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Just Doing Our Best Oct. 5, 2021

Scientists Zoe Courville and Lora Koenig work to study the impact of climate change — which pulls them away from their children for weeks at a time. In our last episode of the season, they share some hard-earned wisdom with parents who may be struggling during the pandemic.


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The Collision Course Sept. 28, 2021
In this week's episode, how worlds that quite literally collided, led to unexpected friendships and new career paths.
Everything Together Sept. 21, 2021
In this episode, how kids and their parents — who have navigated many changes together — are facing the next big change apart.
When Ileana Watson died, her daughter Sada was just about to become a mom herself. Three years later, Sada sat down with Ileana's best friend, Angela Morehead-Mugita, to learn more about her late-mother.
As we mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — memories of Richard Palazzolo, who didn't make it out of the Twin Towers that day — told by his identical twin brother who did.
In this episode of the podcast, StoryCorps teamed up with NPR's daily afternoon podcast, Consider This, to bring you stories from some of the people whose lives were forever changed by September 11th and its aftermath.
What I Would Say Aug. 31, 2021
In this episode, we remember Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the first American soldier to be killed in combat during the War in Afghanistan.
Growing Pains Aug. 24, 2021
In this episode, we'll hear conversations between family members who have mended and grown their relationships over time.
Stronger Than Ever Aug. 17, 2021
In this week's episode, how a father-daughter relationship rebounded after years of periodic estrangement.
Joy On Saint James Place Aug. 10, 2021
In this episode, how one family's socially-distant block party brought a neighborhood together during the pandemic.
Finding Our Way Back Aug. 4, 2021
On an all new season of the StoryCorps podcast, we're bringing you stories about what it's like to find new footing, and begin again.
Carrying The Weight March 2, 2021
On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, how one man's decision to forgive the man who murdered his son brought two families together.
Local Treasures Feb. 16, 2021
On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're sharing stories from people who bring their whole heart to the place they live, and help create a feeling of home for everyone around them.
On this episode, as we approach another Valentine's Day, we're bringing you stories from couples who don't need to look at a calendar to remember that they're in love.
I Found My Lighthouse Feb. 2, 2021
On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're exploring hope: where it comes from, what it feels like, and how it changes people.
With the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, this week's episode is all about badass ladies who are also trailblazers in their own right.
Making It Count Jan. 19, 2021
This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we hear from a mother and daughter about how they became poll workers together, and what this last election day was like in their Philadelphia neighborhood.
Things Are Looking Up Jan. 5, 2021
On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, to kick off 2021, we're hearing stories from people who made big changes in their lives, started anew, and were happier for it.
On this episode--as we close out 2020--memories of four people we lost this year, but who left us with lessons on how to live courageously.
On this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're celebrating the holidays by sharing stories of the people who matter most—family.