Mariel Gruszko is fascinated by radio’s power to translate people’s everyday lived experiences into emotionally compelling stories. An activist who works to incorporate visual and aural media into political narratives, Mariel has volunteered at and conducted research with low power radio stations in Guatemala and Spain. Mariel received a B.A. in anthropology and economics from Brandeis University, where she first learned to produce radio broadcasts for WBRS 100.1 FM. She began working at StoryCorps after completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Chicago, over the course of which she became intrigued by the relationship between oral history and radio.

  • The Great Thanksgiving Listen

    Posted on August 27, 2015, from .

  • A Return to Post-Katrina New Orleans

    Posted on August 26, 2015, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • “Traffic Stop” Q&A

    Posted on August 6, 2015, from .

  • From our Archive: Americans Living with Disabilities

    Posted on June 25, 2015, from .

  • A PRIDE Playlist from StoryCorps Outloud

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  • Behind the Scenes of A More Perfect Union

    Posted on June 19, 2015, from .

  • Questions for Dad

    Posted on June 17, 2015, from .

  • Father’s Day Playlist

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  • Just Released: New Collection of Stories from OutLoud

    Posted on June 16, 2015, from .

  • Upcoming National Broadcast of StoryCorps Short “The Last Viewing”

    Posted on May 27, 2015, from .