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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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

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. Get 15% off the list price if you order now!

1950s Essay: Charles Hires Jr.

width= After the loss of his wife, businessman Charles Hires Jr. found a sense of purpose late in life by helping young people find theirs. (From the 1950s This I Believe radio series.) Click here to hear him read his essay.

The City of Brotherly Love

width=At a local Philadelphia radio station in the early 1950s, the idea for This I Believe was born. The international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing their core values has its roots in a place that values optimism, community, and the brotherhood of man. Click here to learn the beliefs of these Philadelphians.

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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