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Heinlein's "This I Believe" - Audio 
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Post Heinlein's "This I Believe" - Audio
I don't think the audio of this essay has been easily accessible online in the past (at least I couldn't find it by storming through Jim's site or running a quick Google Search).

NPR now have a wonderful and comprehensive site up for the "This I Believe" radio project, which includes Heinlein's voice.

Here is the full text and audio: http://thisibelieve.org/dsp_ShowEssay.php?uid=16630

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Post Re: Heinlein's "This I Believe" - Audio
Very nice. I've always wanted to/thought someone should do a comprehensive piece on the program, but it never happened. Fantastic that a major entity like NPR would do it.

I was privileged to hear it way back when, at the UCSC library, long before it was available to any but the few. It's still stirring.

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Post Re: Heinlein's "This I Believe" - Audio
James Gifford wrote:
Very nice. I've always wanted to/thought someone should do a comprehensive piece on the program, but it never happened. Fantastic that a major entity like NPR would do it.

I was privileged to hear it way back when, at the UCSC library, long before it was available to any but the few. It's still stirring.
The BBC did a series program on the This I Believe series back in the 1990s but the Heinlein was not one they covered.


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I love it. Although I've heard it before, I hope this will be a permanent archive. Every time I listen to Heinlein speak, I think of Harry Truman and Mark Twain. The Missouri accent must be one of the most distinctive and recognizable anywhere.

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Post Re: Heinlein's "This I Believe" - Audio
NPR has been running the series of new essays for a year or two, now, and I believe they just published a second book of them. Heinlein has been there for quite a while. Sorry I didn't think to post it when this site first appeared.

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freesharon wrote:
NPR has been running the series of new essays for a year or two, now, and I believe they just published a second book of them. Heinlein has been there for quite a while. Sorry I didn't think to post it when this site first appeared.


I did it for you. On 10 April 2008 I posted a message pointing to Heinlein's "This I Believe" audio clip. It's in the "Heinlein's Personal History" section of this forum.

(I notice that the site software won't let you search for "this i believe," claiming that the three words are too common to be indexed. So when Uri went looking for previous mentions, presumably mine was not to be found.)

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