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.)

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.

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,...

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,...

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.

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.

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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.

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Kennedy Sanders on Romance

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