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  • Ali Mattu: New York, I Love You
    The Story Collider
    16:36
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    When Ph.D student Ali Mattu's girlfriend tells him she is moving to New York City, he has to make some tough decisions about where home is. Ali Mattu is a cognitive behavioral therapist who helps kids and adults with anxiety disorders. Through YouTube, Dr. Mattu teaches a global audience how to use psychological science to achieve their goals. He’s created over 100 videos for his YouTube channel, The Psych Show, which have been seen over 1,400,00 million times. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, appeared on Buzzfeed, MTV, CBS, NBC, PBS, and has the honor of being referenced, and not made fun of, on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Dr. Mattu is a licensed clinical psychologist and was an assistant professor at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of The Story Collider and creates curriculum for the Pop Culture Hero Coalition. He has served in a variety of leadership roles within the American Psychological Association. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 3rd, 2020 in an episode titled “Leaving Home: Stories about having to leave in order to find home”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/25/leaving-home-stories-about-having-to-leave-in-order-to-find-home

  • Arlo Pérez Esquivel: You Have to Stop This
    The Story Collider
    15:34
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    Arlo Pérez Esquivel struggles to define his boundaries with his father while he is pursuing his education in another country. Arlo Pérez Esquivel was raised in Mexico until the age of 16, when he left for the United States. There, he moved across multiple states, and lived in the homes of different friends and relatives in order to finish his education. During this constant movement, Arlo developed a passion for street photography. His work attempts to investigate the “sense of place” by capturing people, their environment, and the relationship between the two. He is now a Digital Associate Producer for NOVA on PBS, currently working on a ten-part digital series on how life and science are done in Antarctica. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 3rd, 2020 in an episode titled “Leaving Home: Stories about having to leave in order to find home”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/25/leaving-home-stories-about-having-to-leave-in-order-to-find-home

  • Ariel Detzer And Avi Caspe: We are Family
    The Story Collider
    14:19
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    Avi Caspe and his mother, Ariel Detzer, reckon with what the label of "autism" means for their family. Dr. Ariel Detzer is a psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington. Her clinical work focuses on the needs of neurodiverse children, teens, young adults, and parents, to promote positive identity, self-advocacy skills, behavioral health, quality of life, and academic support. Dr. Detzer did her doctoral research at Antioch University Seattle on developing a training resource for general education teachers to support autistic students in mainstream classrooms. She believes that creating a better world for neurodiverse people (and all people) comes about both through therapeutic support for clients themselves, and through educating clients, families, and surrounding educational and institutional stakeholders: don't just help the client, change the whole system--this is the social model of disability. To challenge the complex pattern-loving part of her brain, she sings with the Seattle Early Music Guild a capella choir, Sine Nomine. Avi Caspe was a high school senior when he recorded this story. He began his autistic activism in sixth grade with a school social justice project on the lack of educator preparation for teaching autistic inclusion students. He made his first academic presentation to the national Association for Autistic Community Conference in 2014, sharing a presentation on how autistic middle schoolers process information in unique ways when under stress, which may in turn, impact the way they process bullying experiences as well as school discipline. Such experiences, he demonstrated, can be understood quite differently by autistics on the one hand and by teachers and administrators on the other. Avi is now a freshman at Bellevue College in Washington, where he plans to major in Computer Science. He enjoys playing Catan and Magic, the Gathering with friends, as well as improving his standing on Rubik's Cube scores at World Cubing Association events. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 31st, 2020 in an episode titled “Mothers and Sons: Stories about the love between mothers and sons”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/28/mothers-and-sons-stories-about-the-love-between-mothers-and-sons

  • C. Brandon Ogbunu: The Liberation of RNA
    The Story Collider
    17:06
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    Geneticist C. Brandon Ogbunu contemplates the role race has played in his academic career after he is confronted by the police. C. Brandon Ogbunu is an Assistant Professor at Brown University. His research focuses on evolutionary genetics and the ecology of disease. A New York City native, Brandon enjoys film, hip-hop, jazz and science fiction. He's an ex-very mediocre light heavy weight boxer, and slightly less mediocre experimental virologist. He has higher hopes for humanity than he does the New York Knicks. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @big_data_kane. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 6th, 2019 in an episode titled “Justice: Stories about righteous determination”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/3/justice-stories-about-righteous-determination

