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Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. At the center of each episode is a StoryCorps interview, 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. Learn more at StoryCorps.org.

Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. At the center of each episode is a StoryCorps interview, 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. Learn more at StoryCorps.org.
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Brooklyn, NY

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NPR

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Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. At the center of each episode is a StoryCorps interview, 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. Learn more at StoryCorps.org.

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@storycorps

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English

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80 Hanson Place 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 646-723-7020


Episodes

We're Still Here

7/16/2019
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In this episode, we'll hear from trans women of color, who have often been the first to stand up for equality, and the last to be recognized for their contributions.

Duration:00:14:55

A Danger To My Country

7/9/2019
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This week on the StoryCorps podcast, we'll hear the story of one man's role in what we now call the Lavender Scare, and the great lengths one gay couple took to keep their relationship a secret.

Duration:00:16:12

We Are Family

7/2/2019
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In this episode, stories about finding your people. We'll hear from LGBTQ folks on family — the ones they're born into and the ones they choose.

Duration:00:19:59

Remembering Stonewall: 50 Years Later

6/25/2019
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In this episode, we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising with an excerpt from Dave Isay's 1989 radio documentary "Remembering Stonewall," and we share selections from our current effort to preserve the voices of LGBTQ elders before they're lost to history.

Duration:00:24:07

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

6/18/2019
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In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we hear from LGBTQ people who've persevered in spite of how they were treated by family members, doctors and their religious community.

Duration:00:22:01

For the Love of Ira

6/11/2019
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Growing up in the 1990s, Josh Davis was raised by two gay dads. Now a parent himself, Josh reflects on the importance of his family's lineage. We'll also hear from a gay son who refers to his father as "the patron saint of dads for sissies." In this Father's Day episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we're celebrating dads of all stripes.

Duration:00:15:50

Love and a Life Complete

6/4/2019
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This week's episode is all about love — what it's like to lose it and how it's never too late to find it.

Duration:00:15:55

Pearls Of Wisdom

5/28/2019
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Dee Westenhauser grew up in Texas in the 1950s. Even though she knew she was a girl, she always felt she had to hide it; except for when she visited her Aunt Yaya. In this episode, two stories about being seen for who you truly are.

Duration:00:13:23

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

5/21/2019
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On this Memorial Day episode, we remember Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, who was the first soldier to challenge the military's ban on gay servicemembers. We also hear from LGBTQ veterans on the discrimination they faced while in the service.

Duration:00:19:29

By The Power Vested In Me

5/14/2019
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15 years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the US. In this episode, we check back in with some of the plaintiffs from this landmark court case, and get to know the trailblazers who came before them.

Duration:00:16:14

Our New Season is OUT!

5/7/2019
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The StoryCorps podcast returns with 12 all-new episodes. This season, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we're sharing the stories of LGBTQ people across the country — those who lived before Stonewall and those whose lives have been shaped by it.

Duration:00:01:48

Second Chances

1/22/2019
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In our very last episode of the season, two stories about relationships that start off rocky and the reunions that lead to second chances.

Duration:00:11:33

Close Calls And Patron Saints

1/15/2019
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In this week's episode, two near-death experiences and what it means to reconnect with the people who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Duration:00:13:20

The Leesburg Stockade Girls

1/8/2019
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In 1963, more than a dozen African American teenage girls were arrested for protesting segregation laws in Americus, Georgia. They spent one night in the county jail, but were quickly hauled outside the city, where they spent the next two months locked inside a stockade. In this episode, the Leesburg Girls shine a light on an overlooked moment in civil rights history.

Duration:00:12:21

Old Guitars and Purple Hearts

1/1/2019
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In this week's episode, two stories of people reuniting with family treasures and the way that objects can live on long after a person is gone.

Duration:00:11:05

Santa Rick

12/25/2018
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'Tis the season of reunions on the StoryCorps podcast, but we're bringing you something a little different for the holidays. In this week's episode, how one man's Jewish faith actually helped him find his spiritual calling... as Santa Claus.

Duration:00:11:28

Stubborn Love

12/18/2018
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In this week's episode, a complicated reunion between a father and daughter, and a daughter's love—that exists alongside, and sometimes in spite of—her dad's mental illness.

Duration:00:12:42

A Son Always Remembers His Father

12/11/2018
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After World War II, there was a radio program that reconnected people live on the air. It was called Reunion. In this episode, we'll revisit their very first broadcast, when Holocaust survivor Siegbert Freiberg was reunited with his father.

Duration:00:14:38

High School Reunion: Part 2

12/4/2018
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After Dr. William Lynn Weaver's stories about integrating his high school aired on NPR, someone from the school's present reunited Lynn with his past. In part two, Lynn goes back to his alma mater for the first time in 50 years.

Duration:00:11:44

High School Reunion: Part 1

11/27/2018
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Dr. William Lynn Weaver shares stories about integrating Knoxville, Tennessee's West High School in the mid-60s, and why he avoided the school for decades.

Duration:00:10:56