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.

Governor, Senator and investment banker Herbert H. Lehman believes that preserving freedom of expression requires us to respect the views of others and provide equality for all.
For years, Carla Saulter enjoyed having a car. But as her Seattle commutes got longer, she grew uneasy with how her personal habit was affecting the environment. Now car-free, Saulter believes she and her family are better off walking or taking the bus. <a …
Texas writer and folklorist J. Frank Dobie finds inspiration in those things that make him feel big: his belief in evolution, the beauty of nature, and a drive to push the status quo. <img …
From the 1950s series, Marty Mann describes how her battles with alcoholism and depression forced her to open herself up to those around her, and led her to help other people who suffered with addiction. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0" …
Karin Round lives at the end of an interstate off-ramp near Boston, and she often finds wayward travelers on her doorstep asking for assistance. In spite of the potential dangers, Round believes it’s important to open her door and help those in need. <a …
In launching This I Believe in 1951, host Edward R. Murrow explained the need for such a radio program at that time in American history, and said his own beliefs were “in a state of flux.” <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" …
As a hospital chaplain, parent and writer, Susan Cosio often finds her life filled with responsibilities and distractions. But she believes the quiet time of a daily walk helps her stay connected to God. …
At 16, Elizabeth Deutsch was the youngest essayist to appear on Edward R. Murrow’s This I Believe. She discusses her search for philosophical and spiritual beliefs that can guide her as an adult. <img …
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed his adopted home, social worker Mike Miller had opportunities to move anywhere in the country. But he believes he’ll stay right where he belongs: in New Orleans. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/tib-podcast/~4/ib8EbJWOFbM" height="1" …
United Nations’ Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold gleaned his belief in the value of public service from his family’s line of soldiers, government officials, scholars and clergymen. Hammarskjold said willing fulfillment of duty was an expression of love. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" …
Musician Bela Fleck has gained critical acclaim for moving the banjo from its traditional roots into jazz and classical genres. He believes figuring out how to do things his own may made that possible. …
As a minister’s daughter, Ruth Cranston knew the teachings of the Bible, but she longed to learn the values that shaped all the world’s religions. Cranston found a belief on which to build her life in the words of Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed. …
With movies like A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to his credit, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer could rest on his laurels. But that’s not for him. Grazer believes in disrupting his comfort zone. <img …
Novelist Aldous Huxley said past attempts to improve the world yielded some neat gadgets, indoor plumbing and personal hygiene. Yet Huxley believed individuals could make life better in the future by using intelligence, goodwill and political action. <img …
As a person living with autism, Temple Grandin explains that she lives by concrete rules, not abstract beliefs. Without the ability to process abstract thought, she thinks in pictures and in sounds. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/tib-podcast/~4/JqltLRBxTPs" …
ACLU founder Roger Baldwin believed in the lofty goals of abolishing war, ending poverty, resolving racial and international strife, and expanding liberty. While success may not always be possible, Baldwin said there is valor in ceaselessly trying. <img …
For years, Quique Aviles was two people: one who was a successful poet, and one who was a crack addict. Now he believes his art and the connections it gives him to other people can help save his life. …
After suffering anxiety, insomnia and illness, journalist Lucy Freeman sought a therapist to help her address her fears. Freeman’s experiences in counseling led her to believe that we must accept ourselves before we can truly give and receive love. …
Ying Ying Yu has a maturity beyond her years. The 13-year old immigrant from China believes she has a duty to honor the sacrifices made by her parents, her ancestors, her teachers and her homeland. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0" …
As a devout Muslim, Pakistani Foreign Minister Muhammad Khan believes the object of man’s existence is to seek union with God through the cultivation of divine attributes within himself.