Swept Away: Falling for the Man with 600 Vacuums
September 10, 2019 App Interview

We love a good love story here at StoryCorps. But this one? It sucks … just not in the way you might think. Tom Gasko has been a vacuum repairman for over 35 years. He also collects vacuums — hundreds...

Lori Daigle and Liz Barnez

It was the spring of 1981 in Louisiana. Liz Barnez was 16 and Lori Daigle was 17. They met while playing on competing high school sports teams. When they joined the all-star softball team that summer, their friendship blossomed into...

Sharon Adams and Larry Adams

In 1997, Sharon Adams felt a call. After 30 years away from her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she moved back into the house where she grew up. As Sharon was fixing up her family home, she needed an electrician. That’s...

Bud Jones & Jackie Jones

“There was this big possum on the side of the road. He wasn’t hurt at all, except he was dead.” New Year’s Eve in Times Square? Meh. The real action is in Tallapoosa, Georgia. That’s where Bud and Jackie Jones,...

Grandpa’s Glory Days / Matt’s Mysterious Years.

My Grandpa and I discuss his life with grandma. He tells me about how they met, his dedication, and even some pranks. My brother briefly answered some questions about life before me and his high school years.

Larry Dearmon & Stephen Mills

“One reason I love you so much is you know what I went through and you don’t feel threatened.” Larry Dearmon and Stephen Mills first met during the height of the AIDS epidemic. At StoryCorps, they looked back on the...

Steve Kovach shares the stories of his youthful romances, misbehavior, and the plans he had for the future.

The interview was conducted by Rebecca Kovach (16) who interviewed her father, Steve Kovach (53). It was recorded on November 23, 2018, one day before Steve’s 54th birthday. It took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in their Grandmothers house....

Arianna Hermosillo & Irakere Picon

“It is a very specific cloud hanging over us. It just feels like we’re at pause.” Irakere Picon, an immigration lawyer who often represents undocumented immigrants — and happens to be an undocumented immigrant himself — talks with his wife,...