My Unsung Hero

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.

Recent Heroes

When Kate's toddler had a medical emergency on a plane, three women stepped up to comfort her.

A favorite episode from the archives: In 2008, while driving to work, Rick crashed into a slab of granite rock. He was hanging upside down in his seatbelt when he saw an old Ford truck pull over across the road.

Jamil Zaki reunites with the doctor who offered him comfort during one of the most difficult times of his life, when his newborn daughter, Alma, suffered a stroke.

Psychologist Gillian Sandstrom reflects on the stranger who offered her a ride many years ago, and how that relates to what she now studies for a living: the power of everyday acts of kindness.

On his first international trip alone, Jamie got lost in the hustle and bustle of L.A. He was hungry and tired and losing hope — until a young woman appeared and offered to help.

In 2008, Jessica was serving in the Air Force when her supervisor showed her the true meaning of "service before self."

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