and Ali Mustafa
27 min
90
Courage: Stories about standing up for yourself
Featuring Margaret Rubega and Charlotte Istance-Tamblin
36 min
91
Acceptance: Stories about belonging
Featuring LaShana Lewis and Guizella Rocabado
34 min
92
Stress: Stories about being under pressure
Featuring Joey Slamon and Kellie Vinal
28 min
93
Just a Number: Stories about age and science
Featuring Michelle McCrackin and Ben Kennedy
29 min
94
Carpe Diem: Stories about seizing the day
Featuring Kevin Burgio and Devine Joyce
26 min
95
New Friends: Stories about unexpected connections
Featuring Seth Cottrell and Joseph R. Mendelson III
37 min
96
Science vs. Love: Stories about the battle betw...
Featuring Jacqueline Trumbull and Monica O’Neal
32 min
97
Science Gets Personal: Stories about science ge...
Featuring Phillip Comella and Kelley Remole
28 min
98
Moments of Truth: Stories about pivotal moments
Featuring Raymond Carr and Wade Roush
23 min
99
Parents: Stories about moms and dads
Featuring Dan Souza and Michaella A. Thornton
30 min
100
Getting In: Stories about making the grade
Featuring Jennifer Landa and Emi Okikawa
25 min