StoryCorps

StoryCorps

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StoryCorps travels the country collecting the stories of everyday people, who get to take the microphone and interview each other about their lives. Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street. Learn more, including how to record your own interview, at storycorps.org.

Episodes

StoryCorps 488: The Question of the Broken Glasses  

Interviews collected during our second Great Thanksgiving Listen — and, a request for help from listeners in solving a mystery.

StoryCorps 487: In the Long Run  

Stories from people who stuck it out, and whose patience and persistence paid off.

StoryCorps 452: The First Great Listen  

In this podcast, we hear stories recorded last year by people who participated in the Great Thanksgiving Listen.

StoryCorps EXTRA: Call Me  

In this special episode, we catch up with listener voicemails.

StoryCorps 486: The Other Side  

Political beliefs have caused tension between Peter Stanley and his daughter, Jenn. They came to StoryCorps to put their differences aside, and listen to each other's points of view.

StoryCorps 485: Fair Play  

Stories about people who commit to doing things by the book, even if it doesn't always pay off like they had hoped. Plus, we'll hear voicemails from listeners.

StoryCorps 437: Lasting Impression  

In this episode, we'll hear stories about the things that stick, for better and for worse, and leave behind an impression that you can't shake.

StoryCorps 439: Space Men  

Stories about people who all have their eyes on the stars, from a street-corner astronomer to an astronaut.

StoryCorps 484: Never Drive Me Away  

In this episode, we follow up with Alex Landau, whose story is the basis of our animated short, "Traffic Stop," to see what his life has been like since the 2009 incident that nearly killed him.

StoryCorps 483: Where I Belong  

At the start of the school year, everyone's trying to figure out where they fit. In this episode, three stories about people trying to find the place where they belong. Plus, voicemails from listeners.

StoryCorps 482: Could Have Been Anybody  

To mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we'll hear from the American Airlines employee who checked-in two of the hijackers.

StoryCorps 481: Who Swept the Floors?  

In this Labor Day episode, we listen in on a live event featuring Dave Isay and StoryCorps participants talking about their work.

StoryCorps 480: Gifts from Our Parents  

There are all kinds of things that can get passed down between generations of a family. This week, we hear four stories about gifts inherited from family members.

StoryCorps 479: Mrs. Bronstein for President  

We look back on an unusual candidate from the 1964 Presidential election, Mrs. Yetta Bronstein from the Bronx. She was unusual because she didn't actually exist; she was created by professional pranksters Jean and Alan Abel.

StoryCorps 436: Great Escapes  

Stories about escaping — or trying to escape — from bad situations, dangerous encounters, teachers, parents and more.

StoryCorps 478: Gold Star  

The term "Gold Star family" has been in the headlines this week. These families made the ultimate sacrifice and in this episode, we will hear four of those stories.

StoryCorps 477: Looking Out  

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 425: Evolution  

Darius Monroe robbed a bank as a teenager. In that bank, his life intersected with David Ned, who also went through a turbulent time as a young man.

StoryCorps EXTRA: Listen More  

Instead of a story in this episode, we'd like to extend an invitation.

StoryCorps 476: Wild at Heart  

Hans Walters works at the New York Aquarium as a shark biologist, but in his former life, he was the lead singer of a mildly successful heavy metal band.

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