StoryCorps

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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.

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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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.
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.
522 StoryCorps 522: Honestly Now Jan. 24, 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.
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.
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.
453 StoryCorps 453: Do-Over Jan. 3, 2018
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.
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.
519 StoryCorps 519: In the Spirit Dec. 19, 2017
Stories about the holidays bringing out the best in people. 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.
A father speaks with the school shooter who killed his son.
In this podcast, we look back on the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when little was known about the disease including just how far-reaching and destructive it would become.
The current opioid epidemic has been called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. In this episode, we listen to people who come from some of the hardest hit areas of the country.
Stories from people who served in Vietnam about what they saw there, and the battles they fought when they got home.
Announcing a new project from StoryCorps — One Small Step is an effort to get people who disagree about politics to get to know each other through a StoryCorps interview.
For Halloween, we hear from people for whom the stuff of other people's nightmares is just everyday business.
Stories of people who grew up hidden in plain sight in one of the busiest cities in the world, New York. Hear about childhoods spent at the Statue of Liberty and even living inside a public library.
468 StoryCorps 468: Tough Guys Oct. 12, 2017
In this episode, stories from people who, at first blush, you might judge to be rough and tough. But we learn that appearances are often deceiving.
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.
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 a former slave.