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StoryCorps travels the country collecting the stories of everyday people, who get to take the microphone and interview each other about their lives. Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street. Learn more, including how to record your own interview, at storycorps.org.More from StoryCorps »

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StoryCorps founder Dave Isay at TED2015.

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StoryCorps 420: TED-time Stories

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is this year's TED Prize winner. Last week, he gave a TED talk in Vancouver. In this episode you'll hear part of that talk, as well as the stories he shared with the audience.

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StoryCorps Episode #419 "I Shall Be Released"

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StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released

Early in the morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves pulled off the biggest art heist in history at the Isabella Stuart Gardner museum in Boston. In this episode, we hear from the guard who mistakenly let them in. Music in this episode: "Logjam" and "Has Pluck" by Podington Bear, "I Shall Be Released" by Bob Dylan, and "Bees" by Caribou.

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Kevin Berthia is talked down by California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs at the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2005.

Kevin Berthia is talked down by California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs at the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2005. John Storey/Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle hide caption

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StoryCorps 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate

Two stories from San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. First, we'll hear from two ironworkers who have spent more than 25 years on the bridge. Then, a young man who almost took his own life there speaks with the man who talked him down. Music in this episode: "The Gold Lining" by Broke For Free, "We're from Near and Far" by Ending Satellites, and "Fljótavík" by Sigur Rós.

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StoryCorps Episode #417 "Remembering Wil Smith"

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StoryCorps 417: Remembering Wil Smith

In this special episode, we're remembering StoryCorps participant Wil Smith, who recorded two interviews with his daughter, Olivia, and talked about being a single dad while attending college. Wil died last week after a long battle with cancer. Music in this episode: "Flax" and "Naruto and the End of the Broken Ear" by Fredrik from the album Flora.

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StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington

Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. But today he is a mentee at the White House and part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life. Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate. Music in this episode: "Something Elated" and "Note Drop" by Broke For Free "Good Times" by Podington Bear- http://podingtonbear.com

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StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music in this episode:Ticking Away by Cranston Prelude No 1 by Chris Zabriskie 

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StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate. Music Info "Hotel Meeting" by Jeff McIlwain And David Wingo from the album Snow Angeles

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StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash.Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker. Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate. Music Info"Opening Credits" by Johnny Ripper"Fives" by Podington Bear"Send Off" by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo

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StoryCorps 412: True Blue

Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years.Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013.Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue. Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music Info: "Patience for Books' by The Loom"Monte" by Mermonte  

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StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott

On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major league level.Scott’s family served as his racing team. They traveled to speedways together from their home in Danville, Virginia, and his sons worked as his pit crew.Wendell Scott died in 1990. One of his sons, Frank, and his grandson Warrick, sat down to remember him for StoryCorps.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at podcast@storycorps.org. Tell us about someone you want to interview at characters@storycorps.org. And help support our work at StoryCorps.org/donate.Music in this episode:"Saunter" by Podington Bear http://podingtonbear.com/"Subotnick" by Caribou http://www.caribou.fm/ from the album "The Milk of Human Kindness"

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