My Unsung Hero

By Hidden Brain

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The daily news can fill us with despair. My Unsung Hero is an antidote to that despair. Each episode reveals what the news ignores: everyday acts of kindness and courage that transformed someone's life. Listen — and renew your faith in humanity. From Hidden Brain Media.

Episode Date
Dell Reistad's Story
00:05:03

When Dell was a kid, her sister was badly injured in an accident.  As her sister was being rushed to the hospital, a stranger stepped in to comfort Dell, a gesture she's never forgotten. 

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Aug 09, 2022
Rick Mangnall's Story
00:05:05

A favorite episode from the archives: In 2008, while driving to work, Rick crashed into a slab of granite rock. He was hanging upside down in his seatbelt when he saw an old Ford truck pull over across the road.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Aug 02, 2022
Ayanna Thomas' Story
00:02:53

In 2009, Ayanna was walking through Tokyo, without an umbrella, when it started to rain. Then a stranger appeared by her side.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jul 26, 2022
Lorrie Paul's Story
00:03:15

A favorite episode from the archives: It's 1996, and Lorrie is visiting her ailing father in the hospital. She's crying in the hallway near his room when a kind stranger walks by.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jul 19, 2022
Sandra Bailey's Story
00:05:13

Sandra is at her wits' end in her job search — until someone unexpectedly helps her out. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jul 12, 2022
Juleus Ghunta's Story
00:04:49

Juleus is in elementary school, and he can't read. But then a new teacher convinces him to believe in himself. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jul 05, 2022
Pierce Forde's Story
00:06:20

When Pierce is hurt in a crash, a stranger stays by his side.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 28, 2022
Jeff Fister's Story
00:03:39

After a car crash, Jeff is flustered as he makes sure his children are okay. A stranger steps out of the crowd to help. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend (and please avoid reading from notes.)

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 23, 2022
Aya McMillan's Story
00:05:03

Aya is beginning to panic during a long and painful medical procedure, when a technician gives her a soothing back rub.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 21, 2022
Joe Arrigoni's Story
00:06:08

An employee in a shoe store gently helps Joe's wife, Joani, who is struggling with Alzheimer's.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

 

Jun 16, 2022
Cynthia Page's Story
00:04:48

When menacing strangers surround Cynthia in a phone booth, a savior appears out of nowhere.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 14, 2022
Betsy Cox's Story
00:04:06

This week, a favorite episode from the archives: Betsy is having one of those days where everything feels like a struggle. But then a kind stranger offers a few simple words that shift her perspective. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 09, 2022
Heather Harper's Story
00:04:46

Heather is overwhelmed with grief when a woman at her church says something that makes her feel less alone.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 07, 2022
Alie Ward's Story
00:05:08

This week, a favorite episode from the archives: It’s 2013, and Alie’s year is going terribly. Then she gets a Facebook message from a generous stranger. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Jun 02, 2022
Brenda Arnold's Story
00:05:30

When Brenda finds herself alone in a foreign country, a kind woman invites her to lunch.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 31, 2022
Linda Reddish's Story
00:05:01

Linda is a new mom, flying for the first time with her 3-month-old baby. As she begins to board the plane, a stranger comes over and says, 'You're sitting next to me.'

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 26, 2022
Roxanne Olson's Story
00:05:42

When Roxanne finds herself in the middle of a bomb scare at Chicago's O'Hare airport, a woman walks up to her and says, "I'm here to help people like you."

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 24, 2022
Lauren Passell's Story
00:04:39

When Lauren slips on the ice and breaks her hip, a stranger steps in and gets her to the hospital. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 19, 2022
Sarah Marshall's Story
00:04:14

During her freshman year of college, Sarah is feeling adrift. But a simple comment from one of her professors helps her understand herself in a new way. 

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And be sure to check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 17, 2022
Trieste Erickson's Story
00:05:05

In 2014, at the lowest point of Trieste's life, a stranger's brief comment changes everything.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page. And please check out our other podcast, Hidden Brain.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

 

 

May 12, 2022
Jennifer's Story
00:06:01

A group of girls is bullying Jennifer in middle school. Then someone steps in and changes the way she sees the world.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

-- Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

-- Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

-- Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

-- Let us know how this person continues to impact your life.

-- If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

If you like the show, you can support us on our Patreon page

Thank you!

May 10, 2022
Annika Kahn's Story
00:06:11

Annika reunites with her favorite teacher from high school, 97-year-old Flossie Lewis.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 06, 2022
Tony Ludlow's Story
00:06:01

Tony is angry at his English teacher, Mrs. Holman, for making him stay after class. But on the last day of school, she takes his hand, and tells him something he'll never forget.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 05, 2022
Azim Shariff's Story
00:05:40

Azim encounters his high school English teacher in the most unexpected place.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 04, 2022
Lila Hoffa's Story
00:05:59

Lila's third grade teacher notices her struggling with writing, and comes up with a way to help. 

