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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Being raised in a Jehovah's Witness family inspired Joel Engardio's belief in individual tolerance.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Dec 13, 2007
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Alice Brock, made famous in Arlo Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant," believes in improvisation.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, KBBI, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2007
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 6
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Treating wounded veterans has taught psychologist Joel Schmidt the resilience of the human spirit.

Bought by KMXT, WEZU, WEZU, Interfaith Voices, KOSU and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2007
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 7
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Despite of our flaws, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes most people are decent human beings.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, Remix Radio, and KJZZ


  • Added: Nov 21, 2007
  • Length: 04:36
  • Purchases: 4
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Seattle writer and minister Robert Fulghum believes learning to tango is the perfect way to age gracefully.

Bought by WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, WCAI / WNAN, WEZU, KUOW and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2007
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 9
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Detroit listener Terry Ahwal believes we should be fighting against fear and not against people.

Bought by WEZU and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 15, 2007
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 2
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College student Amelia Baxter-Stoltzfus believes in the freedom offered by semi-permanent hair dye.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, Remix Radio, WCAI / WNAN, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 08, 2007
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Listener Tamar Duke-Cohan believes in asking hard questions, and then arguing about the answers.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 08, 2007
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Washingtonian Yolanda Young believes not having loved her absent father allowed her to forgive him.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 08, 2007
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 3
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Jay Allison hosts a documentary exploring the history of Edward R. Murrow's This I Believe series of the early 1950s.

Bought by WEZU, KJZZ, WCAI / WNAN, KERA, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 05, 2007
  • Length: 38:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Jay Allison hosts a documentary exploring the history of Edward R. Murrow's This I Believe series of the early 1950s.

Bought by WEZU, Marfa Public Radio, KJZZ, and WCBU


  • Added: Oct 05, 2007
  • Length: 44:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Jay Allison hosts a documentary exploring the history of Edward R. Murrow's This I Believe series of the early 1950s.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KZYX, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2007
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 23
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Three musicians talk about their belief in creativity.

Bought by WEZU, Red River Radio Network, WEKU, WFCR, and KJZZ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2007
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 5
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Three Iraq War veterans discuss how their combat experiences shaped their beliefs

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2007
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 6
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This I Believe essayist Amy Wilson and her mother discuss how their relationship deepened following the death of Amy's father.

Bought by WEZU, WEKU, WFCR, and KJZZ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2007
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 4
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Chicago attorney David Buetow believes his dog helped him grow into a better, more mature person.

Bought by WEZU, WYSO, WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, and KJZZ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2007
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 5
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Even in the digital age, T. Susan Chang believes in the benefits of an analog, lower-tech lifestyle.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2007
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 3
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New Orleanian Robin Baudier believes it was a blessing to live with her family in a FEMA trailer.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Sep 04, 2007
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 3
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Expectant mother Laura Shipler Chico believes in being honest, caring and able to laugh at oneself.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, and KJZZ


  • Added: Aug 28, 2007
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 4
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Michigan listener Lisa Sandin believes she is more than her body -- and more than her birth defect.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Aug 24, 2007
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 3