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The Story Collider Live Show

  • Wellington New Zealand (map)


We are very pleased to announce the six speakers for our Story Collider Live show.



  • Cather Simpson - on the lie that changed her career

  • Ed Yong - on a rather stinky safari

  • Keoni Mahelona - on the journey through life, love, and everything between

  • Melanie McConnell - on high-risk, high-dose cancer treatment

  • Ross Stevens - on how you design a tree

  • Sophie Fern - leaping into fieldwork, literally

Join us for a night of true, personal stories about science told live on stage.

SCANZ Members $5
General admission $10

For one night only -- The Story Collider is partnering with the Science Communicators Association (SCANZ) to bring their live science storytelling stage show to New Zealand.

From the tragic to the hilarious, we'll explore the deeply human side of science with stories drawn from local researchers and science communicators.

Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8pm at Meow.

Discount for SCANZ members: first 50 SCANZ members to arrive will get $5 off first drink at the bar.  Join SCANZ now.

About The Story Collider

The Story Collider was founded in 2010. They believe that true, personal stories about science are powerful... And beautiful, hilarious, awful, heartbreaking, and everything in between. They host more than 40 live shows per year in New York, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, St Louis other cities around the US and UK. Their weekly podcast attracts 250,000 listens per month, for some eight million downloads in total. For more about The Story Collider, see

"The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional … The crowd's reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence."

— Andy Beta, The Wall Street Journal

Read more at or browse The Story Collider podcast archive at

In addition to the live show, SCANZ will also be hosting workshops with the Story Collider team in:

  • Christchurch, Mon 11 Sept, 3 - 5 pm (University of Canterbury)

  • Wellington, Thurs 14 Sept, 9 - 11 am (Victoria University of Wellington)

  • Auckland, Fri 15 Sept, 12 - 4 pm (University of Auckland)

    Workshop ticket prices:
    2 hour workshops in CHC and WEL - $10 members / $20 general
    4 hour workshop in AKL- $15 members / $40 general

SCANZ would like to thank the Science Media Centre, Victoria University of Wellington and the Association of Centres of Research Excellence (aCoRE) for their sponsorship of the Story Collider live show and workshops.

Earlier Event: 11 September
The Story Collider Workshop - Christchurch
Later Event: 14 September
The Story Collider workshop - Wellington