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Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.

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    • 4.5 • 3.8K Ratings

Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.

    EXTRA: 702-706-TALK

    EXTRA: 702-706-TALK

    All last season we asked our listeners to call our voicemail and tell us their stories. In this special bonus episode, it's their time to shine. Leave us a voicemail at 702-706-TALK, or email us at podcast@storycorps.org.

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    • 11 min
    The Phantom of the World's Fair

    The Phantom of the World's Fair

    In 1964, a 12-year-old paperboy from suburban Long Island spent nearly two weeks hiding among the gleaming attractions of the New York World's Fair. His adventure caused a media sensation, but the world only learned half the story.

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    • 23 min
    Nothing Left Unsaid

    Nothing Left Unsaid

    Jackie Miller and her son, Scott Miller, always shared everything with each other, even if it was hard. Scott knew his mother wanted to live life on her own terms, but he wasn't prepared for how she wanted to end it.

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    • 23 min
    Peter the Wolf

    Peter the Wolf

    Judd Esty-Kendall's father was an animal lover who filled their house with raccoons, hawks, and critters of every size. At times it was more like a zoo than a home. But there was one creature Judd's father treasured above the rest: A gray wolf.

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    • 14 min
    The Birds, the Bees, and My Dad

    The Birds, the Bees, and My Dad

    Howie Gordon starred in over a hundred porn films in the 70s and 80s under the name Richard Pacheco. But his greatest role was as a father. At StoryCorps, he talked with his son Bobby Gordon about sex, shame, and dirty movies.

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    • 14 min
    My Way

    My Way

    In "My Way," the new season of the StoryCorps podcast— stories from people who found a rhythm all their own and confidently marched to it their whole lives. Our first episode features a graduate of Hamburger University, one man's remarkably brave appearance on conservative radio in the 1990s, a New Yorker who took his mugger out to dinner, and more.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Nilajah Lynn ,

One Who is Understanding

This story is so beautiful! I listened to it twice & shared it with family & friends.
I am a good friend of Atiba. He & I were part of a Kwanzaa Name Changing ceremony, where he announced his name, Atiba Mbiwan. I was unaware of how he came to choose his name.
The one thing that I feel must be corrected is the fact that Atiba’s son not only has a daughter but he also has a son with the last name Mbiwan. We all know that the daughters don’t usually carry on the surname; it’s the sons. Therefore, by leaving out the grandson it appears that the name will die with the granddaughter when in fact it can survive with the grandson. My understanding is that you had that information but did not mention it.
Can you provide that addition & explain it to the audience please?
Thank you ! Blessings !
Nilajah

Suze W. ,

My Appreciation

I have listened to StoryCorps for as long as I can remember. It’s the one thing that touches my soul so deeply. My week is not complete until I hear the chords of the guitar every Friday.
Thank you for having the foresight to create something so timeless…
And beautiful.

sparky665 ,

Must have!

Love this so much.

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