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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.