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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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

Memorial Day

width=Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. for remembering the men and women who have died while in military service. To honor the memory of those who have served and sacrificed, click here to read this collection of essays that explore the importance of remembering those who have served their country.

1950s Essay of the Week: John Guedel

width= John Guedel believed that we shouldn't let our financial circumstances dictate our commitment to helping others. As he shared in Edward R. Murrow's 1950s This I Believe series, even small acts of kindness can reverberate deeply in the lives of those they touch. Click here to hear his essay, originally broadcast in the 1950s.

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

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.