Five storytellers plucked from the festival line-up will share exciting tales of how science has touched their lives.
The Story Collider is excited to partner with the University of Colorado Boulder for this special edition of our science storytelling show!
Our next show in DC is on World Oceans Day!
Rachel Pendergrass gets her dream job: talking to visitors in an aquarium, but dealing with the questions are not what she expected.
Adam Rogers gets an exciting opportunity to work in a marine biology lab, and see if he really wants to be a biologist.
Erik Vance searches for the real meaning of biology while chasing porcupines.
With her truck stuck in the mud in the Serengeti, Aerin Jacob learns three important lessons.
A remote disease comes very close to home for Queens resident Nicole Ferraro.
Erica Ferencik's father left his family to pursue his obsession with finding monogamy in the animal kingdom.
George Church learns a lesson on the power of nature the hard way.
Ecologist Jessica Henkel finds the keys to her research truck missing, as it's parked on a remote beach with one of the biggest tides of the season about to come in.
A summer job in Yellowstone National Park isn't quite what Molly Payne Wynne had been expecting.
Erin Barker's attempt to save a college relationship leads her to a plant biology class where the professor brought an ax to class.
Against the odds, animal-loving kid Steve Zimmer attempts to rescue tadpoles in jeopardy.
Alone in the African rainforest and on the brink of death, entomologist Brian Fisher finds help from an unexpected source.
A relationship bridging the divide between scientists and artists is reflected in a fight over where to store tomatoes.
Science writer Carl Zimmer grew up loving monster movies, but he never guessed a real monster would show up in his own backyard.
Journalist Abby Rabinowitz embarks on a journey through India's burgeoning surrogacy industry in search of a missing baby.
For years, chemist Nick Hud struggles to share his work with his Catholic mother, until he finds help from a surprising source.
Shannon Cason turns to science to save his tumultuous marriage.
Charles Van Rees desperately pursues a bird through the desert for the sake of data.
Amy Dixon is passionate about becoming a hospice nurse, but finds she can't fully understand what the families she works with are going through--until one day.
An accidental revelation causes Rabiah Mayas to question her identity.
Jim O'Grady's attempts to woo his housemate are stymied by the monkey she's training to help quadriplegics.
At age 7, Deborah Blum starts a mystery when she interrupts her parent's dinner party. So their guest, famed biologist E.O. Wilson, investigates.
How does a landscape artist become the host of a popular science show on YouTube? For Emily Graslie it started with pictures of a wolf head on Facebook.
Richard Pollack finds himself moderating an uneasy negotiation between Israelis and Jordanians, as part of an international effort to stem a scourge of houseflies.
A physicist decides that the best way to make progress on his robotics project is to go to Namibia to study termites.
Biologist Kelly Smith and comic artist Zach Weiner were having trouble dating, until they met online and realized what they each needed was another nerd.
As a grad student, Ari Daniel Shapiro has to tag some narwhals to collect data. The problem: it's in the arctic, the devices have never been tested, and if he fails he'll never be able to do research again.
Madeline Huberth confronts the imminent death of a classroom goldfish while navigating the dangerous social waters of junior high.
A teacher and his study of the zebra mussel reproductive system inspire Charlie Foster to make a dramatic change in himself.