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This I Believe

Summary: 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

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 Silas House: The Knowing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:54

As a writer, Silas House doesn't like to use the word "love" too much. But, when it comes to his dogs, House knows that they embody love in every sense of the word—the giving and receiving of affection, practicing kindness and patience, and enjoying every single moment.

 Jocelyn Fong: Rice for Thanksgiving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:25

Many people have a favorite Thanksgiving dish. It’s not turkey or pumpkin pie for Jocelyn Fong, but something that combines American tradition with her father’s Chinese heritage. Fong believes her simple dish helps her connect with her mix of cultures.

 Michael Whitehead: We Will See the Job Through | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:12

Iraq War veteran Michael J. Whitehead shares some of the lessons he learned on the battlefield in Iraq, about the strength of the Iraqi people, and the importance of leaving the country in better shape than he found it.

 Michael Seifert: An Act of Faith in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:43

When citizens in Michael Seifert’s Texas border town couldn’t get respect from local elected officials, they didn’t get angry. They got organized. Seifert and his neighbors discovered that voting was the best tool they had to improve their community.

 Clint Morehead: The Stillness of the Library | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:28

When Clint Morehead was still in medical school, he often spent upwards of 10 hours a day studying at the library. More important than the aesthetics of the space around him, Morehead finds that libraries provide a valuable place to go—inside himself.

 Korinthia Klein: Amazing Grace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:00

Korinthia Klein’s grandfather was her biggest fan when she was a young music student. When she finally learned his favorite song, Klein had only one chance to play it for him. She believes it was more than a musical gift. It was one of love and comfort. Hundreds of additional This I Believe episodes can be found at

 Kamaal Majeed: Being Content with Myself | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:35

Massachusetts teenager Kamaal Majeed believes being content with himself and defining his own life are more important than adhering to any racial stereotypes that his peers may try to force upon him. More This I Believe episodes can be found at

 Josh Rittenberg: Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:12

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. More This I Believe episodes at

 Sarah Adams: Be Cool to the Pizza Dude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:47

We know them. We depend on them. We call them out on cold, rainy nights. Now, college professor Sarah Adams tells us why her life philosophy is built around being cool to the pizza delivery dude. More This I Believe episodes at

 Mary Courtwright:The Forging of Courage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:37

When Mary Courtwright was young, she used to think courage was a quality that people were born with. But over time, as she has had to make tough life choices, she has found that courage is something quiet and steadfast, always there to help her make decisions.

 Curt Columbus: The Importance of Neighbors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:37

Curt Columbus feels that our increasing reliance on technology is making us more isolated and less interactive with each other. By regularly visiting with neighbors, Columbus believes these small conversations and connections are the key to a vibrant democratic society. More episodes at

 Winter Prosapio: My Grandmother's Dicho | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:38

Winter Prosapio and her family endured a series of medical and financial troubles that left them feeling broken and bruised. Ms. Prosapio called on an old family saying that gave her the strength to get through hard times.

 Delaine Eastin: Standing Up for Our Children | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:16

As the former highest-ranking official in California's elementary and secondary public school system, Delaine Eastin believes that investing in children's education is not just the right thing to do, but also a patriotic necessity. More episodes at

 John McCain: The Virtues of the Quiet Hero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:14

As a Naval aviator, Congressman, and parent, John McCain was guided by a belief in honor, faith, and service. They are values he tried to model for his children and future generations of Americans. He died on August 25, 2018. More episodes in this series can be found at

 Kathy Holwadel: There is a Plan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:37

Once a poster-child for yuppie success with all the trimmings, Kathy Holwadel's world fell apart just when she thought she had it all. She got a divorce, her mother died, her son went to jail, and she quit her fancy career. But oddly enough, it all seemed to make sense.


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