Stanford Out Loud

Stanford Out LoudThe Stanford Out Loud podcast series presents Stanford magazine stories like you've never heard them before. Hosted by Stanford magazine editor Kevin Cool and featuring the voices of faculty and other members of the campus community, our pilot season brings you the inside scoop on the Stanford Prison Experiment, the death of Jane Stanford and more.

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The Menace Within

More than 40 years after the Stanford Prison Experiment took place, how do the guards, prisoners and researchers feel about the roles they played? Featuring the voices of study leader Philip Zimbardo, emeritus professor of psychology, and five participants from the original experiment.

The Man Who Stopped Time

In 1872, Leland Stanford Sr. hired photographic artist and adventurer Eadweard Muybridge to capture an image of a horse in the act of flying, setting the stage for the invention of the motion picture. Featuring the voice of Gail Wight, associate professor of art practice, whose work in sculpture, video and interactive media explores the relationship between art and biology.

About a Boy

His death broke his parents' hearts and spawned a university. But who was Leland Stanford Jr.? Featuring the voice of Theresa Johnston, contributing writer for Stanford magazine.


How a band of student volunteers and a campus physician with a carnation in his lapel helped confine the tragedy of the 1903 typhoid epidemic. Featuring the voice of Robert Siegel, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford School of Medicine.

Sex Scholar

Stanford professor Clelia Mosher polled Victorian-era women on their bedroom behavior—and then kept the startling results under wraps. Featuring the voice of Herant Katchadourian, emeritus professor of psychiatry and human biology.

Who Killed Jane Stanford?

Investigations confirm she was poisoned by strychnine, but the case will never be solved. Someone got away with murder. Featuring the voice of Stanford magazine editor Kevin Cool.

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