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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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 Carla Saulter: Bus Chick's Manifesto | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 634

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. We hear both her This I Believe essay and an interview with Bob Edwards.

 Victor Davis Hanson: Natural Links in a Long Chain of Being | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 261

Victor Hanson has grounded his life in the study of the Classics and in the land his family has farmed for six generations. By following in the footsteps of his ancestors, he believes he is never alone.

 Brian Grazer: Disrupting My Comfort Zone | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 284

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.

 Andrew Sullivan: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 279

Although born and raised in England, writer Andrew Sullivan turns to America’s Declaration of Independence to find his beliefs rooted in the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

 Cecile Gilmer: The People Who Love You When No One Else Will | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 215

When her biological family fell apart, Cecile Gilmer found a new family. She believes the love and kindness these chosen “relatives” gave her allowed her to become an open and loving person.

 Susan Cosio: A Daily Walk to Listen | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 291

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.

 Muhammad Ali: I Am Still the Greatest | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 260

To be “The Greatest of All Time,” boxing legend Muhammad Ali said you have to believe in yourself. It’s something Ali’s parents taught him as a child, and it’s helped him through the biggest challenge of his life: fighting Parkinson’s disease.

 Muhammad Ali: I Am Still the Greatest (read by Lonnie Ali) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:23

To be “The Greatest of All Time,” boxing legend Muhammad Ali said you have to believe in yourself. It’s something Ali’s parents taught him as a child, and it’s helped him through the biggest challenge of his life: fighting Parkinson’s disease. He died in 2016.

 Warren Christopher: A Shared Moment of Trust | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 302

Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher negotiated international treaties and the release of hostages. He believed diplomacy—and life—work best when people trust and depend on one another.

 Elvia Bautista: Remembering All the Boys | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 307

Elvia Bautista was devastated when her brother was killed in a gang shooting. Now, she believes in remembering all the victims of gang violence even when doing so may endanger her own safety.

 Lauren LeBlanc: Evolution | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 360

When she was young, Lauren LeBlanc had grand dreams of living in New York and singing on Broadway. Instead, she became a mom and schoolteacher in suburbia. While it’s not the life she once imagined, LeBlanc now knows she wouldn’t have it any other way.

 Cortney Davis: A Way to Honor Life | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 424

Nurse Cortney Davis frequently encounters grief. For years, she sought to counter it with cheer and consolation, but now believes grief is to be embraced as a way of honoring of the fragility of life.

 Pius Kamau: A Duty to Heal | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 368

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.

 Jason Sheehan: There Is No Such Thing As Too Much Barbecue | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 380

Restaurant critic Jason Sheehan has a passion for barbecue with all the homemade fixings on the side. He believes barbecue unites us, comforts us and is the only thing he can’t get enough of.

 Mary Cook: The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 371

As a hospice volunteer, Mary Cook shares in the grief of others. But it was her own loss that taught her how to heal. She believes that recovering from grief requires not a battle, but surrender.


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