StoryCorps

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Description

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.

Episode Date
StoryCorps 535: Remorse
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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 5-year-old boy dropped from a high-rise window, and uncovered the scars it left on their community.
Jun 15, 2018
StoryCorps 534: Ghetto Life 101
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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, one of the most acclaimed programs in public radio history. To mark the 25th anniversary, we bring you a special presentation of Ghetto Life 101.
Jun 08, 2018
StoryCorps 533: The Senator, the Photographer, and the Busboy
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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 of that famous photo.
Jun 04, 2018
StoryCorps 470: Send-Offs
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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 States Armed Forces and died in combat.
May 25, 2018
StoryCorps 532: Lost Time
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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 episode we meet a man who had to try to answer that question. See his artwork at http://fivemualimmak.tumblr.com/
May 18, 2018
StoryCorps 531: Legacies of Love
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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.
May 11, 2018
StoryCorps 530: Too Blue for the Morning News
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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.
May 04, 2018
StoryCorps 529: Where the Giant Mushrooms Grow
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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.
Apr 27, 2018
StoryCorps 477: Looking Out
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This week, we hear three stories from people who did not have much themselves, but looked out for others who needed some extra help.
Apr 20, 2018
StoryCorps 528: Allie n Steve
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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.
Apr 06, 2018
StoryCorps 527: Tubby Rules
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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.
Mar 30, 2018
StoryCorps EXTRA: The Drill
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10-year-old Dezmond Floyd talks with his mother, Tanai Benard, about the active shooter drills in his 5th grade classroom.
Mar 23, 2018
StoryCorps 526: A Parent's Job
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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.
Mar 16, 2018
StoryCorps 457: Eternally Eight
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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.
Mar 09, 2018
StoryCorps 525: The Good, Right, Honest Thing
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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.
Mar 02, 2018
StoryCorps 524: Beautiful and Terrible
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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 to come home to another?
Feb 23, 2018
StoryCorps 462: In the Neighborhood
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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 the role, and his relationship with Fred Rogers.
Feb 16, 2018
StoryCorps 523: Years in the Making
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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.
Feb 09, 2018
StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now
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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 recorded.
Jan 24, 2018
StoryCorps EXTRA: My Own Private Sit-In
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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.
Jan 12, 2018
StoryCorps 521: Rickey and Eddie
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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 episode, that wrongfully imprisoned man speaks with the person whose lie put him in prison.
Jan 10, 2018
StoryCorps 453: Do-Over
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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 dream, other times to escape bad ones.
Jan 03, 2018
StoryCorps 520: The Gods of Times Square
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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 facebook.com/richardsandlerphoto. More at StoryCorps.org.
Dec 26, 2017
StoryCorps 519: In the Spirit
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Stories about the holidays bringing out the best in people. More at StoryCorps.org
Dec 19, 2017
StoryCorps EXTRA: Remembering Sandy Hook
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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 parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, recorded this remembrance for StoryCorps.
Dec 14, 2017
StoryCorps 518: The Conversation
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A father speaks with the school shooter who killed his son.
Dec 12, 2017
StoryCorps 449: Lessons in Love
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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 destructive it would become.
Dec 01, 2017
StoryCorps 517: Fighting It Every Day
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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.
Nov 27, 2017
StoryCorps 446: Too Much Hurt
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Stories from people who served in Vietnam about what they saw there, and the battles they fought when they got home.
Nov 09, 2017
StoryCorps EXTRA: One Small Step
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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 interview.
Nov 06, 2017
StoryCorps 516: Married to the Mortician
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For Halloween, we hear from people for whom the stuff of other people's nightmares is just everyday business.
Oct 27, 2017
StoryCorps 515: Keepers of the Temple
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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.
Oct 17, 2017
StoryCorps 468: Tough Guys
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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.
Oct 12, 2017
StoryCorps 514: His First and Greatest Teacher
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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 — his father.
Oct 05, 2017
StoryCorps 513: American Talkers, Part 3
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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 crier, Woody Guthrie, and even a former slave.
Sep 26, 2017
StoryCorps 512: American Talkers, Part 2
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Part two in our series looking back at American Talkers, short documentaries by StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay. In this episode, stories from a town with an accent all its own — New York City.
Sep 19, 2017
StoryCorps 511: American Talkers, Part 1
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The first in a three part series looking back at American Talkers — short documentaries by StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay. In this episode, obscure museums, Pullman porters, and hijinks at a Leonard Bernstein concert.
Sep 12, 2017
StoryCorps 440: On the Other Side of Death
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StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum are recording one interview for each person lost on 9/11/2001. In this episode, you'll hear from family and friends remembering loved ones, including the first official victim of the attacks, NYFD Chaplain Father Mychal Judge.
Sep 05, 2017
StoryCorps 510: Head First
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As students head back to college this week, we pay tribute to undergrads who are the first in their family to go — and the people who provided the necessary kick in the pants to get them there.
Aug 30, 2017
StoryCorps 444: Your Biggest Fan
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A StoryCorps booth can be a great place to let someone know, "Hey, I'm your biggest fan." We'll hear from a doorman at the Plaza Hotel in New York, friends who were reunited after 40 years, and a pilgrimage to find a reclusive author.
Aug 22, 2017
StoryCorps 439: Space Men
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With the total solar eclipse coming up, an encore presentation of this episode about people who have their eyes on the stars, from a street-corner astronomer to an astronaut.
Aug 15, 2017
StoryCorps 509: Heat
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From heat waves to forest fires, this episode features stories about what happens when the mercury rises — and so do the stakes.
Aug 09, 2017
StoryCorps 423: Sissy
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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.
Aug 01, 2017
StoryCorps 508: No Barrier For The Love
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Immigrants are one of the most talked about groups of people in the country. In this episode, we let them do the talking.
Jul 25, 2017
StoryCorps 507: Row 12, Seat 12
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To mark the fifth anniversary of the Aurora Theatre shooting, Tom and Terry Sullivan, parents of victim Alex Sullivan, sat down at StoryCorps to remember him.
Jul 18, 2017
StoryCorps 506: Between June and September
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Take a journey back to the summer of 1990 with this documentary about Coney Island, produced by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.
Jul 11, 2017
StoryCorps 476: Wild at Heart
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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.
Jul 05, 2017
StoryCorps 505: Remembering Stonewall
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To commemorate Pride month, we listen to StoryCorps founder Dave Isay's first radio documentary, Remembering Stonewall. That event marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement in America.
Jun 27, 2017
StoryCorps 504: Love and Work
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You can get a lot of things out of work. For some people, it's satisfaction; for others it's a headache. Then there are the people who go to work one day and find love.
Jun 21, 2017
StoryCorps 431: Sounds Like a Dad to Me
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In this Father's Day episode, what it means to become a dad, what impressions fathers leave on their kids, and how being a dad can be about so much more than just biology.
Jun 13, 2017