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Last week, I was lucky enough to find myself onstage at Johnny D's in Somerville (I think the last time I was there was for a Ben Harper concert in the mid-1990s -- but I digress) for a +The Story Collider  event. My story was about people ignoring science in the vaccine debate -- except this time, it's the pro-vaccine folks who aren't bothering to look for evidence. 
http://storycollider.org/podcast/2013-06-09
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March 11th, in New York: Six stories about Braiiinnss..... 8pm at Union Hall, in Brooklyn. Tickets on sale now.
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We had a night at the museum, and it was awesome! Check out the storify on the recent story telling in science discussion held at the American Museum of Natural History.  (moderated by +Ben Lillie, panelists included +John Rennie +amy harmon)  
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This week's Story Collider is absolutely the best nerd love story you will ever hear.
 
This week's podcast: +Kelly Weinersmith and +Zach Weiner tell how they fell in love, and where their name came from...
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This week's Story Collider podcast is that magic mix of pee-your-pants funny and profoundly moving.
 
This week's podcast: Christine Gentry's rural, Vietnam vet father rarely talked about important issues, but a series of remarkable moments with animals and nature teach her four lessons she'll never forget.
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This week's podcast: A DARPA researcher falls ill in Ecuador, and has to seek help from ... a shaman.
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Great evening rehearsing brain stories for next Monday with +Ben Lillie et al!
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This week's podcast: A friend's accident leads Andre Fenton to an unexpected application of his research.
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This week we are hosting a collection of posts on the SpotOn blog to tie in with our the next event, "Telling Stories with Scientists." 

The first blog post is by Erin Barker and is all about the "Power of Personal Stories in Science" 

#smwScience #SoNYC

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I dig into the history of one of my favorite quotes -- am quite surprised by what I find.
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This week's Story Collider podcast is one of the most intense accounts of a relationship to technology I've heard.
 
Podcast: With her epilepsy medication failing, Sara Peters checks into a hospital with one goal: make the scariest thing in her life happen again.
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This week's podcast: As a high-schooler, comedian John Flynn finds a way to step out of his siblings' shadows, on the day his science class is determining their blood types.
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    Writer, 2011 - present
  • The Story Collider
    Director, 2010 - present
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    Postdoc, 2005 - 2008
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Director of The Story Collider. Writer for TED.com
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    Physics, 1997 - 2001
  • Stanford
    Physics, 2001 - 2005
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