Covering every hamlet and precinct in America, big and small, the stories span arts and sports, business and history, innovation and adventure, generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love, past and present. In short, Our American Stories tells the story of America to Americans.

About Lee Habeeb

Lee Habeeb co-founded Laura Ingraham’s national radio show in 2001, moved to Salem Media Group in 2008 as Vice President of Content overseeing their nationally syndicated lineup, and launched Our American Stories in 2016. He is a University of Virginia School of Law graduate, and writes a weekly column for Newsweek.

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Jack Marucci Created a Baseball Bat For His Son in His Backyard—Now He Runs The Biggest Bat Company in America

Virginia Hall: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy

On this episode of Our American Stories, meet the woman the Gestapo once considered "the most dangerous of all Allied spies." Judy Pearson tells the tale of a woman whose bravery was greater than the collapsing world around her.

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The First Catholic Speaker of the House Who Bridged the Divide Between Protestant and Catholic Americans

On this episode of Our American Stories, Professor Jeff Bloodworth tells the story of John McCormack.

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The Best Lawyer In a One-Lawyer Town

On this episode of Our American Stories, Bill Bryk knows when to start a case on behalf of others... and has learned when to rest.

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Where Do Your Family Photos Go After a Tornado? Everywhere. Here's The Man Whose Mission is to Return Them

On this episode of Our American Stories, where would our photos go if our house were to be hit by a tornado? The answer is everywhere. But for Thad Beeler's neighbors, that question wasn't a hypothetical...it was grounded in harsh reality after the deadly May 2011 Joplin Tornado...and Thad decided to do something about it.

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The Woman Who Buried the Veterans Others Didn't

On this episode of Our American Stories, when Lanae Strovers was given the job of figuring out what to do with unclaimed urns at the funeral home she worked at, she took it personally...but that would make sense for someone who got into the mortuary business for personal reasons. Give her story a listen!

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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: More Americans Died in the Revolutionary War on this British Prison Ship Than in Combat

On this episode of Our American Stories, Robert P. Watson, author of The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn, tells this untold story of the American Revolution.

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The Untold Stories of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" and "The Grinch"

On this episode of Our American Stories, Dr. Seuss was raised as a Lutheran and had a strong religious background. His books often included strong moral messages… but, he was always very careful with how he went about it. Here to share a bit about Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” and “The Grinch” is Brian Jay Jones, author of Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination.

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The Redemptive Story of an Ex-Addict-Turned Creator of World's Hottest Pepper (Carolina Reaper & Pepper X)

On this episode of Our American Stories, Ed Currie is an American chili pepper breeder who is the founder and president of the PuckerButt Pepper Company. Here's his remarkable story.

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My Encounter with God... While Piloting a Chopper in Vietnam

On this episode of Our American Stories, Dick Erickson, a Marine helicopter pilot who served in Vietnam, tells the story of the time he lost contact with his base but came into contact with God during combat.

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