My Hero

This is someone who helped me get through a difficult time in my life

Teen struggle

An insightful 17 year old who has high hopes for life in achieving his goles

“It wasn’t easy” – Growing up in New York

My grandfather talks about the changes he experienced and how difficult life was growing up in New York with nothing. He discusses his relationship with his brother and some stories from schooling in Cuba. How he managed to overcome immense...

Madison’s interview

Madison shares her childhood and her struggle with dealing with divorced parents and a dad that lives 12 hours away. She also talks about what it was like dealing with being overweight and how changed her life by making healthier...

From a small town to a big city.

Gelacio, came to Mexico City in 1973 at the age of 17. He speaks of his purist of finding better way of life. The interview entails growing up in a small town, to his move to Mexico City, and his...

My grandfather and I

We talked about what struggles of your life

Andrea Cleveland & Monica Harwell

“Nobody wanted to work with me.” In 1991, Monica Harwell became the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEdison in New York. As a line constructor, her job was to install power lines dozens of feet in the...

Abby Gagliardo & Ralph Gagliardo

In this conversation recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, Abby Gagliardo sat down with her dad, Ralph, to talk about a confusing time for their family. Abby knew her dad was sent to prison for larceny when she was a kid. But...

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi & Muhammad Faridi

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi immigrated from Pakistan to the United States in the 1980s. He settled in New York City, and his family joined him almost a decade later. By then, Mohammad was earning a living driving a cab. At StoryCorps,...

Joseph Jones III, Verna Hollis, Diane Bowens, Shirley Green-Reese, and Carol Barner-Seay

“Being in a place like that, I didn’t feel like we was human.” In July of 1963, a group of African American protesters were arrested during a series of non-violent, anti-segregation demonstrations in Americus, Georgia. More than a dozen girls,...

Etaine Raphael & Adele Levine

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 1600 men and women lost hands, arms, legs, and feet in battle. For nearly a decade, Adele Levine and Etaine Raphael worked side by side to ensure those soldiers would be able...

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,...

Alfred Wilson & Susan Bro

On August 11 and 12, 2017, white nationalists from around the country gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for a rally they called Unite the Right. They were met by counter-demonstrators who showed up to protest against the rally. Heather Heyer, 32,...

Sue McConnell & Kristyn Weed

Sue McConnell and Kristyn Weed are best friends and Vietnam-era veterans. Although they didn’t serve in the war together, they share a story of courage — on and off the battlefield. At StoryCorps, they talked about their other shared sisterhood....

Ted Klontz & Ashley Judd

When the New York Times first broke the story about Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long record of sexual harassment in late 2017, it sparked a national conversation about sexual misconduct in the workplace. In Hollywood, Ashley Judd was one of the first...

Story Corps Interview

I talked to my mom about some significant and meaningful events events that have happened to her throughout her entire life.

“Being able to take care of my Mom and my little brother” and “Never giving up”

In Queens, New York on Sunday November, 26th 2017, Rafay Khan interviews his older sister, Arhum Khan, about her experiences and traits about her identity. Beginning with an adversity she had faced in her youth to how that developed her...

Life from a teenagers perspective…

Riley Shepard (14) goes over what it was like in elementary school and his like with Friends and advice for his teenage self.

The Beginning of Our Relationship

The recounting of the first month and a half of our relationship, in all of its wild, hilarious, joyful glory.#blacklovematters

“It was hard to watch, it was somebody that you love and care about abuse their body like he was.”

Me: Okay, who was the person in your family that was using drugs? Joe: That would be my father, he was using alcohol, abusing alcohol. Me: Okay, did they ever lie or try to hide the truth about their addiction?...

Three Generations of Dreamers, Pt 2: Chasing Dreams with Aimee J, Salin Geevarghese, and his son Sanjay

This is Part 2 of the Three Generations of Dreamers conversation with Aimee J, Salin Geevarghese, and his son Sanjay. The most poignant moment is at the end when Sanjay speaks about the impact of his grandfather’s Alzheimer’s on himself.