September 16th, 2015
Episode 56 of 116 episodes
Guest host Hope Davis presents funny four tales about things going wrong. George Saunders imagines “Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband,” as read by James Naughton. A kindergartener has a secret in “Charles,” by Shirley Jackson, read by Lois Smith. The big bang is coming, in “Game,” by Donald Barthelme, read by David Strathairn. And Isaiah Sheffer offers up “Lamentations of the Father,” by Ian Frazier.
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.