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StoryCorps

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Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.

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Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.

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too perfect!

By imagodei20 - Aug 28 2019
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love every episode, makes me cry. made me want to start my own podcast

Awesome podcast!

By Light worker 73 - Aug 07 2019
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I think it’s wonderful.keep up the good work.

iTunes Ratings

2875 Ratings
Average Ratings
2178
342
130
95
130

too perfect!

By imagodei20 - Aug 28 2019
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love every episode, makes me cry. made me want to start my own podcast

Awesome podcast!

By Light worker 73 - Aug 07 2019
Read more
I think it’s wonderful.keep up the good work.

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StoryCorps

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Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.

Second Chances

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In our very last episode of the season, two stories about relationships that start off rocky and the reunions that lead to second chances.

Jan 22 2019

11mins

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StoryCorps 537: Never Say Goodbye

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A special announcement from our podcast team about some exciting changes ahead. Plus, a StoryCorps classic: the love story of Danny and Annie Perasa.

Jun 29 2018

11mins

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StoryCorps 536: Little Kids, Big Problems

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In a grown-up world, kids often have no choice but to go along with the course charted by the adults around them. This means that kids are subject to grown-up problems, often in ways they can't understand until much later in their lives. This week, we'll hear what it's like to be a kid caught up in a tangle created by adults.

Jun 22 2018

12mins

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StoryCorps 535: Remorse

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This week we bring you the second radio documentary from Chicago teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, called Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse. In 1996, LeAlan and Lloyd investigated the death of Eric Morse, a 5-year-old boy dropped from a high-rise window, and uncovered the scars it left on their community.

Jun 15 2018

43mins

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Close Calls And Patron Saints

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In this week's episode, two near-death experiences and what it means to reconnect with the people who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Jan 15 2019

13mins

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StoryCorps 534: Ghetto Life 101

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In 1993, teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman recorded a week of their lives on Chicago's South Side. Working with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, LeAlan and Lloyd produced a documentary they called Ghetto Life 101, one of the most acclaimed programs in public radio history. To mark the 25th anniversary, we bring you a special presentation of Ghetto Life 101.

Jun 08 2018

33mins

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StoryCorps 477: Looking Out

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This week, we hear three stories from people who did not have much themselves, but looked out for others who needed some extra help.

Apr 20 2018

12mins

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The Leesburg Stockade Girls

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In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in the county jail, but were quickly hauled outside the city, where they spent the next two months locked inside a stockade. In this episode, the Leesburg Girls shine a light on an overlooked moment in civil rights history.

Jan 08 2019

12mins

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StoryCorps 528: Allie n Steve

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What do you do when your parent changes in some pretty significant ways? This week StoryCorps and Invisibilia both look at that very question by telling different parts of the same story.

Apr 06 2018

18mins

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A Danger To My Country

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This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we'll hear the story of one man's role in what we now call the Lavender Scare, and the great lengths one gay couple took to keep their relationship a secret.

Jul 09 2019

15mins

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StoryCorps 526: A Parent's Job

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A parent's profession has an undeniable impact on their kids — both good and bad. This week, three stories about the things we learn from our parents' work.

Mar 16 2018

14mins

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StoryCorps 525: The Good, Right, Honest Thing

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It takes courage to speak up — especially when there's the risk that no one will believe you. In this episode, three women who had to face that risk, and came forward despite the potential consequences.

Mar 02 2018

14mins

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StoryCorps 529: Where the Giant Mushrooms Grow

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With nuclear weapons back in the headlines, fears of a new Atomic Age are creeping in again. This week, three stories about The Bomb, from people who experienced it first-hand.

Apr 27 2018

16mins

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We're Still Here

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In this episode, we'll hear from trans women of color, who have often been the first to stand up for equality, and the last to be recognized for their contributions.

Jul 16 2019

14mins

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Love and a Life Complete

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This week's episode is all about love — what it's like to lose it and how it's never too late to find it.

Jun 04 2019

15mins

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StoryCorps 531: Legacies of Love

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So much of parenting is dealing with the unexpected and having to figure things out as you go. In this Mother's Day episode, we hear from moms whose decisions left a lifelong impression on their kids.

May 11 2018

13mins

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StoryCorps 457: Eternally Eight

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On June 5, 1989, Sean Smith fatally shot his younger sister, Erin, while playing with his father's gun. Now in his 30s, Sean speaks with with his mother, Lee, about this devastating accident.

Mar 09 2018

13mins

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StoryCorps 462: In the Neighborhood

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50 years ago, in 1968, François Clemmons was cast as Officer Clemmons on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." He came to StoryCorps to discuss how he got the role, and his relationship with Fred Rogers.

