I interviewed Emy, my grandmother in 2016. We chat about life, love, early days growing up in Kansas, and everything in between.

In 2016 I began interviewing my grandmother, who is now 89, to try and capture some of her stories before it’s too late. I initially set out to do a podcast, but life got busy so I’ve resorted to putting...

Bolu’s story

I will be talking about a struggle that still have an affect on my life

"Speak the truth in love is not the worst advice…" – Ben Brazil shares stories of travel, writing, politics and the people of Richmond, IN

If you struggle with the current political climate (especially the public discourse), take a listen to Ben’s interview. Learn about his early life, his path to Richmond, religion, and his career/projects. He also talks about the way he navigates current...

inside the intelligence of kamarion miller

In this interview, I conversed with Kamarion Miller, a 16-year-old artist, author, designer, actor, and many more, and discussed the power of storytelling and his advice for audiences.

Thanksgiving interview with Aunt Cher

Interviewing one of my favorite aunts in State College, Pennsylvania. Listening to stories about her childhood and how she became who she is today.

Getting to Know Hattie Kruschek

To explore the powerful impact and potential of storytelling to create peace and facilitate understanding, Kodee interviews Hattie as part of an assignment for their introduction to peace and justice class at St. Norbert College.

Najma’s Narrative

An interview with Najma in order to get to know a fellow St. Norbert student, while also exploring the power of storytelling.

“This resiliency is a muscle and a practice…” – Ashley on her relationship with herself, her family, and her community.

Ashley talks about growing up as Irish Twins (her sister), learning to be honest with herself and others, and the art of resiliency. Ashley, a self-proclaimed emotional sponge, gives us some life advice (“Forward is forward…”) and talks about how...

Immigration Stories Italy: Jorida

Jorida Dervishi is an idealist through and through. Jorida came from Albania to Milan 4 years ago and opened her own school for women immigrants to help them learn to speak Italian. While working with her school devoted to women...

A Granddaughter’s Interview with Claire Marcus

We talked about the family’s history and my grandmother’s history, the influences in her life of her strong connection with her family, and what she wants future generations to know.

Storytelling through time with Michelle and Lydia

Join us as we explore our history of storytelling and the various mediums that facilitate this enriching art form!

Julie & Jarod Contreras

In conversation with my (Jarod) mom (Julie) on her love of photography, how photography shapes her life, her connection to her parents and in-laws and the history they experienced, and on our responsibility as storytellers.

Calming the holiday bustle with my creative friend Henken

From the front door, I knew I was gonna love this place. Elixr is a unquiet little haven close to city hall in Philadelphia. Having coffee with Henken was a good time for reflection and looking ahead to the new...

Aydan and Aunt Paddy

I interviewed my aunt from my dads side. I asked her a lot about her childhood and what it was like growing up with my dad.

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower
November 13, 2016 App Interview

Nicholas Piediscalzi, a retired United Church of Christ minister, talks to us about his personal experience and relationship to peace, as well as his work in peace-making in larger settings. As a minister in Chicago in the 1940s and 1950’s...