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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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

Finding Strength After Setbacks

width=It was Longfellow who said “Into each life some rain must fall.” But sometimes we must endure more than just one bad day; there are true setbacks and obstacles that block our life’s path. The following essayists have found that sometimes significant challenges turn out to be opportunities in disguise. Click here to read these essays.

1950s: And Yet, It Moves

When Frank L. Weil began his work life, he found himself dissatisfied with the tasks at hand, as he had no true vision for the future. Weil decided that he must earn future privileges through the work of today, in order to achieve a better tomorrow. Click here to listen to him read his essay from Edward R. Murrow's 1950s This I Believe series.

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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