12:28 | Jan 8th
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 lock...Show More
11:30 | Dec 25th, 2018
'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.
14:39 | Dec 11th, 2018
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.
11:45 | Dec 4th, 2018
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.
12:27 | Jun 22nd, 2018
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, w...Show More
43:13 | Jun 15th, 2018
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 hi...Show More
33:56 | Jun 8th, 2018
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 program...Show More
13:39 | Jun 4th, 2018
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.
11:38 | May 18th, 2018
13:21 | May 4th, 2018
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.
17:10 | Feb 23rd, 2018
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?
14:06 | Jan 24th, 2018
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.
13:21 | Jan 10th, 2018
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.
24:32 | Dec 26th, 2017
04:28 | Dec 14th, 2017
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.
14:04 | Oct 5th, 2017
Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. As a young man, Thompson Williams knew this and decided he never wanted to be a parent. He ended up with two kids, though, and didn't have to look far to find a mentor — his father.
22:21 | Sep 26th, 2017
StoryCorps archives interviews at the Library of Congress, an idea that originated while Dave Isay was producing his American Talkers stories. In this final episode of our series — voices from the past, including a fish crier, Woody Guthrie, and even...Show More
22:38 | Sep 12th, 2017
The first in a three part series looking back at American Talkers — short documentaries by StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay. In this episode, obscure museums, Pullman porters, and hijinks at a Leonard Bernstein concert.
14:58 | Sep 5th, 2017
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 loved ones, including the first official victim of the attack...Show More
13:49 | Aug 22nd, 2017
A StoryCorps booth can be a great place to let someone know, "Hey, I'm your biggest fan." We'll hear from a doorman at the Plaza Hotel in New York, friends who were reunited after 40 years, and a pilgrimage to find a reclusive author.
11:49 | May 16th, 2017
May 16 is the birthday of the late oral historian Studs Terkel. At StoryCorps, it's also a holiday called Studs Terkel Day. In this episode we remember one of our heroes by listening to an interview he recorded in 2005.
15:10 | May 9th, 2017
Being a mom can be hard. It takes patience, resilience and a fair amount of grit. In this episode, we're paying tribute to some tough mothers, without shying away from how challenging it can be if you happen to be their kid.
10:11 | May 2nd, 2017
Retired Marine Corps Major Donnie Dunagan served 25 years, including two tours in Vietnam. But during his 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 Disney film.
16:35 | Mar 30th, 2017
As a kid, your grandparents can often seem larger-than-life, and only as adults do we realize what we really learned from them. In this episode, stories about grandmothers, grandfathers and the gifts they've left their families.
04:17 | Mar 15th, 2017
In this extra episode, we hear a July 2016 interview with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose recent essay, "You May Want To Marry My Husband," went viral just 10 days before she died.
25:12 | Mar 8th, 2017
In 2000, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and producer Stacy Abramson spoke with the men and women who witness multiple executions as part of their jobs at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. In this episode, we revisit their documentary, Witness to an ...Show More
16:38 | Dec 9th, 2016
Interviews collected during our second Great Thanksgiving Listen — and, a request for help from listeners in solving a mystery.
13:43 | Aug 17th, 2016
We look back on an unusual candidate from the 1964 Presidential election, Mrs. Yetta Bronstein from the Bronx. She was unusual because she didn't actually exist; she was created by professional pranksters Jean and Alan Abel.