Jay Allison

Jay Allison
Nubar Alexanian

Jay Allison is one of public radio's most honored producers. He has produced hundreds of nationally broadcast documentaries and features for radio and television. His work has earned him the duPont-Columbia and five Peabody Awards, and he was the 1996 recipient of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio, the industry's highest honor. He was the curator and producer of This I Believe on NPR and he produces The Moth Radio Hour. Before his career in broadcasting, Jay was a theater director in Washington, D.C. He is also the founder of the public radio stations for Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod where he lives.


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This I Believe Audiobook Excerpt--Isabel Allende

Listen to author Isabel Allende speak about the power of giving in this audiobook excerpt from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share

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This I Believe II Audiobook Excerpt--Robert Fulghum

Listen to Robert Fulghum, author of the bestselling book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, talk about his belief in dancing in this audiobook excerpt from This I Believe II, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title.

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This I Believe Audiobook Excerpt--William F. Buckley, Jr.

Listen to William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of the National Review, speak about his belief in God in this audiobook excerpt from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that the book's title begins.

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Jay Allison on the book This I Believe II

Hear Jay Allison, curator and producer of the National Public Radio series This I Believe, introduce the book This I Believe II, the second volume in the series that gathers essays from the NPR show, and listen to sample essays from the book.

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This I Believe II
This I Believe
Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
Holt Paperbacks

The new paperback in the bestselling series of inspiring personal philosophies This collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging...


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This I Believe
This I Believe
Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
Holt Paperbacks

“A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the...


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When Ordinary People Acheive Extraordinary Things

Jody Williams; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Goodness Doesn't Just Happen

Rebecca West; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Creative Solutions to Life's Challenges

Frank X Walker; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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How Do You Believe in a Mystery?

Loudon Wainwright III; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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I Agree with a Pagan

Arnold Toynbee; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Finding Prosperity By Feeding Monkeys

Harold Taw; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Always Go to the Funeral

Deirdre Sullivan; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Andrew Sullivan; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Everything Potent is Dangerous

Wallace Stegner; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The People Have Spoken

Mark Shields; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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There is No Such Thing as Too Much Barbecue

Jason Sheehan; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Jazz is the Sound of God Laughing

Colleen Shaddox; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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When Children Are Wanted

Margaret Sanger; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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My Fellow Worms

Carl Sandburg; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Artistry in Hidden Talents

Mel Rusnov; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Growth that Starts From Thinking

Eleanor Roosevelt; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Free Minds and Hearts at Work

Jackie Robinson; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Tomorrow Will be a Better Day

Josh Rittenberg; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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There is More to Life than Life

Jamaica Ritcher; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Real Consequences of Justice

Frederic Reamer; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The 50-Percent Theory of Life

Steve Porter; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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We Are Each Other's Business

Eboo Patel; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Making of Poems

Gregory Orr; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together

Azar Nafisi; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Getting Angry Can Be a Good Thing

Cecilia Munoz; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Rule of Law

Michael Mullane; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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There is Such a Thing as Truth

Errol Morris; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Joy and Enthusiasm of Reading

Rick Moody; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Virtues of the Quiet Hero

John McCain; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Why I Close My Restaurant

George Mardikian; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Life Grows in the Soil of Time

Thomas Mann; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Power of Mysteries

Alan Lightman; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Power of Love to Transform and Heal

Jackie Lantry; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Light of a Brighter Day

Helen Keller; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Living Life with Grace and Elegant Treeness

Ruth Kamps; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A Duty to Heal

Pius Kamau; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges

Kay Redfield Jamison; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A New Birth of Freedom

Maximilian Hodder; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Our Noble, Essential Decency

Robert A. Heinlein; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A Morning Prayer in a Little Church

Helen Hayes; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Talking with the Sun

Joy Harjo; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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Natural Links in a Long Chain of Being

Victor Hanson; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Happy Talk

Oscar Hammerstein II; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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A Grown-Up Barbie

Jane Hamill; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Power of Presence

Debbie Hall; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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In Praise of the

Ted Gup; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Science Nourishes the Mind and Soul

Brian Greene; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Disrupting My Comfort Zone

Brian Grazer; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures

Temple Grandin; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Connection Between Strangers

Miles Goodwin; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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The Willingness to Work for Solutions

Newt Gingrich; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The People Who Love You When No One Else Will

Cecile Gilmer; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The God Who Embraced Me

John W. Fountain; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A Goal of Service to Humankind

Anthony Fauci; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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An Ideal of Service to Our Fellow Man

Albert Einstein; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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An Honest Doubter

Elizabeth Deutsch (Earle); read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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My Father's Evening Star

William O. Douglas; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Elusive Yet Holy Cure

Kathy Dahlen; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A Daily Walk Just to Listen

Susan Cosio; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil

Norman Corwin; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do

Mary Cook; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A Shared Moment of Trust

Warren Christopher; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love

Greg Chapman; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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There is No Job More Important than Parenting

Benjamin Carson; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Fellowship of the World

Nevin Busch; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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How Is It Possible to Believe in God?

William F. Buckley; read by the author;Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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In Giving I Connect With Others

Isabel Allende; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks

Phyllis Allen; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Be Cool to the Pizza Dude

Sarah Adams; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Unleashing the Power of Creativity

Bill Gates; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An Athlete of God

Martha Graham; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feel

Updike, John; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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A Balance Between Nature and Nurture

Gloria Steinem; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The America I Believe In

Colin Powell; Edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman; Read by the author
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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There is No God

Penn Jillette; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans


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The Power and Mystery of Naming Things

Eve Ensler; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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The Mountain Disappears

Leonard Bernstein; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
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