“I was drafted into the US army at age 20”

“My tank was severely broken and instead of giving up, I became the cooking sergeant.” On January 6th, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, Caroline Rehder sat down with her grandfather, Greg Palmer, to hear his experiences from being drafted into...

“I Failed My First Test”

College is supposedly the best time of your life. College is all about experiences and making lifelong friendships. In November of 2018, Charlie Satenberg interviewed his dad, Brad Satenberg, on his college experiences at the University of Texas at Austin...

A Twist on a Proposal

In November of 2018, 14 year old Isabella Orlando interviewed her mom, Mandana Orlando in Sherman Oaks, California. The stories all take place in Santa Monica in the 1990’s. Isabella asks about everything, from how she met and fell in...

My Past Is Your Past

Although I never knew my great great grandparents, this interview with my grandmother made it feel like I knew them my whole life. On December 31, 2018, I, Kate Godfrey, interviewed my grandmother Carol Burns in Scottsdale, Arizona. The stories...

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

From Casa to Home

It is 2018 in Los Angeles, California and fifteen year old Emma Goss interviews Olga Friedman, her beloved Grandmother, about her journey to Los Angeles from Sonora, Mexico. The interview takes place in the bedroom of Emma on the morning...

From Colorado to LA

My name is Grace Schiff, I am 14 years old, and I interviewed my aunt, Melissa Malone, in Encino, California. She grew up in Colorado, but moved to Los Angeles because of her love for acting. In this interview she...

Addicted to Starving

“This is just another story, it’s not a story about a weirdo”. On December 1, 2019, Lane Bynum interviewed her mother, Marti Noxon, about her struggles with eating disorders, and the process of turning her experiences into a movie. At...

A dream come true

Ever since she got her first part in a high school play, Bridget Wheelock wanted to be an actress. On January 5, 2020, Dylan Wheelock sat down with his mom, Bridget, to discuss her journey through life to land in...

Generation Next

The eighties, a time of bright colors, classic movies,Michael Jackson, and a decade of fun for all. Colbe Thomas interviews his father Brandon Thomas, a man from New Orleans about his struggles in the 80s (5:25-6:32) and how he met...

Pan-Fried Friendship

As family comes closer, the stories we mention must be told to everyone. In this interview, held in Los Angeles, Cici Tsuo and Oliver España address their numerous moments together as well as Cici’s past, including her father, track coach,...

My Grandpa’s Experience in the CIA

The CIA is one of the world's most secretive agencies, and my grandpa was involved.  This interview for the Great Holiday listen on storycorps was about my grandpa, Lou Eisenbarth experience and memories from his time in the CIA. My name...

“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...

The Boat To a New Cluture

On November 24th in Los Angeles California, 14-year-old Jason Marounian interviewed his dad, Arthur Marounian. Arthur Marounian was an immigrant from Lebanon. He came to America because of the civil war in 1983. When Arthur was a kid he played...

A time for change

“It was a time when I felt free.” said Heidi Miller, during the first minute of the interview. On January 6th, 2020, Ella Miller interviewed her mother, Heidi Miller, about living in the 1990s and moving to Los Angeles after...

Coming to America

“[Jamaica] became really dangerous.” When Roxanne Hoge was eleven years old, she and her family moved to America to escape from the political turmoil in Jamaica. Forty-three years later, on January 6, 2020, she told the story to her daughter,...

Marriage is a Right

Have you ever wanted to hear what a gay man wants to change in gay rights? I am Julia Grane and I am 15 years old and I interviewed my Uncle Brett over the phone about him being gay and...

A Child’s View of the Most Pointless War

Chong Sun Kim was 13-years old when she had to leave her home with only a bag full of belongings, in the wake of the battle that would tear apart the Korean Peninsula. In November of 2017, 14-year old Nathan...