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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.
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When You Finally Told Me

When You Finally Told Me

2020-02-0411:232

Winfred Rembert, one of the only people ever known to have survived a lynching, sits down with his wife, Patsy, to talk about how their relationship has helped him deal with his painful past.
The Echoes Of Gunfire

The Echoes Of Gunfire

2020-01-2821:551

This week, difficult conversations between people whose lives have been greatly impacted by one thing: guns.
This week, conversations between strangers who don't necessarily agree on things politically, but come together to find moments of connection during their StoryCorps interviews.
This week, we'll hear from veterans and their families as they navigate difficult conversations around deployment and the transition back to civilian life.
In this week's episode, you'll hear the difficult conversations that one family is having as they deal with the recurring threat of deportation.
On this episode, we hear from Bud and Jackie Jones--career taxidermists--who helped bring a unique holiday celebration to their small town of Tallapoosa, Georgia: a New Year's Eve possum drop.
On this holiday episode, two stories about finding the true spirit of Christmas as the result of a surprising conversation.
Willie Ito and Shigeru "Shig" Yabu, childhood best friends, remember being sent to separate Japanese Internment camps as kids, and how they came together to tell their story decades later.
We Never Spoke Of It

We Never Spoke Of It

2019-12-1013:41

In this episode, we'll hear about a single night that divided one family for decades; and we'll listen in on the conversations that helped bring them back together.
In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we share difficult conversations around death; how four families, who are dealing with the impending loss of a loved one, navigate the last conversations they may ever have together.
The Great Listen

The Great Listen

2019-11-2634:21

This week's episode is an excerpt from The Great Listen from NPR and StoryCorps, our new one-hour broadcast special hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish. We're bringing you stories that speak to the power of listening, especially during the holidays.
The Dark Before Dawn

The Dark Before Dawn

2019-11-1912:45

In 2015, Asma Jama, a Somali American woman, was assaulted for speaking Swahili at an Applebees in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In this episode, how Asma found support from an unlikely source.
We Need To Talk

We Need To Talk

2019-11-1200:59

The StoryCorps Podcast returns this fall with 10 all-new episodes. This season, you'll hear challenging conversations between loved ones, friends, and even people who could have easily been enemies, as they try to bridge divides and build connections where you'd least expect it.
We've been sharing stories of LGBTQ elders all season, but for our final episode, we'll hear what the next generation has to say.
In this episode, we visit an LGBT-friendly apartment building in the heart of Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Join us as we meet the residents.
We're Still Here

We're Still Here

2019-07-1614:39

In this episode, we'll hear from trans women of color, who have often been the first to stand up for equality, and the last to be recognized for their contributions.
A Danger To My Country

A Danger To My Country

2019-07-0915:591

This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we'll hear the story of one man's role in what we now call the Lavender Scare, and the great lengths one gay couple took to keep their relationship a secret.
We Are Family

We Are Family

2019-07-0219:44

In this episode, stories about finding your people. We'll hear from LGBTQ folks on family — the ones they're born into and the ones they choose.
In this episode, we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with an excerpt from Dave Isay's 1989 radio documentary "Remembering Stonewall," and we share selections from our current effort to preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders before they're lost to history.
In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we hear from LGBTQ people who've persevered in spite of how they were treated by family members, doctors and their religious community.
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BC

Everyone needs to listen to this.

Feb 6th
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BC

this is so touching

Jan 7th
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BC

I love how these interviews are by people who know each other well, usually family members or loved ones.

Dec 17th
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BC

this episode was very touching

Dec 3rd
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BC

a great episode

Dec 3rd
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BC

Podcasts like StoryCorps and the Moth bring more good into the world.

Dec 1st
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Stephen Boykin

Great stories I really enjoy hearing these young men tell their real life stories. Awesome!

May 10th
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D'Kota HintonLouis

New episodes 🙄?

Mar 22nd
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giovanna.sica@bigpond.com

Just discovered you. l live alone and feel alone much of the time. it is so great to be able to connect with real people, real experiences thru this podcast. At 68 l have experienced my share of life; l feel as if l hear my voice thru these human experiences. Thank you so much for this podcast. Love from an American-Australian.

Sep 23rd
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Maureen Veto

bless the small children that are punished by "grown up decisions "

Jul 6th
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Sam Krebs

inspired and reflective

Jun 6th
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Nicholas King

Brought me to tears...

May 27th
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Jennifer Grace Hebel

re: fighting it every day (the opioid epidemic): It's hit the bay area so hard and I am on methadone maintenance myself. it's absolutely true that this is something that could literally happen to anyone. no one is invincible (unless, for example, you get in a horrible accident and forgo the painkillers entirely). it sneaks up on you out of nowhere. one day you have a complete hold on your meds and can hold down your job, family life is fine; some time after (in the not so distant future) you'll find your prescriptions aren't lasting as long as you need them to because you're having to take an extra pill here and there to manage the now intolerable pain that doesn't subside unless you have your meds. and when you do run out, you start feeling it in your bones, you get nauseous and sweaty and have diarrhea so bad you camp out in your bathroom. it's just the flu, you tell yourself. unbeknownst to you, you have begun to get dopesick. you start buying pills from a dealer. you drain your bank accounts, borrow from family--anything to prolong that horrible flu onset. but, it's not enough. pills are so expensive. heroin is so much cheaper, someone tells you. it's not really THAT much different, morphine is morphine, you justify to yourself. The next thing you know, you wake up one morning a full blown junkie. trust me. it can happen to anyone.

May 27th
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Marge Phelps

# 447 very moving stories. Especially the last one about the two employees who remained for days after the owners shut a nursing home down. Those guys were heroes and the corporation acted criminally

Apr 28th
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Jody Clark

gut wrenching and inspiring

Mar 31st
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Bryan Wolfe

Please make these longer! I would love to have these stories stretched out to an hour. Some of the interviews you barely get any discussion.

Nov 29th
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iTunes User

Some stories almost made me cry in my cubicle.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

NPR has many quality podcasts available on iTunes. This is, without question, the best one. The stories told are at times heart-warming, and sometimes heartbreaking, but they're always interesting, and the people telling them manage to be eloquent and unpretentious at the same time. This is the only podcast that I find myself waiting for eagerly every week.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

Since it is a relatively short program, I would like to listen to more than one story each time. However, it is very annoying that for only 30 minutes listening to this program, I have to listen to the same introduction 5 times! I wish it would be possible for the NPR to put every 5 to 10 stories in one package with only one introduction in each package. Other than that, it's a great program. Thank You NPR!

Aug 30th
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