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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 Episode #428 "Your Father's Smile"

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StoryCorps 428: Your Father's Smile

In this Memorial Day episode, we'll hear from a daughter who lost her father 50 years ago in Vietnam, and a son who discovered something about his father one Memorial Day.

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StoryCorps Episode #427 "In the Stairwell"

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StoryCorps 427: In the Stairwell

This is the story of a father's grief at losing his son to a policeman's bullet. It happened two decades before Ferguson or Baltimore, and long before smartphone videos. Nicholas Heyward Sr. came to StoryCorps to remember his son, Nicholas Jr., who was 13 when he died.

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StoryCorps Episode #426 "Mom"

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StoryCorps 426: Mom

In this special Mother's Day episode, we hear from a single mother, two women who were sent to a home for unwed mothers in the '60s, and another mom, who shares how she dealt with her son coming out. Also: StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares a story from our new app.

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StoryCorps 425: Evolution

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned was living in a rough neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the time he was nicknamed "Brave Dave" and carried a gun for protection. In an interview with his friend, Darius C. Monroe, Ned remembered a time when he had to make a decision about whether or not to use it.

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StoryCorps Episode #424 "April 19, 1995"

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StoryCorps 424: April 19, 1995

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we're featuring two interviews from survivors. Christopher Nguyen and PJ Allen are two of the only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to survive the bombing.

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StoryCorps Episode #423 "Sissy"

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StoryCorps 423: Sissy

There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing. His wife, Vickie, didn't know he wore women's clothing when they met, but she's stood by him for the past four decades.

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StoryCorps Episode #422 "His Name Is Carl"

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StoryCorps 422: His Name Is Carl

Rebecca Greenberg recently came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the '50s. She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It only seemed fair to invite the family back so Rebecca's father, Carl, could tell his side of the story.

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StoryCorps Episode #421 "Beautiful Symmetry"

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StoryCorps 421: Beautiful Symmetry

Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high-school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about accidentally hitting her with his car in 1984. Also in this episode: Remembering Susan Silverstone Darer. Music in this episode: "Fives," "Filaments," and "Sonstiges" by Podington Bear, "Agdam" by Hauschka, and "Send Off" by Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo.

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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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