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...

“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...

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.

“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 —...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen: “It Keeps Me Young!”

This Thanksgiving, I interviewed my grandmother about her life from ages 18 to 74. A twice divorced English and Canadian immigrant, she has three children (Danielle, Lisa, and Michelle), a boyfriend (Jim), nine grandchildren, and a successful managerial position at...

Percy Byron

This interview Percy talks about overcoming the struggles of identity crisis and how that has shaped what he wants and in his future.

Gina’s Life

I ask Gina questions about her childhood leading up to her future plans.

Sense of Place

An interview with my dad (Jason Takushi) on his sense of place.

Finding Identity

This interview is about how Tatiana Miranda’s life during childhood has changed as she moved to the United States

A Guest in My Home Country

Dinah and Renee talk about Sivia, Renee’s traveling grandma. They also chat about what is means to be “Hakka” and “Farang” at home