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  • Kennetha Gaebler
    Unshackled!

    Kennetha Gaebler

    This is the longest-running radio drama series in history. You'll be encouraged as you discover how Christ has touched the lives of ordinary people. This program is produced in the drama style of the golden age of radio, with live music, creative sound effects, and versatile actors.

  • Program #3419 Eve Williamson, Part 1

    Unshackled! - Kennetha Gaebler

    3419 Eve Williamson Part 1: (Abuse, Alcohol, Abortion) Eve is molested at five, giving her mistrust of men. Her drunken, abusive stepfather adds to her misery. At 14 she commits to Christ through a church club for kids but drifts away in high school when she smokes marijuana to be accepted. She joins the army and becomes an M.P., successful at last. She dates many men but feels empty. She leaves the army for college, has an abortion and her shame grows. She rejoins the army again. The first part ends when she meets Glen and they marry.
  • Program #3418 Steven Sauageau

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    3418 Steven Sauvageau: (Family Dysfunction, Thai Missionary) Steven’s Dad is abusive so his mother takes her three children to a safe house and moves to another city. They live in poverty, which prepares Steven for God’s service. He is saved and goes to Southeast Asia as a missionary.
  • Program #3417 Jorge Zambrano Classic

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    3417 Jorge Zambrano Classic: (Immigrant, Musician) Jorge follows his dreams to play the guitar and moves to America to make a better life. But then he receives a calling to return to his homeland of Ecuador and use his talents to serve his people.
  • Program #3416 Boris Stojilkovic Classic

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    3416 Boris Stojilkovic Classic: (Gang, Occult, Drugs) Boris joined a gang at a young age, got in many fights and committed crimes. He started using drugs to take his mind off his problems. After being drafted in the Army and later discharged, he searched for meaning in his life through occult religion. But when his lifestyle landed him in jail again, he finally found meaning in his life.
  • Program #3415 Fleur Vaughan PG

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    3415 Fleur Vaughan - PG: (Abuse, New Zealand) Fleur is the youngest of three daughters among seven children. All three daughters are abused by their father. Their dad controls them through brutality and fear. Dad is ultimately arrested and goes to prison but the damage is done. Fleur’s marriage fails; she has a nervous breakdown and lives a lost existence until she gives her life to Christ.
  • Program #3414 Susan S Carter Part 2

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    3414 Susan Sarah Carter Part 2: (Canadian, Abandoned, Adoption): Susan does well in her adopted home and graduates with honors. She goes to Bible College in Florida. Touring with a music group, she meets her birth mother and dad in Canada. She learns to forgive those who hurt her, even her fiancée who drops her. She marries Gareth and they have a son. They are preparing to go to Cuba as missionaries.
  • Program #3413 Susan S Carter Part 1

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    3413 Susan Sarah Carter Part 1: (Canadian, Abandonment, Adoption) Susan’s alcoholic parents abandon their six children who are split into foster homes. After two years the children are released for adoption and a couple in Kansas wants them all. Given a choice, Susan chooses adoption.
  • Program #3412 "Sally" Classic

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    3412 “Sally” Classic: (Miscarriage, Adultery, Mental Illness): When Sally’s father died, she felt no one else loved her. She tried to find love through an adulterous relationship, but that only led to deeper problems. Then she learned about the one who would love and support her no matter what.
  • Program #3411 Robert Lemp Classic

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    3411 Robert Lemp Classic: (Running from God, Self-sufficiency, Alcohol) Bob receives Christ at age eleven but turns his back on God in college. He begins drinking and “doing his own thing.” With the goal of becoming successful and having lots of money he starts his career as a garment salesman. He makes lots of money, but finds himself always in debt. He starts his own business, only to see it go under. This leads him back to Christ, who cleans up Bob’s life and attitudes. He then becomes a missionary to salesmen.
  • Program #3410 ''Susan''

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    3410 “Susan”: (China, Buddhism, Communism) Tao comes to America to marry Susan. The couple must live with her mother while he learns English and finds a job. Conflict ensues. Their daughter is born and Tao finds a job. But he loses his job during a recession. Susan is expecting their second baby when Tao returns to China for more training. His faith is rewarded with a good networking job. His mother comes to live with them and she is saved.

