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: 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

Ripples of Hate

In 2012, StoryCorps broadcast a conversation with a young woman involved in the murder of Mulugeta Seraw, a Black man in Portland, Oregon. A decade later, we revisit it to look at the ripples of racist violence, and a few people who fought to stop it.
25/10/22·22m 58s

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

Every Seed Your Mother Sowed

When Ileana Watson died, her daughter Sada was just about to become a mom herself. Three years later, Sada sat down with Ileana's best friend, Angela Morehead-Mugita, to learn more about her late-mother.
14/09/21·4m 57s

To Me, Every Day Is Yesterday: Remembering 9/11

As we mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — memories of Richard Palazzolo, who didn't make it out of the Twin Towers that day — told by his identical twin brother who did.
11/09/21·16m 12s

From StoryCorps and Consider This: The Lasting Toll Of 9/11

In this episode of the podcast, StoryCorps teamed up with NPR's daily afternoon podcast, Consider This, to bring you stories from some of the people whose lives were forever changed by September 11th and its aftermath.
10/09/21·16m 38s

What I Would Say

In this episode, we remember Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the first American soldier to be killed in combat during the War in Afghanistan.
31/08/21·6m 10s

Growing Pains

In this episode, we'll hear conversations between family members who have mended and grown their relationships over time.
24/08/21·16m 14s

Stronger Than Ever

In this week's episode, how a father-daughter relationship rebounded after years of periodic estrangement.
17/08/21·6m 2s

Joy On Saint James Place

In this episode, how one family's socially-distant block party brought a neighborhood together during the pandemic.
10/08/21·14m 49s

Finding Our Way Back

On an all new season of the StoryCorps podcast, we're bringing you stories about what it's like to find new footing, and begin again.

Carrying The Weight

On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, how one man's decision to forgive the man who murdered his son brought two families together.
02/03/21·20m 48s

Local Treasures

On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're sharing stories from people who bring their whole heart to the place they live, and help create a feeling of home for everyone around them.
16/02/21·17m 5s

First Comes Love, Then Comes StoryCorps

On this episode, as we approach another Valentine's Day, we're bringing you stories from couples who don't need to look at a calendar to remember that they're in love.
09/02/21·15m 58s

I Found My Lighthouse

On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're exploring hope: where it comes from, what it feels like, and how it changes people.
02/02/21·17m 6s
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