Story Collider: Science and the City

Story Collider: Science and the City

Jody Avirgan, Mike Joseph, Gabrielle Shea, Ben Lillie, Bess Stillman, Erin Barker, Nisse Greenberg

Tue, December 20, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Story Collider
Story Collider
The Story Collider was founded in 2010 by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht, two physicists who met at a storytelling show in Queens and quickly realized that they could do that too. Since then, The Story Collider has been bringing true, personal stories about science to life both through our many live shows as well as our weekly podcast, and we've used what we've learned about science and stories to teach scientists to use narrative in our university and corporate workshop program.

We believe that, now, more than ever, science is a part of everyone's life. At The Story Collider, you'll hear from scientists about all the times things went wrong, and occasionally right, in their labs, but you'll also hear from people who haven't had a formal connection to science since high school. We have physicists, comedians, neuroscientists, writers, actors, doctors, and many, many more telling their story. Some are heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They're all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science.
Jody Avirgan
Jody Avirgan
Jody Avirgan is a podcast host and producer at ESPN and FiveThirtyEight. He's the host of FiveThirtyEight's elections podcast and will soon be launching "30 for 30" podcast documentaries with ESPN. He also hosts the live comedy/storytelling show Ask Roulette, with regular shows in New York City and elsewhere.
Mike Joseph
Mike Joseph
Mike Joseph is an entertainment industry veteran, a music journalist, and a podcast and radio host. Currently, he hosts the Jheri Curl Chronicles show on Radio Free Brooklyn and its related podcast, which you can find on iTunes as well as on Mike's own site, popblerd.com. Mike is also a mental health activist and an advocate for the LGBTQ community. He was born in and is once again based in Brooklyn, NY.
Gabrielle Shea
Gabrielle Shea
Gabrielle Shea is a devoted wife and mother to 3 beautiful girls. She has spent the last 14 years as an integral member of the Domestic Network Distribution department at HBO, employed now as a Marketing Manager Aside from her family and career, she's found passion in building and nurturing her blog. Her blog thersdays.com launched on National Honesty Day, along with Honest Tea's social media campaign. To date the video has garnered over 2 million views. Shortly after, she discovered the world of story telling and embarked on a transformative journey. Her introduction into this life was with First Person Arts (FPA), a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, that connects artists with audiences through story telling. Winning the first competition she'd ever entered opened doors for other opportunities. She recently shared a story at Philadelphia City Hall as a performer in their Culture in the Courtyard Series and finished in the top 3 in New York City's acclaimed The Moth Story Slam.
Ben Lillie
Ben Lillie
Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He has a B.A. in physics from Reed College, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and a Certificate in improv comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He is the founder of Caveat, an event space dedicated to intellectual nightlife opening soon. He is also co-founder of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science, is a Moth StorySLAM champion, and was a writer and contributing editor for TED.com.
Bess Stillman
Bess Stillman
Bess Stillman is an emergency physician and writer living in NYC.
Erin Barker
Erin Barker
Erin Barker is senior producer of The Story Collider and a host of its live show in New York. She is the first woman to win The Moth's GrandSLAM storytelling competition twice and has appeared in its Mainstage and shows in cities across the country, as well as on its Peabody Award-winning show on PRX, The Moth Radio Hour. One of her stories was included in The Moth's New York Times-bestselling book, The Moth: 50 True Stories. She considers herself a Gryffindor.
Nisse Greenberg
Nisse Greenberg
Nisse Greenberg is an educator and storyteller who eats mostly vegetarian. Sometimes he eats wings because wings are really good. When he applied for a visa to go to India he tried to type "atheist" into the proposed slot for religion, but he accidentally typed "matheist." He found it more appropriate anyway. He teaches high-school math to high-schoolers and math philosophy to adults. He creates art with spreadsheets and quantitative analysis. He also curates storytelling for The Tank, and hosts the shows Bad Feelings, VHS Presents, and Drawn Out Storytelling. Here is his playground: nissegreenberg.com
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/