This I Believe

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Inspiring, uplifting, and educational, This I Believe features people from all walks of life sharing the stories behind their core beliefs. Since 2005, this program has been heard weekly on public radio and used in thousands of classrooms worldwide. It has also spawned nine books, including the NY Times bestseller "This I Believe." Hundreds of past episodes are archived at thisibelieve.org.

When Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow’s youngest sister, Ivy, died in a plane crash at age 16, the remaining siblings decided to always honor the love they had shared. In doing so, Chaplik-Aleskow believes Ivy lives on in the hearts of her family and friends. <img …
The dead can remain alive in our memories
As a judge in Denver District Court, Christina Habas has a unique view on the law. As important as judges and lawyers are to the judicial process, Habas believes jurors have the most vital role. And she hopes more of us will take the job more seriously. <img …
Following her grandmother’s death, Priya Chandrasekaran wondered what to do with the colorful silk saris she inherited. In deciding to make a quilt from them, Chandrasekaran believes she found a way to both honor her grandmother and create something new. <img border="0" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?i=aRPKEROPr48:QwK2kOlBAYg:V_sGLiPBpWU" …
Singer and Salt Lake City arts administrator Laura Durham learned a lesson about grace from her third grade teacher that has inspired her ever since. Now an adult, Durham believes we all deserve a little grace, especially amidst the unfairness of life. <img …
In his youth, Lawrence Kessenich often clashed with his father over politics and religion, but he also admired his dad’s commitment to helping the poor and homeless. Now Kessenich believes he must do his part for the needy out of love for his father. …
Like any long-term relationship, Cindy Lollar and her partner Greta have had their ups and downs. Now as they grow old together, Lollar believes the love and commitment she and Greta share are as strong and enduring as those found in any marriage. <a …
After 43 years of marriage, native Texan Reg Stark lost his wife, Linda, to cancer. Ever since, he has been finding pennies everywhere he goes. Stark believes each coin he discovers is a sign that Linda is still with him and still looking out for him. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" …
With four generations living under one roof, life in Shannon Denney’s house can be chaotic, but she insists on serving a home-cooked meal each night. Denney believes preparing and sharing food demonstrates her love for her family and friends. …
James Johnson spent years duck hunting with his father. Sitting in a cold blind for hours was no picnic, but Johnson believes the experience helped him become the man he is today—a man willing to face discomfort and accept burdens for those he loves. …
In 1947, Jackie Robinson pioneered the integration of American professional athletics by becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball. From a This I Believe essay recorded in 1952, he discusses his fight against prejudice. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" …
From the 1950s series, European film writer and director Maximilian Hodder tells how his detention in a Soviet gulag nearly destroyed his faith in humanity. But when he found freedom in the West, Hodder regained his belief in the goodness of people. <img …
From the 1950s series, bestselling writer Louise Dickinson Rich tells how a family tragedy challenged her notions of strength and independence. But when she accepted the help of her neighbors, Rich found a greater connection to humanity. <img …
Independent bookseller Carol Besse grew up amid the anti-war protests and demonstrations of the 1960s. Looking around her now, with political corruption and economic inequality in our society, Besse believes we could use a little revolution today. <img …
Actor, producer and director John Cromwell makes his statement of belief in the form of a letter to his son. Cromwell tells the 14-year old that the discovery of a philosophy to live by is a healing thing. <a …
Joe Reagan: In God Alone Oct. 18, 2010
Joe Reagan used to believe caring for his wife and kids was entirely up to him. But when hard times struck and friends offered to help feed his family, Reagan realized the grace of God was at work in his life in ways he hadn’t previously understood. <img …
Long-time NAACP Executive Secretary and civil rights activist Walter White was inspired by his parents as well as Jesus and Gandhi to believe in upholding moral principles and committing to human equality. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/tib-podcast/~4/8dDRrKTVdqg" …
Growing up in the former Yugoslavia, lawyer Djenita Pasic enjoyed the peace of her religiously diverse country. But after the fall of communism and the outbreak of the Bosnian War, Pasic was forced to reevaluate her ideas about religion and tolerance. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?i=EIeREZj3B7A:QjyPyj2gp1k:V_sGLiPBpWU" …
Helen Keller learned to communicate through the eyes and ears of others after a fever left her deaf and blind as an infant. The author, activist and lecturer discusses her vision of faith and how it gives her hope for the future of mankind. …
Miami attorney Hillary Kambour isn’t just a baseball fan, rooting for the Marlins and the Giants. She also believes in the game: the athleticism and focus of the players, the camaraderie of the fans, and the traditions it inspires in her own family. <a …