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,...

Allan Ganz & Rosalyn Ganz

Every summer, the town of Peabody, Massachusetts is serenaded with the familiar strains of “Yankee Doodle.” It’s the sweet sound of Allan Ganz’s ice cream truck. Ganz has worked as an ice cream man for more than seven decades. He...

Brandy Carpenter & De’Marchoe Carpenter

Brandy Carpenter, 38, and De’Marchoe Carpenter, 41, began their romance in the summer of 1994. Brandy was 14 years old. De’Marchoe was 17. And Brandy had had a crush on him for years. But before they had their first kiss,...

Father of Chickens

His life of raising chickens to raising three crazy children! Jessie talks about his life before America and reveals his deepest darkest secrets.

Patrick Kraemer & Tracia Kraemer

We’re used to people baring their souls at StoryCorps, but this is a story about baring quite a bit more. Ten years ago, on Tracia Kraemer’s 40th birthday, she wanted to do something she’d never done before. So she gathered...

Interview with my girlfriend

I interviewed my girlfriend and one of my oldest friends because I wanted to know a little more about her perspective. Devin and I have been friends for over 15 years and have recently begun a romantic relationship. This interview...

Do you want to be loved?

Friends ask each other questions about being in love, feeling loved, and the expectations we have from future partners.

Valentine’s Day interview with my husband Chris Barton

We are starting a new Valentine’s Day tradition and interviewing each other. (Recording kept stopping abruptly for some reason, so interview is in three parts.)

Valentine’s Day interview with Chris Barton – Part 2

Second part of my interview with my husband, author Chris Barton, as part of a new Valentine’s Day tradition we’re starting.

John Banvard & Jerry Nadeau

“My name is John Banvard. I am 100 years of age.” John Banvard, 100, and Jerry Nadeau, 72, are military veterans, and served in World War II and Vietnam, respectively. When they met in 1993, they were “sort of in...

Kennedy Sanders on Romance

Kennedy Sanders, a sophomore at UTK, discusses some of her romantic lows in college and how they changed her attitudes.

Katie Gouge on Romance

Katie Gouge talks about the expectations she had for her dating life in college and how her idealistic outlook changed quickly.

Story of Ruth
November 30, 2017 App Interview

This is an interview of the wonderful kind and strong woman Ruth Perez. This describes her immigration to America and raising her family im a foreign land.