The Stanford Storytelling Project

The Stanford Storytelling Project is an arts program at Stanford University exploring the craft of oral storytelling.

The Stanford Storytelling Project is an arts program at Stanford that explores how to meet the stories that surround us with stories of our own. We explore in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth to memoir. The project sponsors courses, grants, a live event series, and a weekly workshop on for undergraduates on the craft of storytelling across media. We also produce an award-winning radio show and podcast, “State of the Human,” which brings together each week stories that deepen our understanding of single, common human experiences–joking, lying, giving, wildness, belonging–all drawn from the experiences and research of the Stanford community, from freshmen to alumni.

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.

State of the Human, the radio show of the Stanford Storytelling Project, shares stories that deepen our understanding of single, common human experiences—belonging, giving, lying, forgiveness—all drawn from the experiences and research of the Stanford community.

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