StoryCorps

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 Nov 16, 2019

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 Jul 10, 2019
Disproportionately high number of LGBTQ stories when there are so many that need to be told


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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.

Episode Date
Little Kids, Big Questions
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This week, we're fighting the COVID blues by giving kids the microphone—big interview questions from some of StoryCorps' littlest friends.
Jun 02, 2020
From One Essential Worker To Another
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While many people are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many others are risking their health to keep the country running. This week, stories from essential workers who are navigating the pandemic one job at a time.
May 26, 2020
A Little Bit Of Kindness
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From helping a passenger off a city bus to delivering groceries to elderly neighbors: stories about how a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
May 19, 2020
So Close (And Yet, At Least Six Feet Apart)
59
The StoryCorps Podcast returns this spring with 10 all-new episodes. At a time when the greatest global health crisis in a century has left many feeling anxious, isolated and alone, we'll be sharing stories of comfort, wisdom, and hope through conversations that remind us we're all still connected.
May 12, 2020
When You Finally Told Me
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Winfred Rembert, one of the only people ever known to have survived a lynching, sits down with his wife, Patsy, to talk about how their relationship has helped him deal with his painful past.
Feb 04, 2020
The Echoes Of Gunfire
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This week, difficult conversations between people whose lives have been greatly impacted by one thing: guns.
Jan 28, 2020
Across The Great Divide
955
This week, conversations between strangers who don't necessarily agree on things politically, but come together to find moments of connection during their StoryCorps interviews.
Jan 21, 2020
All I Had Was Hope And You
847
This week, we'll hear from veterans and their families as they navigate difficult conversations around deployment and the transition back to civilian life.
Jan 14, 2020
On The Brink Of Separation
756
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.
Jan 07, 2020
New Year's Eve With Spencer The Possum
328
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.
Dec 31, 2019
Holiday Gifts That Can't Be Bought
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On this holiday episode, two stories about finding the true spirit of Christmas as the result of a surprising conversation.
Dec 24, 2019
Willie, Shig, And A Bird Named Maggie
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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.
Dec 17, 2019
We Never Spoke Of It
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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.
Dec 10, 2019
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
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
The Dark Before Dawn
765
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
We Need To Talk
59
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
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
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
We're Still Here
879
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
A Danger To My Country
959
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
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
Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later
1419
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
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
For the Love of Ira
938
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
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
Pearls Of Wisdom
805
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
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
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
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
Second Chances
694
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
Close Calls And Patron Saints
801
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
The Leesburg Stockade Girls
748
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
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
Santa Rick
690
'Tis the season of reunions on the StoryCorps podcast, but we're bringing you something a little different for the holidays. In this week's episode, how one man's Jewish faith actually helped him find his spiritual calling... as Santa Claus.
Dec 25, 2018
Stubborn Love
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In this week's episode, a complicated reunion between a father and daughter, and a daughter's love—that exists alongside, and sometimes in spite of—her dad's mental illness.
Dec 18, 2018
A Son Always Remembers His Father
879
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
High School Reunion: Part 2
705
After Dr. William Lynn Weaver's stories about integrating his high school aired on NPR, someone from the school's present reunited Lynn with his past. In part two, Lynn goes back to his alma mater for the first time in 50 years.
Dec 04, 2018
High School Reunion: Part 1
656
Dr. William Lynn Weaver shares stories about integrating Knoxville, Tennessee's West High School in the mid-60s, and why he avoided the school for decades.
Nov 27, 2018
Barbara And Jeanne
559
Two estranged friends reunite in a shelter and find home in an unexpected place.
Nov 20, 2018
When The World Is Exploding Around You
620
On this Veterans Day episode, friendships forged on the battlefield and the road to reconnecting decades later.
Nov 13, 2018
I Always Meant To Tell You This
711
What it's like to spend years searching for who you are, only to find an unexpected answer from someone you didn't even know you were looking for.
Nov 06, 2018
Reuniting (And It Feels So StoryCorps)
107
The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes about reunions—what drives us apart and brings us back together—at this moment in our nation's history.
Oct 30, 2018
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
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
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
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
StoryCorps 533: The Senator, the Photographer, and the Busboy
