Press kit

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What is Precrease & Collapse ?

In 1 phrase

Once a month, listen to someone who changed the origami world for the best.

In 50 words

Once a month, listen to an artist or someone who changed the origami world for the best. Should you be a creator, a folder or a curious mind, here is the opportunity to experience their creative process. I will also entertain you with book reviews, origami spotting and podcasts suggestions.

In 80 words

Each month, I'll receive an artist or someone who changed the origami world for the best. Should you be a creator as well, a compulsive folder or a curious mind, you will have the opportunity to experience their creative process. From confirmed artists to new talents, from all over the world, we will talk about what drives them creatively, about their inside vision of origami. Alongside these interviews, I will entertain you with book reviews, origami spotting and podcasts suggestions.


For a few years now, I've been part of the organization of an origami convention. It was, and still is, a great way to meet folders and creators from all countries, styles and generations. I discovered and learned so many things, so much I can't recall all of it. And I am very aware that it is quite a privilege.

This podcast is a way to give back part of what I received. Not everyone can attend conventions and meet the artists they admire. But a podcast can bring those artists at home. At your home.

Through this show, I will meet, either virtually or in person, creators and people who strive to make the origami world a more interesting place. So you will get to hear and discover them.

Technical info

Name of the podcast
Precrease & Collapse, an origami podcast
Everything (but music)
Stéphane Gérard

Wintergatan with the song Slottskogen Disc Golf Club

Release schedule
ten full episodes per season, from September to June, starting September 10th, 2019. There might be bonus episodes during summer hiatus.
Average run time
40 min.
Social media
Twitter & Instagram
Listen on
Ausha, Apple Podcasts, CastBox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, OverCast, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In
in English
in French


My name is Stéphane Gérard. When I don't fold and don't listen to podcast, I'm a full-time librarian… I was about forty when I had the idea of this podcast. Might have been a midlife crisis ?

I started origami when I was in college. From library books to Internet, I discovered a never-ending world of creativity. For some time, I published pictures of my folds on a blog. When it became too time consuming to manage, I migrated to Flickr.

I admire, among many creators, Hideo Komatsu and Gen Hagiwara for their fluid and smart folding sequences. I also draw diagrams when I've got time on my hands. So, not so often !

From virtual encounters to IRL-conventions, I met lots of talented folders and creators, lots of humble people always in the mood to share and discuss about our passion. Each convention is a bliss, a way to explore further the path of origami.

Since 2012, I am also a proud member of the OORAA, which organizes a great convention each fall in Lyon.

Stéphane Gérard, creator and host of Precrease & Collapse
Tiger created by Hideo Komatsu
Hedgehog created by Viviane Berty
Devil created by Jun Maekawa
White bird created by Stéphane Gérard

As for podcasts, everything started in 2017… This year, I discovered native podcasts as I spent long hours pushing my kid's stroller, waiting for him to take his nap. I needed something to occupy my mind. Books were too heavy, radio not so interesting. So, thanks to some articles, I get on with the podcast hype, as it was trending in France. At the beginning, I listened mostly to fictions (hello Alice ! Hi Amelia !). As I discovered this new world, and by the magic of Twitter's algorithms, I found more and more to listen to.

Then, through my job, I began to promote podcasts to our patrons. I included them, virtually, in our collections, organized listening sessions, crafted an advent calendar (here is a video), built a listening station from an antique radio and even started to make one.

The idea of doing one by myself was slowly growing on me. All I needed to find something to talk about. The technique behind a podcast is very appealling, at least to me, but it's not self-sufficient. In the end, it's all about the content.

It took me some time but, one morning, it hit me ! I will talk about origami. And here we are…

Advent calendar
a podcast listening station
Some of the podcasts I listened to for the library
Logo Écoutez-vous


Download the press kit (12 Mo. Texts, pictures, logos…) - updated July 2019