"We should not live in a bubble when we conduct science." A conversation with Florian Schwandner.

From a childhood filled with archeology lessons from his dad, to graduate studies measuring gases from active volcanoes, and then designing early warning systems to detect volcanic activity, Dr. Florian Schwandner's life goal has been to make a difference in...

"You never stop learning, you're forever learning new things, and I love that." An Interview with Sharmila Bhattacharya

If Sharmila Bhattacharya wasn't Program Scientist for Space Biology at NASA Headquarters, perhaps she would've been a theater actress. And while her contributions on stage would likely be legendary, we're happy to have her at NASA learning about how space...

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Diane Schick and David Schick

Spouses, Diane Schick (71) and David Schick (71), share a conversation about serendipity, how they first met in Iran, and their travels in Europe after leaving Iran.

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Kasia Chodyla and Bernard Chodyla

Kasia Chodyla (55) shares a conversation with her husband, Bernard Chodyla (54), about their experiences growing up in Poland, how they met, how they came to live in the United States, and the life they've built together.

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Shakoya Hoyte and Jeb Backe

Shakoya Hoyte (21) speaks with StoryCorps Facilitator, Jeb Backe (26), about her upbringing and her current military career. Shakoya describes her reasoning to be in the military— so that her education can be payed for and she may one day...

Erik Bitterbaum talks about his life with SUNY Cortland students

Erik Bitterbaum begins by recalling his life traveling the world. He describes his upbringing, education, and professional career, all the way up through becoming the university president at SUNY Cortland. He talks about how he remembers people so well, and...

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Adrian Woolfitt and Rosemary Woolfitt

Rosemary Woolfitt (63) talks with her husband, Adrian Woolfitt (65), about his native home of Brighton, England.

Interview about the life of Robert E. Malouf

This interview was conducted on November 24th 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. In this interview, Amelia Smith (14), interviews her grandfather, Robert E. Malouf (71), about his life. Robert Malouf shares stories about his grandfather, who came to the United States...

"It's not just about the ocean, it's about the intersection of the ocean with other earth systems." an interview with Paula Bontempi

After being drawn to the oceans at an early age, Paula continues to examine many factors that influence changes in the oceans. As a program manager for NASA, she enjoys the opportunity to work with dedicated researchers and learn how...

Passing AP Biology

I used my organization skills and time management to help me pass AP Biology my senior year of high school.

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I talked to my grandfather on June 10, 2019. My grandfather is my mother’s father, and he is 89 years old. My papa shared about his life experiences and fun memories.

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Jill Lippard and Katie Hendrickson

Spouses Jill Lippard (34) and Katie Hendrickson (34) discuss their relationship and how they came to terms with their sexuality from a Christian upbringing. They also reflect on their lives since coming out.

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Pearce Carlson and Logan Means

Pearce Carlson (15) is interviewed by his co-worker Logan Means (20) about his life growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.

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Samuel Elzay and Sarah Elzay

Spouses, Sarah Elzay (35) and Samuel Elzay (37), share a conversation about how they first met, how their relationship developed, and the partnership they have formed together.

"Well, I think at the earliest stage, the most important thing is to try it out." An Interview with Craig Kundrot

Craig Kundrot had a hard time narrowing down what type of science he wanted to specialize in, but that ended up being a strength when he became the Division Director for Biological and Physical Sciences at NASA. We talked to...

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Lisa Sims, Paige Spencer, and Grace Sims

Lisa Sims (63) and her daughters, Paige Spencer (35) and Grace Sims (25), sit down for a conversation about their fondest memories, career goals, and spiritual experiences, as well as the love they have for one another.

Interview With my Grandfather

My grandfather, Robert Chase who is 87, talks about his experience with World War II and his time as a biologist. The interview was conducted in November of 2017 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

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Lusharon Wiley and Ernest Dawson

Lusharon Wiley (70) and her fiancé Ernest Dawson (70) discuss Ernest's family, his time attending Pensacola High School during integration, being the first black football player on the team, his time at Tuskegee University and those who encouraged him along...

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Lorne Jeff, Boyi Dong, Alma Cavira, and Julius Cavira

Husband and wife Julius (40) and Alma Cavira (37) have a conversation with their friends Boyi Dong (30) and her husband Lorne Jeff (31) about their childhoods, their education and their minority experience.