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Cloaked in mythology by the age of 40, this original hero of the Wild West embodied the term "living legend." So why have we forgotten him?

  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 17:16
Caption: The Wine Fellers
Does the mere wearing of cologne overpower a fine wine tasting? The Wine Fellers is an upbeat, good chemistry driven show created for anyone who h...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Penelope DeWitt at Stoney Beach after her recording session, Credit: Jessica Ripka
Think about something you've spent your whole life wanting to do. Now try to think about what's kept you from doing it. What comes to mind? For...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 19, 2016
  • Length: 10:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mom and Uncle Harodl, Credit: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
Most often family members are the ones that step up and provide care when a parent or loved one needs it. According to the Family Caregiver Allianc...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Sandip's Aunt
A heartfelt goodbye to a favorite Aunt.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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An audio essay that combines science, personal moments, and the wit and wisdom of four 100-year-old (and up) women.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 10:26
Caption: MOTHER: A PODCAST, Credit: Logo created by Justin Schnarr (
"We had a final discussion early in our marriage. ... He said, 'Are you sure?' I said, 'I am, my dear.' And we've never looked back." -Beverly, 72,...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 03:21
Caption: The widows of Vrindavan
Some 60 widows in white saris from the town of Vrindavan made thier way to Kolkata for the festival of the Goddess Durga. Something many of them ha...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Michael Goldberg contributes "The Last Word," his weekly topical essay to Northern Community Radio's Between You and Me program on Saturdays.

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 1
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The 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry, Alice Friman's other honors include the Ezra Pound Poetry Award for her third book, ZOO. In t...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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A new program created for UnFictional by radio storyteller Joe Frank.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WJFF, and KFCF FM

  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Pina Maisano Grassi is a fabrics store owner and dedicated activist in the fight against the Mafia.  Her husband was murdered in 1991 for refusing to pay the Mafia’s extortion tax., Credit: Nancy Greenleese
An 84-year-old grandmother and business owner is taking on the mob in Sicily. Organized criminals demand that business owners pay protection money...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2013
  • Length: 04:21
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Ringing the Salvation Army bell is boring, cold work during the busy Christmas holiday season. Margaret Agard, author and bell ringing volunteer, ...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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City living proves less glamorous than anticipated to one wide-eyed newcomer -- but there are lessons about family to be learned.

Bought by American Voices

  • Added: Dec 02, 2012
  • Length: 10:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller and crone, which she describes as an elder wisdom keeper, holy hag, earth mother, and sky woman.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 03:35
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It's Crunch Time this week; sharing stories of the times you were late or just barely made it as we get through the Crunch Time of our summer fundr...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 03:53
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3 Essays from This I Believe on Fear

Bought by Red River Radio Network

  • Added: Apr 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Team Northside College Prep
This team piece is performed by the team representing Northside College Prep, comprised of poets: Nina Coomes,17, Benj Sullivan-Knoff, 18, Elisha M...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:56
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Celebrating the birthday of my 70 year old friend Louise, who is in full bloom.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:41
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Is marriage forever? Sometimes it can seem like it. This short, fully-produced audio essay describes the tension between loving and LIVING WITH tho...

Bought by KPIK-LP and WAMC

  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 2
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This short, fully produced audio essay – with music and sound effects – is a rumination on growing old, with a nod to the effects of Alzheimer's. I...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:38
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How does the Baby Boomer generation impart the knowledge they possess to the wired generation? AND..How do they encourage a desire to learn?

Bought by WAMC

  • Added: Jun 26, 2010
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Ayana Contreras explores the motivation behind "playing the numbers", or the lottery.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2010
  • Length: 09:46
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Essay about my grandpa and his Ham Radio

  • Added: Apr 19, 2008
  • Length: 03:09
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5 Generaitional Essays - Special- This Believe essays on War

  • Added: Sep 04, 2007
  • Length: 58:30