This I Believe

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A national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives.

This I Believe is a national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives. The series creates a unique space in the media today: a space for truth without accusation, patriotism without political spin, and faith beyond religious dogma.

This I Believe is independently produced by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick for This I Believe, Inc. and Atlantic Public Media.


201 Pieces

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Felipe Morales believes being humble keeps him connected to his roots and makes him a better person.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Since nothing is permanent, Dalia Sofer believes happiness is found in life's more ephemeral gifts.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 09, 2009
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Michael Gabby wasn't too optimistic going into the election. Now he's proud to believe in America.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 2
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English musician Brian Eno believes group singing is good for the mind, body, spirit and community.

Bought by WEZU, Marfa Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2009
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 8
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Claude Knobler believes life should be more ridiculous. And he has the gorilla suits to prove it.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:08
  • Purchases: 2
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Soldier TJ Turner believes fighting the war on terror should include restoring hope in children.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Educator and social activist Geoffrey Canada says he believes all children can learn and succeed.

Bought by WEZU, WCSU-FM, WEZU, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 04:44
  • Purchases: 4
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Attorney and entrepreneur Randy Komisar says personal growth comes when we let our beliefs evolve.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Law professor Peter Keane believes even the worst criminals deserve to have someone on their side.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 2
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In no longer fighting her kinky hair, Toya Marshall believes she found the freedom to be herself.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KUOW, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 4
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Michael Newland believes he became a better parent by fully grieving the death of his first child.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2008
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
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Veterans from World War I through the Iraq War discuss how their combat experiences shaped their beliefs.

Bought by WUTC, KKWE Niijii Radio, WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, Vocalo.org and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Four Americans express their beliefs in voting and the political process.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Oct 31, 2008
  • Length: 08:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Tending a stray cat helped convicted murderer Troy Chapman realize that everyone wants to be needed.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KUOW, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 4
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Gregg Rogers once thought his daughter's Down Syndrome was tragic. Now he sees it as his salvation.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 2
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When solving life's puzzles, William Wissemann believes in breaking things down into smaller pieces.

Bought by WEZU and Remix Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 2
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After adopting a multi-racial child, Stephanie Disney learned that love is what defines her family.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer Robert Fulghum tells about his desire to learn tango dancing.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Writer Robert Fulghum tells about his desire to learn tango dancing.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Writer Kij Johnson believes rock climbing helped her reject thoughts of suicide and embrace life.

Bought by WEZU, XRAY.fm, WEZU, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 4