Gilbert Murray describes the religious importance of poetry in his life and how his experiences in WWI guided his efforts to prevent future war.
George Woodcock describes the expereinces he had growing up that led him to the belief in fairness and justice and also propelled him towards involvemnt in the labor movement.
Robert MacIver describes his belief that no matter how thoroughly he pursues knowledge of the world, he realizes that there will always be aspects yet to be explained, leaving room for wonder in his view of the world. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
Lost Theaters of Somerville: Nick Riselli Interview
Alfred Noyes describes his belief that the complexity of the world can only be attributed to God, and that the clearest revelation of God can be found by looking at the human soul. Contains a short advertisement for This I Believe book (this essay included in the book).
David Maxwell-Fyfe describes his beliefs in the faith of a romantic--a faith with the conviction and idealism to address the problems of the age and which recognizes humanity's need for spiritual advancement, in addition to scientific and material advancement.
Walden Pell describes his belief that life is an "educational enterprise" filled with teachers who must be sure that they are passing along the truth to the next generation.
Ernest Macmillan, Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dean of Music at Toronto University and Principal of the Toronto Conservatory, describes the importance of life in the world and its immaterial mystery and his belief that one must find purpose in life and enjoy it as best one can to glorify God.
Gillie Potter states his belief in the power of wit and "foolishness" to communicate truth, and describes his belief that his task is to bring merriness back to a modern zeitgeist that is currently devoid of humor.
10. This I Believe
Wilfred Penfield, Rhodes scholar, professor of neurology at McGill University and director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, describes his feeling of purpose and destiny when his boat was torpedoed during World War I and the relationship between science and religion.