Emily and Art talk about Art’s life

My grandfather is the son of Polish immigrants, and on March 19, 2016, I interviewed him during a family reunion in Seattle about his adventurous life growing up in New York City, and working in the Arctic as a geologist.

9/11 Interview

This is an interview about September 11th with my mom who was two blocks away from the World Trade Center.

MICHAEL SULLIVAN SMITH (PART ONE)

“Once I got married, I had more than just a beagle to keep me warm. That winter, everyone started putting heat in.” Michael Sullivan Smith moved to upstate New York in March 1969 into a crumbling resort with no heat,...

"There's just no greater privilege."

Paulist Father Steve Bell speaks about his conversion story, his love of music, and the pains and pleasures of being a priest. His recorded conversation with Jennifer Szweda Jordan was produced for The Paulist Fathers. (Photo by Ryan Haggerty.)

“People remember the simple human touch.”

(Photo by Ryan Haggerty) Fr. Vinny McKiernan’s worked at the Newman Center on the Ohio State University campus for 26 years. Over the course of his life and work, he’s been a novice director with the Paulist Fathers. He’s also...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Shailja

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells – Shailja Gupta offers her insight on Women’s Rights from the perspective of woman who grew up in India and has lived in NYC for the last 13 years. #WhyIMarch, #WomensMarchonWashington, A Woman’s...

Interview with grandma re dating, wedding, honeymoon

Sora Frankel, born in 1919, recalls her first date, courtship, wedding and honeymoon in New York City in a conversation with her grandson.

Tony Link

In this interview, held on Thanksgiving Day 2015 in Buffalo, New York Jenna Russell (16) interviews her grandfather, Tony Link (83) about growing up. This interview is for the 2015 Great Thanksgiving Listen.

A conversation with my cousin Maura Collingwood in Huntington Beach, CA

I asked my mom’s 1st cousin about her early life, growing up on a farm in western Ireland and later studying, working as a nurse and raising a family in England, and how she came to be living in the...