Our American Stories

By Our American Stories

Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

  1. 1.
    EP21: My Unusual Conversations With Two Fraternity Brothers Right Before They Died
    13:03
  2. 2.
    EP20: Brent Evanoff: Rediscovering What I Lost in the Military”
    20:39
  3. 3.
    EP19: The Banjo’s Trip Through History
    17:26
  4. 4.
    EP18: Jim Thorpe: All-American, Native American (And The Carlisle Indian Football Team)
    37:44
  5. 5.
    EP17: An Australian's Love For American Wings
    18:20
  6. 6.
    EP16: A Marine’s Journey to Fallujah and Back
    30:48
  7. 7.
    EP15: The Transatlantic Cable: A Thread Across the Ocean
    26:09
  8. 8.
    EP14: Giving Out Pizza From Second Story Apartment Raises Over $30,000
    19:02
  1. 9.
    EP13: The Museum Dedicated To Mustard
    12:10
  2. 10.
    EP12: Levi Strauss: The Jewish Immigrant Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
    38:09
  3. 11.
    EP11: Texas Treats Their Women Right, Andrew Jackson's Swearing Parrot, and The DiMaggio Brothers
    41:33
  4. 12.
    EP10: The Woman Who Saved The Lewis and Clark Expedition, From Poverty to the CEO of 7-Eleven, The Factory That Manufactures One Million Kazoos A Year
    41:28
  5. 13.
    EP9: Single Mother Trucking Company, PepsiCo and the Fighter Jet, and Major Clark Gable
    52:19
  6. 14.
    EP8: The Louisiana Purchase was a Big Deal, A Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum?, and Superman vs. the KKK
    52:24
  7. 15.
    EP7: Iowa's Forgotten NBA Team, The NYC Public Library's Family, and America's Greatest Female Spy
    43:50
  8. 16.
    EP6: The Real Stories Behind Our Cherished Christmas Traditions
    37:46
  9. 17.
    EP5: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Most Decorated Soldier of WWII, The Real Rosa Parks
    1:00:29
  10. 18.
    EP4: That Day I Was Gretzky’s Hungover Linemate, Spending Christmas Without My Mother, How a Soldier Saved 3 Americans from 40 Nazis
    40:07
  11. 19.
    EP3: Uncovering the Epic Michigan-Ohio Feud, Building a New Life after Prison, The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Foster Care System
    41:32
  12. 20.
    Finding My Husband In the Middle of WWII
    55:36
  13. 21.
    From Gang to Grace, MLB's 10-Cent Beer Riot, and Becoming a Double Amputee at 10
    51:46
  14. 22.
    Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, On The Meaning Behind The Constitution
    28:34
  15. 23.
    Remote Alaskan Town's One Connection To The World
    20:01
  16. 24.
    “The 5th Circuit Four” Who Ushered In Desegregation
    18:46
  17. 25.
    A Presidential-Sized Comeback: The Story of Ulysses S. Grant
    26:24
  18. 26.
    Jame's King's Story: A Case of Mistaken Identity and a Long Road to Justice
    19:58
  19. 27.
    The Ex-Prisoner Whose Prison Education Program Has A Wait List
    39:34
  20. 28.
    Jim Johnson: How Hawking Hot Dogs in the MLB Changed My Life
    30:51
  21. 29.
    Castaway Kid: One Man's Search for Hope and Healing
    32:50
  22. 30.
    Eric Motley: Madison Park, A Place of Hope
    35:26
  23. 31.
    The Unlikely Medal of Honor Recipient... A Catholic Priest
    32:50
  24. 32.
    Oliver Halle: Swift Boat Vietnam Vet with a "Life Changing" Family Secret
    38:28
  25. 33.
    From Exploitation to Exultation: Escaping the Sex Industry
    21:00
  26. 34.
    Levi Strauss: The Jewish Immigrant Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
    38:52
  27. 35.
    Letters to My Son: The Meaning of Strength
    11:00
  28. 36.
    The Man Who Hung Out With Astronauts: Craig Sumner, NASA Engineer
    25:35
  29. 37.
    ​​The Government Wouldn't Let Paula Smith Sell Her House For Over A Decade
    21:50
  30. 38.
    The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend
    31:06
  31. 39.
    The REAL Sue Thomas F.B.Eye: Nothing But the Truth
    38:51
  32. 40.
    Coach John Wooden: A Lifetime Masterpiece
    37:42
  33. 41.
    Yes, but He Played His Part Too
    36:43
  34. 42.
    The 5’7” Basketball Legend
    19:57
  35. 43.
    Mexican Immigrant Aron Marquez: "When I Hear The Star-Spangled Banner, I Want to Cry"
    40:11
  36. 44.
    Fighting Founders: The Alien and Sedition Acts
    11:50
  37. 45.
    Energy is Life: How The Incandescent Light Bulb Changed America
    8:00
  38. 46.
    The Middle Aged Man Who Started Over
    21:00
  39. 47.
    Reconnecting With My Absent Father Who Was Presumed Dead
    19:00
  40. 48.
    Reconnecting With My Absent Father Who Was Presumed Dead
    19:00
  41. 49.
    How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain
    30:44
  42. 50.
    Don't Wear Slippers to a Job Interview
    11:00

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