Javier Rodriguez and his Grandmother Irene Nevarez Talk about her childhood in downtown Chicago.

In this interview, conducted in November 2019 in Stickney, Illinois, Javy Rodriguez interviews his grandmother Irene Nevarez (59) about what it’s like to grow up in a Hispanic household in downtown Chicago, as she discusses important people in her life,...

Lit Life: Marcos Lopez II and Angelique Lopez talk about the similarities between literary and real Hispanic families.

In this recording, a son and his mother discuss the familial lessons conveyed in Marquéz’s 100 Years’ of Solitude. Examining the parallels and differences between the Buendía and our families to distinguish between Marquéz’s depiction of family for literary purposes...

Interview with Sister

I sat down with my sister to talk about her life and the people who helped her become who she is today. She (Summer) also shared some life advice that she has learned and would like to pass down to...

Natalie and Robert Holt talk about the importance of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged
December 10, 2019 App Interview

In this interview Natalie and Robert Holt discuss the importance of the lessons learned in Atlas Shrugged and how they are applicable today.

Great Thanksgiving Listen Interview with Mark Stephenson

In this interview we talk about what Mark Stephensonon has gained from life so far from opinions to knowledge.

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Stephanie Keating talk books, life lessons and what books can teach you.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this recording Lauren Keating and her mother Stephanie Keating discuss the most influential books in Stephanie’s life and why she recommends certain books. Interview flips around minute 9.

The Great Gatsby: Annie Huetteman and Rachel Hylas analyze the classic literary merit
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.

Lit Life: Phillip Borhani and Carter Smith discussing “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

In this interview, Phillip Borhani and fellow classmate Carter Smith discuss the topics of addressing stereotypes and social norms as well as the idea of morality versus justice in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

Essential Books: Kayla Byrne and her dad, Richard Byrne, discuss reading and the importance of seeking truth.
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, student Kayla Byrne and her dad, Neurosurgeon and life long reader Richard Byrne talk about the book “The Blank Slate” by Steven Pinker as well as the importance of a life long love of reading.

Questions for Grandpa

Grandpa tells me about his early life, his journey into adulthood, and lessons he's learned along the way.

This is Sarah Dunn interviewing John Dunn about his experience in the Navy.

This interview took place on December 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Sarah Dunn interviews John Dunn, her father, on his experience in the Navy. Within this interview, John Dunn dicusses his experience in the military. Specifically, he talks about his...

Novel Wisdom: Sri Chawla and Arya Chawla talk about books, literary merit, and why we read.
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, high school student Arya Chawla talks with her mother Sri about the most pivotal novel she has read, and what she would recommend high school students to read.

Before Graduation: Kayla Byrne and her mother Armita Bijari discuss the importance of reading the book Jane Eyre.

In this recording, student Kayla Byrne and her mother and neurologist Dr. Armita Bijari do a follow up interview after reading the book Jane Eyre to discuss why it was such a valuable read.