This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

The Little Things

width=Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once said that “the little things are infinitely the most important.” Whether it’s sending someone a thank you card or remembering that your coworker prefers dark chocolate, the littlest things can make a big difference. Click here to read what these essayists believe about the little things.

1950s Essay: Louise Dickinson Rich

width= Bestselling writer Louise Dickinson Rich tells how a family tragedy challenged her notions of strength and independence. But when she accepted the help of her neighbors, Rich found a greater connection to humanity. Click here to listen to the original essay of Ms. Rich, which was recorded in the 1950s.

This I Believe: Philadelphia

Click here to order our new book, This I Believe: Philadelphia, an anthology of essays from the birthplace of the original 1950s This I Believe radio series. It contains 30 essays from that series and 30 contemporary essays from Philadelphia.

Top 100 Essays USB Drive

This USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from the 1950s series. It can be loaded to your computer, your mobile device, or plugged straight into your car. Perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

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Podcasts

Sign up for our free, weekly podcast of featured essays. You can download recent episodes individually, or subscribe to automatically receive each podcast. Learn more.