Dan Gediman, Susan Parker Cobbs and This I Believe

Each week Bob is joined by Dan Gediman, the Executive Director of  This I Believe, Inc. to discuss one of the original essays from the 1950s radio series. This week’s featured essay is by Susan Parker Cobbs. She was a teacher of Latin and Greek as well as and Dean of Women at Swarthmore College. A native of Anniston, Alabama, Cobbs studied the classics at New York University and the University of Chicago.  Cobbs believed, as Socrates did, that the unexamined life is not worth living. In her essay from the 1950s, Cobbs says all people have goodness within them, which can be expressed where there is freedom, faith and truth. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of her “This I Believe” essay.