  • Catherine Macdonald: Dragging
    The Story Collider
    12:48
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    Catherine Macdonald always wanted to study sharks, but her first time tagging them in the field doesn't go as planned. Dr. Catherine Macdonald is co-founder and Director of Field School (www.getintothefield.com), a marine science training and education company dedicated to constantly improving field research practices while teaching students to perform hands-on research with sharks. She is also a part-time Lecturer in Marine Conservation Biology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Company website: www.getintothefield.com Personal website: www.drcatherinemacdonald.com This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 24th, 2020 in an episode titled “Code of Ethics: Stories about doing the right thing”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/21/code-of-ethics-stories-about-doing-the-right-thing

  • Emily Winn: After the Accident
    The Story Collider
    15:00
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    After a car crash alters Emily Winn's life forever, she must relive the trauma when she testifies in a deposition. Emily Winn is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. Before Brown, Emily completed an AB in Mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross and spent a year in the Visiting Students Programme at St. Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford. Her research interests lie at the intersection of statistics, topological data analysis, and information theory; her current work applies theory from those fields to genomic data. Outside of school, you'll find her erging in the gym, screaming at the Red Sox game on TV, or binging the latest Netflix comedy specials. Follow her on Twitter, @EmilyTWinn13 This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 6th, 2019 in an episode titled “Justice: Stories about righteous determination”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/3/justice-stories-about-righteous-determination

  • Gastor Almonte: Every Penny Counts
    The Story Collider
    17:52
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    In search of a deal, Gastor Almonte ends up with an unmanageable number of condoms. Gastor Almonte is a stand-up comedian and storyteller from Brooklyn, NY. He's appeared on Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, Risk! podcast and the Story Collider Podcast. Timeout magazine named him one of your "New Comedy Obsessions." He's been featured on the New York Comedy Festival, The People's Impov Theater's SoloCom and Cinderblock Comedy Festival. His new album, Immigrant Made, was released in March 2019. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 26th, 2019 in an episode titled “Dating by the Numbers: Stories about the romantic side of numbers”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/16/dating-by-the-numbers-stories-about-the-romantic-side-of-numbers

  • John Rennie: Good Bug
    The Story Collider
    19:20
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    When journalist John Rennie is assigned to cover an entomological society event where insects are served as food, he sees an opportunity to face his fear of bugs. John has worked as a science editor, writer and lecturer for more than 30 years. Currently, he is deputy editor at Quanta Magazine. During his time as editor in chief at Scientific American, between 1994 and 2009, the magazine received two National Magazine Awards. He co-created and hosted the 2013 series Hacking the Planet on The Weather Channel. Since 2009, he has been on the faculty of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program in New York University’s graduate journalism school. John is @tvjrennie and [email protected] This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 10th, 2020 in an episode titled “Hypothesis: Stories about having a question that needs answering”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/6/hypothesis-stories-about-having-a-question-that-needs-answering

  • Kate Downey: I Love Buzz Aldrin
    The Story Collider
    15:56
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    After watching a documentary about the moon landing, Kate Downey comes away with a love of all things Buzz Aldrin. Kate makes you fall in love with things you thought were boring. As the co-founder and Creative Director of Caveat, she heads up a team creating live shows that make you a little bit smarter and a little bit drunker. Previously, she directed Shakespeare and opera with the Public Theater and New York City Opera, and helped build Museum Hack, a renegade tour company at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you've seen any scientifically inaccurate whale illustrations from the 17th century, please alert her @wrongwhale on IG and TW. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 27th, 2019 in an episode titled “Shoot for the Stars: Stories about people who look to the night sky for inspiration”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/24/shoot-for-the-stars-stories-about-people-who-look-to-the-night-sky-for-inspiration

  • Katherine Wu: Growing Up to be a Lion
    The Story Collider
    13:56
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    When science journalist Katherine Wu interviews a scientist about a new facial recognition algorithm, the conversation turns more personal than she expected. Katherine J. Wu is a Boston-based science journalist and storyteller whose writing has appeared in Smithsonian magazine, Scientific American, NOVA Next, and more. She's also a senior producer for The Story Collider. In 2018, she earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunobiology from Harvard University, where she studied how bacteria deal with stress so she could one day learn to do the same. She can spell "tacocat" backwards. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 17th, 2020 in an episode titled “Identity Crisis: Stories abotu what makes us who we are”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/13/identity-crisis-stories-about-what-makes-us-who-we-are

