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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 #434 "Listen Closely"

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StoryCorps 434: Listen Closely

It's been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. So, we dug into the StoryCorps archive to bring you stories that celebrate just a few of the millions of people who gained civil rights from this landmark legislation.

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StoryCorps EXTRA: Traffic Stop

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StoryCorps EXTRA: Traffic Stop

Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn't matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a colorblind world — and nearly lost his life.

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StoryCorps Episode #433 "Coney Island Baby"

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StoryCorps 433: Coney Island Baby

In this episode, stories about one of the weirdest, most wonderful places in New York: Coney Island. You'll meet a woman who spent the first six months of her life on display at a Coney Island sideshow, and the woman who lived under the Thunderbolt roller coaster.

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StoryCorps Episode #432 "Coming Out Strong"

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StoryCorps 432: Coming Out Strong

June is Pride Month all across the country, and on this week's episode, we share a couple of stories about growing up gay in rural America. You'll hear two very different experiences recorded as part of our LGBTQ initiative, OutLoud. We'll also check back in with one of our participants to see what's changed since coming out to his mom.

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StoryCorps Episode #431 "Sounds Like a Dad to Me"

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StoryCorps 431: Sounds Like a Dad to Me

In this Father's Day episode, we'll hear a 9-year-old conducting an interview with his dad, a father and son remembering the giant of a man who came before them, and a dad recalling how he fell into his role in an unexpected way.

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StoryCorps Episode #430 "Finding Home"

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StoryCorps 430: Finding Home

Marine Cpl. Zach Skiles served in Iraq at the start of the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he came back, he couldn't hold a job and ended up homeless. In this episode, Zach and his dad, Scott, talk about his return home for the first time. We also hear from an Iraqi interpreter searching for a new place to call home after fearing for his safety.

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StoryCorps Episode #429 "A Decade on the Road"

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StoryCorps 429: A Decade on the Road

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of StoryCorps' national mobile tour. Hear five stories recorded during our first year on the road. Listen for a Sunday school teacher from Florida, a criminal who couldn't stay away from Mississippi, a California family that came from Mexico, a Pennsylvania steel mill worker, and bounty hunters from Texas.

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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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