From Internment to Disney, a Japanese American Artist Draws Strength Through His Work

Willie Ito was a wide-eyed little boy when he first saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in technicolor at his neighborhood movie theater in San Francisco. That’s the moment he realized he wanted to be an animator. But Willie’s...

Waving Goodbye: Remembering a Mom Who Was "Strong In Everything"
September 23, 2019 App Interview

A lesser-known part of StoryCorps’ work happens in StoryCorps Legacy, which gives people with life-threatening illnesses the chance to record their story, and their loved ones a chance to remember. Over the past nine years, we’ve recorded over 2,000 interviews...

‘Excitement Often Means Danger’: A Mother And Son Remember Life On The Fire Line
September 13, 2019 App Interview

Connie Mehmel was a young mother when she started fighting wildfires in Washington state, in the late 1970s. Her son, Ian, would eventually follow in her footsteps. After 42 years working for the Forest Service, Connie retired in September of...

‘It’s Such A Gift Of A Job’: Nurses Reflect On Their Work In The Intensive Care Unit
September 10, 2019 App Interview

Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebberts are nurses at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. They worked side by side in the intensive care unit for years and grew so close they’ve come to call themselves “work wives.” Kristin and...

My Grandma’s Story

We talked about wisdoms she would like to have passed down, her very few regrets, and her greatest accomplishments: her family. My grandma has come a long way from growing up in a little town in West Virginia by working...

A Plate of Cookies

A son interviews his mother about her life and wisdom, and the two share some laughs along the way.

StoryCorps: Wise words from a parent

We talk about how my mom gives me advice on life and words of wisdom while i ask her more questions.

Anderson father/son interview

The interview consisted of personal accomplishments, family history, and other personal info.

All About Ms.Sims
February 13, 2019 App Interview

My lovely neighbor Ms.Sims talks about her life experiences and shares some wisdom.

Emily and Maria Rivas

“I’m terrified of missing you growing up.” In 2000, Maria Rivas immigrated from El Salvador to the United States. A year later, Rivas received Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to stay and work legally in the U.S. TPS is set to...

Paru Venkat and Alagappa Rammohan

“When I buy a new book, I don’t start reading the first page. I smell it.” At StoryCorps, we’re used to hearing tales of love. But here’s one of a different sort: a love letter to the written word. Meet...

“You might as well like me.”

My Aunt Hazel, 72 years old came to my house for a very interesting interview..

Bud Jones & Jackie Jones

“There was this big possum on the side of the road. He wasn’t hurt at all, except he was dead.” New Year’s Eve in Times Square? Meh. The real action is in Tallapoosa, Georgia. That’s where Bud and Jackie Jones,...

Adam Roseman and Rick Rosenthal

“Don’t tell anybody that you saw Santa buying tools for the elves at Home Depot.” There are many ways to celebrate the holidays. While some light the Hannukah candles, some decorate Christmas trees. And for some, well, they do a...

How Did You Live
November 30, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, I talked to my grandfather about how life was for him back in his home country of Burma.

United Airlines Napkins to Eastern Bloc Lace: David Wells’ Travels Through Life

An conversation with Nashville-native David Wells on his early life, his travels, and his growth as a person.

Interview with Meme

My grandmother and I talked about her life, family memories, and our ancestry.