Tell Me More host Michel Martin. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Amy Ta/NPR
Making Space For People Who Are Out Of the Spotlight
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/336538663/336538664" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Amazon celebrates 20 years of selling everything from A to Z...and 20 years of mining customer data. istockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption istockphoto.com
Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/335404545/335540173" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Twelve-year-old Hayley Lindsay spent almost a month working with her dad on this Toothless the Dragon costume. There are sawn-off crutches in the front legs so she can comfortably walk on all fours. Petra Mayer hide caption

toggle caption Petra Mayer
We Can Be Heroes — With Some Glue And A Little Fabric
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/335478966/335540243" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/334035834/334035838" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov
In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/332634847/332760054" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clela Rorex (right) tells her friend Sue Larson that she doesn't regret her decision to grant the controversial marriage licenses. StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption StoryCorps
Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/332344999/332498802" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hannah Marqusee taught these Nepali 8th- and 9th-graders to play Ultimate Frisbee. "Despite being terrible at throwing, they had a really good time," she reports. Their verdict: slightly more fun than soccer but not quite as fun as cricket. Bottom row, fourth from the right, is her host brother, Sachin. Courtesy of Hannah Marqusee hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Hannah Marqusee

Charles Dillon Stengel had been known as Dutch — derived from the German Deutsch. Only after the U.S. went to war was Casey Stengel born. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP
Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/331759474/331900024" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Darlena Cunha says that she wrote her essay about her family's temporary poverty so her twin daughters would learn not to judge people on government assistance. Courtesy of Darlena Cunha hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Darlena Cunha
A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/330680161/330940188" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
For Two Sisters, A Family Bond Tightens In Bullet's Wake
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/330455841/330631786" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

American golfer Michelle Wie was a child prodigy. As an adult, she might just be the best female golfer in the world. Tim Hales/AP hide caption

toggle caption Tim Hales/AP
A Golf Prodigy Grows Up, And Goes All The Way To The Top
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/329531178/330038183" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

When NPR's Tamara Keith was 15 years old, she embarked on a letter-writing campaign that set her career in motion. Courtesy Keith Family hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy Keith Family
The Letter That Kicked Off A Radio Career
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/328512614/328793742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"I work with hand tools every day but few feel as good, or as manly, as a well cared for ax," says Cory, via Instagram. Cory/Instagram hide caption

toggle caption Cory/Instagram
From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/328121261/328515672" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The finalists for Miss Mundial Brasil 2014 visit the set of Univision's entertainment talk show El Gordo y la Flaca. The show often invites guests to take a dip in an on-set hot tub. This particular segment is titled "8 reasons to fire up the Jacuzzi." Screenshot/Univision.com hide caption

toggle caption Screenshot/Univision.com

Growing up, Dekalb Walcott III wanted to be just like his father, Dekalb Walcott Jr., a fire chief for the Chicago Fire Department. Dekalb Walcott Jr. retired in 2009, but not before the two had the opportunity to work alongside each other. StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption StoryCorps
Passing The Torch: A Firefighter Dad's Legacy
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/327824619/328374063" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript