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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.


EXTRA: Why I'm On This Earth

As StoryCorps' 20th anniversary approaches, we'll be looking back at important moments both in our history and the country's. This week — one more short story from our Military Voices Initiative. Sergeant Ocean Subiono tells his father, Russell Subiono, about what happened when he tried to enlist.
26/09/23·5m 28s

EXTRA: The Kids From North Baghdad

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, StoryCorps will be revisiting some of our most memorable conversations from the past two decades. This week, we announce an upcoming special series with this short story from our Military Voices Initiative.
19/09/23·6m 40s

Living for the Dead

There are people who help us at every stage of life –– from the moment we're born to our last breath. But at the end, who's helping us when we're gone? On the season finale of the StoryCorps Podcast, twin mortician brothers look back on a life of caring for the dead.
01/08/23·16m 3s

Same Train, Different Tracks

When a train ride to work veers into a life or death situation, two strangers become an important part of each other's lives.
25/07/23·15m 17s

To Speak Up

50 years ago, most of the nation was glued to "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings that would uncover major abuses of power by the Nixon administration. In this episode – how a decision to speak up blew the lid off the largest political scandal in American history.
18/07/23·17m 20s

The Long Way Home

Monique "Muffie" Mousseau and her partner Felipa Deleon grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In this episode, they share the long and sometimes painful journey of fighting for their love, their community, and their ancestors...all while making history.
11/07/23·21m 25s

Seeing The Way

Jason Romero was given a serious diagnosis. But to stop running from it he'd have to do something no one had ever done before.
04/07/23·20m 44s

Thank God For Coney Island

In 1920, a father made a split-second decision to save his newborn's life by taking her to an incubator exhibit at Coney Island. We meet her in this episode, and she shares how a sideshow attraction saved her life, and thousands of others, when hospitals couldn't, ultimately changing the course of American medicine.
27/06/23·13m 50s

A Lasting Shot

In 1968, just moments after Robert F. Kennedy was shot, a young photographer for The Los Angeles Times — Boris Yaro — captured the scene in an image that's haunted the nation ever since. In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we remember RFK and we revisit the story of that famous photo.
20/06/23·13m 42s

In Safe Hands

Rabbi Philip Lazowski remembers a quick decision that saved his life during the Holocaust.
13/06/23·17m 23s

Turning Points

This season on the StoryCorps Podcast from NPR, eight stories about eight moments that changed everything.

EXTRA: Living Life For Them

On this short Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams, an Iraq War veteran who lost every other member of his 12-man squad.
29/05/23·5m 14s

EXTRA: Grandma's Hands

On this short Mother's Day episode, Madzimoyo Owusu came to StoryCorps with her daughter, Johannah Owusu, to honor the memory of the woman who helped shape her life.
14/05/23·4m 35s

EXTRA: The Santa Tracker

On this extra holiday episode, Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.
20/12/22·5m 27s

The Voice For My Song

What happens when paralyzing fear stops you from following your dream? In our final episode of the season...Jim Von Stein has written 8000 songs, but almost nobody has heard a single one of them...until now...
13/12/22·20m 6s

SPECIAL: Remembering Lloyd Newman of Ghetto Life 101

In the early 90s, 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. In remembrance of Lloyd, who died this week, we bring you a special presentation of Ghetto Life 101.
09/12/22·33m 30s

The Last Patients

In the second part of our Kalaupapa story, we hear how people exiled from society reconnected with family – and found a new community.
06/12/22·17m 40s

A Dangerous Word

In this two-part special, we remember a community of forgotten people cast out to a remote Hawaiian island.
29/11/22·17m 32s

One Who Is Understanding

Family names bind one generation to the next. But what if that name is lost? In this episode, a grieving family learns their legacy is being kept alive by a stranger from far away.
22/11/22·22m 24s

Seeing the Future In You

We usually lean on our elders for wisdom and support... but sometimes it's the other way around. In this episode, we hear from queer men who found acceptance in one another.
15/11/22·18m 33s

You're My Memory

Capt. Helen Perry talks with her husband, Sgt. Matthew Perry, about the impacts of Matthew's memory loss – and their enduring love.
08/11/22·18m 32s

Everything In Between

In this episode, we share one couple's story of love and loss under the weight of substance abuse – told through different recordings, twelve years apart.
01/11/22·22m 39s

The Things We Carry

On this season of the StoryCorps Podcast, stories of the stigmas we carry, and how it feels when we set them down.

