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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 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.

StoryCorps 475: Keeping the Faith  

Both Vice Admiral James Stockdale and Congressman James Clyburn went through dark times, but they never gave up hope, long after most people would have called it quits.

StoryCorps 474: With Pride  

From our OutLoud Initiative collecting the stories of the LGBTQ communities, three conversations between parents and kids.

StoryCorps 473: Upstairs, Backstreet, Pulse  

In the wake of the shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, we look back on two other instances of violent attacks on gay bars — one in Roanoke, Virginia in 2000, and another in New Orleans in 1973.

StoryCorps 472: Dads  

For this Father's Day episode, we hear about a tough dad, one who is a self-described pushover, and the final conversation between a daughter and her father.

StoryCorps 471: Changing That Cycle  

In this follow-up to our "Secrets" episode, we check in with someone who told her story on the radio in 2012, and learn what has happened since she revealed her secret.

StoryCorps 423: Sissy  

There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing.

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