Scott Skiles & Zach Skiles

Marine Corporal Zach Skiles was deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the start of the United States invasion. While serving on the front lines, he lost five of his friends within a two-week period. When he returned home, Zach found...

The Beginning of Our Relationship

The recounting of the first month and a half of our relationship, in all of its wild, hilarious, joyful glory.#blacklovematters

Holiday listen

My Grandma Tells me about the struggles and the successes of her life time.

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...

Not an actress, yet

Walking through the sets of a movie in Ameerpet, Hyderabad, I chanced upon a junior artist who jumped at the opportunity to share her story.

Joe Dittmar

On September 11th, 2001, Joe Dittmar was visiting New York City from the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois. He worked in the insurance industry and had an early morning meeting at the World Trade Center. Joe was on the 105th...

From a small town to a big city.

Gelacio, came to Mexico City in 1973 at the age of 17. He speaks of his purist of finding better way of life. The interview entails growing up in a small town, to his move to Mexico City, and his...

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...

Teen struggle

An insightful 17 year old who has high hopes for life in achieving his goles

Alan Stepakoff & Josh Stepakoff

“The last thing I wanted you to do was to be afraid of being Jewish.” Josh Stepakoff talks with his father, Alan, about surviving a shooting at a Jewish day camp when he was six years old. Produced by StoryCorps. This...

Trent Andrews & Ginnie Peters

Springtime is planting season on farms all across the country. The stress of the season can take its toll: farmers have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the United States. For more than 35 years, Matt...

storycorps interview

Sami has been one of my good friends since middle school. Today i just wanted to get to know him better with this interview.

Joanna Wright & Tara Cummings

When the New Bethany Home for Girls in Arcadia, Louisiana opened in 1971, the religious reform school was known as a safe haven for “wayward girls.” Over the next three decades, law enforcement officials repeatedly investigated claims of physical and...

A War On Two Fronts

Not long ago, people of color were more heavily mistreated, denied opportunities, and denied respect based on one thing. On November 29th, 2017, 14 year old Jason Ridley interviews his 85 year old grandfather, John Ridley III, about his time...

Tran Pham and Melody Fawcett

Tran shares her experience of the loss of her premature girl, Bao An Pham Huynh shortly after birth. On the anniversary of her daughter's birth, she is taking the day off to honor her memory. She shares her gratitude for...

“I remember sitting in the same exact spot for seven hours crying, and not one person approached me. Not one person made eye contact with me
September 21, 2017 App Interview

Air travel can be a stressful experience for just about anyone. But for 26-year-old Russell Lehmann, a flight delay or cancellation isn’t just a small inconvenience. He was diagnosed with autism at age 12, and unexpected changes can cause him...

‘I Would Look Out The Window And Talk To Her’: A Daughter Learns To Cope With Her Mother’s Suicide

Josh Weiner remembers his wife, Kari Grosvold, as friendly, glowing personality. She also struggled with bipolar disorder and manic/depressive episodes. In 2008, Kari died by suicide. Their daughter Sylvia was five and a half years old at the time. A...

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...

“Everything Just Came Crashing Down”: A Mother and Daughter Grapple With Homelessness

Ten years ago, Sandy Baker left her troubled marriage. Using what money she could scrape together, Sandy checked into a motel with her teenage daughter, Ashley. They were homeless for the next two and a half years. Recently, they came...

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi & Muhammad Faridi

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi immigrated from Pakistan to the United States in the 1980s. He settled in New York City, and his family joined him almost a decade later. By then, Mohammad was earning a living driving a cab. At StoryCorps,...

Etaine Raphael & Adele Levine

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 1600 men and women lost hands, arms, legs, and feet in battle. For nearly a decade, Adele Levine and Etaine Raphael worked side by side to ensure those soldiers would be able...

Life from a teenagers perspective…

Riley Shepard (14) goes over what it was like in elementary school and his like with Friends and advice for his teenage self.

12 Q’s with Maha

We discussed some of Maha's memories of her family along with her hopes and aspirations for herself and others.

The most wonderful person in my life

My mother, Celica Salgado, details her life experiences from childhood to adulthood to share how she kept pushing forward through anything that blocks her way to her and her families future.