Everyday Bravery

Everyday Bravery

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Journalist Laura Ling uncovers six stories of unsung heroes facing difficulties, and the mentors that help them find the courage to overcome. Be inspired by the everyday bravery of these extraordinary ordinary people.


Connor And The Mountain
Dec 24, 2018 • 30 min
Climbing a mountain wasn’t nearly as hard as convincing his parents to let him go away to college. Connor is learning to live with his autism on his own. But will his parents learn how to let go? For more on Connor’s mountain climbing adventures, visit…
Laura And Her Dad
Dec 10, 2018 • 35 min
It takes compassion and courage to make the right decision for an aging parent. Now that she’s her dad’s caregiver, Laura’s finding it difficult to balance caring for her kids, her career and herself. Finding out she’s not alone helps.
Leon And His Stepmom
Nov 26, 2018 • 27 min
Writing an apology to his late father, Leon realized he still had a chance to make amends with his remaining family. Reconnecting with his stepmom, Leon hoped to be the son he hadn’t been to his own dad. 
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Jon And The Bridge
Nov 12, 2018 • 27 min
Bridges give Jon paralyzing panic attacks. Attempting to cross a bridge took courage, the help of a fear expert, and a patient police officer. Facing his fear left Jon shaken but hopeful he could move forward in life.
Trevor And His Three Boys
Oct 29, 2018 • 34 min
After her sudden death, Trevor couldn’t be everything his wife had been to their young sons. Forced to parent solo, Trevor learned ways to protect his health, his sons’ futures, and their memory of Mom.
Rashelle And Her Food Truck
Oct 15, 2018 • 32 min
Her son’s illness almost stopped Rashelle’s plans for a food truck. Until a drawing from her boy, and advice from her food truck hero helped this single mom get back on the road to her dream.
Everyday Bravery Season 2
Oct 1, 2018 • 2 min
Host Laura Ling uncovers six stories about real people facing their challenges.
Starting Over
Jul 4, 2017 • 30 min
Sometimes in life, you can’t fix what’s broken or replace what’s lost. When you hit a wall, starting over takes acts of everyday bravery. Meet a family that never gave up after losing a dad who gave them everything; Brendan, a travel writer whose drinking…
Love and Loss
Jun 20, 2017 • 29 min
Losing a loved one. Losing your eyesight. Moving forward with your life takes bravery. Meet Rachel, who tackled her bucket list while she could still see; Amelia, who found joy in singing again after losing her joy in life; and Mickey’s many admirers, who…
Forgiving and Accepting
Jun 6, 2017 • 27 min
Forget about forgetting. Forgiving and accepting is harder. Giving someone’s who has hurt you a chance at redemption is an everyday act of bravery. Like Zorana calling out the father who left without a word; or Damion, who healed old wounds by forgiving…
Betting on You
May 23, 2017 • 27 min
Putting others first can mean putting yourself at risk. Showing up, reaching out, and taking charge are everyday acts of bravery. Meet Marilyn who saves a life on her vacation; Tracey, who quits her job and goes to law school; Mike and Aileen who build a…
Runs in the Family
May 9, 2017 • 28 min
Putting our families first isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Stepping up for the people we love can take courage. In this episode, Tom and his mom team up to solve a crime; 6-year-old Eloise has to be brave while her dad serves in Afghanistan, and…
Going to Work
Apr 25, 2017 • 28 min
Jobs have a way of testing us. Facing fears to land a dream job, or having the courage to walk away from one that isn’t—everyday acts of bravery can have a big impact. In this episode, we’ll hear from Erin, and her live TV news “trial by fire”; from…
In Sickness and Health
Apr 18, 2017 • 28 min
Making sacrifices to help others makes you stronger. Everyday acts of bravery reward you in ways you never imagined. Hear about an unplanned home birth; about sisters meeting the woman who received their father’s heart, and an artist who paints for kids…
Taking a Stand
Apr 10, 2017 • 30 min
It takes courage to stand up and face your fears—from stage fright to walking alone at night. Running toward, not away from, a challenge takes everyday acts of bravery. In this episode, we meet: Sophie, who stalks her stalker; Peter, who fights anxiety…
Introducing Everyday Bravery
Mar 31, 2017 • 2 min
Be inspired by real-life stories from people who dare to dream big, speak up, hang in, say no, let go, and take action. Hear how their acts of courage enrich their lives and the ones they love, and could enrich yours.