The Great Thanksgiving Listen

A grandmother’s childhood in the war and before air conditioning. As well as the story of how she met her husband.

My american host mother and the military

My name is Titi. I am an exchange student from Hungary and I had a talk to my American host mom about her military years, her life and my exchange.

Ed’s Military History

I interviewed my uncle ed about his extensive military history of his family and when he was in the military.

Chris Garofalos Test Interview for the Great Thanksgiving Listen, 2018

In this test recording, Chris Garofalo, a student at Egg Harbor Township High school, New Jersey, records a practice audio file for the 2018 pilot of the Great Thanksgiving Listen. Chris Garofalo is in 11th grade and is studying English.

I Can Do All Things

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Tim Medina (16) interviews his mother Tavita Medina (50) about her childhood experiences and some of her stories growing up. She also talks about what religion...

The great thanksgiving listen with jaron Staiger and Tamra Staiger talking about her life experiences.

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in McKinney,Texas, Jaron Staiger (15) interviews his mom, Tamra Staiger (39) about her life experiences. Tamra shares stories about her childhood, nicknames, jobs, and other life experiences.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen with John Stewart

This was an interview on my great uncle John Stewart, a former pro football player and successfull low income housing developer. This is a general overview of his life story and the choices he’s made that lead to his success.

“Of all the family members you have known or heard about, who do you think lived the most interesting life?”

Marci Warkentine (born Marshelle Milligan) discusses with her daughter, Johnna Warkentine, the most interesting family stories that she can remember, particularly of her family’s military service. Marci Warkentine was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, though now lives with her husband...

Being a Parent

I just asked my mom some questions about what it was like to be a parent.

Live to Love

My grandfather Lloyd Lee Jones and I discussed a lot about his childhood and experiences, and I got to become closer to him for it. He is passionate about everything he talks about and he left me with the words...

Interview Project – Hope Kingdon

I enjoyed doing this interview because I was able to learn more about my grandfather that I didn’t know about him before this. He said he enjoyed being interviewed as well. I think it went well aside from the background...

“I felt like I was cheated out of my childhood”

The topic of deportation is something that’s talked about on the daily by many, but no one knows how it actually feels for a loved one that’s forcefully taken away from their home after having made a life for themselves...

Me (Hayden) and my grandma (Holly) talk about her life and how it affected who she is today.

This interview was conducted on November 26, 2017 over the phone between a grandson (Hayden) and his grandmother (Holly). This interview was conducted to discuss her childhood and how it affected who she is today. The grandmother is currently living...

Savannah Hill and her Grandpa Adolph Svec’s experiences from college, the military, and his family.

An interview with my grandfather about his experiences and reflections on his life during his different careers. He talks about his military life, teaching life, important people in his life, and the history of his parents and grandparents.