Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.
Denis Brogan explains that he doesn't share the certainty or types of belief that many adherents of world religions claim, but he does believe that love is better than hate, and that the love of friends gives meaning to life.
Edmund Ball describes his belief that, though he doesn't believe in a personal being who directs specific life events, there is still an overall plan to the world, and individuals must act as "trustees" to make the best use of the opportunities they have received in life.
Hugh Lyon, former Headmaster of Rugby School, talks about God and man and explains that the noble qualities of man, such as love, and vlaor and heroism, prove that he must be the children of God, and God gives life meaning and purpose. In addition, this essay contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
Paul Douglas, U.S. Senator (Illinois) and Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Chicago, describes his belief that he must work towards achieving a "fellowship of friends," spreading love and good-will in his community and the world, but that armed restistance to groups such as the Nazis and Communists is justified. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
Cleveland Dodge describes his belief that the world is comprised of both spiritual and physical parts, and that true happiness comes from "creative work" and "unselfish service."
Walter White, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, recounts the challenges of growing up in a family of light-skinned African Americans (never fully accepted by either side), and describes his beliefs that an end must be obtained by just means, that love for humanity will overcome any obstacles, and that persons should not be judged by their skin color or creed. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
Harry Brundidge, of the Brundidge Crime Report, describes his friendships with criminals; his belief that criminals, like anyone else, have good qualities; his disappointment in the failure of some Christians to extend kindness towards ex-convicts; his gratitude for those Christians who have helped ex-convicts find jobs; and the satisfaction he receives from treating prisoners like people. Audio also contains an advertisement for "This I Believe" book, Volume II.
Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"
Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"