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

May 02, 2022
Mary Louise Kelly's Story
00:05:49

Mary Louise loses her wallet while walking home from the bookstore. Then she gets an email from a stranger.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 28, 2022
Joy Ladin's Story
00:06:19

An audio producer goes above and beyond to help Joy record her book of poetry.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 26, 2022
Laura Holmes Haddad's Story
00:03:51

As Laura undergoes chemotherapy, an X-ray technician says something that makes her feel less self-conscious about her appearance.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 21, 2022
Lori Gottlieb's Story
00:05:36

A stranger in the bathroom reminds Lori of the special bond between therapists and their patients.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 19, 2022
Adrienne Graham's Story
00:04:49

When Adrienne cold calls a stranger, early on in her career, the man on the phone reminds her to believe in herself.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 14, 2022
Walter Delgado's Story
00:05:31

Walter is walking through the desert, trying to make it to the U.S. When his legs give out, a stranger comes to his aid.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 12, 2022
Sunita Kramer's Story
00:05:04

Sunita's seven-year-old daughter is getting on a train when she falls into the gap between the train car and the platform. A stranger quickly reacts — and saves her daughter's life.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 07, 2022
Emmanuel Dzotsi's Story
00:06:36

Emmanuel is having trouble moving furniture into his first adult apartment when strangers come to his aid.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Apr 05, 2022
Ritch Addison's Story
00:04:56

Ritch remembers a friend from high school, and how her act of generosity changed the course of his life.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 31, 2022
Renée's Story
00:04:29

When Renée’s boyfriend loses his passport at the airport, she can tell he’s about to take his anger out on her. But then, a kind man appears and defuses the situation.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 29, 2022
Vige Barrie's Story
00:04:39

On the way to an important meeting, Vige trips and is injured. Two kind strangers come to help.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 24, 2022
Karl Goldstein's Story
00:04:19

Karl decides to  quit piano lessons when he's 12, because his new teacher is too strict. But then she says something that changes his mind, and transforms their relationship. 

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 22, 2022
LaQuista Erinna's Story
00:05:24

LaQuista’s son Jackson hates getting haircuts. He has autism, and high-sensory experiences give him a lot of anxiety. But one barber’s patience and creativity make all the difference.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 17, 2022
Chewey Clinton's Story
00:05:30

Chewey is a teenager from rural Idaho. He's struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, and a friend is there when Chewey needs him most. 

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 15, 2022
Mary Amato's Story
00:05:14

After giving birth to her second child, Mary is struggling with her identity as a stay-at-home mom. But then an older woman says something to her that makes all the difference. 

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 10, 2022
John Moe's Story
00:05:56

John is languishing at his job when a woman in HR reminds him of his potential.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 08, 2022
Jamie Spurway's Story
00:06:29

On his first international trip alone, Jamie gets lost in the hustle and bustle of L.A. Before things go too awry, a young woman appears and goes above and beyond to help him. 

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

Mar 03, 2022
Wendy McDowell's Story
00:05:50

It's 1979, and Wendy is eight years old, crying alone in an airport. Then she sees a woman in white walking toward her.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

 

 

Mar 01, 2022
Dorothy Tiernan's Story
00:04:58

As Dorothy's father lies in a hospital bed, dying and in great pain, a nurse bends the rules to come to his aid.

Do you have your own story of an unsung hero? We'd love to hear it! Record a voice memo and email it to us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. 

Some guidance:

--Focus on ONE moment that you will never forget. 

--Make sure you're in a quiet, non-echoey room.

--Speak conversationally, like you're talking to a friend.

--Let us know why this person continues to impact your life.

--If your hero were standing front of you today, what would you say? Address them directly.

-- Here are some tips on how to make a great recording on your phone.

Thank you!

 

Feb 24, 2022
Sanaa Kerroumi's Story
00:06:57

Sanaa is on her train ride home when an angry man begins threatening her. Before he gets too close, a stranger intervenes.

Please share the story of your unsung hero with us! To do so, record a voice memo on your phone and email us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Feb 17, 2022
Deb Merchant's Story
00:04:26

When Deb Merchant was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, her partner Scott Stevens was at her side through every part of her treatment.  It made all the difference in her recovery.

Please share the story of your unsung hero with us! To do so, record a voice memo on your phone and email us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Feb 10, 2022
Leah Bartell's Story
00:03:56

It's 1994, and two men approach Leah on a dark street as she's walking home. Then she sees a car, and a glimmer of hope.

We'd love to hear your own story: send  a voice memo to myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Feb 03, 2022
Nicole George-O'Brien's Story
00:04:01

Nicole has a seizure while driving to work. When she wakes up in the hospital, she learns about an incredible act of courage by another driver on the road.

