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The daily news can fill us with despair. My Unsung Hero is an antidote to that despair. Each episode reveals what the news ignores: everyday acts of kindness and courage that transformed someone's life. Listen — and renew your faith in humanity. From Hidden Brain Media.

My Unsung Hero Hidden Brain

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 611 Ratings

The daily news can fill us with despair. My Unsung Hero is an antidote to that despair. Each episode reveals what the news ignores: everyday acts of kindness and courage that transformed someone's life. Listen — and renew your faith in humanity. From Hidden Brain Media.

    Dell Reistad's Story

    Dell Reistad's Story

    After her little sister was badly injured, a stranger stepped in to comfort Dell. It was a simple gesture, but the kindness still impacts Dell to this day.

    • 5 min
    Rick Mangnall's Story

    Rick Mangnall's Story

    A favorite episode from the archives: In 2008, while driving to work, Rick crashed into a slab of granite rock. He was hanging upside down in his seatbelt when he saw an old Ford truck pull over across the road.

    • 5 min
    Ayanna Thomas' Story

    Ayanna Thomas' Story

    In 2009, Ayanna was walking through Tokyo, without an umbrella, when it started to rain. Then a stranger appeared by her side.

    • 2 min
    Lorrie Paul's Story

    Lorrie Paul's Story

    A favorite episode from the archives: It's 1996, and Lorrie is visiting her ailing father in the hospital. She's crying in the hallway near his room when a kind stranger walks by.

    • 3 min
    Sandra Bailey's Story

    Sandra Bailey's Story

    Sandra is at her wits' end in her job search — until someone unexpectedly helps her out.

    • 5 min
    Juleus Ghunta's Story

    Juleus Ghunta's Story

    Juleus is in elementary school, and he can't read. But then a new teacher convinces him to believe in himself.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

LuvMoovies ,

Listened to every episode

This pod fills my mind and body with appreciation for the best of us. A great antidote to the daily onslaught of negativity and the narrative that no one cares anymore.

Quilter Joyce ,

Awesome Podcast!

I listen to a lot of podcasts but My Unsung Hero is amongst the best! I have always loved the idea of paying it forward so these short stories are a gift to my soul. To all the unsung heroes out there, you rock my world. This podcast is so beautifulM

Nikki_gonz ,

A road map to our humanity.

My absolute favorite podcast. Thought provoking. Heartfelt. You can tell a lot of care was put into this podcast. It’s well researched and asks the questions we’re all dying to hear the answers to. Love it! HUGE thank you to Hidden Brain team! Looking forward to the next episode!

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