  • Program #3409 ''Tao''

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    3409 “Tao”: (China, Buddhism) Tao grows up without his father in China where the State trumps the family. Persecution kills his grandparents. A believer named Laurel witnesses to Tao by phone, sends him a Bible and Tao chooses Christ even though his family is Buddhist. He meets Susan, a Chinese believer from the U.S. and they plan to marry.
  • Program #3408 Laurel Short

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    3408 Laurel Short: (Ham radio, China) Laurel is drafted during the Korean War. Years later when he uses Ham Radio and then computers to talk to others around the world, he shares the Gospel with people in China, overcoming his prejudice.

  • Program #3407 Jimmy Johnson

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    3407 Jimmy Johnson: (Alcoholism, Loneliness) Jimmy Johnson spent 20 years of his life as an alcoholic, serving multiple sentences in jail for disorderly conduct and armed robbery. After hitting rock bottom, he found the one friend willing to stay by his side.
  • Program #3406 E.G. Copley

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    3406 E.G. Copley : (Gambling, Deception, Atheism). Copley leads a double life… upstanding husband at home, professional gambler and an outright cheat otherwise. Shortly after his Christian wife discovers this, a victim also finds out and stabs his hand. Losing his nerve, he turns to the used car business as a cheat. To make his wife happy, he agrees to attend one revival service. But he returns nine times, finally receives Christ, and ultimately becomes a preacher and evangelist.

  • Program #3405 "Smitty" Classic

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    3405 “Smitty” Classic: (Bullies, Drugs, Introvert) Bullies make Smitty’s childhood miserable. Shy and insecure, he discovers that drugs make him gregarious. He drops out of college, tries Yoga and T.M. before he goes to Bible study, where Jesus sets him free. Smitty becomes an accountant, earns a Master’s degree in Greek and teaches Bible study.

  • Program #3404 Iris Griffin Part 2

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    3404 Iris Griffin Classic - Part 2: (Abortion, Suicide Attempt) Even though she's an atheist, Iris feels tremendous guilt over ending two pregnancies, so much so that she attempts to take her own life. When she backs out of her suicide attempt, she calls to the Lord for help, and He leads her to salvation.

  • Program #3403 Iris Griffin Part 1

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    3403 Iris Griffin Classic - Part 1: (Atheist, Divorce, Adultery, Marijuana) When Iris’ parents got divorced, she stopped taking relationships seriously and got involved with married men. Then she met a single boy she liked and they moved in together. With no consistent set of standards to follow, she kept on sinning, until a co-worker showed her the way to inner peace.

  • Program #3402 Joe and Marla Baldwin Part 2

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    3402 Joe and Marla Baldwin – Part 2: (Alcohol, Business Man, Missionary) Joe and Marla both pray to receive Christ. He tries to hide his drinking at first but quits and they grow in faith. But when they’re invited to serve Christ in Guam, he wrestles with God.

  • Program #3401 Joe and Marla Baldwin Part 1

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    3401 Joe and Marla Baldwin – Part 1: (Alcohol) Joe and Marla meet as teenagers and marry when she gets pregnant. Sadly, Joe likes to drink and alcohol threatens their marriage even after three children are born. He wants to quit and ponders suicide when he can’t. The first part ends as they hear the Gospel. What will they choose?
  • Program #3400 Dorie Classic Part 2

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    3400 “Dorie” Classic – Part 2: (Fear, Missionary): A woman is called on a mission trip to New Guinea. She faces death and disease, but followed the Lord’s calling and found a great reward.
  • Program #3399 Dorie Classic Part 1

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    3399 “Dorie” Classic – Part 1: (Rejection, Abuse) Dorie’ parents rejected her, and she was sent to an orphanage for six years. From there, the state sent her to foster homes where her abuse continued. But when a student told her about the Lord, she found a faith that kept her strong through everything.
  • Program #3398 Dora Jean Johnson

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    3398 Dora Jean Johnson: (Poverty, Forgiveness) Dora grows up with parents who never go to church and who are impoverished and cold. Listening to a TV evangelist, she is saved and goes to nursing school where she attends church and grows in faith. She marries Bryan and they serve in churches for 27 years.

  • Program #3397 Thomas Ridley Classic

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    3397 Thomas Ridley Classic: (Doing Well, Self-Sacrifice) During World War I, Tom bargains with God…“Get me out of this war and I’ll go back to church.” Upon his safe return, Tom tries to please God by keeping his promise and becoming an assistant to the pastor. Later, disturbed by a “political” sermon during World War II, Tom and his wife join a commune and move to Paraguay. There, disillusioned by statements from their leader, they leave the group and encounter a missionary who explains that salvation is by grace, not works. After they receive Christ, they eventually work with a Christian children’s home.
  • Program #3396 Matthew Hebert Part 2

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    3396 Matthew Hebert – Part 2: (Canadian, Alcohol) Matt goes back to Maine but can’t tolerate his parents’ evangelism and moves to Portland with five guys. He is soon swallowed up in drugs and dissolution. A friend invites him to Tallahassee where he lives in a sorority house. Alone one night he plays Amazing Grace on his guitar and finds salvation in God’s Word. He races home again, meets Alison and they marry. He is now serving at PGM.

  • Program #3395 Matthew Hebert Part 1

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    3395 Matthew Hebert – Part 1: (Canadian, Drugs, Alcohol) Matt decides his parents are too godly when they won’t let him play sports. He begins to rebel and by the time he goes to college he’s cold to the Gospel; drinking and trying drugs. Part 1 ends with cruelty to his brother.

  • Program #3394 Hong Xiang Rost Part 2

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    3394 Hong Xiang Rost – Part 2: (Chinese, Accident) Hong and Rusty marry when she begins a job for the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. After 15 years she goes to U.W. - Stout as director and they live near Lake Menomonie. Hong travels widely. Late to work one day she pulls in front of a semi truck.

  • Program #3393 Hong Xiang Rost Part 1

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    3393 Hong Xiang Rost – Part 1: (Chinese, Communism) Hong grows up in Communist China and comes to the U.S. to get a Master’s degree. A sledding accident puts her in the hospital for weeks where a pastor reads the Bible to her daily. She works to pay her hospital bill, meets Rusty and they fall in love. He leads her to Christ as the first part ends.

  • Program #3392 Tyrone Martinez Classic

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    3392 Tyrone Martinez Classic: (Rejection, Occult) Tyrone Martinez can’t relate to other people and seeks the meaning of life in occult books, spiritual exercises and meditation. On a trip to an ancient city, he learns the one simple step he overlooked on the path to enlightenment.

  • Program #3391 Karen Hulbert - PG

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    3391 Karen Hulbert PG: (Molestation, Equine Ministry) Karen’s brother molests her and she finds solace in horses. She vows to have a horse someday. She marries an alcoholic, has a son, raises him alone, survives a stroke and now has a faith-based equine ministry to women coming out of prison.
  • Program #3390 John Stewart Part 2

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    3390 John Stewart – Part 2: (Black, Drugs, Biochemist) John slips into drug use as he finishes college. He meets Reyes and they have two sons but don’t marry because John wants to wait until he has a good job. A drug associate plans to rob John but God protects him. He gives his life to Christ; he and Reyes marry. John gets a job in his field of biochemistry and he begins sharing his testimony.

  • Program #3389 John Stewart Part 1 - PG

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    3389 John Stewart PG – Part 1: (Black, Eagle Scout, Abuse) John’s dad is a scoundrel, his mother a prostitute. His cousin abuses him. But his grandmother takes him to church where he professes faith in Christ. The first part ends as he is in college but smoking pot.
  • Program #3388 Rod and Linda Stewart Classic

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    3388 Rod and Linda Stewart Classic: (Blindness, Atheism) Rod and Linda started exchanging letters on cassette in their teens. As their relationship grew stronger, Linda – a blind woman – helped atheist Rod see the light.

  • Program #3387 Kenneth Rolin Classic

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    3387 Kenneth Rolin Classic: (Alcoholism, Family Irresponsibility, Pornography) Ken is a successful businessman, inventor and church attendee. But slowly, he allows alcohol to take over his life, first impacting his job, then his family and marriage. When his youngest daughter gets a divorce and moves back home, life becomes even more tense. Then, a sudden change in his daughter, followed by a change in his wife, causes Ken to listen to the Gospel and discover that Christ can change even his life.
  • Program #3386 Sophie Hagemann Classic - PG

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    3386 Sophie Hagemann Classic - PG: (Occult, Rebellion) Sophie was born in a concentration camp and moved to the U.S. at age 5. She questioned all of her authority figures, and she and her husband turned to the occult in search of answers. But a scary experience and a string of coincidences led her to the real answer.
  • Program #3385 Clyde Parker Classic

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    3385 Clyde Parker Classic: (Alcoholism, Gambling, Atheism) Clyde Parker grew up without a father in the home, and without a consistent set of values. He found work in construction, gambling and drinking in his free time. A bad accident prevents him from working, and he ends up in Chicago, spending most of his time in bars. When he wanders into Pacific Garden Mission in search of peace and quiet, he hears a message that resonates with him.
  • Program #3384 "Rebecca" Part 2

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    3384 “Rebecca” – Part 2: (Jewish, Abortion, Drugs) Rebecca prays for salvation and her family is furious. Through false accusations, they try to take her daughter. Unable to work, Rebecca struggles financially. Her daughter runs away, uses drugs and gets pregnant at 13. They keep the baby but Rebecca’s daughter continues her dissolute lifestyle and has two more babies that Rebecca struggles to keep. Her family continues to harass her, taking the oldest granddaughter. Rebecca finally breaks with her family but the church becomes her comfort.
  • Program #3383 "Rebecca" Part 1 - PG

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    3383 “Rebecca” – Part 1 - PG: (Jewish, Occult, Abortion) Rebecca is ambivalent about being Jewish. Her family is non-observant. While babysitting, Rebecca is introduced to porn and the occult. Rebecca goes to nursing school, is addicted to drugs and men and has an abortion. A second pregnancy gives her a daughter. The first part ends as she discovers Christ.
  • Program #3382 Donald Thompson Classic

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    3382 Donald Thompson Classic (Motorcycle Gang, Rebellion, Self-Satisfaction) Don, a preacher’s kid, turns his back on his upbringing, and eventually becomes the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang. The gang’s violence increases to the point where Don ends up in jail. There, while contemplating suicide, he comes face-to-face with Jesus and accepts God’s forgiveness for his sins. Eventually, Don becomes a minister, then an officer in the Salvation Army.
  • Program #3381 Dean Allen Classic

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    3381 Dean Allen Classic: (Bad Choices, Crime, Flaunting Evil) Dean comes from a Christian family, but seems to make all the wrong choices on purpose. He sets up a shoplifting ring with younger fellows, hustles pool and gambles, gets involved with alcohol and drugs, and intensifies his life of crime. One day a “chance” blood test forces him to face his own mortality. All his Christian upbringing and a testimony he once heard at Pacific Garden Mission come together and he finally receives Christ.
  • Program #3380 Brian Cole - Part 2

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    3380 Brian Cole – Part 2: (Satanism, Drugs, Prison) In a faith-based drug treatment program in jail, Brian meets Jesus. He is saved, released and begins a reconciliation with Marsha. He asks forgiveness of his dad, becomes a youth pastor and shares his testimony in prisons. Still serving the Lord.