Share your own story with us! Record a voice memo and email it to us at mysunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Jan 27, 2022
Betsy Cox's Story
00:04:06

Betsy Cox is having one of those days where everything feels like a struggle. But then a kind stranger offers a few simple words that shift her perspective. 

Please share the story of your unsung hero with us! To do so, record a voice memo on your phone and email us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Jan 20, 2022
Carolyn Hax's Story
00:04:13

As Carolyn struggles to cope with her mother's terminal illness, a colleague gently reaches out to help.

We'd love to hear your own story of an unsung hero. Record a voice memo on your phone and email us at myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Jan 13, 2022
Julie Ort's Story
00:05:54

Julie is having a very bad day. She's hiding out in the library when a stranger offers a comforting gift.

We'd love to hear your own story: send  a voice memo to myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Jan 06, 2022
Vanessa's Story
00:04:39

It's the middle of the night, and Vanessa and her husband are stranded on an Alaskan highway. Just when they've given up hope, a car pulls over. 

To share your unsung hero story with us, please record a voice memo on your phone and send it to  myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. And thanks! 

Dec 30, 2021
Sophia Croll's Story
00:06:31

It’s 2013, and Sophia is having a bad day at the airport. As she quietly cries on a bench, a stranger approaches her with words of comfort.

To share your unsung hero story with us, please record a voice memo on your phone and send it to myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org. And thanks! 

Dec 23, 2021
Justin Horner's Story
00:06:05

Justin’s tire has blown out, and he’s sitting on the side of a freeway, hoping someone will help. Right around the time he’s about to give up, a van pulls over.

And we’d love to hear your own story: send a voice memo to myunsunghero@hiddenbrain.org.

Dec 16, 2021
Alexandra Middlewood's Story
00:03:38

Alexandra is struggling with hybrid teaching when a small gesture from a student reminds her of why she loves her job.

Tell us about an unsung hero in your life! To do so, please go to myunsunghero.org for instructions on how to record and send us your story. 

Dec 09, 2021
Jamil Zaki's Story
00:04:11

It’s one in the morning, and a doctor has just told Jamil some difficult news about his newborn daughter. But instead of getting back to work, the doctor pulls up a chair.

If you’d like to tell us about an unsung hero in your life, please go to myunsunghero.org for instructions on how to record and send us your story. And thanks!

Dec 02, 2021
Vanessa Grace Miller's Story
00:05:00

When Vanessa has a life-threatening allergic reaction in a foreign country, her young tour guide steps in to help.

Nov 25, 2021
Lorrie Paul's Story
00:03:00

It's 1996, and Lorrie is visiting her ailing father in the hospital. She's crying in the hallway near his room when a kind stranger walks by.

Nov 18, 2021
Tony Ludlow's Story
00:05:23

Tony is angry at his English teacher, Mrs. Holman, for making him stay after class. But on the last day of school, she takes his hand, and tells him something he'll never forget.

If you like the show, please share it with a friend, or write a review! And if you'd like to share your unsung hero with us, go to myunsunghero.org for instructions on how to do so. 

 

Nov 11, 2021
Heather Church's Story
00:02:44

Heather slips on the stairs at a busy clothing store. As she begins to fall backward, she hears a noise behind her.

Nov 04, 2021
Alie Ward's Story
00:05:08

It’s 2013, and Alie’s year is going terribly. Then she gets a Facebook message from a generous stranger.

Oct 28, 2021
Adrianne Drazin's Story
00:04:25

Adrianne is on a long overseas flight with her baby and two young children. After she exits the plane, she notices a family nearby, waiting for something. 

Oct 21, 2021
Lesia Day's Story
00:04:49

Lesia's mother, Stephany, is used to coming over for a visit on Sundays. But one Sunday, Stephany doesn't show up.

Oct 14, 2021
Terri Powers' Story
00:03:52

It's a few days after her mother's death, and Terri is at the checkout line in a grocery store. As she turns to leave, the bagger stops her, and asks a question.  

We love to hear from you. Record a message about your own unsung hero and send it to ideas@hiddenbrain.org, with the subject line “Unsung Hero.” Find recording tips and what we're looking for here

Oct 07, 2021
Rick Mangnall's Story
00:04:56

In 2008, while driving to work, Rick crashes into a slab of granite rock. He's hanging upside down in his seatbelt when he sees an old Ford truck pull over across the road.

Tell us your own story of an unsung hero — go here to find out what we're looking for, and then send your recording to ideas@hiddenbrain.org, with the subject line “Unsung Hero.”

Oct 07, 2021
Jackie Briggs' Story
00:05:21

A stranger notices Jackie at a conference, and realizes something is wrong.

If you have your own story of an unsung hero, we want to hear about it. Go here to find out what we're looking for, and how to record.

 

Oct 07, 2021
Introducing My Unsung Hero
00:03:00

Each week, we share a story about a moment when one person helped another in a time of need. And we show you how these acts of heroism — some big, some small — transformed someone’s life.

Sep 21, 2021