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Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

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    • 4.6 • 636 Ratings

Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

    My Encounter with God... While Piloting a Chopper in Vietnam

    My Encounter with God... While Piloting a Chopper in Vietnam

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Dick Erickson, a Marine helicopter pilot who served in Vietnam, tells the story of the time he lost contact with his base but came into contact with God during combat.

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    • 10 min
    The Civil War General Who Took His Dates to See His Severed Leg at the Smithsonian Museum

    The Civil War General Who Took His Dates to See His Severed Leg at the Smithsonian Museum

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Gettysburg National Park Service Ranger Matt Atkinson tells the story of the Civil War general who created the "temporary insanity" plea, got his leg shot off by General Longstreet, and helped form the Gettysburg National Military Park—Dan Sickles.

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    • 19 min
    A Family Lived in the New York Public Library?

    A Family Lived in the New York Public Library?

    On this episode of Our American Stories, our audience loved Kristin O'Donnell Tubb’s wonderful story from her historical fiction book John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy. So we asked if she would share another story with us. Here she is telling the story of the family that lived in the New York Public Library.

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    • 7 min
    The Story of the Mason-Dixon Line: The Colonial-Era Border Battle That Defined the Civil War

    The Story of the Mason-Dixon Line: The Colonial-Era Border Battle That Defined the Civil War

    On this episode of Our American Stories, the Mason-Dixon Line defined the American house divided between antislavery and pro-slavery. Yet this border war was pre-dated by another border battle—a colonial-era quarrel which ended only when the area separating Pennsylvania and Maryland’s border was surveyed and mapped in the 1760s by the Englishmen Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. Here to tell the story is Dakota Bricker who hosts the YouTube channel, What In The History?

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    • 20 min
    "Sit Down. What Do You Want to Know?": My Dad Never Spoke of His WWII Combat Until I Asked Him

    "Sit Down. What Do You Want to Know?": My Dad Never Spoke of His WWII Combat Until I Asked Him

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Tom McManus and his dad had a sit-down talk during Tom's Jacksonville Jaguars training camp. The gridiron grind seemed much more of a privilege after learning that his father - at the same age of 24 - was shot down in his B-24 over Europe.

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    • 17 min
    The Short, Happy Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Final Days

    The Short, Happy Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Final Days

    On this episode of Our American Stories, the Civil War was over, the city of Washington was in celebration and President Lincoln's life was about to take a happy and hopeful turn. His short, happy life was thwarted by John Wilkes Booth.

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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
636 Ratings

636 Ratings

BARK108 ,

A Hidden Treasure

I heard an interview on Dennis Prager podcast with Lee Habeeb a month ago. I gave Our American Stories a try, then I went back to February 2021 (possibly when it started), and now am addicted to these stories. So well done and so diverse in subject matter. Highly recommend this to anyone and everyone.

Thank you Lee Habeeb!

dpdunning ,

The best stories

This show and never fail to deliver and delight. Love true life stories

Junglygirl ,

Wonderful uplifting stories

I love all the little bits of history woven into the stories. This is a podcast that any member of the family can listen to. I’m always grateful to find good, clean entertainment!

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