May 29th, 2015
Episode 390 of 1282 episodes
What is it that drives some people to be obsessed by certain bands or musicians? The journalist Kate Mossman has been exploring the unique relationship between pop stars and their fans for a documentary on BBC Four called when 'When Pop Ruled My Life: The Fan's Story'. Kate defined a superfan as someone who "met their band in the white heat of adolescence and possibly hasn't quite left that love yet". Depeche Mode superfan Paul Gidley told Today he's "notched 42 concerts since '87". And follows "wherever my wife lets me go".
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.