“Challenge yourself for what you think you can’t do.”

On December 1st, 2019, Karina Lo speaks with Belinda Lo, who is her mother. Karina asks Belinda about her childhood and the experience from when she came to America. They discuss about the hardships and challenges Belinda went through to...

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Dhruv Patel and Preethy Jayant

Dhruv Patel (17) speaks with his school counselor Preethy Jayant (38) about identity and culture, and shares how impactful it has been to work with her, as she was his first South Asian teacher.

Larry Dearmon & Stephen Mills

“One reason I love you so much is you know what I went through and you don’t feel threatened.” Larry Dearmon and Stephen Mills first met during the height of the AIDS epidemic. At StoryCorps, they looked back on the...

Joseph Jones III, Verna Hollis, Diane Bowens, Shirley Green-Reese, and Carol Barner-Seay

“Being in a place like that, I didn’t feel like we was human.” In July of 1963, a group of African American protesters were arrested during a series of non-violent, anti-segregation demonstrations in Americus, Georgia. More than a dozen girls,...

American Identity

Talking about what an American Identity is and how it has changed over time

Experiences can Shaped Your Identity

Louise, a college scholar, woman, also my older cousin. She talks about her personality was different from now to she as a child, that was because of during her life till now. The experiences before and after she came to...

Don’t let hardships ever bring you down

This interview gives viewers the chance to learn a little bit about Laura's dad's life which allowed a special bond to be further developed that is shared between this father and daughter. In this interview it is thoroughly discussed how...

“A Journey Of A Thousand Steps Starts With One Step”

A father, a husband and a son talks about his childhood, his family and traditions that have shaped him into the man he is today. Mustansar Nasir talks about his experiences and memories combined into adversities that he has encountered...

Interview with Aidan Yoo: Being Korean-American

This interview talks about Aidan’s experiences learning Korean and his advice for someone struggling to embrace his/her cultural 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...

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...

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...

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.

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Jovita Molina and Ariel Benson

Friends Ariel Benson (55) and Jovita Molina (57) discuss their friendship, their careers, and their lives outside of work.

Eli Beller and Jorge Lazareff

Friends Jorge Lazareff (67) and Eli Beller (30) discuss Jorge's migratory journey from his homeland of Argentina to the United States and the various countries Jorge worked in along the way.

Understanding my dads life choices.

Sam, a loving father and husband discusses past events and shares important people in his life that shaped his identity. Through past adversities, he really got the chance to find himself and who he wanted to be.

Russell Wadsworth & Remmick Wadsworth

Russell Wadsworth, 28, and his brother Remmick, 27, have been inseparable their entire lives. They both have autism, and as kids, they had trouble with social interactions. But being just a year apart meant that they always had one another...

How My Dad Overcame His Life Challenges

This interview was done on December 1st, 2019 in my family's living room. In this interview, my dad, Nitin Panchal mentioned that he had to overcome many obstacles in his life. These barriers made it more difficult for him to...

“Just A Lot of Imagination”

In Flushing, New York, a hardworking father, George Dakis, and his 14-year-old daughter, Christina Dakis, converse about his life in a Greek-American household. They talk about his inspiring life and the hardships he went through to become the man he...

Identity and Culture Essay

Interview with my grandma about events in her life that made her who she is today.