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.

  • Georgia & Chelda—Heartwarming Story From Ties That Bind

    Posted on September 25, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud Launches in Chicago!

    Posted on September 22, 2014, from Chicago, Illinois.

  • In The Life Archive with Schomburg and StoryCorps

    Posted on August 28, 2014, from .

  • Finding Our Way in Seattle, WA

    Posted on July 31, 2014, from Seattle, WashingtonTacoma, Washington.

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Coast-to-Coast

    Posted on July 1, 2014, from .

  • #ThisIsOutLoud

    Posted on June 9, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Chapter 1

    Posted on June 7, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud launching in NYC!

    Posted on May 21, 2014, from .

  • Voices from Topeka—60 Years After Brown V. Board of Education

    Posted on May 17, 2014, from .

  • #MomStrong: A Celebration of the Strong Women in our Lives!

    Posted on May 5, 2014, from .