  • Program #3379 Brian Cole - Part 1 - PG

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    3379 Brian Cole – Part 1 - PG: (Satanist, Drugs, Prison) Brian’s dad is abusive. His mom sends him to church but he rebels and vandalizes churches. Drugs and crime send him to prison for ten years. There he worships Satan. After he’s released his drug abuse worsens; he shoots a man and goes back to prison for ten more years. The first part ends as he attends faith-based drug treatment.
  • Program #3378 Fred Krueger Classic

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    3378 Fred Kruger Classic: (Alcoholism, Rebellion, Failure) Fred grew up in a Christian home with a stable family, except his alcoholic father. He starts drinking, smoking, and hanging out with a bad crowd, facing one expulsion after another. A string of dramatic life events shake him to his senses.

  • Program #3377 Sylvia Richmond Classic

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    3377 Sylvia Richmond Classic (Fear of Death): Fear of death plagued Sylvia since the early passing of her younger sister. When a good friend died years later, her terrified thoughts worsened. Then, she learned what she needed to do to overcome her fears.
  • Program #3376 Carl Mortenson Classic, Part 2

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    3376 Carl Mortenson Classic – Part 2: (Missionary Aviation, Polio) Carl overcomes polio, passes his flight physical and studies to build a twin engine plane with short-takeoff-or-landing characteristics. He perseveres against indifference and attracts backers. Given a leave of absence to pursue his dream, he succeeds in adapting a plane and flies to South America to demonstrate its prowess. Many people help and many planes are sold. Then he develops a newer model for missionaries. His son joins the company. Carl survives a heart attack and is still working for the Lord.
  • Program #3375 Carl Mortenson Classic, Part 1

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    3375 Carl Mortenson Classic – Part 1: (Severe Illnesses, Aviation) Carl grows up in a family of faith. He has several close calls as a child, including a ruptured appendix. He decides to try missionary aviation and is accepted out of high school. He does well, meets Alice and they marry. They go to Peru, where he’s diagnosed with polio as the first part ends.
  • Program # 3374 John Henderson, Part 2

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    3374 John Henderson – Part 2: (Car Crazy, Close Calls) John has four close calls with death on the highway and decides he’s not ready to meet God. So he kneels at work in the ice cream plant and receives Christ. His family protests but he is steadfast. He gives his testimony in church, then sells his sports car and goes to Bible college. He marries Sandy and they go into ministry. His dad professes faith before he dies after getting drunk. Still in ministry.
  • Program # 3373 John Henderson, Part 1

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    3373 John Henderson – Part 1: (Car Fanatic, Doubt, Alcohol) John loves sports cars. He meets a believer working at an ice cream plant who challenges his beliefs and witnesses about Jesus. John avoids the man and the Gospel. The first part ends with John running from God toward disaster.
  • Program #3372 Charles Chesnut Classic, Part 2

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    3372 Charles Chesnut Classic – Part 2: (Grief, Loss) Charles Chesnut faces temptation and depression after losing three loved ones. On the way to a saloon, he meets two street preachers who remind him what really matters. He settles in Chicago, where he opens up to a minister and restores his confidence.
  • Program #3371 Charles Chesnut Classic, Part 1

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    3371 Charles Chesnut Classic – Part 1:  (1920s, Rebellion) The son of a Kentucky preacher, Charles Chesnut rebels and moves to prohibition-era Chicago to perform as a singer in speakeasies. After a drunk married woman makes a pass at him in front of her husband, he reevaluates his life choices and seeks more meaningful work.
  • Program #3370 Jim Striegler, Part 2

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    3370 Jim Striegler – Part 2: (Former Monk, Heart Problems) Jim finishes seminary and is associate pastor at several churches before moving to Wisconsin, where he has a second aneurysm surgery in 2006, brain surgery in 2007 and a third aneurysm operation in 2010. He finally has closure with his brother. In 2013 Jim begins spewing blood from his mouth and nose and doctors discover blood leaking into his lungs. He undergoes emergency surgery that he doesn’t survive. Kathy is still counseling.