The daily news can fill us with despair. My Unsung Hero is an antidote to that despair. Each episode reveals what the news ignores: everyday acts of kindness and courage that transformed someone’s life. Listen — and renew your faith in humanity.
During her freshman year of college, Sarah is feeling adrift. Then a simple comment from one of her professors helps her understand herself in a new way.
In 2014, at the lowest point of Trieste's life, a stranger's brief comment changes everything.
A group of girls is bullying Jennifer in middle school. Then someone steps in and changes the way she sees the world.
Annika reunites with her favorite teacher from high school, 97-year-old Flossie Lewis.
Tony is angry at his English teacher, Mrs. Holman, for making him stay after class. But on the last day of school, she takes his hand, and tells him something he'll never forget.
Azim encounters his high school English teacher in the most unexpected place.
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If you’d like to submit an Unsung Hero for use on the show, please record it and click the button below to email it to [email protected]
Find a quiet room and open a recording app on your phone. (Here are tips on how to record yourself properly.)
Speaking in full sentences, please tell us about your Unsung Hero. No need to write down your story and read it from paper— speaking conversationally is best. A recording of 3-5 minutes is plenty. Your story should include (but does not need to be limited to):
- Your full name and where you’re from.
- The full name of your Unsung Hero, if you know it.
- A description of the person. What are some of their defining characteristics? What do they look like, talk like? Paint us a picture of them.
- A particular moment or event that prompted you to make this person your Unsung Hero. Tell us as much about that event as you can remember — what the scene was like, and what emotions you felt.
- Did you have a chance to thank them?
- If they were standing in front of you right now, what would you say?
- How does this person continue to impact you and your life?