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Radio Diaries
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,409 ratings
Many of the same episodes over and over and over. I could live with that if they warned you in the title when an episode is a rerun. (Many podcasts are HONEST and label their repeats.) They even CHANGE THE TITLE sometimes so I can’t even rely on scanning the titles of episodes I’ve already...Read full review »
Snow Biscuit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/22
Laugh, Cry, Repeat
I love Radio Diaries but one episode really struck me. I just listened to the episode from April 30, 2021 ‘25 Years of Radio Diaries’ (with Amanda from Teenage Diaries) and I just want to say: I want to be the kind of parent that Amanda’s parents are. I cried all the tears; happy, sad, relief,...Read full review »
dateeverynight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/22
Always Interesting
I always learn something from this podcast. I especially like the way Joe Richmond gets out of the way and lets the people he’s interviewing do the talking, yet the interviews are poignant and Concise
Lee B. in PA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/21
Recent Episodes
This week we’re featuring an episode from our fellow Radiotopia show, Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle is produced inside San Quentin State Prison, in California. The show tells stories about what life is really like in prison, and after you get out. This episode is the first in Ear Hustle’s new season....
Published 09/23/22
Published 09/23/22
In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country, tape recorder in hand, interviewing people about their jobs. The interviews were compiled into a 1974 book called “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do,” which...
Published 09/09/22
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