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In 1968, just moments after Robert F. Kennedy was shot, a young LA times photographer captured the scene in an iconic image that's haunted the nation for the last 50 years. Today, we remember RFK, and revisit the story of that famous photo.
Jun 04, 2018
StoryCorps 470: Send-Offs
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This Memorial Day weekend, we take a moment to reflect on the idea behind the holiday, remembering some of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces and died in combat.
May 25, 2018
StoryCorps 532: Lost Time
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When you spend 12 years in prison, and almost half that time in solitary confinement, how to you rebuild your relationships once you're out? In this episode we meet a man who had to try to answer that question. See his artwork at http://fivemualimmak.tumblr.com/
May 18, 2018
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
StoryCorps 530: Too Blue for the Morning News
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Every Friday morning, StoryCorps shares voices from its archives with public radio listeners around the country. But there are some stories that... well... just don't work on the radio. And that's why we have podcasts.
May 04, 2018
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
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
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
StoryCorps 527: Tubby Rules
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StoryCorps kicks off baseball season with Kay "Tubby" Johnston Massar: the first girl to ever play Little League baseball in the 1950s. Plus, two girls playing Little League today react to Tubby's story.
Mar 30, 2018
StoryCorps EXTRA: The Drill
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10-year-old Dezmond Floyd talks with his mother, Tanai Benard, about the active shooter drills in his 5th grade classroom.
Mar 23, 2018
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
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
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
StoryCorps 524: Beautiful and Terrible
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Scott Skiles' son, Zach, was among the first wave of U.S. forces to invade Iraq 15 years ago. In this episode, we speak with Scott about parenting during wartime - what do you do when your kid survives one ordeal, only to come home to another?
Feb 23, 2018
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
StoryCorps 523: Years in the Making
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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.
Feb 09, 2018
StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now
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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.
Jan 24, 2018
StoryCorps EXTRA: My Own Private Sit-In
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For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, we hear from an unheralded civil rights activist known for his audacity, Dion Diamond. Also, voicemails from you, our listeners.
Jan 12, 2018
StoryCorps 521: Rickey and Eddie
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An unsolved murder, a child who wanted to do the right thing, and a lie that would put an innocent man in prison for nearly 40 years — in this episode, that wrongfully imprisoned man speaks with the person whose lie put him in prison.
Jan 10, 2018
StoryCorps 453: Do-Over
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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.
Jan 03, 2018
StoryCorps 520: The Gods of Times Square
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For New Year's, a 1994 documentary by photographer Richard Sandler and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about street preachers in Times Square. See Sandler's work at instagram.com/ohstop1946/ and facebook.com/richardsandlerphoto. More at StoryCorps.org.
Dec 26, 2017
StoryCorps 519: In the Spirit
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Stories about the holidays bringing out the best in people. More at StoryCorps.org
Dec 19, 2017
StoryCorps EXTRA: Remembering Sandy Hook
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Avielle Richman was one of the children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She was six years old. Her parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, recorded this remembrance for StoryCorps.
Dec 14, 2017
StoryCorps 518: The Conversation
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A father speaks with the school shooter who killed his son.
Dec 12, 2017
StoryCorps 449: Lessons in Love
773
In this podcast, we look back on the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when little was known about the disease including just how far-reaching and destructive it would become.
Dec 01, 2017
StoryCorps 517: Fighting It Every Day
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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.
Nov 27, 2017
StoryCorps 446: Too Much Hurt
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Stories from people who served in Vietnam about what they saw there, and the battles they fought when they got home.
Nov 09, 2017
StoryCorps EXTRA: One Small Step
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Announcing a new project from StoryCorps — One Small Step is an effort to get people who disagree about politics to get to know each other through a StoryCorps interview.
Nov 06, 2017
StoryCorps 516: Married to the Mortician
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For Halloween, we hear from people for whom the stuff of other people's nightmares is just everyday business.
Oct 27, 2017
StoryCorps 515: Keepers of the Temple
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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.
Oct 17, 2017
StoryCorps 468: Tough Guys
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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.
Oct 12, 2017
StoryCorps 514: His First and Greatest Teacher
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Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. As a young man, Thompson Williams knew this and decided he never wanted to be a parent. He ended up with two kids, though, and didn't have to look far to find a mentor — his father.
Oct 05, 2017
StoryCorps 513: American Talkers, Part 3
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StoryCorps archives interviews at the Library of Congress, an idea that originated while Dave Isay was producing his American Talkers stories. In this final episode of our series — voices from the past, including a fish crier, Woody Guthrie, and even a former slave.
Sep 26, 2017