I look at their children and they are so full of love and empathy and love. My kids are the parents I wish I could have been like.

Activist Deborah Allen talks about organizing ACT UP Shreveport as a single, working mom who also was attending college. She made a living as a hairstylist and sewing gowns for drag queens. After her friend John David was diagnosed with...

Christina Jones Interview for the Great Thanksgiving Listen, 2015

In this interview, conducted on November 29, 2015 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Christina Jones (16) interviews her grandfather Clyde Jones (62) about his life growing up in the south.

If these people would take five minutes to say hello and get to know me, this old queen’s got some pretty interesting things to say.

Part 2 of 2 (This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) From a young age, Randy Moulder was a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation by neighbors, family members, and his school principal. As a teen,...

Talking with my Grandma

On November 28, 2021 I talked with my grandma on what her life was like. She focused her jobs friends and family. She also told me about one of the best life lessons you can learn. I learned a lot...

An Interview with my Grandma

An interview with my 89 year old grandma who talks about growing up on a farm in California and being married to a military man.

Memu

My grandmother, who I affectionately call Memu, discusses growing up in the 50s in Shreveport, Louisiana, balancing education with raising two children, and her experience as a nurse. “I would like to be remembered as a fair person, a loving...

The Experiences of an Eighty Year Old

My grandmother talks about her love of teaching, how it was raising eight children, and her childhood.

The Gentle Giant: Advocate of Human Rights

6'6" Cedric Murphy is a gentle giant with genuine love and affection for all of those around him. Listen as Cedric reflects on his life, as well as his ongoing mission: be an advocate for LGBTIQA+ individuals, civil rights, &...

Weaver Bros

Discussing with my parents a variety of topics including war veterans on both my mother's and my father's sides. Starting with my mother talking about her childhood, her father's career as a forester, and our ancestry. Read from records my...

Steve Desroches and Kristen Becker

Steve Desroches (47) and Kristen Becker (45) discuss Becker's career as a stand up comic including touring the South with Jay Bakker, the son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, as well as her childhood spent in both the North...

Vernisha Spells asks her dad, Vernon Spells, about his highschool days.

In the interview, Vernisha Spells (17) interviews her dad Vernon Spells (38) on November 30, 2017. She asks him about his high school days and what he did in high school to define if he liked it or not. He...

The bar was all there was. The only place we could meet – like Stonewall Inn – that was what we had.

Part 1 of 2 (This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) From a young age, Randy Moulder was a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation by neighbors, family members, and his school principal. As a teen,...

Great Grandpa Barclay Interview

Great granddaughter interviews Great Grandpa Barclay. Born in 1931, during the Great Depression, in Evansville Indiana. Question about childhood, active military duty, locations, and time travel.

Maguire family’s great thanksgiving listen

My father and I talked about his life and how he is most influenced

Adelina Taylor talks about stories of her life, marriage,and family.

Adelina Grande Taylor talks about her early childhood and her family background. She talks about World War II and her memories of it. She talks about her late husband telling stories about him and how they met. She speaks of...

The unknown

A conversation in spanish between a mother and a daughter about her mother's life in the United States.

Getting to Know My Papa: Conversation between Lionel 2.0 & Lionel 4.0!

I, Lionel Fraser IV, interviewed my paternal grandfather for whom I am named. I learned about his childhood, parenting challenges with my dad and how my Papa wants to be remembered!

Why do I like Aquaman instead of Wonder Woman? I didn’t know what was ‘wrong’ with me.

David Radford first had an inkling that he was gay at eight years old. While watching Super Friends, he found himself attracted to Aquaman – not Wonder Woman, like his friends. David discusses the Shreveport gay party scene, Southern Decadence,...

The Transplanted Creole Jedi….

From military dependent to supporter of the rebellion's Luke Skywalker to survivor of life itself.... Listen to John Highland's reflection on his journey of self-realization.....