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, are 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.

News

You can now purchase audio downloads of individual essays!

Did you know that you can download your favorite This I Believe essays as audio files? There are hundreds available for instant download, including many of the most popular essays from Edward R. Murrow's original 1950s radio series. You can find them at our This I Believe Store.

Podcasts

Sign up for our free, weekly podcast of featured essays now airing on The Bob Edwards Show. You can download recent episodes individually, or subscribe to automatically receive each podcast. Learn more.

Fishing

Stress Yields a Sweeter Life
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For many people, fishing is a sport. For others, it’s an excuse to spend some quiet time in nature. And for some people, fishing is a metaphor for life and the source of belief. Click the links below to read some fishing stories from This I Believe essayists.

  1. How Do You Believe in a Mystery, by Loudon Wainwright III
  2. The Power of Fishing, by Johnnie Barmore
  3. Moby Dick Is Out There Somewhere, by Bob Eidem
  4. No Place I’d Rather Be, by Chris Macaluso
  5. The Creel, by George R. Shepard

In Your Community

This I Believe in Your Community

The Book-in-Common program at Texas Woman’s University is a campus-wide initiative to get students, faculty, and staff reading the same book, and this year’s selection is This I Believe II. The program hopes to engage students in a dialogue of social issues and diverse perspectives related to values and ethics. Dan Gediman will talk with both faculty and students about This I Believe and how it can stimulate important conversations across campus.

Click here to explore activities in other communities.

Learn more about This I Believe resources available to your school or community.