This I Believe: PodcastAuthor: This I Believe, Inc.
24 Aug 2017

This I Believe: Podcast

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People from all walks of life describe their personal philosophies in a brief essay.

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    Eboo Patel: We Are Each Other's Business

    In high school, Eboo Patel failed to support a friend facing anti-Semitism. Now, the Chicago interfaith youth organizer believes honoring diversity means having the courage to actively speak up for it.

  • Posted on 18 Aug 2017

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    Priya Chandrasekaran: Cutting Our Grandmothers' Saris

    Following her grandmother’s death, Priya Chandrasekaran wondered what to do with the colorful silk saris she inherited. In deciding to make a quilt from them, Chandrasekaran believes she found a way to both honor her grandmother and create something new.

  • Posted on 11 Aug 2017

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    Rick Moody: The Joy and Enthusiasm of Reading

    Rick Moody has built a life in words: in writing them for his books like “The Ice Storm,” and in reading them. He believes there is unlimited joy in opening a new book and delving into its story.

  • Posted on 03 Aug 2017

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    Azar Nafisi: The Mysterious Connections That Link Us Together

    How do we open ourselves to the connections that can unite us even across racial, political or religious differences? Iranian-born writer Azar Nafisi finds the answer in a classic of American literature.

  • Posted on 18 Jul 2017

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    Mary Mrugalski: Made By Hand

    When Chicago journalist Mary Mrugalski was unmarried and pregnant, she baked bread. When her daughter fought a long illness, they worked the dough together. Mrugalski believes in the comfort and peace she gets from making bread with those she loves.

  • Posted on 08 Jul 2017

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