Stories for The Story Collider
The Story Collider features true stories about science told before live audiences, and I'll confess my biases by saying that I think it's wonderful. Listen to it for tales of how science figures in people's lives in ways that are variously heartbreaking, hilarious, and illuminating. Producers Ben Lillie, Erin Barker, and Ben Wecht have been kind enough to invite me to tell three stories so far—stories that Ben has described as forming a "Why Science Wants to Kill Me" series:
"The Lab Safety Officer," about why I should not be trusted around liquid nitrogen.
"Crazy Mail," about why one particular letter ruined my enjoyment of the eccentric letters that readers sometimes wrote to Scientific American. Spoiler: that letter came from the Unabomber.