StoryCorps

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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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Second Chances

January 22nd, 2019

11:34

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

13:21

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

12:28

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

11:05

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

11:30

'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

12:44

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

14:39

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

11:45

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

10:56

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

9:19

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

When The World Is Exploding Around You

November 13th, 2018

10:20

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

11:51

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

1:47

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

11:48

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

12:27

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

43:13

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

33:56

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

13:39

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

14:35

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

11:38

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

13:40

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

13:21

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

16:53

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

12:27

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

18:23

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

17:40

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

3:50

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

14:48

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

13:02

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

14:26

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

17:10

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

14:56

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

15:01

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

14:06

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

7:51

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

13:21

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

16:06

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 …

StoryCorps 520: The Gods of Times Square

December 26th, 2017

24:32

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 …

StoryCorps 519: In the Spirit

December 19th, 2017

16:12

Stories about the holidays bringing out the best in people. More at StoryCorps.org

StoryCorps EXTRA: Remembering Sandy Hook

December 14th, 2017

4:28

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 …

StoryCorps 518: The Conversation

December 12th, 2017

19:20

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

StoryCorps 449: Lessons in Love

December 1st, 2017

12:53

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 …

StoryCorps 517: Fighting It Every Day

November 27th, 2017

17:25

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.

StoryCorps 446: Too Much Hurt

November 9th, 2017

13:34

Stories from people who served in Vietnam about what they saw there, and the battles they fought when they got home.

StoryCorps EXTRA: One Small Step

November 6th, 2017

11:44

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 516: Married to the Mortician

October 27th, 2017

15:37

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

StoryCorps 515: Keepers of the Temple

October 17th, 2017

16:01

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.

StoryCorps 468: Tough Guys

October 12th, 2017

14:29

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.

StoryCorps 514: His First and Greatest Teacher

October 5th, 2017

14:04

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 — …

StoryCorps 513: American Talkers, Part 3

September 26th, 2017

22:21

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 …

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