Where True Stories Lie

Episode 15 · June 18th, 2018 · 35 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

This is a conversation with four people who all know stories well, and who were willing to think with me about how stories can work for and against those fighting injustice. Jonathan Adler is a psychologist at the Olin College of Engineering, who has studied the stories people tell while addressing mental or physical health challenges. Skylar Bayer is a marine biologist who is currently working on marine policy in DC as a Dean John A. Knauss Fellow in the U.S. Senate, and is also a storyteller. Tara Clancy is a storyteller and host with The Moth, and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment, and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, and she's also the author of a recent memoir (The Clancys of Queens). Adriana Salerno is a mathematician at Bates College, a storyteller, and a blogger.

Health Story Collaborative
Skylar's 15 Minutes of Fame (on The Colbert Report)
The first story I ever heard Skylar tell
"Hail Mary Softball," a story by Tara (in the New York Times)
"Extra Mile" a story told live by Tara, at a Moth event
inclusion/exclusion (a blog on diversity and inclusion in math, and beyond, of which Adriana is editor-in-chief)
The first story Adriana ever told at The Corner
The Corner, which is where you can hear great stories told live in Maine, September through May