Nine Lives Podcast



A storytelling podcast for the Northwestern University community. Each episode brings several true, unscripted stories from Northwestern to listeners.


  • Episode 31: Seeking a Friend For a Kinder World

    18/02/2021 Duración: 11min

    Last quarter, Nine Lives hosted an intergenerational storytelling event in collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) over zoom. It was here that we first heard Medill senior Joey Safchik's touching story about her friendship with Gabriella Karin, a holocaust survivor. Joey reflects on their time together, the lessons she's learned from Gabriella and the many intricate ways she has affected her life.

  • Episode 30: All About Voting

    23/10/2020 Duración: 10min

    Happy voting season, Nine Lives listeners! Check out our latest episode, which highlights the Northwestern student group NU Votes. In an interview with member Maddie Brown, we hear about NU Votes’ mission and how they’ve adapted to this unprecedented quarter. You can find NU votes on instagram @NUvotes and access all their resources on Take a listen and share with friends! Music: YouTube Studio, Spring Thaw by Asher Fulero

  • Episode 29: Office Hours with Brian Bouldrey

    09/04/2020 Duración: 09min

    Episode 29: Office Hours with Brian Bouldrey by Nine Lives Team

  • Episode 28: Stories, B.C. (Before Corona)

    28/03/2020 Duración: 10min

    We set up a story booth in Main Library during reading week to give students a chance to take a study break and tell us a story. Our storytellers, Grace Shin, Zoe Port and Sam Cole, talked to us about an unenjoyable office hours session, a smelly first impression and an unlucky start to 2020. We hope these stories of life before the Coronavirus outbreak bring you comfort and hope for a return to normalcy in the future.

  • Episode 27: Intro to Love

    14/02/2020 Duración: 27min

    Episode 27: Intro to Love by Nine Lives Team

  • Episode 26: Translations

    13/12/2019 Duración: 19min

    In our newest episode, TRANSLATIONS, Nine Lives invited three storytellers to come on the podcast to share their experiences with the power of language. Listen to stories that touch on the complexities of bilingualism, language barriers while studying abroad, and the fascinating art of literary translation. How does language play a role in your life? Music Credit: Dominique John (

  • Episode 25: Nine Lives X IAS

    21/11/2019 Duración: 29min

    For our latest episode, Nine Lives is proud to partner with I Am Shakti, an organization founded partly by Northwestern students with the mission of fighting the stigma around mental health in South Asian-American communities. Special thanks to IAS’s Rohan Chalasani, as well as our generous storytellers Dhivya, Tejav and Deepikaa. We hope these stories encourage conversations about this important issue.

  • Episode 24: Dillo Dazed

    04/06/2019 Duración: 03min

    Episode 24: Dillo Dazed by Nine Lives Team

  • Episode 23: Let's Talk About Sex

    15/04/2019 Duración: 15min

    Episode 23: Let's Talk About Sex by Nine Lives Team

  • Episode 22: Holidays

    13/03/2019 Duración: 20min

    Episode 22: Holidays by Nine Lives Team