  • Lily Be: Throwing Up Tamales
    The Story Collider
    15:31
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    As a 16-year-old, Lily Be gets an unexpected education on the reproductive system. Lily Be started sharing stories in Chicago by accident in 2010. She never had a want to express herself artistically. This is not something she ever planned on doing. Lily is from the westside of Chicago, born and raised where she's spent most of her days raising her son. Storytelling fell into her lap one day and she's gone on to do crazy amazing wonderful things with it. From winning story competitions that would inspire and oftentimes usher more Latinos and marginalized people to tell their stories, to teaching people from all walks of life to share theirs, Lily has not stopped giving back to the artform that changed and saved her life. Lily produces The Stoop and Story Collider, is an editorial assistant for Story News magazine, and account manager for GoLucky Studios. She teaches storytelling all over the city both in person and online, is writing a book, and hosting a myriad of community and storytelling events. She's half magic, half amazing, and 100% real. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 13th, 2019 in an episode titled “A Scientist is Born: Stories that cross generations”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/12/a-scientist-is-born-stories-that-cross-generations

  • Mary Annaise Heglar: My Granddaddy's Granddaughter
    The Story Collider
    12:24
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    Hurricane Katrina gives Mary Annaise Heglar a new perspective on both her grandfather and home state. Mary Annaise Heglar is a climate justice essayist and communications professional based in New York City. Her writing has been published in Vox, Dame Magazine, Zora, and Inverse. She writes regularly on Medium and rants almost daily on Twitter. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 17th, 2020 in an episode titled “Identity Crisis: Stories about what makes us who we are”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/13/identity-crisis-stories-about-what-makes-us-who-we-are

  • Paulette Steeves: Taking Care of a Dying Child
    The Story Collider
    19:10
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    When Paulette Steeves' son is given 2 years to live, she searches for a way to keep him alive. Paulette Steeves was born in Whitehorse Yukon Territories and grew up in Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. She is an Indigenous archaeologist with a focus on the Pleistocene history of the Western Hemisphere. In her research Steeves argues that Indigenous peoples were present in the Western Hemisphere as early as 60,000 years ago, and possibly much earlier. She has created a data base of hundreds of archaeology sites in both North and South America that date from 250,000 to 12,000 years before present, which challenges the Clovis First dogma of a post 12,000 year before present initial migrations to the Americas. Dr. Steeves received her BA in Anthropology, Honors Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and completed a two-year internship with the Quapaw Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) program during her undergraduate studies. In 2008 Dr. Steeves was awarded the Clifford D. Clark fellowship to attend graduate studies at Binghamton University in New York State. Dr. Steeves dissertation Decolonizing Indigenous Histories: Pleistocene Archaeology Sites of the Western Hemisphereis the first dissertation framed in Indigenous Method and Theory in Anthropology within the United States. In 2011 and 2012 she worked with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to carry out studies in the Great Plains on mammoth sites which contained evidence of human technology on the mammoth bone, thus showing that humans were present in Nebraska over 18,000 years ago. In 2019 she started a new research project focused on creating sacred Indigenous regenerative soils to address food insecurity in the North. Dr. Steeves has taught Anthropology courses with a focus on Native American and First Nations histories and studies, and decolonization of academia and knowledge production at Binghamton University, Selkirk College Fort Peck Community College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Mount Allison University , she is currently an Assistant Professor in History at Algoma University and is a nominee for a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous History Healing and Reconciliation. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 31st, 2020 in an episode titled “Mothers and Sons: Stories about the love between mothers and sons”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/28/mothers-and-sons-stories-about-the-love-between-mothers-and-sons

