The life of Haryono Tan

I, Hary’s daughter, interviewed him and asked questions about his child hood and his personal life.

Johanne Meets Rudolph: A Love Story

This interview tells the love story of Johanna Lankheet and Rudolph Ruttendjie. Grandma born in the Netherlands and Grandpa in Indonesia, they meet as teenagers and their love spans continents and decades. Johanna follows Rudy to America continue their journey...

Sinking in Indonesia

In 2001 my dad went on the trip to Indonesia for surfing. On his trip yapping against some rough waters in his boat along with his buddies and the workers on the boat. People begin to flood causing panic. My...

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Petty Ishak-Bernard and Arti Ishak

Petty Ishak-Bernard (58) and her daughter Arti Ishak (29) talk about navigating their lives as U.S. migrant and first generation U.S. American, respectively. They reflect on their experiences, both of discrimination and of belonging, the challenges they've faced, and the...

Childhood Interview

An interview with my mom on her life living in Indonesia.

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Sinta Penyami Storms and Robert Hite

Sinta Penyami Storms (42) talks with her son Robert Hite (18) about her immigration from Indonesia, the community work she does with the Philadelphia Folklore Project, her community dance group and the preservation of her culture, the Indonesian community in...

Michael Kahan and Sora Frankel discuss the year she spent in Indonesia as a teacher, 1965-66.

In 1965-66, Sora Frankel and her husband Aaron Frankel taught at the Joint Embassy school in Jakarta. In this conversation, Sora discusses teaching in the school, dealing with the results of the uprising of 1965, and employing household servants.

Made In Asia

Debbie shares her childhood of growing up in Indonesia to starting a family and becoming a wife in America.

Hugo van Waardenburg and Frank van Waardenburg

Frank age 98 on Providence Hospice, of Dutch Indonesian heritage born in east Indies shares reflections with his son Frank who lives with his father about serving in the Dutch Indonesian army and being a prisoner of war for three...

Open hands with Jana Dickman

Jana Dickman tells some of her essential story after returning to The United States from Indonesia in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Our conversation includes her experience teaching abroad when COVID-19 began, being evacuated from Southeast Asia in Spring...

The Proof is in the Pandemic (Part 1)

Honest vulnerability made Shyla and I fast friends when we met in Southeast Asia, far from our Southern roots. I also became a fan of her writing (under the pseudonym S.M. Holland) and took this opportunity to discuss "Get In...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen Podcast
November 27, 2017 App Interview

My dad talks about his life and struggles before and during the Vietnam War up to his escape and adjustment to life here in the US... plus how he met and eventually married my mom. Stories of tense sail-boating trips,...

Family History

Grandson interviews grandfather about immigrating from Communist Vietnam to America and about family history.

How is your life going so far? – StoryCorps Assessment

So I am finally having a conversation with my old friend Ganis (18) after almost 4 years. She’s my best friend from my junior high school but I had to move to another city so we’re losing contact. I’m feeling...

Larry Vranka Interview

An interview with father Larry Vranka about his valuable memories from his life and the people in them. He speaks about his experience with the September 11th attacks while he was out of the country, important advice his family gave...

Michael Kahan and Sora Frankel discuss how she came to teach in Indonesia for the 1965-66 school year.

In 1965-66, Sora Frankel and her husband Aaron Frankel taught at the Joint Embassy school in Indonesia. In this conversation, Sora describes how they received the job offer, obtained visas, and made the trip via Hawaii and Thailand to Jakarta.

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Shandra Woworuntu and Katie Ford

Shandra Woworuntu (44) talks with her friend and mentor, Katie Ford (65), about her decision to find work in the US so she could escape the violence in her home country of Indonesia. Shandra talks about how her new job...

Indonesia to the US: My Dad’s Immigration Journey

My dad’s story of how culture, religion, and more impacted his journey from Indonesia to the US.