American Voices on Sirius/XM with Bill Bradley

You can hear the current season of American Voices only on
SiriusXM Radio. Visit us on Facebook for more information.

Click to listen, or download to listen: Right click the 'Download' link and select "save as" or "Open in iTunes" to download the MP3 file to your device.

2012 - 2013> - 2014>

 

Lisa Alther
Show# 414 - Date aired: August 2012
Training dogs to aid in rescue efforts at disaster sites; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; author Lisa Alther is back. This week she tells us about her favorite place in America.


Sarri Singer
Show# 413 - Date aired: August 2012
Sarri Singer , a victim of a terrorist attack in Israel, who brings together survivors of terrorism from all over the world to heal. Her organization is called Strength to Strength; StoryCorps; author Mara Purl on how to figure out what you really want; restaurateur B. Smith is back. This week she tells us about her favorite sound.


Posse Foundation
Show# 412 - Date aired: August 2012
Forming posses to help kids when they go off to college - when a college student told Deborah Bial he would not have dropped out of college if had his posse with him, Dr. Bial got an idea, and started Posse Foundation; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; author Anna Quindlen on her favorite sound.


Bruce Campbell
Show# 392 - Date aired: February 2012
Michael McCullogh, who's dedicated his life to closing the inequality gap that many students face when applying to college; StoryCorps; Bruce Campbell, who loves airplanes so much that he made an airplane into his home; and author and jazz critic Paul de Barros is back for another favorite place in America.


Michael Sims
Show# 391 - Date aired: February 2012
Bringing toys to sick children; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; author Michael Sims on his favorite sound in America.


Mobile Health Clinic
Show# 389 - Date aired: December 2012
Dr. Randy Christensen joins us to tell about his mobile health clinic. It provides health care to thousands of homeless teens and children in Arizona; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; astronaut Buzz Aldrin on his favorite place in America.


Delia Ephron
Show# 388 - Date aired: December 2012
How women come together for dinner parties to donate money to other women in need around the world: Marsha Wallace from Dining for Women will tell us about it; StoryCorps; Pat Koch on her holiday theme park; author and playwright Delia Ephron on her favorite sound.


Larry Smith
Show# 387 - Date aired: December 2012
Larry Smith on how to write your memoir using only six words; StoryCorps; Premal Shah of Kiva on how microloans help the poor around the world to become entrepreneurs; author and jazz critic Paul de Barros on his favorite sound in America.


Ben Gibbard
Show# 386 - Date aired: December 2012
When Bruce Feiler found out he had cancer, he worried about his young daughters, so he brought together his male friends to form "The Council of Dads;" Storycorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; and Ben Gibbard, lead singer for Death Cab for Cutie, on his favorite sound in America.


Show# 383 - Date aired: November 2012
How crocheting has helped women living in poverty: Kohl Crecelius will tell us about Krochet Kids; StoryCorps; then a woman who took up surfing in her 50s; and Rolling Stone columnist Will Hermes is back for another favorite place in America.


Leila Janah
Show# 382 - Date aired: November 2012
We'll hear from Leila Janah of Samasource, on helping women around the world find jobs; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; and author Andrew Ross Sorkin on his favorite place in America.


Carl Safina
Show# 378 - Date aired: October 2012
Magic historian Dennis Laub; StoryCorps; how to know if your charity donations really go to those in need; and marine biologist Carl Safina on his favorite place in America.


Ann Temkin
Show# 375 - Date aired: September 2012
High school English teacher Barbara Morris; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; and Ann Temkin, MoMA's chief curator of painting and sculpture, on her favorite place in America.


Sal Dimiceli
Show# 373 - Date aired: September 2012
When Sal Dimiceli was young and his mother struggled with poverty, he made a promise to God that if he got out of poverty, he would help others. Well, he's now helped 500 people (and counting!) to get back on their feet; StoryCorps; our Famous American Voices Quiz; and Rolling Stone columnist Will Hermes on his favorite sound in America.


Hal Needham
Show# 368 - Date aired: August 2012
Legendary stuntman Hal Needham, the man who taught John Wayne how to throw a punch. He passed away in 2013. This is an interview he did with us about his career; StoryCorps; Early American Music historian David Hildebrand; and author Sharyn McCrumb on her favorite place in America.


Gaby Ford
Show# 365 - Date aired: July 2012
  • After enduring years of bullying from her classmates, Gabe Ford took it upon herself to become a voice for the voiceless. She now travels across the country speaking to thousands of students, sharing her story and inspiring change.
  • Then, for this week's StoryCorps from New York City, Steve Ketchum and his wife Alexandra talk about how their meddling mothers led them to fall in love… and get married!
  • Next, he's a master puppeteer! Vincent Anthony, founder of the National Center for Puppetry, joins us to tell us all about his incredible career, and about the art of puppetry.
  • Author Steve Repak tells us about his favorite place in the country.


Eric Greitens
Show# 361 - Date aired: June 2012
  • First, part two of the Senator's conversation with retired Navy SEAL, Eric Greitens. He tells us more about his organization, The Mission Continues, and some stories about training to become a Navy SEAL!
  • Then, for this week's StoryCorps, Iraq war veteran Richard Bennett speaks with Craig Williams about their unlikely meeting and how it led them to become business partners.
  • Next, it's time for our Famous American Voices quiz.
  • Time Magazine book critic and author Lev Grossman, on his favorite place in the country.


Clint Buffington
Show# 360 - Date aired: June 2012
  • First, retired Navy SEAL Eric Greitens joins us to talk about his organization, The Mission Continues, which helps veterans find opportunities to continue their service once they return home.
  • Then, for this week's StoryCorps, Jim Fletcher remembers the first time he met his wife Mary-Ann, when they were in the first grade!
  • Next, he's found over 40 messages in bottles washed up on beaches! Clint Buffington is here to tell us about how he finds the bottles and what it's like tracking down the senders!
  • And then, for this week's installment of our Favorite Sound in America series. President of the Blue Ocean Institute, Dr. Carl Safina, on his favorite sound in the country.


Black Violin
Show# 351 - Date aired: April 2012
  • First, part two of the Senator's conversation with musical group Black Violin. Tune in to hear them play some of their songs and talk about their influences.
  • Then, for this week's StoryCorps, army veteran Frank Curre remembers the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, and what it was like being on the USS Tennessee.
  • Next, a crossword puzzle champion! Howard Barkin tells the Senator about his love for puzzles, and competing at the NYT Puzzle Games.
  • Then, for this week's installment of our Favorite Place in America series. Time Magazine columnist Joel Stein is back to tell us about his favorite place.


Richard Paul Evans
Show# 350 - Date aired: April 2012
  • First, fusing classical music with hip-hop. Will B and Kev Marcus from the musical group Black Violin speak with the Senator about their musical style and inspiration!
  • Then, for this week's StoryCorps, Joshua Littman and his mother Sara discuss his leaving for college.
  • Our Famous American Voices Quiz.
  • And then, for this week's installment of our Favorite Place in America series, author Richard Paul Evans on his favorite place in the country!


Dr. J. Rufus Fears
Show# 347 - Date aired: February 2012
Ancient civilizations faced many of the same problems we're encountering right now: overwhelming national debt, financial crises, the Middle East. In a special presentation, host Bill Bradley interviews Professor J. Rufus Fears, and he'll tell us how Athens, Napoleon, and even colonial America dealt with some of these same problems. We'll learn what worked and what didn't by looking at these parallels in history. Dr. J. Rufus Fears is a world-renowned scholar and classical historian. He teaches at The University of Oklahoma, where he holds the G.T and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty.