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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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EXTRA: 702-706-TALK

EXTRA: 702-706-TALK

2024-06-0411:51

All last season we asked our listeners to call our voicemail and tell us their stories. In this special bonus episode, it's their time to shine. Leave us a voicemail at 702-706-TALK, or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In 1964, a 12-year-old paperboy from suburban Long Island spent nearly two weeks hiding among the gleaming attractions of the New York World's Fair. His adventure caused a media sensation, but the world only learned half the story.If you want to leave the StoryCorps Podcast a voicemail, call us at 702-706-TALK. Or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Nothing Left Unsaid

Nothing Left Unsaid

2024-05-1423:01

Jackie Miller and her son, Scott Miller, always shared everything with each other, even if it was hard. Scott knew his mother wanted to live life on her own terms, but he wasn't prepared for how she wanted to end it.If you want to leave the StoryCorps Podcast a voicemail, call us at 702-706-TALK. Or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Peter the Wolf

Peter the Wolf

2024-05-0714:211

Judd Esty-Kendall's father was an animal lover who filled their house with raccoons, hawks, and critters of every size. At times it was more like a zoo than a home. But there was one creature Judd's father treasured above the rest: A gray wolf.If you want to leave the StoryCorps Podcast a voicemail, call us at 702-706-TALK. Or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Howie Gordon starred in over a hundred porn films in the 70s and 80s under the name Richard Pacheco. But his greatest role was as a father. At StoryCorps, he talked with his son Bobby Gordon about sex, shame, and dirty movies.If you want to leave the StoryCorps Podcast a voicemail, call us at 702-706-TALK. Or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
My Way

My Way

2024-04-2318:47

In "My Way," the new season of the StoryCorps podcast— stories from people who found a rhythm all their own and confidently marched to it their whole lives. Our first episode features a graduate of Hamburger University, one man's remarkably brave appearance on conservative radio in the 1990s, a New Yorker who took his mugger out to dinner, and more.If you want to leave the StoryCorps Podcast a voicemail, call us at 702-706-TALK. Or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In 1942, the U.S. allowed Black men to enlist in the Marine Corps for the first time. It was during World War II, and resulted in more than 19,000 Black recruits being sent to Montford Point, North Carolina for basic training. Many of those men are no longer with us, but their voices can be heard in the StoryCorps archive.These stories are part of our Military Voices Initiative.If you want to leave the StoryCorps Podcast a voicemail, call us at 702-706-TALK. Or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In this special episode, we're remembering StoryCorps participant Rick Abath, who talked to his wife, Diana, about being on guard during the biggest art heist in history. Rick died last month at the age of 57.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
As we close out our special series celebrating 20 years of StoryCorps, hear how our One Small Step initiative is helping to facilitate a national conversation by bringing people together from across the political spectrum.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
EXTRA: Dear Mrs. Doyle

EXTRA: Dear Mrs. Doyle

2023-12-1208:051

This week, we're taking a break from our special series celebrating 20 years of StoryCorps to bring you an interview recorded just days ago. It's an update to a story recorded around the holidays back in 2012, and we just had to share it.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Mary Johnson-Roy first came to StoryCorps in 2011 to speak with Oshea Israel, the man who murdered her son. In the latest episode from our special series celebrating StoryCorps' 20th anniversary, we'll share updates on a conversation none of us imagined would happen back when StoryCorps started.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
StoryCorps' initiatives have long helped us gather voices that are usually omitted from the historical record, like our LGBTQ+ Outloud initiative. In our continuing celebration of twenty years of StoryCorps, we're sharing some of our favorite recordings from that collection... and how a story close to our founder Dave Isay's heart helped lead to its creation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
For most of StoryCorps' existence, we've recorded people in person at our storybooths. But on this episode of our special series celebrating 20 years of StoryCorps, we're looking back to when we stepped outside the recording booth to capture stories. Sometimes because we wanted to hear new voices... and sometimes because we had to.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
As we celebrate StoryCorps' 20th anniversary, we bring you the story of a man who integrated his high school as a teenager in Knoxville, Tennessee, and how a StoryCorps listener comment helped him reckon with his past five decades later.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In the third episode of our special series celebrating two decades of StoryCorps, we're bringing you inside the Mobile Booth—the recording studio we built in a trailer to circle the country, capturing voices that would otherwise never be recorded. Hear some of our favorite stories from the road, and from the people who haul the trailer on a never-ending road trip.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
As we continue celebrating StoryCorps' 20th anniversary, we bring you two of our favorite stories that made a strong impression on our listeners, and we share updates with the participants from the last two decades.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In this episode, we go back 20 years to the origins of StoryCorps–the challenges of building a recording booth in Grand Central Terminal– and we catch up with the participants from the first ever radio story we broadcast on NPR.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
As StoryCorps' 20th anniversary approaches, we'll be looking back at important moments both in our history and the country's. This week — one more short story from our Military Voices Initiative. Sergeant Ocean Subiono tells his father, Russell Subiono, about what happened when he tried to enlist.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, StoryCorps will be revisiting some of our most memorable conversations from the past two decades. This week, we announce an upcoming special series with this short story from our Military Voices Initiative.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Living for the Dead

Living for the Dead

2023-08-0117:313

There are people who help us at every stage of life –– from the moment we're born to our last breath. But at the end, who's helping us when we're gone? On the season finale of the StoryCorps Podcast, twin mortician brothers look back on a life of caring for the dead.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
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Comments (34)

Case M

He did what he thought was the correct choice. he was just a kid. I hope he forgave himself with time.

Mar 28th
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Feb 24th
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Nancy

that was such a beautiful and sad story ❤️

Jun 14th
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Ibrahim

Is there transcript for this podcast?

May 30th
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Matthew

I use to really enjoy Story Corps, now it seems to mostly be social justice stories and race. These relentless stories make these issues more of a problem. I'm out.

Jan 7th
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majopareja

Heartbreaking, as the StoryCorps stories often are. Thank you for bringing the memories to life

Sep 12th
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Christina Donaldson

This episode blew me away, feeling sadness but also so much love and wonder at what a difference forgiveness can make.

Mar 5th
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majopareja

Beautiful story. Forgiveness is a beautiful way to honor memory.

Mar 2nd
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Alan Tang

thank you. what a wonderful story. bless you

Jan 5th
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BC

A wonderful episode

Dec 8th
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WWilder

😭 the triplets are so cute and sweet.

Jun 2nd
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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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