8,044 miles from home

Kyle Yeung, son of Chiu Yeung, interviews his father to learn more about his childhood and what the process was like moving from Hong Kong to New York at the age of 17 with three sisters. In this interview, Chiu...

Hair as an equalizer for a Ghanaian schoolgirl

A Ghanaian woman tells me about her childhood experience in Nigeria where hairstyles were a part of the school uniform, how she feels about the time it takes to get her hair braided, and the hilarious story of the first...

Jennifer Sumner & Kaysen Ford

“It shouldn’t be scary to be who you are." Kaysen Ford, 12, reflects on some of the most important moments in his life with his mother, Jennifer Sumner. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired October 26, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Monique Walker & Cody Walker
September 21, 2018 App Interview

Monique and Cody Walker chose Santa Rosa, California as the place to raise their five children. Then, in October 2017, the Tubbs wildfire swept across Sonoma County. The Walkers got their kids and dogs in the car, and fled for...

Marlen Reyes

This is about a woman and her struggles and happy moments while coming to the United States to create a better life for her and her family.

“Nothing in life was taken for granted and you have to basically work your way through hardships and obstacles”
November 26, 2017 App Interview

In this interview, Alvin interviews Jican and asks him about his life experiences and adversities. He asks about Jican’s childhood and whether or not he celebrated Thanksgiving in the past. Jican responds with advice based on the hardships he faced...

Noah Parness Interviewing His Zadie And Finding Out His Values And Identity Such As “Education”

Noah Parness interviews his grandfather, known as “Zadie”. Noah found out valuable information about His Zadie which made there connection stronger. Noah understood his Zadie’s identity, past, and a major part of his wishes for his grandchildren which was, “...education...

“Nobody tells you what to expect after getting shot.”

On the morning of August 10, 1999, a white supremacist opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at a Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. Five were wounded, including six-year-old Josh Stepakoff, who was shot in his leg and hip, and one...

“Everybody was very quiet when they buried Mr. Spanish.”

Maggie Marquez and Jessi Silva grew up in the desert town of Marfa, Texas in the 1950s. At the time, segregation of Latino and white students was not legal. However, Marfa’s school system — like many others in the Southwest —...

The Great Listen With My Mom
November 28, 2017 App Interview

In this interview that took place in Fresh Meadows, New York, me and Winnie Lai, who is my mother, talk about her experiences and how it has shaped her overall. We discussed about how she changed her path from an...

Ancestry DNA Gave My Mother a New Family

When most people order a DNA test kit, they expect to find that they are less Irish than their family claimed to be. My mother, on the other hand, accidentally uncovered her biological father and discovered a new Jewish identity.

Mickey Willenbring

Mickey Willenbring has always been a fighter. She grew up being shuffled between her family on reservations in the upper Midwest, family on the West Coast, and in the foster care system. The Army called to her as a way...

Irvine: From Minority to Majority

Two women who grew up in Irvine share how their experiences as Asian Americans evolved with the city.

As Humans, Adapting is What We Do Best

This interview took place in Bayside, New York, on December 1st, 2019. In it, Ami Farrell asks her mother, Setsu Sakaguchi, about the challenges she has faced in life and what she has learned from them. As an immigrant from...

“I had the feeling like I was in another planet” – Experiences coming to America

In this interview, a mother of two, Maria, who grew up in Greece shares her experiences and how she got to where she is today. The interviewee describes her childhood in Greece and how it was like moving to the...

Family knows who you are and greatly impacts who you become

In this interview conducted on December first 2019 on a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Susana Carrillo (14) interviews her friend and father Luis Carrillo (49) about his family relationships and one of the biggest changes in his life....

Arianna Hermosillo & Irakere Picon

“It is a very specific cloud hanging over us. It just feels like we’re at pause.” Irakere Picon, an immigration lawyer who often represents undocumented immigrants — and happens to be an undocumented immigrant himself — talks with his wife,...

Jeanne Satterfield & Barbara Parham

"I remember seeing your face and I was shocked." Longtime friends Barbara Parham and Jeanne Satterfield remember reconnecting at a place neither one of them expected to be — the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter — and taking their next...

Barnie Botone

"I knew it was going to be hard and I knew I’d be different, but I knew I could compete with any of ’em." Barnie Botone recalls his 34-year career working on the railroad. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired December...