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“Sorry I passed out in the middle of your mother’s funeral. I’m sure it was a lovely service.”

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 10:50
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An incredibly shy teenager overcomes a speech impediment and works up the courage to ask out a girl.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 19:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Law student and former go-go dancer, Armando Torres' Song Story recalls a time when he was a god above all, transmitting his energy from a box in t...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2015
  • Length: 06:15
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First person narration of a cat who used to live in a house with a big garden, but then her owner moved. Now she lives in a flat. NOTE: this track ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:03
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My daughter, Anna, turned 20 last month. She's become a wonderful, beautiful, talented, stubborn, artsy, funny, a little crazy and very independent...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
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“When I was incarcerated, I had no intention of falling in love. I wasn’t looking for it...Then one day our hands touched.”

  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 08:56
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Joe Donia's Song Story is a memory piece taking him from the music that filled his childhood to his son Natty's performance of Clocks in a rarely h...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:56
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  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This contemporary poem gets into the mind of a wide receiver in the middle of a play.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:23
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The former U.S. poet laureate reads his poem about the end of autumn.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:17
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What if an influential teacher set you on your life's path? What would that teacher say if she met you today?

  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 19:07
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San Francisco is a renter’s worst nightmare. It might seem obvious. You know, your mum knows, your friends know, but me? I did not know. It is hard...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:39
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“After 22 years [of working in criminal justice], I didn’t think there was anybody that could tell me anything more about how broken the criminal s...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 13:10
Caption: impalila island, Namibia, Credit: LN Lurie
I wanted to go to a bar in Impalila Island, Namibia. I couldn't because I'm white. Good thing- because I wouldn't have wanted to be there anyway.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:07
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Stories from disaster relief workers Ian Burgess and LN Lurie

  • Added: Sep 13, 2015
  • Length: 14:54
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I struggle with the "hurry up and wait" mentality. Alaska helped me get over this.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:47
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12 year old Lesly Monroy was being bullied at school. She decided to make a radio story about it. In the process, she found out she wasn't alone ...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:54
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Join in a pub singalong as Brigitte Stamp remembers her Dad, her ear pressed to his chest to hear the resonance of his voice, as he sang one of his...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:13
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Wandering Sheila Velazco is at home in Mexico, Peru or Ireland as she is in the US.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:46
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Patrick Dorey sends us his Song Story about a time in his life when, with the loss of his Mom, he began to question who he was.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
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Steve Barkan's Song Story reminds us that music has the power to awaken sleeping giants and move mountains.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:47
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Jonathan Vallis remembers the first time he heard Billy Bragg.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:43
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Rick Peate's Song Story will touch a nerve with anyone who's ever had the kind of day where all you want to do when you get home is bash something.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:06
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Mix a dry martini, put a platter on the turntable and sit back as Mike Heron takes us back to the smooth sounds of the sixties with Herb Alpert and...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:42
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Pat Zakaib's bitter-sweet memory of friendship lost and found spans decades as she shares a frustrating tale of her travels from Paris to Athens.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 05:01