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Eric S. Lander

Eric S. Lander was one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project, which from 1990–2003 mapped the human genetic code. He serves as President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute, a research institution that brings together 1,800 scientists to tackle important challenges in biomedicine. Lander is also a professor at Harvard and MIT, where he continues to teach freshmen.

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Janna Levin

Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University, where her scientific research concerns the early universe, chaos, and black holes. She’s also the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots: diary of a finite time in a finite space, a popular science book, and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, a novel that won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers. She was the first scientist-in-residence at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing at Oxford with an award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and Arts (NESTA). She has written for many artists and appeared on several radio and television programs.

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Kodi Azari

Kodi Azari is an internationally known plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He’s a professor of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery at UCLA and is the director of the Reconstructive Transplantation Program.

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Recorded June 4, 2011
Why I Teach

by Eric S. Lander

Two defense attorneys ask for help from an unlikely source - a scientist. This story was produced in collaboration with the World Science Festival.

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Recorded June 4, 2011
Life on a Möbius Strip

by Janna Levin

A young astrophysicist finds wild parallels in her research and personal life. This story was produced in collaboration with the World Science Festival.

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The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience.

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Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks is an elementary school teacher and the author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. He is the founder and Creative Director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization. Matt loves ice cream cake, golf, tickling his children, staring at his wife, and not sleeping.

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Recorded October 17, 2013
My Father's Son

by Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks is a teenage boy who works hard to impress his step-father.

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Recorded March 10, 2015
A Roof Over Your Head

by Matthew Dicks

A young man accused of stealing ends up living out of his car.

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Recorded July 11, 2011
The Pole Vaulter

by Matthew Dicks

A high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter.

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Bethany Van Delft

Bethany Van Delft is a Boston-based comedian. Bethany has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and is a regular performer and producer at Women in Comedy Festival and The Boston Comedy Festival.

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Recorded April 11, 2014
Light and Hope

by Bethany Van Delft

A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward.

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Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is the Emmy winning producer, co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s “Project Runway.”

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Recorded September 20, 2006
Underpacked

by Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is the Emmy winning producer, co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s “Project Runway.”

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A. E. Hotchner

A.E. Hotchner is the author of many books and plays, including Papa Hemingway, The Man Who Lives at the Ritz, and King of the Hill. With friend Paul Newman, Hotchner cofounded Newman's Own, Inc., which has donated more than $350 million to charity from its line of foods.

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