A few years ago, Daniela Schiller told a story on The Moth Mainstage, and then at one of the first Story Colliders. It was a beautiful piece about how her research on memory and emotion lead her to understand her holocaust-surviving father, who she’d never been able to talk to. Well, after she told that story she was approached a film-maker who make something absolutely remarkable happen. She told that story a few months ago in a show we co-produced with Studio 360. Listen to the first above, and the second below.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: A college course forces John Rennie to confront a furious rat, and himself.
John will also be telling a new story in our 3-year anniversary show, May 14th at The Bell House in Brooklyn. More info & tickets here.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: Moran Cerf’s life is spun around when a computer glitch declares him dead — but that’s nothing compared to what happens when a real funeral comes around.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: When he begins showing strange symptoms on a jog though the mountains, science writer Andrew Revkin discovers just how close to death he is.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: After a career as a theater manager, Stuart Firestein takes a biology class, which leads him to a completely new life, and a lot of salamander noses.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: When Paula Croxson began to study memory as a neuroscientist, she also learned a new way of thinking about her grandmother’s failing memory.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: Writer Jess Zimmerman discovers the dangers of dating a philosopher of neuroscience who thinks he knows what’s really happening in her head.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: Journalist Jon Ronson is excited when he hears about some ‘sentient’ robots, but when he goes to interview them he finds both less and more than he ever expected.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: Andre Fenton always wanted to do research at the most fundamental level — to uncover basic truths about memory and how it works, never mind how useful. But a friend’s accident unexpectedly leads to him inventing a spectacularly useful, and lifesaving, device.
This week’s Story Collider podcast: Robin Marantz Henig and her daughter, Samantha, decided to write a book together about life as a twentysomthing. There was just one problem — how to handle the bits you don’t want to talk about with your mother?