This I Believe show

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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 Elise Edie: Living in Manageable Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:09

Playwright Elise Forier Edie knows her recovery from addiction will be difficult as she battles feelings of arrogance and control, fear and helplessness. But Edie believes she has found a way to start her journey by focusing on this one moment in time.

 Gloria Steinem: A Balance Between Nature And Nurture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:49

In debating nature versus nurture, Gloria Steinem believes we are asking the wrong question. She says we are an unpredictable mix of both, a mix that creates endless possibilities for a better future. More programs at

 David Adinaro: Connecting with My Patients | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:43

Despite working in one of the busiest hospital emergency rooms in New Jersey, Dr. David Adinaro believes he must make time to fulfill more than just the medical needs of his patients. He also wants to comfort them with a simple act of human kindness. More programs at,

 Tony Hawk: Do What You Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:21

Tony Hawk has turned what many consider a childhood activity into a professional career. Now for Hawk, skateboarding is not only a job, it’s a means of expression and a foundation for personal belief. More programs at

 Tony Hawk: Do What You Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:29

Tony Hawk has turned what many consider a childhood activity into a professional career. Now for Hawk, skateboarding is not only a job, it’s a means of expression and a foundation for personal belief.

 Christina Habas: The Importance of Jury Duty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:05

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. More programs at

 Josh Rittenberg: Tomorrow Will Be A Better Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:58

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 programs at

 Marian Wilson Kimber: A Place of Conversation and Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:04

Musicologist Marian Wilson Kimber felt socially isolated when she lived in southern Mississippi – until she found a spot where she could bond with her neighbors. Now living in Iowa, Kimber yearns for a place that offers that same convivial atmosphere. More programs at

 Roald Hoffmann: The Tense Middle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:25

Nobel Prize–winning chemist Roald Hoffmann believes the middle is a good place to be. It reminds the Cornell professor of the choices we can make in life and helps him see the possibility for change. More programs at

 Nancy Yucius: Live Your Life So That You Will Have No Regrets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:36

Retired teacher Nancy Yucius believes in living life so as to have no regrets. It’s a lesson she learned from her mother and one Yucius is holding on to even more now that she is battling colon cancer. More episodes can be found at at

 Pamala Rothbard: My Legacy of Playing Games | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:28

Playing cards or board games has been an important part of Pamela Rothbard's life since she was a child who was allowed to stay up past bedtime and play with the adults. Now, as a parent, playing games with her own children gives her family an opportunity to do something together and share in each other's lives. More essays at

 Kimberly Woodbury: We Are All Stardust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:01

In the deepest reaches of the cosmos, scientists have found sound waves they think came from the Big Bang. Episcopal priest and science teacher Kimberly Woodbury believes those waves are a siren call connecting all of us to the mysteries of the universe. More essays at

 Collette Decker: Feeding a Hunger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:33

Hunger isn’t always about a lack of food. As Colette Decker learned growing up, it can also be a longing for a better life. A small business owner in Montana, Decker believes we can reach our dreams by embracing our hungers with creativity and passion. More essays can be found at

 Djanita Pasic: The Holy Grail of Peaceful Coexistence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:41

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.

 Pius Kamau: A Duty to Heal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:55

Growing up in Kenya, Pius Kamau was inspired by the equality preached by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now a surgeon in Denver, Kamau believes in caring for his patients, whatever their racial views. More essays can be found at


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