This I Believe

Series produced by 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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NPR listener Miles Goodwin discovered a belief in kindness when he was soldier returning from Vietnam.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Temple Grandin explains that as a person living with autism, she thinks in pictures and in sounds.

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, WEZU, WEZU, KVNF, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 9
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Oscar-winning movie producer Brian Grazer believes it's good to disrupt his personal comfort zone.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, Remix Radio, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 4
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Fashion designer Jane Hamill believes it's cool to live the life she imagined her Barbie doll had.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, WEKU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 4
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Nuremberg prosecutor Whitney R. Harris believes we honor God by acting with respect, mercy and peace.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 3
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Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann believes the middle is a good place to be, both in life and in science.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 3
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Vickie Milazzo believes stepping into the unknown has led to a fulfilling life and successful career.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KJZZ, and KERA


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 4
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Despite the challenges ahead, social worker Mike Miller believes he will keep living in New Orleans.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 3
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Attorney and NPR listener Michael Mullane believes upholding the law is vital to being an American.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
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NPR listener Jamaica Ritcher finds belief in explaining to her daughter the death of a family pet.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Even with a business degree, KXJZ listener Cynthia Sommer still believes in trusting her intuition.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
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New York City Finance Commissioner Martha Stark believes numbers shape our lives more than we realize.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Musician Loudon Wainwright III believes the joy in writing a song comes from the mystery of its creation.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Even at 13, Ying Ying Yu believes she has a duty to her parents, her ancestors and her homeland.

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


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 5
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Jason Sheehan believes barbecue unites us, comforts us and is the only thing he can?t get enough of.

Bought by WEZU, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 4
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30-second version of piano theme

Bought by WEZU, WKYU, KJZZ, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 04, 2006
  • Length: :38
  • Purchases: 4
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Magician Penn Jillette finds liberation to live his life more fully by believing there is no God.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, Kansas Public Radio, WNIN, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 9
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Journalist John W. Fountain believes God offered him more parenting than his father ever could have.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, WNIN, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 04:04
  • Purchases: 4
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A natural disaster and a family medical crisis made Daniel Ferri believe in the kindness of strangers.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Nancy Yucius' life creed has taken on special meaning now that she is battling colon cancer.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KFAI, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 4