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Friday, October 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hearing Is Believing: Stories You Consume With Your Ears

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Podcasts and radio have skyrocketed back to popularity recently, so let's check in on the current state of these formats. What are the benefits or strengths of audio-only format? In some ways, it's an old school art form, so how has the high-def, technology-driven world changed it? Where is this medium going next?

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Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a lifelong storyteller. She is perhaps best known for her childhood roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. Now she plays The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home on Welcome to Night Vale, and hosts her show about fears and anxieties, What Are You Afraid Of?, at Union Hall. Her writing has appeared on McSweeney’s, Cracked, The Toast, and she is currently at work on her first book of essays, Where Am I Now... Read More →

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Ana Adlerstein

Ana Adlerstein is a story producer with WNYC/NPR’s Snap Judgment. Before coming to Snap, she worked at The Moth, where she helped with live show production and assisted editing their book of top stories. In addition, she is a dedicated SF bay area fish monger, manages a scholarship program on the largest island on Lake Victoria, Kenya, and really loves hitchhiking. 
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Ben Lillie

Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Story Collider, where people are invited to tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and has written for The Atlantic Tech, Slate, and TED.com.
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John Moe

John Moe is the author of three books including the new The Deleted Emails of Hillary Clinton. He has hosted the national public radio shows Wits, Marketplace Tech Report, and Weekend America as well as co-hosting the popular Adventure Time podcast, Conversation Parade. His writing has appeared in numerous humor anthologies and The New York Times Magazine.
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David Nadelberg

David Nadelberg is a writer, producer and host. He is best known as the creator of Mortified, a grassroots storytelling project where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids. Over the course of thirteen years, he grew Mortified into a “a cultural phenomenon” (Newsweek) that includes stage shows in over a dozen cities worldwide (LA to DC to Amsterdam), a series of books, a weekly podcast, and various film and TV... Read More →
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Kate Rudd

Kate Rudd, winner of the 2013 Audie and Odyssey Awards for her narration of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and multiple Audiofile Magazine Earphones award recipient, has narrated over 250 titles across a variety of genres. Kate's most recent updates can be found on Twitter @katerudd.

Friday October 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 1

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