About This Show
The Stanford Storytelling Project is an arts program at Stanford University that explores how we live in and through stories and how we can use them to change our lives. Our mission is to promote the transformative nature of traditional and modern oral storytelling, from Lakota tales to Radiolab, and empower students to create and perform their own stories. The project sponsors courses, workshops, live events, and grants, along with its radio show State of the Human.
Most Recent Episode
Summer is Missouri means humid air, fresh blackberries and lazy rivers. With my grandfather's 1971 river log in hand, I'm headed back to the Gasconade River in southern Missouri to recreate a portion of one of his long canoe trips. Can the river teach me things about my family’s Missouri heritage? By exploring the river, its history, and my grandfather's connection to it, I endeavor to better understand myself.
Featuring: Maria Doerr, Cyrille Jourdain, Christine Doerr, Karen Doerr Hiatt, John Bradbury
Producer: Maria Doerr
Special Thanks: Claire Schoen
“Down in the River to Pray” Jean Banwarth, 2016
“Ebeneezer” Black Twig Pickers, 2012
“Aces and Twos” The Devil Makes Three, 2009
“Thought Soup” Doctor Turtle, 2016
“King of the Road” Roger Miller
“Mid Day Blues” Tate Peterson, 2015