Feb 16 2018

14mins

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Old Guitars and Purple Hearts

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In this week's episode, two stories of people reuniting with family treasures and the way that objects can live on long after a person is gone.

Jan 01 2019

11mins

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A Son Always Remembers His Father

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After World War II, there was a radio program that reconnected people live on the air. It was called Reunion. In this episode, we'll revisit their very first broadcast, when Holocaust survivor Siegbert Freiberg was reunited with his father.

Dec 11 2018

14mins

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This Is Where I Leave You

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In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we share difficult conversations around death; how four families, who are dealing with the impending loss of a loved one, navigate the last conversations they may ever have together.

Dec 03 2019

19mins

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The Great Listen

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This week's episode is an excerpt from The Great Listen from NPR and StoryCorps, our new one-hour broadcast special hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish. We're bringing you stories that speak to the power of listening, especially during the holidays.

Nov 26 2019

34mins

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The Dark Before Dawn

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In 2015, Asma Jama, a Somali American woman, was assaulted for speaking Swahili at an Applebees in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In this episode, how Asma found support from an unlikely source.

Nov 19 2019

12mins

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We Need To Talk

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The StoryCorps Podcast returns this fall with 10 all-new episodes. This season, you'll hear challenging conversations between loved ones, friends, and even people who could have easily been enemies, as they try to bridge divides and build connections where you'd least expect it.

Nov 12 2019

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No One's Going to Stop Me

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We've been sharing stories of LGBTQ elders all season, but for our final episode, we'll hear what the next generation has to say.

Jul 30 2019

25mins

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A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood

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In this episode, we visit an LGBT-friendly apartment building in the heart of Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Join us as we meet the residents.

Jul 23 2019

20mins

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We're Still Here

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In this episode, we'll hear from trans women of color, who have often been the first to stand up for equality, and the last to be recognized for their contributions.

Jul 16 2019

14mins

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A Danger To My Country

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This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we'll hear the story of one man's role in what we now call the Lavender Scare, and the great lengths one gay couple took to keep their relationship a secret.

Jul 09 2019

15mins

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We Are Family

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In this episode, stories about finding your people. We'll hear from LGBTQ folks on family — the ones they're born into and the ones they choose.

Jul 02 2019

19mins

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Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later

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In this episode, we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with an excerpt from Dave Isay's 1989 radio documentary "Remembering Stonewall," and we share selections from our current effort to preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders before they're lost to history.

Jun 25 2019

23mins

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A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we hear from LGBTQ people who've persevered in spite of how they were treated by family members, doctors and their religious community.

Jun 18 2019

21mins

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For the Love of Ira

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Growing up in the 1990s, Josh Davis was raised by two gay dads. Now a parent himself, Josh reflects on the importance of his family's lineage. We'll also hear from a gay son who refers to his father as "the patron saint of dads for sissies." In this Father's Day episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're celebrating dads of all stripes.

Jun 11 2019

15mins

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Love and a Life Complete

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This week's episode is all about love — what it's like to lose it and how it's never too late to find it.

Jun 04 2019

15mins

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Pearls Of Wisdom

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Dee Westenhauser grew up in Texas in the 1950s. Even though she knew she was a girl, she always felt she had to hide it; except for when she visited her Aunt Yaya. In this episode, two stories about being seen for who you truly are.

May 28 2019

13mins

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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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On this Memorial Day episode, we remember Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, who was the first soldier to challenge the military's ban on gay servicemembers. We also hear from LGBTQ veterans on the discrimination they faced while in the service.

May 21 2019

19mins

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By The Power Vested In Me

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15 years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the US. In this episode, we check back in with some of the plaintiffs from this landmark court case, and get to know the trailblazers who came before them.

May 14 2019

16mins

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Our New Season is OUT!

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The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes. This season, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we're sharing the stories of LGBTQ people across the country — those who lived before Stonewall and those whose lives have been shaped by it.

May 07 2019

1min

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Second Chances

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In our very last episode of the season, two stories about relationships that start off rocky and the reunions that lead to second chances.

Jan 22 2019

11mins

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Close Calls And Patron Saints

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In this week's episode, two near-death experiences and what it means to reconnect with the people who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Jan 15 2019

13mins

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The Leesburg Stockade Girls

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In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in the county jail, but were quickly hauled outside the city, where they spent the next two months locked inside a stockade. In this episode, the Leesburg Girls shine a light on an overlooked moment in civil rights history.

Jan 08 2019

12mins

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