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No One's Going to Stop Me

July 30th, 2019


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.

A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood

July 23rd, 2019


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

We're Still Here

July 16th, 2019


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 …

A Danger To My Country

July 9th, 2019


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 …

We Are Family

July 2nd, 2019


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.

Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later

June 25th, 2019


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 …

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

June 18th, 2019


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.

For the Love of Ira

June 11th, 2019


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 …

Love and a Life Complete

June 4th, 2019


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.

Pearls Of Wisdom

May 28th, 2019


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 …

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

May 21st, 2019


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 …

By The Power Vested In Me

May 14th, 2019


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 …

Our New Season is OUT!

May 7th, 2019


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 …

Second Chances

January 22nd, 2019


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

Close Calls And Patron Saints

January 15th, 2019


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.

The Leesburg Stockade Girls

January 8th, 2019


In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in …

Old Guitars and Purple Hearts

January 1st, 2019


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.

Santa Rick

December 25th, 2018


'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, …

Stubborn Love

December 18th, 2018


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.

A Son Always Remembers His Father

December 11th, 2018


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 …

High School Reunion: Part 2

December 4th, 2018


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 …

High School Reunion: Part 1

November 27th, 2018


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 …

Barbara And Jeanne

November 20th, 2018


Two estranged friends reunite in a shelter and find home in an unexpected place.

When The World Is Exploding Around You

November 13th, 2018


On this Veterans Day episode, friendships forged on the battlefield and the road to reconnecting decades later.

I Always Meant To Tell You This

November 6th, 2018


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.

Reuniting (And It Feels So StoryCorps)

October 30th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 537: Never Say Goodbye

June 29th, 2018


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

StoryCorps 536: Little Kids, Big Problems

June 22nd, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 535: Remorse

June 15th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 534: Ghetto Life 101

June 8th, 2018


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, …

StoryCorps 533: The Senator, the Photographer, and the Busboy

June 4th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 470: Send-Offs

May 25th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 532: Lost Time

May 18th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 531: Legacies of Love

May 11th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 530: Too Blue for the Morning News

May 4th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 529: Where the Giant Mushrooms Grow

April 27th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 477: Looking Out

April 20th, 2018


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

StoryCorps 528: Allie n Steve

April 6th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 527: Tubby Rules

March 30th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps EXTRA: The Drill

March 23rd, 2018


10-year-old Dezmond Floyd talks with his mother, Tanai Benard, about the active shooter drills in his 5th grade classroom.

StoryCorps 526: A Parent's Job

March 16th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 457: Eternally Eight

March 9th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 525: The Good, Right, Honest Thing

March 2nd, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 524: Beautiful and Terrible

February 23rd, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 462: In the Neighborhood

February 16th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 523: Years in the Making

February 9th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now

January 24th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps EXTRA: My Own Private Sit-In

January 12th, 2018


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.

StoryCorps 521: Rickey and Eddie

January 10th, 2018


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 …

StoryCorps 453: Do-Over

January 3rd, 2018


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 …

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