November 29th, 2013
Episode 485 of 1204 episodes
Bestselling writer Amy Tan joins Anne McElvoy to discuss her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh's latest work, Strange Blooms, is inspired by the visual flamboyance of flowers; she is joined by fashion historian Caroline Cox to explore the changing depictions of flowers in fashion and culture. Writer Philip Short discusses his biography of one of the key architects of modern Europe, François Mitterrand.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.