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Rank #74 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture

StoryCorps

Rank #74 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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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.

iTunes Ratings

2331 Ratings
Average Ratings
1834
263
89
68
77

Too many interruptions

By Spppppppigitgjiy - Jan 23 2019
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I love listening to the stories told by the participants but there are too many adds and too much said by the narrator for a 12 minute podcast. I prefer the BBC’s version - the listening hour.

Inspiring and emotional

By Joseph Pearson - Dec 31 2018
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These podcasts bring me such profound joy. Thanks NPR!

iTunes Ratings

2331 Ratings
Average Ratings
1834
263
89
68
77

Too many interruptions

By Spppppppigitgjiy - Jan 23 2019
Read more

I love listening to the stories told by the participants but there are too many adds and too much said by the narrator for a 12 minute podcast. I prefer the BBC’s version - the listening hour.

Inspiring and emotional

By Joseph Pearson - Dec 31 2018
Read more

These podcasts bring me such profound joy. Thanks NPR!

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StoryCorps

Rank #74 in Society & Culture category

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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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of StoryCorps

Rank #1: StoryCorps 537: Never Say Goodbye

Jun 29 2018
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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.

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Rank #2: StoryCorps 536: Little Kids, Big Problems

Jun 22 2018
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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.

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Rank #3: StoryCorps 535: Remorse

Jun 15 2018
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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.

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Rank #4: StoryCorps 518: The Conversation

Dec 12 2017
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A father speaks with the school shooter who killed his son.

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Rank #5: StoryCorps 534: Ghetto Life 101

Jun 08 2018
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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.

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Rank #6: StoryCorps 477: Looking Out

Apr 20 2018
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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.

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Rank #7: StoryCorps 440: On the Other Side of Death

Sep 05 2017
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StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum are recording one interview for each person lost on 9/11/2001. In this episode, you'll hear from family and friends remembering loved ones, including the first official victim of the attacks, NYFD Chaplain Father Mychal Judge.

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Rank #8: StoryCorps 453: Do-Over

Jan 03 2018
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To kick off the New Year, stories of people who have started over, turned the page, and wiped the slate clean. They did this sometimes to follow a dream, other times to escape bad ones.

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Rank #9: StoryCorps 528: Allie n Steve

Apr 06 2018
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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.

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Rank #10: StoryCorps 515: Keepers of the Temple

Oct 17 2017
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Stories of people who grew up hidden in plain sight in one of the busiest cities in the world, New York. Hear about childhoods spent at the Statue of Liberty and even living inside a public library.

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Rank #11: StoryCorps 526: A Parent's Job

Mar 16 2018
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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.

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Rank #12: StoryCorps 525: The Good, Right, Honest Thing

Mar 02 2018
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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.

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Rank #13: StoryCorps 516: Married to the Mortician

Oct 27 2017
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For Halloween, we hear from people for whom the stuff of other people's nightmares is just everyday business.

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Rank #14: StoryCorps 529: Where the Giant Mushrooms Grow

Apr 27 2018
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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.

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Rank #15: StoryCorps 468: Tough Guys

Oct 12 2017
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In this episode, stories from people who, at first blush, you might judge to be rough and tough. But we learn that appearances are often deceiving.

Play Now

Rank #16: StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now

Jan 24 2018
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There's something about a StoryCorps booth that lets people be more candid than they usually are — and this is especially true of parents and their kids. In this episode, some of the most honest interviews we've ever recorded.

Play Now

Rank #17: StoryCorps 531: Legacies of Love

May 11 2018
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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.

Play Now

Rank #18: StoryCorps 523: Years in the Making

Feb 09 2018
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Not all love stories start with a lightning strike. For Valentine's Day, stories of relationships that took years to blossom and have stood the test of time.

Play Now

Rank #19: StoryCorps 517: Fighting It Every Day

Nov 27 2017
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The current opioid epidemic has been called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. In this episode, we listen to people who come from some of the hardest hit areas of the country.

Play Now

Rank #20: StoryCorps 457: Eternally Eight

Mar 09 2018
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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.

Play Now

Rank #1: StoryCorps 537: Never Say Goodbye

Podcast cover
Read more

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
11 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: StoryCorps 536: Little Kids, Big Problems

Podcast cover
Read more

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
12 mins
Play Now

Rank #3: StoryCorps 535: Remorse

Podcast cover
Read more

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
43 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: StoryCorps 518: The Conversation

Podcast cover
Read more

A father speaks with the school shooter who killed his son.

Dec 12 2017
19 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: StoryCorps 534: Ghetto Life 101

Podcast cover
Read more

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
33 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: StoryCorps 477: Looking Out

Podcast cover
Read more

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
12 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: StoryCorps 440: On the Other Side of Death

Podcast cover
Read more

StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum are recording one interview for each person lost on 9/11/2001. In this episode, you'll hear from family and friends remembering loved ones, including the first official victim of the attacks, NYFD Chaplain Father Mychal Judge.

Sep 05 2017
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: StoryCorps 453: Do-Over

Podcast cover
Read more

To kick off the New Year, stories of people who have started over, turned the page, and wiped the slate clean. They did this sometimes to follow a dream, other times to escape bad ones.

Jan 03 2018
16 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: StoryCorps 528: Allie n Steve

Podcast cover
Read more

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
18 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: StoryCorps 515: Keepers of the Temple

Podcast cover
Read more

Stories of people who grew up hidden in plain sight in one of the busiest cities in the world, New York. Hear about childhoods spent at the Statue of Liberty and even living inside a public library.

Oct 17 2017
16 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: StoryCorps 526: A Parent's Job

Podcast cover
Read more

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
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: StoryCorps 525: The Good, Right, Honest Thing

Podcast cover
Read more

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
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: StoryCorps 516: Married to the Mortician

Podcast cover
Read more

For Halloween, we hear from people for whom the stuff of other people's nightmares is just everyday business.

Oct 27 2017
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: StoryCorps 529: Where the Giant Mushrooms Grow

Podcast cover
Read more

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
16 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: StoryCorps 468: Tough Guys

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, stories from people who, at first blush, you might judge to be rough and tough. But we learn that appearances are often deceiving.

Oct 12 2017
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now

Podcast cover
Read more

There's something about a StoryCorps booth that lets people be more candid than they usually are — and this is especially true of parents and their kids. In this episode, some of the most honest interviews we've ever recorded.

Jan 24 2018
14 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: StoryCorps 531: Legacies of Love

Podcast cover
Read more

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
13 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: StoryCorps 523: Years in the Making

Podcast cover
Read more

Not all love stories start with a lightning strike. For Valentine's Day, stories of relationships that took years to blossom and have stood the test of time.

Feb 09 2018
15 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: StoryCorps 517: Fighting It Every Day

Podcast cover
Read more

The current opioid epidemic has been called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. In this episode, we listen to people who come from some of the hardest hit areas of the country.

Nov 27 2017
17 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: StoryCorps 457: Eternally Eight

Podcast cover
Read more

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
13 mins
Play Now