While the Drunken Skeptics remain on hiatus, Chris flexed his interview muscle and brought us an interview with Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht of Story Collider.
Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York’s theater district. He now writes and performs stories about science and being a scientist, and is a Moth StorySLAM champion. He also writes for TED.com, and likes to say that life is different now, largely because it is.
Brian Wecht is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, where he works on theoretical particle physics and string theory. Additionally, he is half of the musical sketch duo Ninja Sex Party, in which he wears a ninja costume, remains silent, and plays the piano.
The Story Collider project aims to tell stories of how science interacts with out everyday lives. These stories are told by everyday people that share their happenings through monthly live shows, the Story Collider Podcast, or by the Pictures of Science endeavor.
The stories are always fascinating whether they are funny or sad or indifferent. I highly suggest you listen to the podcast or try to attend one of their live events. They are currently touring and meeting up with local story tellers.
The Drunken Skeptics will be back soon. Don’t worry.
In the mean time don’t for get to keep thinking/drinking.