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Journalist Laura Ling uncovers six stories of unsung heroes facing difficulties, and the mentors that help them find the courage to overcome. Be inspired by the everyday bravery of these extraordinary ordinary people.
||CleanJon And The Bridge||Bridges give Jon paralyzing panic attacks. Attempting to cross a bridge took courage, the help of a fear expert, and a patient police officer. Facing his fear left Jon shaken but hopeful he could move forward in life.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrevor And His Three Boys||After her sudden death, Trevor couldn’t be everything his wife had been to their young sons. Forced to parent solo, Trevor learned ways to protect his health, his sons’ futures, and their memory of Mom.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRashelle And Her Food Truck||Her son’s illness almost stopped Rashelle’s plans for a food truck. Until a drawing from her boy, and advice from her food truck hero helped this single mom get back on the road to her dream.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEveryday Bravery Season 2||Host Laura Ling uncovers six stories about real people facing their challenges.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting Over||Sometimes in life, you can’t fix what’s broken or replace what’s lost. When you hit a wall, starting over takes acts of everyday bravery. Meet a family that never gave up after losing a dad who gave them everything; Brendan, a travel writer whose||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove and Loss||Losing a loved one. Losing your eyesight. Moving forward with your life takes bravery. Meet Rachel, who tackled her bucket list while she could still see; Amelia, who found joy in singing again after losing her joy in life; and Mickey’s many admirers,||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgiving and Accepting||Forget about forgetting. Forgiving and accepting is harder. Giving someone’s who has hurt you a chance at redemption is an everyday act of bravery. Like Zorana calling out the father who left without a word; or Damion, who healed old wounds by forgivi||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetting on You||Putting others first can mean putting yourself at risk. Showing up, reaching out, and taking charge are everyday acts of bravery. Meet Marilyn who saves a life on her vacation; Tracey, who quits her job and goes to law school; Mike and Aileen who build||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuns in the Family||Putting our families first isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Stepping up for the people we love can take courage. In this episode, Tom and his mom team up to solve a crime; 6-year-old Eloise has to be brave while her dad serves in Afghanistan, and Mi||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing to Work||Jobs have a way of testing us. Facing fears to land a dream job, or having the courage to walk away from one that isn’t—everyday acts of bravery can have a big impact. In this episode, we'll hear from Erin, and her live TV news “trial by fire”;||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Sickness and Health||Making sacrifices to help others makes you stronger. Everyday acts of bravery reward you in ways you never imagined. Hear about an unplanned home birth; about sisters meeting the woman who received their father's heart, and an artist who paints for kids||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking a Stand||It takes courage to stand up and face your fears—from stage fright to walking alone at night. Running toward, not away from, a challenge takes everyday acts of bravery. In this episode, we meet: Sophie, who stalks her stalker; Peter, who fights anxie||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Everyday Bravery||Be inspired by real-life stories from people who dare to dream big, speak up, hang in, say no, let go, and take action. Hear how their acts of courage enrich their lives and the ones they love, and could enrich yours.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm addicted to NPR podcasts like This American Life and Snap Judgement, so I was pretty delighted to find a new show that does storytelling well. Highly reccomended.
Uplifting and well crafted!
This podcast brings together a huge variety of interesting and well crafted short stories. I find a surprise in every episode and some kind of take away to ponder until the next release. If you like The Moth and other storytelling podcasts, add this to your list.