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Our vast - and ever growing - collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories of all stripes.


The Deacons

Bogalusa, Louisiana is home to a forgotten chapter of civil-rights history that is still very much alive.

Basket of Deportables

On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump's executive order closed U.S. borders to citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations. Some of the people locked out were already on their way... mid-flight.

Where's Richard?

On February 15, 2014 Richard Simmons didn’t show up to teach the exercise class he had led for 40 years - and he hasn't been seen in public since.

Hana's Suitcase

When the Children's Holocaust Education Center in Tokyo acquired Hana Brady's suitcase, all they knew was that Hana was born in Czechoslovakia in 1931 and died at Auschwitz at age 13.

Ghetto Life 101

In 1993, LeAlan Jones (age 13) and Lloyd Newman (age 14) collaborated with public radio producer David Isay to create an audio diary of life on Chicago's South Side.

Envision Yourself Being a Free Man

Sylvia Ryerson works with family members of those incarcerated in Virginia supermax prisons to capture the sounds, voices & music of home - to be broadcast directly into the prisons.

Storymakers Durham

The Storymakers project elicits conversations about race and class that are candid, complicated, and as intimate as eavesdropping on someone else's dinner conversation.

The Journey

A spare and gripping account of one man's journey fleeing violence in Afghanistan with his family.

The Runway

Mary Going runs Saint Harridan, a company that makes custom suits catering to butch women and trans men. Her fans are enthusiastic and dedicated, her products are selling out... and she can barely pay her rent.

Leaf

A tree wonders why all of its leaves are leaving.

  • 2016
  • 03:00