  • RIchard French: Long Live T21
    The Story Collider
    17:03
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    Richard French gets the call to work for NASA, fulfilling a dream that started with his professor Carl Sagan. Richard French is former Chair of the Astronomy Department at Wellesley College and is a founding science team member of NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn. He uses the Hubble Space Telescope and telescopes around the world to observe the rings and atmospheres of planets, and particularly enjoys introducing self-proclaimed “non-scientists” to the wonders of the Universe. He chose the life of an astronomer over that of an opera singer, but still loves music and the allied arts. Dick enjoys mountaineering, paddling, bicycling, photographing his travels around the world, and encouraging others to read “Moby Dick.” This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 27th, 2019 in an episode titled “Shoot for the Stars: Stories about people who look to the night sky for inspiration”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/24/shoot-for-the-stars-stories-about-people-who-look-to-the-night-sky-for-inspiration

  • Tristan Attwood: 99% Compatible
    The Story Collider
    11:45
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    When online dating isn't working out for him, Tristan Attwood decides to analyze the data himself. Tristan Attwood works as a business analyst for the airline industry. Originally from the Portland, Oregon, area, Tristan relocated to DC more than a decade ago after serving as a field organizer for a Senate campaign. Having been "unschooled" as a child, Tristan attended Linfield College in Oregon in the early 2000s but did not technically receive a high school diploma until getting his GED from the District of Columbia in 2015. He spends his free time renovating his DC townhouse, playing dungeons and dragons, and apologizing for the airline industry. He resides in DC with his wife, Jessica, and newborn baby Roland Tiberius. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 20th, 2019 in an episode titled “Dating by the Numbers: Stories about the romantic side of numbers”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/16/dating-by-the-numbers-stories-about-the-romantic-side-of-numbers

  • Xavier Jordan: Stupid and Arbitrary
    The Story Collider
    16:16
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    Xavier Jordan discovers the party side of science at his first scientific conference. Xavier Jordan is a University of Illinois graduate in chemistry and molecular and cellular biology. He is currently applying for microbiology research positions in Chicago. He's been telling stories for a long time and is glad to be part of the scene again. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on December 13th, 2019 in an episode titled “A Scientist is Born: Stories that cross generations”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/12/12/a-scientist-is-born-stories-that-cross-generations

  • Xochitl Garcia: Is Fire Alive?
    The Story Collider
    09:46
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    Teaching sixth grade science becomes much more difficult when Xochitl Garcia's students start hypothesizing that fire is alive. Xochitl Garcia is the K-12 education program manager at Science Friday, where she focuses on supporting the inspiring efforts of educators (of all types) to engage students in science, engineering, math, and the arts. She is a former NYC school teacher, who specializes in sifting through random piles of junk that she insists are "treasures," to figure out cool ways for learners to explore scientific phenomena. You can find her making a mess in the name of science education at the Science Friday office, her house, with other educators...you get the picture. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on January 10th, 2020 in an episode titled “Hypothesis: Stories about having a question that needs answering”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/6/hypothesis-stories-about-having-a-question-that-needs-answering

  • Vicky Forster: Side Effects
    The Story Collider
    17:32
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    Vicky Forster is a pediatric cancer research scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and survivor of childhood leukemia. She loves communicating her science, having done two TED talks and she currently writes as a contributor for Forbes. She is particularly passionate about advocating for better research into the side effects of cancer treatment and involving survivors in decision-making about what to research. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on October 4, 2019, in an episode titled “My First Science: Stories about early experiences with science”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/9/30/my-first-science-stories-about-early-experiences-with-science

  • Lylianna Allala: Partner Project
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    18:26
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    Lylianna Allala is the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Program Manager at the Office of Sustainability & Environment, and has led environment and climate policy outreach for U.S Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. She is dedicated to working across difference to co-develop solutions that will lead us to a more equitable and just world. Lylianna's professional background includes monitoring the endangered Mitchell's Satyr butterfly, prescribed burning for habitat restoration, trail building in the Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness and restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle's largest contiguous forest. Lylianna has a B.A in English from Winona State University, a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University and a certificate in Wetland Science and Management from the University of Washington. She is a current leadership fellow with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Lylianna is the board chair of Got Green, co-chair of the Open Space Equity Cabinet and board member of Short Run Comix and Arts Festival. A lifelong learner, Lylianna enjoys story telling as a way to develop deeper insights about self and the world around her. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on October 4, 2019, in an episode titled “My First Science: Stories about early experiences with science”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/9/30/my-first-science-stories-about-early-experiences-with-science