Nicholas Vourcos interviews his uncle, Michael Vourcos, about his life.

In this interview, conducted on May 21, 2022 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Nicholas Vourcos interviews his uncle, Michael Vourcos Jr., about his life experiences. The interview begins with Michael telling about his childhood and experience in college. Michael also discusses...

Journey to the U.S

In this interview my mother talks about her life before and after leaving her home to come to the United States.

Guly Motameni and Nooria Hanifi

Friends Guly Motameni (58) and Nooria Hanifi (58) talk about how they left Afghanistan in their young adulthood, what Afghanistan was and is like, and why they're thankful for their friendship and lives in the US.

Being an Immigrant

A woman coming to the U.S. because of war in her country.

Will Newton and Alletta Cooper

StoryCorps facilitator Alletta Cooper (38) talks with veteran Will Newton (28) about enlisting in the military, his time in Afghanistan, and his experience surviving a rocket attack.

Douglas Wood and Hogai Nassery

Spouses Douglas Wood (51) and Hogai Nassery (52) talk about their lives together as a married couple. They focus on their initial meeting, navigating dating and marriage as a Muslim and a Baptist, and how both both families were initially...

PART 4 Gina, Shay, and Rahni: A conversation with a war veteran, a single mother, and her daughters and the effects of Social Injustice.

Gina Howard (44), in part one of a four-part series of a conversation with Shay Ware 25-year-old daughter, and Rahni Patnett, 20-year-old daughter about life before, during, and after the military and how the social injustices have affected our lives...

Jeff Fendorf and Dani Bara

Strangers Jeff Fendorf (57) and Dani Bara (52) discuss how politics have affected their personal relationships and the people and events that have influenced their political views.

Duane France and Jennifer "Jen" Burch

Duane France (44) speaks with his friend Jennifer "Jen" Burch (31) about enlisting in the Army, the places he deployed to, the challenges of coming home, and his work as a mental health counselor for veterans.

Carolyn Osborn and Donna Schloss

Carolyn Osborn (74) interviews her friend Donna Schloss (78) about Donna's career as a nurse, her travels throughout the world, and her work with the U.S. State Department.

“Those 8 years made me who I am today.”

What it was like to travel as a kid in a moving home, his experiences in the airforce, and raising kids while working extremely hard for his daughters and wife.

Tiffany Matthews-Lay and Donna Curtis

Tiffany Matthews-Lay (46) shares a conversation with her aunt Donna Curtis (69) about Tiffany’s son and the role that Tiffany’s mother, Donna’s sister, played in helping to raise him.

Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Alex Garn

This interview talks about how my Dad was deployed and his experiences deployed.

Daniel Simmons

We talked about his military experiences. And what it was like to be in the military

Judy Espinoza Betancourt and Brenda Ford

Judy Yolanda Espinoza Betancourt (50) speaks about her career in the military as a woman warrior with new friend and conversation partner Brenda Ford (50).

Natalie joins the Peace Corps

peace corps volunteer in Afghanistan tells what life was like and how the experience is still with her.

River Hagg and Hazel Diaz

River Hagg (47) shares his story with new friend Hazel Diaz (36). They discuss River's time in the Navy, his documentary work, his time in Syria, the origins of his name, and what it's like to return to civilian life.

Scott Nelsen and Kristie Nelsen

Spouses Scott Nelson (55) and Kristie Nelson (47) discuss his time in the Air Force. Scott started as an Air Force musician and later became an air communications specialist.

Kimberly Taylor and Patrick Scovel

Kim (28) talks to her boyfriend Patrick (28) about how they met, her fallen fiance, and loving again.

Dads interview

My dad, John Piccinin, speaks about his experience in the military, as a parent, and a person. Questions were asked specifically to understand his point of view in his life.

Megan Press and Samantha May

Megan Press (30) interviews her best friend, Samantha "Nacho" May (30), about her experience in the military, what it was like being a woman in a male dominated field, and her transition back to civilian life.

Lara Gale and Hanif Ahmadzai

Friends Lara Gale (42) and Hanif Ahmadzai (40) discuss their work in Afghanistan, democracy, freedom, and tolerance.