An Interview with my 89-year-old grandfather, Emmit Ackdoe

This interview is with my grandpa, as he recounts his professional studies in Psychiatry, his love for The Little Prince, his travels to Paris and the rest of the world, and how he met my grandmother and raised a family,...

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David Englert and Logan Englert

David Robert Englert (53) talks to his son, Logan Englert (18), about his service in the military and his five deployments. Logan shares reflections on being raised in a military family and traveling.

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Hilary Coakley and Bradley Baker

In a One Small Step conversation Hilary Coakley (54) and Brad Baker (65) discuss the role religion plays in their lives, politicians they admire, the importance of freedom of opinion, fear of the divisiveness in the United States, and the...

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Brittany Hancock and Tad Hancock

Brittany Hancock (31) interviews her grandfather, Tad Hancock (82), about his childhood, his experience serving in the U.S. Navy, his career as an electrical foreman, their family's farm, and the advice that he'd like to pass on to future generations...

How Social Norms Shape our Perspective on Life
February 12, 2024 App Interview

Duhan Barut is 24 years of age and a great friend of mine. Together, we explored the different social norms in the U.S. and Turkiye and how they affect our everyday lives.

Talking through my grandma's experiences growing up in Turkey and current world problems

In this interview I spoke with my grandmother in Turkish because she doesn’t speak English. We talked about our family history and how the times are different from when she grew up and when I grew up, with a wide...

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Brendan O'Connor and Michael O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor (38) and his brother Patrick O'Connor (38) recall their childhood in Ontario, Canada. They describe their parents impact on their creativity, what inspired a move to Orlando, and the relationship their family has had to storytelling.

1980 Turkish Coup

I intervied my mom about what her life was like during the 1980 Turkish coup, and after.

Finally learning about my father

He tells me various things that I didn’t expect and every time I speak it’s in my depressingly unappealing voice.

Ayse Bayram and Gulay Bayram

Gulay Bayram (38) discusses with her daughter, Ayse Bayram (19) about her childhood and married life, along with her transition to life in America.

Odelli Ozer: Talking about child hood

He talked about growing up in turkey and going to amarica and everything he has learned since then and reflects.

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Shermaine Perry-Knights and Morgan Zipf-Meister

Shermaine Perry-Knights (37) speaks with StoryCorps Facilitator, Morgan Zipf-Meister (40), about her upbringing as a military brat and messages behind the books she has written.

A Turks Childhood in Germany during the Cold War

In this interview, conducted in November 25th. 2017 in Chicago,IL, Yasemin Defne Pak and her father Ilker Pak talk about his childhood in Germany and how life was for him as a child. Ilker shares his experiences in school in...

Lily and Andy Engel talk about their ancestors coming to the US

This interview recorded in December 2019 in Oregon Wisconsin is about how the great grandparents of Andy Engel came to the US from Armenia to escape the Armenian genocide. In it Lily Engel and her father talk about the struggles...

Deniz Celikbas

Deniz talks about growing up in Turkey in a small town called Mersen. He then moves to Istanbul for 4 years. After that he moves to Chicago. He also talks about his family and what he does for a living.

Interview with Omar Mohammed

Interviewing my roommate from Iraq about his childhood and experiences growing up

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Donna Gulec and Emily Thorn

One Small Step conversation partners Donna Gulec (63) and Emily Thorn (42) discuss their differing views on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected them, and their shared experience of marrying a non-white person of another culture.

Helen Kennedy enjoyed a rich life of teaching around the world.

Helen Kennedy retired in 2004 after her long career as a teacher. She began her work in Chapel Hill and New York City, then Department of Defense schools took her to Turkey, Japan, Germany, England and Puerto Rico. For Fearrington...

Steve Desroches and Hannah Clager

Steve Desroches (48) talks to Hannah Clager (32) about her experiences traveling and studying abroad, in particular the intersection of art and human rights, and how it led her to her current work with Crisis Action, an organization that works...