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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 #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 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.

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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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