The Real Stanford Prison Experiment

The VOCA team interviews a former guard in the Stanford Prison Experiment to discover his perspective about what happened that summer in 1971.

In 1971, Stanford University hosted a “prison simulation” experiment soon to become famous for supposedly proving humanity’s inherent evil. To investigate, the VOCA podcast team sat down with a former guard in the Stanford prison experiment to listen to his first hand perspective of this landmark demonstration in social psychology.

Voices on Century Avenue (VOCA) is the podcasting division of On Century Avenue, dedicated to sharing the voices and stories of the NYU Shanghai community.

This podcast was directed by Arshaun Darabnia with editorial assistance by Savannah Billman and Lily Mark. Special Thanks to Professor Clay Shirky. Please send an email to to get in touch.
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