“Being a Parent is One of My Greatest Accomplishments”

In this interview conducted on November 25, 2018, Colton Thomas (16), interviews his father, Raymond Thomas (57). He discusses his childhood and what it was like growing up in Absecon and Sweetwater, New Jersey and what he wishes he would...

An American in Havanna and Then Some

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in New York City, New York, Michael Poplawski (17) interviews his great-uncle John Ambacher (75). John recounts experiences during his stay in Havanna, Cuba, and his first days teaching as a professor. He...

The Life of a Greek Immigrant Mother

This interview is between a mother, Pantelia Bairaktaris, and her daughter, Ellie Bairaktaris. The mother talks about her childhood living in Greece, her parents, grandparents, and siblings. Also, she discusses her life in America after leaving her home country as...

Remembering Now

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Layla McIntosh (16) asks her mom, Jennifer McIntosh (43), about her life as a child and her struggles and what she gained. Layla learns that her mother was,...

You Don’t Need To Be Smart

Nathan Ho (16) interviews his father, Wen Ho (45), in their living room in EHT, NJ. In this interview, Wen discuses his life growing up in Myanmar. Wen brushes up on his time at school, with his parents, and meeting...

Chicken Pox in Disney

In this interview, Garrett Shaner (16) interviews his mother Cathleen Shaner (48) in the house where Garrett grew up in Egg Harbor Township, NJ on November 23, 2018. Cathleen tells stories of her childhood living in Linwood New Jersey. She...

An Unexpected Outcome

In this interview, Kylee Johnson (16) at Egg Harbor Township High School in Egg Harbor Township New Jersey interviews Linda Peterson (69), her grandmother, on her life growing up, relationships, and her children today for the 2018 Great Thanksgiving Listen....

“Find your passions.”

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Evan Parker (16) interviews his grandmother Judy Fulton (70) about her childhood and her family. Judy shares stories of what her childhood was like, and what she...

“I Don’t Worry About Little Things”

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Cecilia Munoz (16) interviews her past teacher history teacher, Ralph Bernard (65) about the events that shaped him into the influential person he is today. Mr. Bernard...

Wisdom and Love

Tracy Fouts(John Campbell’s friends mother) was interviewed in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ by John Campbell. Tracy talks about growing up, moving around,mistakes she made but explains how important they are to make up who Tracy is today. Tracy shows how...

“With all the mistakes that were made in my family, I made it a point in my life to not pass it on to the next generation.”

An interview set up in a local library in New Jersey. A Junior in high school, Adelin Iseini, interviews his sixty-six year old football coach, Bill Sprouse, that is in charge of his high school team’s defense and strength and...

A Stranger in America

The interview took place in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey on December 3, 2017. I chose to interview my dad, Kenny Phung, 48, because he always leaves an impact on my life every single day. My parents are divorced and...

Live Life

Jessica Kim and her father, Seong Kim, have an interview together in their living room in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, on December 3, 2017. Seong talks about the ups and downs in his life and several hardships he had...

Meet My Mommy

On November 27 2017, I interview my mother, Rita Ngo in Egg Harbor Township NJ, in my house specifically, the kitchen. I am Peter Tran living the normal life of an American student, however my mother grew up in Vietnam,...

Hard work

I asked my mom questions about her childhood as she recalled her memories and responded with heartfelt answers. I interviewed her in her room at about 10pm on December 3.

Dealing With Reality

Recorded on December 3,2017 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.In this interview I took the time to interview my best friend’s father. In this interview I got to know more about him and his past, even my friend got to...

Interviewing my wonderful mother and discussing her past and where she is now.

In this interview, I Nadia Sarhan (17) interview my mother Deb Sarhan (50-ish) on December 3rd 2017. I speak with my mother about the important lessons various people have taught her in life. She explains her childhood and how that...

I love you lola

Me and my 84 year old grand mother talk about how her life was during the war, how her and my grandfather met, and much more.

Hector Padilla interviews his grandfather, Fernando, as he talks about his past (Great Thanksgiving Listen).

I interviewed my grandfather on December 2, 2017. My mom was helping out to translate since my grandfather speaks Spanish. I asked him questions going from his older life in Baranquilla, Colombia to questions about his life in transition into...

“I always wanted a girl”

My Great Thanksgiving Listen interview was recorded on December 1, 2017 in Egg Harbor Township New Jersey. I spoke with my mom, Kateryna Bechtel, about the city life and growing up not speaking English. We also spoke of her career...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Hi my name is Brianna Bracey, and I am 16 years old. On November 28, 2017, I recorded my stepdad, Brian Sherr, in what my stepdad and I call “the Star Wars movie room” haha. Topics I discussed with him...

Your Past Doesn’t Define You

Symphony Pomales (16yrs) interviews her grandma Shirley Lopez (55yrs) on November 15, 2017 in Valrico, Florida. Mrs. Lopez tells about her life growing up in the urban city of Bronx, New York. She also tells of her struggles being a...

A Brighter Tomorrow

For “The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017” Jonathan Morales interviews his mother Nu Su about her struggles growing up poor in Vietnam, immigrating to America, and the struggles of being a parent. She recounts stories about a fellow refugee camp member,...