The importance of learning a second language

We began after asking about one positive and one negative experience, which led into a discussion about regretting not learning Spanish.

Driving for Opportunity

My father, Steve, talks about his journey to the US and why he did it. The beautiful sights of California, greater opportunities, and cars influenced his decision to leave the United Kingdom.

Susan The Scot

Susan is my unofficial "aunt" who moved here from Scotland 27 years ago. I have known her since I was a little girl, she was my next door neighbor as a kid. This is her immigration story.

Mark Smith’s Challenging Childhood and Profound Career

In this interview Brodie Young-Smith interviews his father, Mark Smith. On November 27, 2018 14 year old Brodie interviews his father and asks him about many significant things in his life including his childhood and his professional career. In the...

Bob Conover talks about building Ranger, a JPL spacecraft that went to the Moon in the 1960s, then restoring it again 50 years later

In the summer of 2015, Bob Conover led a team of 12 volunteers to restore a 50-year-old Ranger spacecraft at the California Science Center. Bob is a retired JPL engineer who originally worked on the Ranger at JPL in its...

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,...

Days Gone By

Martin, an eleven year old boy, was having a good life with friends and family he enjoyed. When, suddenly, a traumatic experience occurs that affects the rest of his life forever.

A Mother Daughter Relationship

In this interview, 14 year old Phoebe Grant Krasno, questions Kate Thorson about how her adolescence was affected by having a mom with immensely contrasting social and political views and how it has influenced her parenting technique today. Growing up...

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...

Alan Stepakoff & Josh Stepakoff

“The last thing I wanted you to do was to be afraid of being Jewish.” Josh Stepakoff talks with his father, Alan, about surviving a shooting at a Jewish day camp when he was six years old. Produced by StoryCorps. This...

Joceline

We talked about her childhood and stuff that she wishes could have been different.

R. John Bache Family History

In this interview John Bache reflects on his parents’ immigration story and the foundation of his family, his childhood in Los Angeles, his professional life, the influence of others, and the impact he has had on others.

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,...

Remembering

This interview was about the person my interviewer chose to be the person she would always remember and why she would always remember them.

You’re a good person?

“I do attempt to be a good person 24-7.” In this interview, recorded on January 2nd, 2019, Piers Pozil (14) interviewed Johnny Simpson (75) in Aspen, Colorado, and asked him how his past experiences shaped him to make him who...

Story corp interview

We talked about mr. sheians live changes and the people that impacted his live

Advice from the older generation

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Los Angeles, California, Elizabeth Torres (16) interviews her older sister Melissa Cohen (23) about her job experience she’s gone through. Melissa shares stories about how she started working when still in high...