Story Collider, Live Show
The Story Collider was founded in 2010 by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht, two physicists who met at a storytelling show in Queens, NY and quickly realized that they could do it too. Since then, The Story Collider has been bringing true, personal stories about science to life through live shows as well as a weekly podcast. The Live Show is hosted by Women in Science at Yale, the Office of the Provost, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
The live show has a cabaret-style atmosphere and is open to people 21 years of age or older.
“The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional … The crowd’s reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence.”
— Andy Beta, writing in The Wall Street Journal
“The experience was incredibly cathartic, and having people come up to me afterwards and tell me how interesting and moving they found my story was as gratifying as any compliment I have ever received about my research.”
— David Carmel, interviewed in Nature