Rank #1: The Betrayal
“The ocean was one of the most important relationships in my life," Shannon Leone Fowler says. "Sometimes, the most important."
Rank #2: New Ink
Much like addressing racism, covering a tattoo can be more complicated than getting the original.
Rank #3: All-Star Friendship
Reporter Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang, a cat-litter scientist who befriended NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.
Rank #4: Remembering Karim
Karim Alagha worked for 25 years at a gas station in Cambridge. He was immensely loving and deeply empathetic; he asked people how they felt and truly listened to their answers. Over time, a community formed around Karim and the station. An [...]
Rank #5: The Bridge
Julie Lindahl and Rachael Cerrotti of our previous two episodes meet, and a twist of fate changes everything for Rachael.
Rank #6: Love For The Least Loved
Growing up in a violent and chaotic home almost pushed Aaron Stark to commit a mass shooting. He says the simple acts of kindness from his friends stopped him from making a horrible mistake.
Rank #7: The Secret
Julie Lindahl felt burdened by an indescribable guilt, a feeling she could never understand.
Rank #8: Reddit Sends Its Love
Scott Widak had a smile for everyone and an open heart. When he became terminally ill, his nephew took to Reddit, asking the online community to send letters to his uncle with Down syndrome and listing some of his eclectic interests. Scott's story [...]
Rank #9: When The Sun Came Out
Norah and Dan were an unlikely pair.
Rank #10: A Place That's Safe
How far would you go to a help a person in need? When Ron Jones, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got to know a young couple who were struggling and learned about their background, he made the decision that money alone would not be enough to truly [...]
Rank #11: Refuge
For Rachael Cerrotti, history keeps circling back to the present.
Rank #12: A Different Window
Bostonians aren’t always known for their friendly, helpful nature, but Blair Wong has discovered a very different side to the city’s inhabitants.
Rank #13: An Adoption Calling Answered
A woman with a rare disease and her husband decide to expand their little family by adopting boys who all share the same rare disease she does.
Rank #14: Secret Sisters
They didn't all know each other, but they knew their friend needed help.
Rank #15: An Ordinary, Beautiful Life
Shelagh Gordon was another name in the obituaries, an ordinary woman who had died suddenly of a massive brain aneurysm at the age of 55. But something in her obituary stood out to a journalist at the Toronto Star. For weeks, Catherine Porter had [...]
Rank #16: The Boy With Long Lashes
People ask Mohamed if he's crazy. He says he wouldn't live any other way.
Rank #17: Stuck in Transit
A Syrian man is stuck at an airport terminal for months and a determined stranger makes it her mission to help him get out.
Rank #18: Pick Up The Soap
After a breakup left Laura in rough shape, Ruthy and Bill stepped up to pick her up.
Rank #19: So Much More
The story begins with an open wound.
Rank #20: She Remembers It All
Tragedy brought two women together. Now memories keep them close.