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 Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts.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

We are currently raising funds for our next book, an anthology of essays from Philadelphia, the birthplace of the original 1950s This I Believe series. It will contain 30 essays from that series, and 30 contemporary essays. To learn more click here.

Summertime

width=The long, lazy days of summer are a paradise for the young and the young at heart. From hanging out with friends, to summer jobs, to summer camp, it’s a time to explore, have fun, and maybe create a little mischief. Click here to read what these teens (and a few adults recalling their youth) think about the magic of summer.

1950s Essay: Helen Keller

width= Helen Keller learned to communicate through the eyes and ears of others after a fever left her deaf and blind as an infant. The author, activist, and lecturer discusses her vision of faith and how it gives her hope for the future of mankind. Click here to hear her essay, as was 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.