Stories to inspire you, curated by StoryCorps.
"I have your name so I have to set a good example."
"I couldn't help but blame myself..."
"What a gun does, it talks to you."
"The pain has actually gotten deeper for me."
"I wanted to get out there and shoot a gun. I wanted to go in the dirt. But we weren't allowed to."
Excerpt from the Great Thanksgiving Listen: Drive-in Proposal
Excerpt from the Great Thanksgiving Listen: Growing Up Poor
Excerpt from the Great Thanksgiving Listen: Sewer Mouth
Excerpt from the Great Thanksgiving Listen: Filene's Basement
“You represent a dirty four letter word. I said, 'that word is love.'”
“I just hugged the man who murdered my son.”
Excerpt: “I thought to myself on the spot, she would make a great wife.”
Excerpt: “My spirits are a reflection of my attitude towards life and living and dying”
Excerpt: “Will you do me the greatest honor, and will you marry me?”
Brandon Stanton and Dave Isay
Excerpt: “I sat in a parking lot and I cried…for about an hour.”