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.

Returning home from a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Miles Goodwin was touched by the compassion of a 10-year old girl. Now an attorney in Milwaukee, Goodwin believes in giving kindness to strangers. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0" …
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 …
When the family cat dies, Jamaica Ritcher has to explain to her two-year-old daughter what happened. In searching for an explanation of death, Ritcher finds a belief to guide her life. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/tib-podcast/~4/2RwlQoa4z50" height="1" …
Whether athlete, laborer, executive or artist, legendary sportscaster Red Barber believes man is, ultimately, a spiritual being. Barber says the spiritual aspects of how a person thinks guide how he lives, works, and grapples with mysteries of existence. <a …
Mountain climbers learn how to rest-step – that is, to pause between each step to catch one’s breath at high altitudes. Climber Phil Powers believes this technique of pacing is valuable in everyday life. …
Oscar-winning actor Peter Ustinov didn’t have much use for organized religion; he found it oppressive and depressing. Preferring individual freedom of expression, Ustinov says he arrived at his faith after reasoned thought rather than divine inspiration. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=qj6IDK7rITs" …
Poet Frank X Walker believes artists aren’t the only creative people. He says barbers, cooks, janitors and kids enrich the world with their creativity as much as the painters, sculptors and writers. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/tib-podcast/~4/it-Zv41a_Gk" …
ACLU attorney Arthur Garfield Hays was part of some of the biggest court cases of the early 20th century from the Scottsboro Nine to the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. But when it came to naming his belief, Hays found it in the basic concept of freedom. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" …
The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler believes in speaking up. She says when we name the things that make us uncomfortable or afraid, then demons are faced, silences are broken, and freedom is won. …
Nazi occupation forced Czech-born film impresario Hugo Haas to flee his homeland. After living in America for 13 years, Haas explored his beliefs, which ranged from his desire to embrace life, to his gratitude to God for nature, art and friendship. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?i=IWEyD5asqM4:it-0UZC-JRw:V_sGLiPBpWU" …
After 40 years working in and around politics, pundit Mark Shields has seen the best and worst of our democracy. But he still believes good politics and courageous politicians can benefit our society. <img …
In assessing his own beliefs, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner admits he finds nothing terribly inspirational. But he does value Christian virtues and discipline, and he hopes he can fulfill the responsibilities that come with being an American. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?i=l--mkkJ5uwU:F7X7ZNBdIGs:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0" …
Harvard physician and researcher Alexander Forbes sees the march of evolution through time, and he acknowledges the work of a higher power in the process. Forbes believes it’s a force that can inspire humans toward greater cooperation and mutual respect. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?i=YsLoNyTmirc:8FkOnkVBgn4:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0" …
What kind of world are we leaving younger generations? Manhattan teenager Josh Rittenberg says all parents worry about their children’s futures. But he believes he and his peers will see a better world. <img …
Despite being a successful executive, Albert Nesbitt realized one day his life was empty. After some soul searching, he decided to return to the Christian principals on which he was raised. Nesbitt believes having religion is best when one actively practices it. <img …
A series of tragedies during his youth left Gregory Orr confused and disillusioned. Now, the University of Virginia professor believes poetry – and the making of poems – has helped him live and heal. …
In spite of his successful career as a science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein beliefs are more down to earth. He believes in the decency of his neighbors, and the future of the human race. …
Former Bakersfield, Calif., police chief Robert Powers struggled to make sense of what he saw in his years in law enforcement. He found comfort in the words of religious and mystic texts from around the world, and in his belief that God loves mankind. …
Although born in France, author Albert Guerard loved his adopted American home, and the principles on which it is based. Guerard called himself a “do-gooder with a critical spirit,” and he believed that love and charity would raise mankind out of the “primeval slime.” …
New York City councilwoman Genevieve B. Earle believes in the benefits of a strong government to promote laws and provide for its citizens. But she says that can only happen when the people are engaged as active, equal partners in the work of a city. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/tib-podcast?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" …