A Lebanese Childhood

I, Jack Marounian interviewed my dad, Arthur Marounian. I interviewed my dad a my house in Los Angeles, California. I am 15 years old and my dad is 47 years old. A 1770’s childhood in Lebanon was was way different...

My Grandpa’s Experience in the CIA

The CIA is one of the world’s most secretive agencies, and my grandpa was involved.  This interview for the Great Holiday listen on storycorps was about my grandpa, Lou Eisenbarth experience and memories from his time in the CIA. My name...

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

A Master of Music

Jim Cunningham, Born 1933 is a man of many professions. When Lucas Grey joined by his Uncle Jim Cunningham sat down at a piano for an interview. Jim Cunningham grew up in the small town of Belpre Ohio, and was...

Get Lucky and Never Quit

Having a true appreciation for relaxation, Linda Pfeffer speaks with her grandson, Jake Joel, while sitting on the beach in Hawaii on Thanksgiving of 2017. Linda shares an abundance of stories, each with a golden lining, that resonates with Jake...

Fear Can Be A Good Thing

Overcoming a fear can be difficult, but facing fear to overcome it is an audacious way to tackle it. In an interview conducted by Jeremy Frank in Los Angeles, in November 2017, Darryl Frank talks about how he overcame his...

Stop Iran

“I would see stop signs and below the word stop it would say Iran”. On 1/6/19, in Los Angeles, Ani Adell interviewed her mom, Megan Adell, about her leaving her home in Iran and coming to America, and how being...

What It Takes to be a Parent

Being nineteen and working as an assistant for Steven Spielberg as your first job isn’t something most teenagers get the opportunity to experience. On January 6th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, Zoey Rukavina, age 15, sat down in her room...

From Casa to Home

It is 2018 in Los Angeles, California and fifteen year old Emma Goss interviews Olga Friedman, her beloved Grandmother, about her journey to Los Angeles from Sonora, Mexico. The interview takes place in the bedroom of Emma on the morning...

Love, Riots, and Violence, at USC

Ann Garrett, from Clovis, California, in her junior year of USC, 1992, was put into the middle of the Rodney King riots. It is a firsthand story of someone stuck in a violent protest. Interviewed by Luke Garrett, 14, her...

54 Years of Crazy

Being in love can be difficult, hower if two people love each other so much they make it seem almost as if it’s easy. Just ask Anabelle and Richard Sher. Throughout their journey of being in love, Annabelle and Richard...

Working in Another Language

Despite being in Japan for the earthquake in 2011, Gerald Hirshberg doesn’t tell that story, because stories of interacting with the place and the people are far more earthshattering. In November of 2017, Kate Hirshberg interviewed her grandfather, Gerald ‘Jerry’...

The Great Outdoors

“The bobcat was only eight feet away.“ On November 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, Stella Frank sat down with her dad, Karl Frank, to learn more about his experiences in nature and why it’s so important to him. After...

From Baghdad To San Francisco

In 1968, Paul Neesan’s mother was pregnant with him as the whole family immigrated from Iraq to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, California, 14-year old Zachary Neesan interviews his father about his experiences growing up in a household where he...

From Hurt To Healed

“After every air raid we would have to count heads to make sure everyone was okay”. On January 1, 2019, 14 year-old Taylor Huie interviewed her grandmother, Sylvia Huie, about her experience escaping the Japanese-Chinese War in the 1930s when...

Mama Memories

A mother is someone who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. In November of 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, 15 year old...

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

A Senegalese Story: From a Prankster to a Professor

From a straight A student and prankster to a professor in another country, life is full of surprises. In November 2017, 14-year-old Aram Sow interviews her Father Paap Sow to learn about his experience growing up in Senegal, West Africa...

Always being the new kid

On December 4th, 2017 Trixie Davis,14, interveiwed her father, Tom Davis, about what his life was like growing up and switching schools are on the Southern California area in the 1980’s. Fam tells her about his experiences going to three...

growing up with israel

There were floods of immigrants, widespread war, and inescapable poverty, yet she still cherished every moment of her childhood. Jordan Ben-Yehuda interviews her grandmother Nitza Ben-Yehuda as she discusses her unusual childhood as an Israeli citizen. At 12:30 she talks...

You Are Only As Good As Your Last Croissant

Cooking is a form of art and so many people love making and eating food. On January 6th 2019 in Los Angeles California, Jack Beerman interviewed his grandmother Sarabeth Levine to learn about her early life as a pastry chef....

The Good Doctor

A doctor saves the lives of others, but sometimes they’re so busy with other lives that they can’t save their own. Jadon Lee interviewed Luis Molina in Los Angeles, CA on January 3rd about the biggest influence on his life....

How Grandma found God

When life was hard she never gave up. Having a son at 16 didn’t stop her. When her parents took her money that she needed that didn’t stop her. She learned two lessons that stayed with her forever,one always believe...

Living in Paradise. . . California

Living in Paradise is usually thought of as a tropical place, sitting by the beach, and relaxing. For Bryan Hawkins, it is a small mining town in Northern California. In November of 2018, 17 year-old Johnny Hawkins interviews his father,...

Moving to America

Have you ever moved? Across states? Countries? Continents? My grandma has. I am Alyssa Bojenkova and I interviewed Genny Saitova. I am 14 and she is 76. At 1:30 my grandma begins to talk abot ber childhood pet, my favourite...