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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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 Wisdom of Our Elders

width=Whether it's a grandparent or neighbor, we have all learned to respect our elders. But do we listen to them and learn from their years of experience? To honor those seniors who inspire us and shape us, we present this selection of This I Believe essays. Click here to hear the thoughtful wisdom that comes from living a long and fruitful life.

Believing In the Work of Human Hands

Marcella Spruce learned from her grandmother how to make things with thread, yarn, and wool. From these early lessons with Nana, Ms. Spruce has come to believe in the importance of making something useful or something artistic with her own hands. Click here to read her essay.

Top 100 Essays USB Drive

This 8 GB USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from Edward R. Murrow's radio series of the 1950s. It can be loaded into your computer, your mobile device, or plugged straight into your car in order to listen to a wide variety of inspiring essays, as read by their author. Perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

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Podcasts

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