Dan Gediman

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Dan Gediman is a long-time writer, editor, and public radio producer whose work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life. During his 30-year radio career, he has won many of public broadcasting’s most prestigious awards including the duPont-Columbia Award.

Dan is currently the Executive Director of This I Believe, Inc. (www.thisibelieve.org), a non-profit organization based in Louisville that is dedicated to helping people explore, write about, and share short essays about the core beliefs that guide their daily lives. Over 150,000 people worldwide have submitted these essays, which have been anthologized into several This I Believe books, co-edited by Dan, including the Ne
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“After more than two decades here, I know that kindness is not a value that’s encouraged. It’s often seen as a weakness. Instead, the culture encourages keeping your head down, minding your own business, and never letting yourself be vulnerable.”
Dan Gediman, This I Believe: Life Lessons

“I believe in the pursuit of happiness. Not its attainment, nor its final definition, but its pursuit. I believe in the journey, not the arrival; in conversation, not monologues; in multiple questions rather than any single answer. I believe in the struggle to remake ourselves and challenge each other in the spirit of eternal forgiveness, in the awareness that none of us knows for sure what happiness truly is, but each of us knows the imperative to keep searching. I believe in the possibility of surprising joy, of serenity through pain, of homecoming through exile.”
Dan Gediman, This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

“Action is what separates a belief from an opinion. Beliefs are imprinted through actions.”
Dan Gediman, This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women




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