EXTRA: Back Of The Laundromat

On this short Labor Day episode, we'll hear from sisters Suzi and Donna Wong about growing up in the back of their parents' laundry business in Hollywood, CA.
05/09/22·4m 5s

EXTRA: The People That Nurtured Me

Growing up in the 1950s in Montgomery, AL., Rev. Farrell Duncombe or "Little Farrell," as he was known by his family and friends, had a mischievous side. In this short episode, he remembers the day he got called out by the mother of civil rights.
16/08/22·5m 46s

EXTRA: More Than Enough Love

Growing up in the 1960s, all of the neighborhood kids wanted to be at Mary Mills' house. In this short extra, she tells her mother why.
19/07/22·4m 51s

EXTRA: When I Was 16

In this short bonus episode, we'll hear fromMs. Betty Thompson on what led her to work at the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
24/06/22·3m 53s

It All Starts With A Song

Everyone's heard of James Brown and Stevie Wonder, but how about the women who helped make them who they are? For our last episode of this season, we'll get to know the unsung icons behind some of the most iconic music.
21/06/22·23m 56s

Worthy In Their Own Beauty

This year marks two big anniversaries that helped change the world of sports and society. We'll hear from some of the people who were a part of these groundbreaking moments.
14/06/22·16m 34s

Fellow Travelers

In 2018, Tennille Moore got some bad news and was crying in a public restroom. That's when Mumtaz Champsi stepped in and asked her if she'd like to take a walk. In this episode, we'll hear about how that walk led to a StoryCorps booth and an unlikely connection between strangers.
07/06/22·15m 33s

Horses And Helicopters

In this episode, we head to the streets of South Central Los Angeles to meet a helper on horseback.
31/05/22·13m 9s

So They're Not Forgotten

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, we're thinking about sacrifice, and the bonds that form between people who literally go through war together; on the battlefield and at home.
24/05/22·15m 58s

A Neighbor's Promise

Several years ago, Jennifer Hidrogo made a promise to her neighbor. In this episode, she shares how that simple act resulted in her gaining three more children and finding her calling.
17/05/22·12m 48s

The Beginning And The End

In this episode, we'll hear about two people who help during the most important moments of our lives: when we're brought into the world and when we leave it.
10/05/22·17m 42s

In The Comments

A few months ago, we asked our listeners one question. We then received hundreds of responses that made even our most hardened producers tear up. In this episode, find out what that question was and how it inspired our new season.
03/05/22·23m 5s

The Littlest Things

This season of the StoryCorps Podcast is all about the helpers around us. It drops May 3rd.

Three's Company

Neil Kramer and his ex-wife Sophia Lansky talk about their unique quarantine experience together.
14/02/22·4m 21s

You Can Fall, Just Don't Stay There

In 1993, Los Angeles County firefighter Derek Bart saved a child from a house fire in Santa Clarita, CA. In our last episode of the season, we'll hear three different perspectives on that night, and how they all intersect nearly 30 years later.
25/01/22·14m 59s

Finding Where You Fit

All season long, we've heard from trailblazers at the top of their game in every field. In this episode, we mean that literally. We'll hear from three different athletes who shook things up on the baseball field and on the basketball court.
18/01/22·18m 24s

We Go Up Together, Or We Go Down Together

On this week's episode, we're remembering the final hours of Dr. King's life through the experiences of some of the people who were there at the time.
11/01/22·16m 16s

Sign Me Up

In this episode, Jeanine Menze and La'Shanda Holmes talk about becoming the first and second Black female pilots in the U.S. Coast Guard, what led them to the military, and ultimately, each other.
04/01/22·12m 24s

Go To The Clouds

On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, how three kids who once dreamed of outer space grew up to make their mark beyond Earth's atmosphere.
28/12/21·15m 28s

When Santas Stormed Macy's

At the height of the AIDS crisis, Mark Woodley disclosed his HIV status and lost his job as a Macy's Santa Claus. In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, Mark speaks with his friend Jon Winkleman about the moment they decided to take action.
21/12/21·4m 51s

La Música En Mi

On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we'll share the lesser known stories behind some popular songs, and how two families are honoring the musicians behind them.
14/12/21·17m 21s

Men of The Ages

In this episode, we focus on the lives and achievements of two Black men who conducted groundbreaking medical research in the 1940's — as told by the people they mentored.
07/12/21·18m 25s

Paving Pathways

The StoryCorps Podcast returns with new episodes, featuring stories of courage from people who blazed a path, defied the odds, and changed history for those who came after them.

Pass the Plate, Pass the Mic

In this episode, we're encouraging people all across the country to record a conversation with a loved one or someone they admire over Thanksgiving weekend. By featuring several intergenerational conversations, we hope to show just how easy it can be to do this, whether you're across the table or across the country.
23/11/21·16m 9s

Just Doing Our Best

Scientists Zoe Courville and Lora Koenig work to study the impact of climate change — which pulls them away from their children for weeks at a time. In our last episode of the season, they share some hard-earned wisdom with parents who may be struggling during the pandemic.
05/10/21·5m 34s

The Collision Course

In this week's episode, how worlds that quite literally collided, led to unexpected friendships and new career paths.
28/09/21·13m 52s

Everything Together

In this episode, how kids and their parents — who have navigated many changes together — are facing the next big change apart.
21/09/21·16m 12s
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