Making Dreams Happen

An injured equestrian, aspiring to become an Olympian, joins forces with an up-and-coming filmmaker/beekeeper. A married couple, the two inspire each other to accomplish all of their goals.

Susan Ross and Ifa Madzimoyo

Ife Maadzimoyo (19) interviewed Susan Ross (59) about being a photographer involved with the National Black Arts Festival. Sue has been involved since before the festival began and served on the board for 10 years. She’s also worked for the...

Running reckless

My coach went to the olympics 2 times. He is now coach runners that want to get better.

My Dad the Luger

Raymond L Fales, age 82, talks to his son, and his grandson about being on the U.S. Luge team in the 1964 Winter Olympics, in Innsbruck Austria.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Cyril Van Landingham

Originally from Connecticut Cyril moved to Philadelphia to live with his Grandparents after the loss of both of his parents. Cyril and I talk about his day job working in the school system, how he went to Fisk University and...

Finding Your Way – An Interview With Candace Souweine

In this interview between Maria Kesisoglou (age 15) and community leader Candace Souweine (age 71) on discovering one’s path in life, they discuss generational differences in education and the journey that led Ms. Souweine to business and community leadership. Ms....

Kate Nelson interview

My aunt kate was in the 1996 olympics on the rhythmic gymnastics team. She was 18 and had just graduated high school months before.

Keith Sims & Melvin Pender

“You have to go back. And you’re going back to train for the Olympics.” During the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, many black athletes were called upon to protest racial inequality. Not all were able to do so. This was the...

"We not only found the results, but we also found the solution." an interview with Tong Zhu

Tong Zhu atmospheric chemist and university professor shares his experiences studying air pollution and its impacts on human health. Reflecting on how past discoveries influence solutions and how those solutions impact government policy. He shares stories about his work for...

Oscar Szmuch & Annette Weinberg

Oscar, born in Siberia, was a toddler when WWII broke out. His father was in the Russian military and could see what was taking place in Europe and became fearful for his family. After a stint in a Polish relocation...

Carol Lindsey and Kim Clarke

Carol "Coke" Lindsey (64) and Kim Clarke (54) talk about their experiences as teammates on team handball competing in the Olympics for the United States.

Olympic journey

The peninsula high school attendance lady gives an account of an interesting job she had throughout much of her life.

LHP 1970s Boas

Steve Boas talked about growing up as a sports fanatic in the 1970s.

Jason Pryor and Svetlana Binshtok

Jason Pryor (32) talks to his girlfriend Svetlana Binshtok (32) about how he started fencing at age 11 on a whim, got hooked on the sport, and became a competitive athlete. He describes the bittersweetness of competing in the 2016...

1980 “Miracle On Ice”

The 1980 Winter Olympics were monumental for the United States as the men’s hockey team upset the heavily favored Soviet Union in the midst of the Cold War. This interview highlights the importance and significance of the win in context...

Julia Clukey and Jack Elder

Olympic luge athletes Julia Clukey (34) and Jack Elder (78) share memories of their experiences during and after their Olympic careers.

Deborah McFadden and Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden [no age given] and her mother Deborah McFadden [no age given] talk about when they first met at an orphanage in the Soviet Union, share memories from Tatyana's journey to becoming a Paralympian, and also discuss disability advocacy,...

BJ Miller and Michelle Blessing

BJ Miller (47) is interviewed by her friend Michelle Blessing (56) about her time as an Olympic swimmer, and they reflect on success, failure, and growth.

Carol Lewis and Carl Lewis

Siblings Carl Lewis (59) and Carol Lewis [no age given] talk about how they became involved in track and field, reflect on the impact of their mother, and remember competing at the 1984 Olympics.

Lusa and her mom talk about her amazing experience working with Special Olympics as a young woman.
December 16, 2018 App Interview

Lusa interviews her mom, Toni, about the 5 years that she worked in special olympics. Toni talked about the importance of the games and how moving it was to see so many people with mental disabilities in one place, beyond...

Robert Holme and Paul Wylie

Friends Robert "Bob" Holme (51) and Paul Wylie (56), talk about how they met through their Olympic sports and how they learned about each others' events through competing in the Olympics. They discuss the ins and outs of ski jumping...