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July 9, 2019
A Danger To My Country
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.
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15 min
July 2, 2019
We Are Family
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.
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19 min
June 25, 2019
Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later
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.
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23 min
June 18, 2019
A Light At The End Of The Tunnel
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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21 min
June 11, 2019
For the Love of Ira
Growing up in the 1990s, Josh Davis was raised by two gay dads. Now a parent himself, Josh reflects on the importance of his family's lineage. We'll also hear from a gay son who refers to his father as "the patron saint of dads for sissies." In this Father's Day episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're celebrating dads of all stripes.
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15 min
June 4, 2019
Love and a Life Complete
This week's episode is all about love — what it's like to lose it and how it's never too late to find it.
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15 min
May 28, 2019
Pearls Of Wisdom
Dee Westenhauser grew up in Texas in the 1950s. Even though she knew she was a girl, she always felt she had to hide it; except for when she visited her Aunt Yaya. In this episode, two stories about being seen for who you truly are.
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13 min
May 21, 2019
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
On this Memorial Day episode, we remember Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, who was the first soldier to challenge the military's ban on gay servicemembers. We also hear from LGBTQ veterans on the discrimination they faced while in the service.
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19 min
May 14, 2019
By The Power Vested In Me
15 years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the US. In this episode, we check back in with some of the plaintiffs from this landmark court case, and get to know the trailblazers who came before them.
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16 min
May 7, 2019
Our New Season is OUT!
The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes. This season, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we're sharing the stories of LGBTQ people across the country — those who lived before Stonewall and those whose lives have been shaped by it.
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1 min
January 22, 2019
Second Chances
In our very last episode of the season, two stories about relationships that start off rocky and the reunions that lead to second chances.
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11 min
January 15, 2019
Close Calls And Patron Saints
In this week's episode, two near-death experiences and what it means to reconnect with the people who happened to be in the right place at the right time.
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13 min
January 8, 2019
The Leesburg Stockade Girls
In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in the county jail, but were quickly hauled outside the city, where they spent the next two months locked inside a stockade. In this episode, the Leesburg Girls shine a light on an overlooked moment in civil rights history.
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12 min
January 1, 2019
Old Guitars and Purple Hearts
In this week's episode, two stories of people reuniting with family treasures and the way that objects can live on long after a person is gone.
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11 min
December 25, 2018
Santa Rick
'Tis the season of reunions on the StoryCorps podcast, but we're bringing you something a little different for the holidays. In this week's episode, how one man's Jewish faith actually helped him find his spiritual calling... as Santa Claus.
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11 min
December 18, 2018
Stubborn Love
In this week's episode, a complicated reunion between a father and daughter, and a daughter's love—that exists alongside, and sometimes in spite of—her dad's mental illness.
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12 min
December 11, 2018
A Son Always Remembers His Father
After World War II, there was a radio program that reconnected people live on the air. It was called Reunion. In this episode, we'll revisit their very first broadcast, when Holocaust survivor Siegbert Freiberg was reunited with his father.
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14 min
December 4, 2018
High School Reunion: Part 2
After Dr. William Lynn Weaver's stories about integrating his high school aired on NPR, someone from the school's present reunited Lynn with his past. In part two, Lynn goes back to his alma mater for the first time in 50 years.
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11 min
November 27, 2018
High School Reunion: Part 1
Dr. William Lynn Weaver shares stories about integrating Knoxville, Tennessee's West High School in the mid-60s, and why he avoided the school for decades.
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10 min
November 20, 2018
Barbara And Jeanne
Two estranged friends reunite in a shelter and find home in an unexpected place.
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9 min
November 13, 2018
When The World Is Exploding Around You
On this Veterans Day episode, friendships forged on the battlefield and the road to reconnecting decades later.
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10 min
November 6, 2018
I Always Meant To Tell You This
What it's like to spend years searching for who you are, only to find an unexpected answer from someone you didn't even know you were looking for.
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11 min
October 30, 2018
Reuniting (And It Feels So StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes about reunions—what drives us apart and brings us back together—at this moment in our nation's history.
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1 min
June 29, 2018
StoryCorps 537: Never Say Goodbye
A special announcement from our podcast team about some exciting changes ahead. Plus, a StoryCorps classic: the love story of Danny and Annie Perasa.
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11 min
June 22, 2018
StoryCorps 536: Little Kids, Big Problems
In a grown-up world, kids often have no choice but to go along with the course charted by the adults around them. This means that kids are subject to grown-up problems, often in ways they can't understand until much later in their lives. This week, we'll hear what it's like to be a kid caught up in a tangle created by adults.
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12 min
June 15, 2018
StoryCorps 535: Remorse
This week we bring you the second radio documentary from Chicago teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, called Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse. In 1996, LeAlan and Lloyd investigated the death of Eric Morse, a 5-year-old boy dropped from a high-rise window, and uncovered the scars it left on their community.
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43 min
June 8, 2018
StoryCorps 534: Ghetto Life 101
In 1993, teenagers LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman recorded a week of their lives on Chicago's South Side. Working with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, LeAlan and Lloyd produced a documentary they called Ghetto Life 101, one of the most acclaimed programs in public radio history. To mark the 25th anniversary, we bring you a special presentation of Ghetto Life 101.
