We don’t always get the chance to tell others about the impact they’ve made, but StoryCorps conversations are often an opportunity to do that — to honor, pay tribute or remember those who have helped us the most in our lives. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a small act of kindness, these are the moments that shape us and connect us.
So on this season of the StoryCorps Podcast, we hear about the helpers — people who have reached out a hand, even when they didn’t have to.
From a bystander who helped a stranger through her grief to a neighbor who stepped in to become a parent, this season is a love letter to those who have unknowingly left behind a lasting ripple effect through their unparalleled generosity.
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: A few months ago, we asked our listeners one question. We then received hundreds of responses that made even our most hardened producers tear up. In this episode, find out what that question was and why we decided to build a whole season around it.
The Beginning And The End
In this episode, we’ll hear about two people who help during the most important moments of our lives: when we’re brought into the world and when we leave it.
A Neighbor’s Promise
Several years ago, Jennifer Hidrogo made a promise to her neighbor. In this episode, she shares how that simple act resulted in her gaining three more children and finding her calling.
So They’re Not Forgotten
With Memorial Day weekend often has us thinking about sacrifice, and the bonds that form between people who go through war together, both on the battlefield and at home.
Horses and Helicopters
In this episode, we head to the streets of South Central Los Angeles to meet a helper on horseback.
In 2018, Tennille Moore got some bad news and was crying in a public restroom. That’s when Mumtaz Champsi stepped in and asked her if she’d like to take a walk. In this episode, we’ll hear about how that walk led to a StoryCorps booth and an unlikely connection between strangers.
Worthy In Their Own Beauty
This year marks two big anniversaries that helped change the world of sports and society. We’ll hear from some of the people who were a part of these groundbreaking moments.
It All Starts With A Song
Everyone’s heard of James Brown and Stevie Wonder, but how about the women who helped make them who they are? For our last episode of this season, we’ll get to know the unsung icons behind some of the most iconic music.