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Story Junkies Podcast

Jan 15, 2022

Think you have a good memory? Maybe you do, but it's probably not as good as Brad's. Brad Williams is one of the only people in the world who has been confirmed by researchers as having Hyperthymesia, also known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or "HSAM." In this episode you'll learn what it's like living...


Dec 28, 2021

In this episode Lisa and Rachel chat with Krystle Dookoo, who recently became an American citizen. She talks all about her journey toward citizenship - the ins and outs of the process, the difficulties she faced, and the pride she felt at her swearing in ceremony. We also talk about how amazing New Yorkers are and...


Nov 22, 2021

In this fascinating episode, mountaineer (and Lisa's husband) Jonathan White shares his adventure of spending multiple days and nights climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He answers all the important questions, such as how he got himself and 300 pounds of gear up the rock wall, logistics for using...


Oct 27, 2021

In this episode you'll meet Komal Shah, who was on the path toward a career in healthcare until a trip to India unexpectedly changed her life. On a whim she applied for and was accepted into the Teach for America program, an organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for low-income students. The experience...


Sep 14, 2021

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Guinness World Record holder? Our guest John Orth will tell you all about it! In 2016 he broke a world record and then strived to beat it again just two years later. You'll hear first-hand how intense his training was, the process for documenting the actual attempt, how an...