Rachel Hamburg

The Podcast Invasion

By Nick Veronin
July 30, 2015

“… Some of the freshest faces on the podcasting scene are Rosie La Puma and Eileen Williams, undergraduate students working with the Stanford Storytelling Project. The project aims to “promote the transformative nature of traditional and modern oral storytelling” by giving students the skills and tools to create their own audio stories. …”more

Telling True Stories: Braden Grant helps Stanford students broadcast audio documentaries

By Elizabeth Schwyzer
Palo Alto Weekly
June 25, 2015

“First-hand accounts of American drag queens and gender artists. Stories of children living in orphanages in Ghana. The experience of women after serving prison sentences in California, the beliefs of native healers in Hawaii and the origins of the American folk song, “We Shall Overcome.” These are among the audio documentaries created by recipients of the Braden Grant. …”more


KZSU and SSP: The Letters of Stanford Radio

By Niuniu Teo
March 1, 2015

“Walking into the KZSU radio station is a bit like entering a time capsule. Concrete steps lead down to the building, featuring carpeted rooms with a formidable number of multi-colored cables, brown filing cabinets stacked on top of each other, and shelves filled with painstakingly categorized and alphabetized LPs, fraying at the edges. The current show plays from speakers located throughout the rooms. A small group of local volunteers, students, and alumni are nestled into different nooks of the building, flipping through music libraries and exchanging familiar banter, the entire station humming with low-budget love. …”more

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed, Heartbreak Kid

By Justine Beed
The Stanford Arts Review
January 19, 2015

“Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things and Wild are the kind of books that make one cry in public places, like in an aisle seat of an airplane, dried out and manically laughing at the absurdity of yourself and the fullness of life. And when Strayed came to Stanford on January 13th, her often-heartening words elicited a similar kind of reaction in the watery-eyed crowd of CEMEX auditorium. But her work is not altogether sentimental. Not everybody who reads her books is prone to empathetic bouts of sniveling. Besides, her words are far from sappy, they’re strapping, they’re with it, they’re vital, they’re brutal, they’re brave and they’re honest. …”more

Maria Bamford

The eccentric Maria Bamford charms at CEMEX Auditorium

By Ian Anstee
The Stanford Daily
January 29, 2015

“Hilarious, simply hilarious. That’s the aptest description I can give for Maria Bamford’s sidesplitting performance last Monday night. Invited to Stanford as part of The Stanford Storytelling Project series, this rather spindly, 5-foot-6 comedian capitalized on the accessibility of stand-up comedy to recount her life story — namely, her struggles with mental illness and performance. …”more

Spinning Stanford’s Stories

By Erika Alvero Koski
The Stanford Daily
April 4, 2012 “‘He didn’t care that despite the vast amount of evidence he compiled, people could not let go of their fixed world view. He kept going. He was, in a word, resilient.’ A calm, cool voice floats over the air, highly reminiscent of one car drivers might tune in to while trapped in an early morning traffic jam. In this case it is the voice of Jonah Willihnganz, director of the Stanford Storytelling Project, as he opens the project’s latest episode…”more

Once Upon a Time: Radio Revival

By Diane Rogers
Stanford Magazine
May/June 2008

“‘I speak. Pause. We go straight to six. There’s a little bridge. I pause it.’ That’s Bonnie Swift giving Micah Cratty a quick rundown of cues for the upcoming show. The two senior producers of the Stanford Storytelling Project are crammed into Studio A at KZSU, headphones on, as Cratty prepares to adjust the levels on the antiquated soundboard in front of him. It’s 5:45 on a Monday evening, with 15 minutes to go before their weekly radio program launches…”more

Preserving Listening Party

Preserving Listening Party 
Friday, April 10th
The Stanford Storytelling Project presents Preserving, a new podcast episode of State of the Human.
This episode investigates the act of preserving, a decision made in the present, regarding the past, looking towards the future. What can we learn from what we choose to preserve? What does preserving reveal about our values? Join us for a DJ’d listening party over Zoom!