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33 min
June 4, 2018
StoryCorps 533: The Senator, the Photographer, and the Busboy
In 1968, just moments after Robert F. Kennedy was shot, a young LA times photographer captured the scene in an iconic image that's haunted the nation for the last 50 years. Today, we remember RFK, and revisit the story of that famous photo.
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13 min
May 25, 2018
StoryCorps 470: Send-Offs
This Memorial Day weekend, we take a moment to reflect on the idea behind the holiday, remembering some of the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces and died in combat.
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14 min
May 18, 2018
StoryCorps 532: Lost Time
When you spend 12 years in prison, and almost half that time in solitary confinement, how to you rebuild your relationships once you're out? In this episode we meet a man who had to try to answer that question. See his artwork at http://fivemualimmak.tumblr.com/
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11 min
May 11, 2018
StoryCorps 531: Legacies of Love
So much of parenting is dealing with the unexpected and having to figure things out as you go. In this Mother's Day episode, we hear from moms whose decisions left a lifelong impression on their kids.
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13 min
May 4, 2018
StoryCorps 530: Too Blue for the Morning News
Every Friday morning, StoryCorps shares voices from its archives with public radio listeners around the country. But there are some stories that... well... just don't work on the radio. And that's why we have podcasts.
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13 min
April 27, 2018
StoryCorps 529: Where the Giant Mushrooms Grow
With nuclear weapons back in the headlines, fears of a new Atomic Age are creeping in again. This week, three stories about The Bomb, from people who experienced it first-hand.
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16 min
April 20, 2018
StoryCorps 477: Looking Out
This week, we hear three stories from people who did not have much themselves, but looked out for others who needed some extra help.
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12 min
April 6, 2018
StoryCorps 528: Allie n Steve
What do you do when your parent changes in some pretty significant ways? This week StoryCorps and Invisibilia both look at that very question by telling different parts of the same story.
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18 min
March 30, 2018
StoryCorps 527: Tubby Rules
StoryCorps kicks off baseball season with Kay "Tubby" Johnston Massar: the first girl to ever play Little League baseball in the 1950s. Plus, two girls playing Little League today react to Tubby's story.
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17 min
March 23, 2018
StoryCorps EXTRA: The Drill
10-year-old Dezmond Floyd talks with his mother, Tanai Benard, about the active shooter drills in his 5th grade classroom.
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3 min
March 16, 2018
StoryCorps 526: A Parent's Job
A parent's profession has an undeniable impact on their kids — both good and bad. This week, three stories about the things we learn from our parents' work.
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14 min
March 9, 2018
StoryCorps 457: Eternally Eight
On June 5, 1989, Sean Smith fatally shot his younger sister, Erin, while playing with his father's gun. Now in his 30s, Sean speaks with with his mother, Lee, about this devastating accident.
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13 min
March 2, 2018
StoryCorps 525: The Good, Right, Honest Thing
It takes courage to speak up — especially when there's the risk that no one will believe you. In this episode, three women who had to face that risk, and came forward despite the potential consequences.
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14 min
February 23, 2018
StoryCorps 524: Beautiful and Terrible
Scott Skiles' son, Zach, was among the first wave of U.S. forces to invade Iraq 15 years ago. In this episode, we speak with Scott about parenting during wartime - what do you do when your kid survives one ordeal, only to come home to another?
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17 min
February 16, 2018
StoryCorps 462: In the Neighborhood
50 years ago, in 1968, François Clemmons was cast as Officer Clemmons on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." He came to StoryCorps to discuss how he got the role, and his relationship with Fred Rogers.
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14 min
February 9, 2018
StoryCorps 523: Years in the Making
Not all love stories start with a lightning strike. For Valentine's Day, stories of relationships that took years to blossom and have stood the test of time.
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15 min
January 24, 2018
StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now
There's something about a StoryCorps booth that lets people be more candid than they usually are — and this is especially true of parents and their kids. In this episode, some of the most honest interviews we've ever recorded.
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14 min
January 12, 2018
StoryCorps EXTRA: My Own Private Sit-In
For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, we hear from an unheralded civil rights activist known for his audacity, Dion Diamond. Also, voicemails from you, our listeners.
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7 min
January 10, 2018
StoryCorps 521: Rickey and Eddie
An unsolved murder, a child who wanted to do the right thing, and a lie that would put an innocent man in prison for nearly 40 years — in this episode, that wrongfully imprisoned man speaks with the person whose lie put him in prison.
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13 min
January 3, 2018
StoryCorps 453: Do-Over
To kick off the New Year, stories of people who have started over, turned the page, and wiped the slate clean. They did this sometimes to follow a dream, other times to escape bad ones.
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16 min
December 26, 2017
StoryCorps 520: The Gods of Times Square
For New Year's, a 1994 documentary by photographer Richard Sandler and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about street preachers in Times Square. See Sandler's work at instagram.com/ohstop1946/ and facebook.com/richardsandlerphoto. More at StoryCorps.org.
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24 min
December 19, 2017
StoryCorps 519: In the Spirit
Stories about the holidays bringing out the best in people. More at StoryCorps.org
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16 min
December 14, 2017
StoryCorps EXTRA: Remembering Sandy Hook
Avielle Richman was one of the children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She was six years old. Her parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, recorded this remembrance for StoryCorps.
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4 min
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