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StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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On Being

Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 401: On the Home Front: Veteran's Day 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Retired Army Sgt 1st Class Max Voelz first recorded in 2011 to remember his wife, Staff Sgt Kim Voelz. They met on Valentine’s Day, while training to work in Explosive Ordinance Disposal–the Army’s elite bomb squad.

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On Being

Paul Elie — Faith Fired by Literature [remix]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art, life, and religious faith converge in Paul Elie's unusual biography of the intersecting stories of four literary Americans of the 20th century: Trappist monk Thomas Merton, social activist Dorothy Day, and fiction writers Walker Percy and Flannery O'

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On Being

[Unedited] Paul Elie with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art, life, and religious faith converge in Paul Elie's unusual biography of the intersecting stories of four literary Americans of the 20th century: Trappist monk Thomas Merton, social activist Dorothy Day, and fiction writers Walker Percy and Flannery O'

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The Truth

Eat Cake

Thursday, February 13, 2014

If you've ever been alone on Valentine's Day, this story is for you. It's performed by Eliza Skinner, Birch Harms, and Curtis Gwinn, who improvised all of the dialogue. It was originally produced in 2009 for Weekend Amercia, Hillary Frank was the...

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Listen to Lucy

Distraction beats doctors for back pain relief

Monday, October 21, 2013

Distraction beats doctors for back pain relief

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Listen to Lucy

Working round the clock is a poor use of time

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Working round the clock is a poor use of time

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Listen to Lucy

When every day is April Fools' Day

Sunday, March 31, 2013

When every day is April Fools' Day

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Hump the Host Edition

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf and June Thomas discuss the Broadway revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", the life and death of Aaron Swartz and the bigtime Oscar contender "Lincoln."

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On Being

Joanna Brooks — Mormons Demystified [remix]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joanna Brooks with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 23, 2012

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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Listen to Lucy

Women’s inequality isn’t what it used to be

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Women’s inequality isn’t what it used to be

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Jhumpa Lahiri reads William Trevor

Monday, December 10, 2007

Jhumpa Lahiri reads the short story "A Day," by William Trevor, and discusses it with Deborah Triesm

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On Being

David Fox and Bruce Weigl — Sacrifice and Reconciliation [remix]

Thursday, May 27, 2004

In remembering the legacy of four World War II chaplains — Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish -- who went down together with their torpedoed ship in 1943, we speak with David Fox, nephew of one of the chaplains. We also hear interviews with surviving veter

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