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StoryCorps travels the country collecting the stories of everyday people, who get to take the microphone and interview each other about their lives. Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street. Learn more, including how to record your own interview, at storycorps.org.
||StoryCorps 442: Hostage||Two stories about hostage situations that have very different endings. In the first, we hear about a 1971 hijacking, from the son of the pilot and the daughter of the hijacker. The second is about a teenager who brought a gun to school in 2003, and the po||10/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 441: Right Place, Right Time||Three stories about being in the right place at the right time, and making the most of it.||9/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 440: On The Other Side of Death||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 their loved ones, including the first official victim of the attac||9/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 439: Space Men||Stories about people who all have their eyes on the stars, from a street-corner astronomer to an astronaut.||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 438: The Wind and The Rain||On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. A decade later, we revisit recordings made in our mobile recording booths, shortly after the storm, as well as a story about rebuilding in the Lower Ninth Ward.||8/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 437: Lasting Impression||In this episode, we'll hear stories about the things that stick, for better and for worse, and leave behind an impression that you can't shake.||8/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 436: Great Escapes||Stories about escaping — or trying to escape — from bad situations, dangerous encounters, teachers, parents and more.||8/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 435: Major Bambi||Retired Marine Corps Major Donnie Dunagan served 25 years, including two tours in Vietnam. But during his entire military career there was one thing he didn't want his comrades to discover — as a child he had been the voice of Bambi in the 1942 Disney f||8/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 434: Listen Closely||It's been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. So, we dug into the StoryCorps archive to bring you stories that celebrate just a few of the millions of people who gained civil rights from this landmark legislation.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitStoryCorps EXTRA: Traffic Stop||Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn't matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a colorblind world — and nearly los||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 433: Coney Island Baby||In this episode, stories about one of the weirdest, most wonderful places in New York: Coney Island. You'll meet a woman who spent the first six months of her life on display at a Coney Island sideshow, and the woman who lived under the Thunderbolt roller||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 432: Coming Out Strong||June is Pride Month all across the country, and on this week's episode, we share a couple of stories about growing up gay in rural America. You'll hear two very different experiences recorded as part of our LGBTQ initiative, OutLoud. We'll also check back||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 431: Sounds Like a Dad to Me||In this Father's Day episode, we'll hear a 9-year-old conducting an interview with his dad, a father and son remembering the giant of a man who came before them, and a dad recalling how he fell into his role in an unexpected way.||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 430: Finding Home||Marine Cpl. Zach Skiles served in Iraq at the start of the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he came back, he couldn't hold a job and ended up homeless. In this episode, Zach and his dad, Scott, talk about his return home for the first time. We also hear from a||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 429: A Decade on the Road||This week marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of StoryCorps' national mobile tour. Hear five stories recorded during our first year on the road. Listen for a Sunday school teacher from Florida, a criminal who couldn't stay away from Mississippi, a Ca||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 428: Your Father's Smile||In this Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from a daughter who lost her father 50 years ago in Vietnam, and a son who discovered something about his father one Memorial Day.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 427: In the Stairwell||This is the story of a father's grief at losing his son to a policeman's bullet. It happened two decades before Ferguson or Baltimore, and long before smartphone videos. Nicholas Heyward Sr. came to StoryCorps to remember his son, Nicholas Jr., who was 13||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitStoryCorps 426: Mom||In this special Mother's Day episode, we hear from a single mother, two women who were sent to a home for unwed mothers in the '60s, and another mom, who shares how she dealt with her son coming out. Also: StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares a story from||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 425: Evolution||In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned was living in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time he was nicknamed "Brave Dave" and carried a gun for protection. In an interview with his friend, Darius C. Monroe, Ned remembered a time when he had t||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995||To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive th||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Long Introduction For A Short Program
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!
The Best Podcast on iTunes
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.
This is a FANTASTIC podcast. I first heard the African American version called StoryCorps Griot on NPR's News and Notes and have sense heard this version on some of NPR's shows. I'm so happy it's a podcast. Listen and download them all.....it connects us all with the human experience!