The great listening project

I interview my mom about what she’s learned in her life and what it’s like to be a parent.

Braydon Schick and his mother Jennifer Schick talk about life in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama, Braydon Schick (16) interviews his mother Jennifer Schick (43). They talk about growing, childhood, and expectations for the future. Jennifer also gives lots of advice to help through teen years....

Mothers Memory

For my StoryCorps interview, I decided to interview my mom, Ginny Campbell. I decided to interview my mom due to her being the only elder in my family to grow up in Vestavia as I did, thus creating a viewpoint...

Alex Jimenez interviews his mom, Berth, about her childhood and historical events
November 26, 2018 App Interview

Alex Jimenez (17) and my mom, Bertha(44), talked about her growing up in Mexico and about her life in the United States. We also discussed about past events. The interview was done on November 25, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Al.

The World War 2 War Effort and Rosie the Riveter

In this interview, conducted on November 25th 2018, Ann Martin Richardson (16) interviews her great aunt, Jackie Ramsbacher (92), about growing up during the Great Depression, her time in the WW2 war effort, and being a Rosie the Riveter.

Kim’s Story
November 30, 2017 App Interview

Kim talks about how her childhood back in the later 20th century. She goes back and takes a look back on who she was and what she was like.

My Mom talks about growing up and her family

Me and my mother talk about her growing up, her family, and where she was during events like 9/11. We also talk about her kids and parents.

William DeFreese (17) and his grandfather, Don DeFeese, (79) talk about the unique life William’s grandfather has lived and US history.

William DeFreese interviews his grandfather, Don DeFreese, who grew up on a farm in Florida and worked at a paper mill as his profession. William conducted the interview in Calera, Alabama, on November 22, 2018. Don DeFreese recalls his childhood,...

Camille Miceli interviews her nanny about her life and views.

In this interview, Camille Miceli (16) talked to Faye Ervin (70) who is my grandmother. We interviewed on 11/26/17 in Vestavia Hills, AL and we discussed her life and how things are different from when she grew up. We also...

Nick Velezis and his Grandmother, Bonnie McGrath, talk about growing up and living through major historical events.

In this interview, on November 24, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Nick Velezis interviews his grandmother, Bonnie McGrath, about her life growing up in Michigan. Nick asked him about his life during the Civil Rights Movement, John F. Kennedy's death,...

John and Mark Womack
November 26, 2017 App Interview

In the interview, we talked about my father’s life and some of the lessons he could pass on to me. Also we talked about historical events and how they impacted him. Last, we talked about some of his memories with...

Interview with my dad

Recorded December 3, 2019, my dad (Mark) and I (Ethan) discuss what it was like growing up in the 70s and 80s. We go into depth of different experiences and some advice for me and my future.

History interview

My Mom and I talked about her world views and her past relating to historical event, that happened in her generation.

Connor Wyatt speaks with his father, Steve Wyatt, about childhood memories and wishes for the future.

In this interview, conducted on November 26 in Vestavia, Alabama, Connor Wyatt(16) interviews Steve Wyatt(50) about everything, from his childhood to his future. Steve shared his thoughts about his son’s life, his own life, and how raising Connor has affected...

Amariah Thurston with her mother Leslie Thurston discuss Hurricane Katrina.
November 29, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Amariah Thurston (16) interviews her mother and friend Leslie Thurston (47) about her experience of watching Hurricane Katrina unfold. She reflects particularly on the government response to the disaster...

Dawson Archer interviews his father Kevin Archer about major events that occurred during his lifetime.

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, Dawson Archer (16) interviews his father Kevin Archer (45) about his memories throughout his life about major events and people from the 1970s to today. Many interesting topics are brought...

Madeline Dodd talks to her sweet mom about her high school life growing up, her experience with 9/11, and more!
November 28, 2018 App Interview

My mother and I talked about her childhood, how different life was back then versus now, her experience in historical events, and more! We discussed also about my grandparents and great-grandfather; the events that they went through as well.

Margaret Ann Sanders and her grandmother, Kitty Sanders, talk about growing up and living though major historical events.

In this interview, conducted November 23, 2018, Margaret Ann Sanders (16) interviews her grandmother, Kitty Sanders (80), about life growing up, her two sons, and funny memories. She shares how she felt when her parents adopted her younger brother, and...