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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

“You were coming toward me with blood on your hands, going, ‘It’s okay. It’s okay.’”

Many StoryCorps conversations touch on love, work, and death. But when Lynne Houston and her husband, Greg, sat down for their interview, they covered all of that and more just by talking about their first date. They met 25 years ago in...

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Lydia Weiss and Kyle Holsinger-Johnson

Lydia Weiss (33) and Kyle Holsinger-Johnson (36) discuss childhood memories and experiences, identity, love, and navigating life. They talk about their relationship with one another and how it started, as well as their personal growth and proudest moments.

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 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.

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...

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,...

Papa and Lydia’s interview

On Thanksgiving 2020 at 8:58 pm me (Lydia) and my Papa (Calvin Kirk) started our interview we spoke about his wife, life experience, etc.

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.

Garrett and Gerry, November 2016

The first of what I hope are a series of interviews with these two remarkable people. So inspiring and loving.

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....

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...