Stories

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


The Happiness Project: Mrs. Morris

Musician Charles Spearin lives with his family in a lively neighborhood in downtown Toronto. A year ago, Charles decided to invite neighbors and friends over to conduct interviews loosely based around the topic of happiness.

Thinness and Salvation

The American "obesity epidemic" has been all over the news -– from stories about the viability of the Atkins diet to tabloid profiles of 100-pound toddlers.

A Square Meal, Regardless

When Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher met by chance 45 years ago, neither imagined that they'd be caring for each other into old age.

Peggy Lee Appreciation

A huge Peggy Lee fan, producer Karen Michel has produced five features about this singer, songwriter, and arranger.

Hinterlands

In a blending of both drama and documentary, three bereaved women talk about their real experiences of loss and how they've tried to move forward with their lives. In a parallel drama, their loved ones meet on a beach in "the hinterland," somewhere between life and death.

Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis lived to be over 100 years old. She realized in her teens that she was gay but she didn't talk much about it then.

Epic, Painful, Long, Scary

Epic, Painful, Long, Scary is the story of 19-year-old African-Australian twins. The twins hardly remember their mother and father, who both died from AIDS-related illnesses when the boys were just toddlers.

Back to School in a Garbage Can

A collage of love notes, tardy slips, and other high school detritus collected from high school garbage cans. Produced by Geraldo Hernandez and Giancarlo Hernandez for Curie Youth Radio.

The Tourist

The Tourist is lost. He can't sleep or tune out the music that comes from everywhere. Secretly, he's looking forward to the journey home.

Poetry Off the Shelf

Award-winning producer Curtis Fox has covered arts and culture for many years, first for public radio, and more recently as a full-time podcaster.

Mr. Right

Searching for your ideal partner can be exhausting, even with the help of personal ads.

Live? Die? Kill?

Soon after 9-11 producer Karen Michel moved from a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn to Pleasant Valley, NY.

Little Black Train

Eighty-two-year-old Daphne Reed is married to and madly in love with a man 30 years her juinor. She's been thinking a lot about death recently, and about the future years her husband will likely spend without her.

Hollister

Hollister is an investigation into what really happened on July 4, 1947, when 2,000 bikers roared into a small California town and left a media explosion in their wake.

Meat Factory Ear Worms

You know how sometimes you just can't get a song out of your head? Radio producer Richie Beirne can sympathize.

Hong Kong Song

The sounds of the city resonate as Hong Kong comes to life through audio mosaic and three voices: a traveler remembers, newscasters rattle off facts and statistics, a young woman recalls a legend from her fading childhood.