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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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To Grandmother's House We (Sorta) Go

On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're celebrating the holidays by sharing stories of the people who matter most—family.


22 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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The Dark Before Dawn

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.


19 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Willie, Shig, And A Bird Named Maggie

Willie Ito and Shigeru "Shig" Yabu, childhood best friends, remember being sent to separate Japanese Internment camps as kids, and how they came together to tell their story decades later.


17 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Holiday Gifts That Can't Be Bought

On this holiday episode, two stories about finding the true spirit of Christmas as the result of a surprising conversation.


24 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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No One's Going to Stop Me

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.


30 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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This Is Where I Leave You

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.


3 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood

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


23 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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The Great Listen

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.


26 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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New Year's Eve With Spencer The Possum

On this episode, we hear from Bud and Jackie Jones--career taxidermists--who helped bring a unique holiday celebration to their small town of Tallapoosa, Georgia: a New Year's Eve possum drop.


31 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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We Never Spoke Of It

In this episode, we'll hear about a single night that divided one family for decades; and we'll listen in on the conversations that helped bring them back together.


10 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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On The Brink Of Separation

In this week's episode, you'll hear the difficult conversations that one family is having as they deal with the recurring threat of deportation.


7 Jan 2020

Rank #11