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People from all walks of life describe their personal philosophies in a brief essay. This podcast is taken from the award-winning public radio series This I Believe. More essays can be found at thisibelieve.org.

People from all walks of life describe their personal philosophies in a brief essay. This podcast is taken from the award-winning public radio series This I Believe. More essays can be found at thisibelieve.org.
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People from all walks of life describe their personal philosophies in a brief essay. This podcast is taken from the award-winning public radio series This I Believe. More essays can be found at thisibelieve.org.

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English


Episodes

Jason Howard: Touching the Divine

10/16/2019
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When Jason Howard was young, he spent many afternoons listening to his father's record collection on an RCA turntable. That was the beginning of Howard's lifelong belief that music and art are connected to the divine.

Duration:00:04:37

Karin Round: Opening the Door of Mercy

10/7/2019
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Karin Round lives at the end of an interstate off-ramp in suburban Boston, and she often finds wayward travelers on her doorstep asking for assistance. In spite of the potential dangers, Round believes it’s important to open her door and help those in need.

Duration:00:03:29

Zac Broken Rope: Fry Bread

10/1/2019
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Zac Broken Rope has German ancestors on his mother's side of the family and a Native American heritage on his father's. But he grew up feeling that he didn't belong to either culture—until a family member taught him a lesson about his identity.

Duration:00:05:33

Sena Jeter Naslund: A Life in Literature

9/24/2019
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Sena Jeter Naslund knew at an early age that she loved literature. But when making a career choice, she felt she should do something good for humanity, not simply indulge her passions. One moment in a college classroom changed her perspective, though, and she realized that literature does bring good into the world.

Duration:00:06:28

Tori Murden McClure: Demons and Dust

9/16/2019
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A childhood experience on a playground taught Tori Murden McClure a lesson about the importance of love and friendship that has stuck with her through the years and helped inspire her life's work.

Duration:00:05:28

Janet Jayne: The Blessings of Step

9/9/2019
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Janet Jayne has been a "step-something" for most of her life—a step-daughter, a step-sister, a step-mother. And while she recognizes the struggles that are often a part of "blending" families, she also celebrates the love that brings new families together.

Duration:00:05:44

Steve Porter: The 50-Percent Theory of Life

9/3/2019
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A favorite team makes the World Series while a marriage ends in divorce. Surviving life’s ups and downs led Steve Porter to believe that the good times and bad ultimately balance out.

Duration:00:04:03

Sherri Ellerman: One

8/26/2019
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As a child, Sherri Ellerman recalls her mother being worried about her age and living in fear of growing older. However, when her mother died at the age of 36, Ellerman realized that it isn't the number of days or months or years of life that matter. What matters is the one life we have to live.

Duration:00:04:26

Patrick Cleveland: Rings of Hope

8/19/2019
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On August 29, 2005, Dr. Patrick Cleveland's life changed forever when Hurricane Katrina came barreling through his home. But a so-called coincidence confirmed for him the knowledge that his life has a purpose.

Duration:00:05:26

Wiliam Holston: Servitude

8/12/2019
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As an attorney, William Holston made it a priority to volunteer his legal services to help refugees who were seeking religious and political asylum in the U.S. One particular client helped Holston see that service to others is a privilege—and a path to greatness.

Duration:00:03:37

Jay Hasheider: Appreciating the Moment

8/5/2019
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It was a sad day when Jay Hasheider helped his son pack and get ready to move away to college. But one moment of joy amidst the sadness was a gift for both father and son.

Duration:00:05:00

Stark Podcast

7/29/2019
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If you think a Manhattan consulting job is stressful, try farming. Tim Stark has done both. He believes a reasonable amount of stress brings out his best qualities. It also produces tasty tomatoes.

Duration:00:04:49

Rebecca Haynes: Embracing the Local Community

7/16/2019
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Rebecca Haynes, a former park ranger, believes that her life is made better by being part of a local community and a local environment, whether in a small town, a big city, or the wilds of the Sonoran Desert.

Duration:00:04:46

Quique Aviles: I Will Take My Voice Back

7/7/2019
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For years, Quique Aviles was two people: one who was a successful poet, and one who was a crack addict. Now he believes his art and the connections it gives him to other people can help save his life.

Duration:00:04:43

Andrew Sullivan: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

7/3/2019
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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.”

Duration:00:04:39

Jody Williams: When Ordinary People Achieve Extraordinary Things

6/24/2019
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Jody Williams believes extraordinary things can happen when ordinary people decide to take action. Her own activism led to a 1997 international treaty banning landmines and to a Nobel Peace Prize.

Duration:00:04:42

Jason Sheehan: There Is No Such Thing As Too Much Barbecue

6/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:36

Michelle Weldon: A Father Is Born from Many Strangers

6/11/2019
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Although their biological dad has disappeared, Michele Weldon’s three sons have not been fatherless. Weldon believes the men who have stepped-in to act as substitute dads have generously embraced her sons with love and served as valuable role models.

Duration:00:08:46

Greg Chapman: A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love

6/3/2019
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For much of his life, Greg Chapman felt less than fully human. But when he stopped judging himself against other people’s beliefs, Chapman found a new acceptance of himself and a stronger bond with God.

Duration:00:04:35

Mary Curran Hackett: Never Give Up

5/28/2019
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When she was young, Mary Curran Hackett's father gave her and her siblings frequent speeches about the importance of perseverance. What surprised her as an adult was how much he lived his "never give up" message toward her when she needed him the most.

Duration:00:05:36