Learning Nana: An Afternoon With Diane Walker

A Nana tells her grandson what it was like growing up in the country and city during the Second World War, being Black in segregated America, and other challenges she faced later in life.

papa tom interview

interview of james Tomas graue III

“It’s a service of humility”

“Life in the priesthood is one of humility,” says Michael Hennessy in this interview recorded shortly before his May 2018 ordination as a priest. Hennessy is a New Englander who started thinking about being a priest when he was teaching...

Interview with Grandmother
November 29, 2017 App Interview

Barbara Watson was born in 1952 in Kansas and moved to Alabama. Her father served in The Korean War and was a computer programmer after that. Her mother was a nurse. She moved to Washington in the late 1950s and...

A few stories from Sugar-tooth Grandma

In this interview, I talked with my grandma about her childhood and social work, which slowly transitioned into a deeper conversation regarding her divorce and the grandpa I’ve never known. She gave me advice about my life looking ahead into...

“I really loved the preaching…I just kept coming back.”

Once, when Father Matt Berrios was a teen, he missed joining his family for Mass. He looked up an alternative and ended up at the Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s run by the Paulist Fathers. It was...

Great Grandma’s Story

A conversation with my great grandmother growing up, her cheese making father, meeting her husband, her six kids, moving across the United States, creating a successful business in Portland, and 91 years of gracious living.

My Dad

This is my dad who is the most interesting man I know

Humanities interview grandpa larry
March 24, 2019 App Interview

I learned many things about my grandfather. He’s old but wise and just a kind soul. But he never found beyound in bed bath and beyound

Mia and Dad!!

My father (Stan Noble) talks about life in Seattle and Idaho in the 70’s and 80’s. He describes dumb decisions he made as a toddler, teenager, and adult (lol). *very emotional* CAUTION- be warned of tears. Try not to cry...

McKenzie (age 11) talks about her participation in the Women’s March on Washington 2017.

McKenzie participated in her first political march in Washington, DC on January 21, 2017 with her mom. In this interview conducted by her mom, McKenzie explains her motivations, describes her experiences and reflects on the lessons she learned from this...

Great Thanksgiving Listen

This interview is a conversation about my grandmother’s childhood life in the Philippines, journey to the US, and her life since then.

Geanie Perkins: The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2019

In this recording I talked to my grandmother about her early childhood and her parents. I also talked to her about her nursing education and career. Then I talked to her about her different relationships, marriages and friendships. Lastly I...

Everybody's Dying for Bubble Gum!

I interviewed my close neighbor Phyllis Matthews, and asked her questions about her childhood and what it was like growing up in the US. She grew up during the Great Depression, and explained what her family was like and some...

Thanksgiving Interview 2019 (Clint)

This was my brother-in-law Clint and through the interview we talked about life struggles and the lessons that came out of them. We also talked about personal struggles and how to deal with that and make personal progress. The last...

Too Much Cheese

18 year old son from Washington, DC interviews his mother about her life and family. A problem with the microphone made it cut off at the end.

Big brother

Imani and I talked about the barbershop, how people have genuine interactions, and most importantly how our generation has grown to care more of the politics that control them.

“It was as if I never heard that before…”

Father Steve Petroff is a kind of survivor on the spiritual journey–a model for anyone who believes that if you work hard and stay close to God, doors that appeared closed will open. Just before his ordination as a Paulist...