The Proof is in the Pandemic (Part 1)

Honest vulnerability made Shyla and I fast friends when we met in Southeast Asia, far from our Southern roots. I also became a fan of her writing (under the pseudonym S.M. Holland) and took this opportunity to discuss "Get In...

Open hands with Jana Dickman

Jana Dickman tells some of her essential story after returning to The United States from Indonesia in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Our conversation includes her experience teaching abroad when COVID-19 began, being evacuated from Southeast Asia in Spring...

Michael Kahan and Sora Frankel discuss how she came to teach in Indonesia for the 1965-66 school year.

In 1965-66, Sora Frankel and her husband Aaron Frankel taught at the Joint Embassy school in Indonesia. In this conversation, Sora describes how they received the job offer, obtained visas, and made the trip via Hawaii and Thailand to Jakarta.

How is your life going so far? – StoryCorps Assessment

So I am finally having a conversation with my old friend Ganis (18) after almost 4 years. She’s my best friend from my junior high school but I had to move to another city so we’re losing contact. I’m feeling...

Larry Vranka Interview

An interview with father Larry Vranka about his valuable memories from his life and the people in them. He speaks about his experience with the September 11th attacks while he was out of the country, important advice his family gave...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen Podcast
November 27, 2017 App Interview

My dad talks about his life and struggles before and during the Vietnam War up to his escape and adjustment to life here in the US... plus how he met and eventually married my mom. Stories of tense sail-boating trips,...

Indonesia to the US: My Dad’s Immigration Journey

My dad’s story of how culture, religion, and more impacted his journey from Indonesia to the US.

Dee Ann Tumbuan and Ellie Tumbuan

Sisters Dee Ann Tumbuan (39) and Ellie Tumbuan (42) discuss their childhood, moving around the country, summertime road trips and positive influential women from their parents' church, life lessons and their good friend Steve.

A Chat With My Mother

I ask my mother about her childhood and coming to the US.

A Vietnamese Father's Journey to America: Beaches, Camps, and Boats

Andy To details memorable moments from his experience as a boat person as he flees his country in the midst of the Vietnam War. His journey encompassed not only the challenges that came with the harsh living conditions in camps,...

Dorothea’s life

Dorothea’s childhood was a learning experience, meeting her husband and learning new things. Moving from Indonesia, holland, and then immigrating to the us was a memorable experience, and from everything defines who she is today.

The Great Thanksgiving Interview

We talked about my sister’s,(future sister in law), past. She talked about where she grew up, how she dealt with some things, and she shared a little of how she could’ve done things differently.

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Kem Trice – Be who you want to be, not what people want you to be.

Kem Trice tells about growing up in Tennessee. Being the first woman certified to teach vocational agriculture in Tennessee . Living during the segregation and integration of African Americans and the Vietnam War. The Challenger flight and it's impact on...

Michael Kahan and Sora Frankel discuss the year she spent in Indonesia as a teacher, 1965-66.

In 1965-66, Sora Frankel and her husband Aaron Frankel taught at the Joint Embassy school in Jakarta. In this conversation, Sora discusses teaching in the school, dealing with the results of the uprising of 1965, and employing household servants.

Made In Asia

Debbie shares her childhood of growing up in Indonesia to starting a family and becoming a wife in America.