“It's definitely forced us to grow up faster than we would have otherwise.”

Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was born HIV... more.
Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Geraldine Ah-Sue

Themes
Discovery
Growing Up
Historias
Romance
Struggle

“I said, 'This is not telephone discussion.'”

Rita Fischer (90) and Jay Fischer (65) recall the moment that Jay came out as gay.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
Rita Fischer (90) and Jay Fischer (65) recall the moment that Jay came out as gay.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

Themes
Discovery
Identity
LGBTQ
Romance

“What made you want to go to college with me?”

Collin Smith (23), who became quadriplegic after a car accident in high school, talks with Ernest Greene (72) who volunteered... more.
Recorded in Asheboro, North Carolina.
Collin Smith (23), who became quadriplegic after a car accident in high school, talks with Ernest Greene (72) who volunteered to go ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jud Esty Kendall

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Struggle
Work

“We didn't know he was sick...”

Elisa Seeger and her husband, Bobby Seeger, Jr. remember their son, Aidan, who died in 2012 from a genetic disorder... more.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
Elisa Seeger and her husband, Bobby Seeger, Jr. remember their son, Aidan, who died in 2012 from a genetic disorder called ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall, John White

Facilitated by
John White

Themes
Legacy
Struggle
Witness

“Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people...”

Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Yasmin Peña

Themes
Struggle
Transformational Event
Witness

“I had nightmares for years...”

LJ Evans (R) and Suzanne Bishop (L) remember working at an animal rescue clinic following the Exxon Valdez oil spill... more.
Recorded in Alaska, Fairbanks.
LJ Evans (R) and Suzanne Bishop (L) remember working at an animal rescue clinic following the Exxon Valdez oil spill ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Katie Miles

In Partnership with
KUAC FM

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Struggle
Witness
Work

“I met you the day before John died.”

Megan Smith and Lisa Garzone talk about how their friendship developed after the death of Lisa's ex-husband and Megan's partner,... more.
Recorded in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Megan Smith and Lisa Garzone talk about how their friendship developed after the death of Lisa's ex-husband and Megan's partner, ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Christina Stanton

Themes
Discovery
Friendship

“I didn't think I would ever tell a teacher...”

Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois at our Chicago StoryBooth.
Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Struggle
Teachers

“I'd like to be remembered as the cowboy that could ride, run, and jump with anybody in the world.”

Dean Smith, who spent 40 years as a stunt double for Hollywood Westerns, talks with his wife, Debby, and son,... more.
Recorded in Breckenridge, Texas.
Dean Smith, who spent 40 years as a stunt double for Hollywood Westerns, talks with his wife, Debby, and son, Finis.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

Themes
Discovery
Growing Up
Wisdom
Work

“I didn't know that there were other blind people except me and my brothers.”

14-year-old triplets Leo, Nick and Steven Argel tell Ollie Cantos about growing up.
Recorded in Arlington, Virginia.
14-year-old triplets Leo, Nick and Steven Argel tell Ollie Cantos about growing up.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

“We were wearing big, stinky, heavy gear.”

New York City Firefighters Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen remember their first Valentine's Day together.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
New York City Firefighters Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen remember their first Valentine's Day together.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Romance
Work

“I'm not ashamed of what happened to me anymore.”

Barbara Amaya tells her daughter, Bianca Belteton, about falling into the hands of sex traffickers as a 12-year-old runaway.
Recorded in Arlington, Virginia.
Barbara Amaya tells her daughter, Bianca Belteton, about falling into the hands of sex traffickers as a 12-year-old runaway.
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

“I'm very proud that he was my son.”

Jeff Lasater tells his friend Drew Cartwright about his son Jeremiah who, after being bullied at school, committed suicide at... more.
Jeff Lasater tells his friend Drew Cartwright about his son Jeremiah who, after being bullied at school, committed suicide at 14 ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Eliza Bettinger

Themes
Friendship
Struggle

“She attracted people wherever she went.”

Adrienne D'Luna Directo interviews her parents, Debra and Lionel D'Luna, about her sister Alexis who died from complications of CHARGE... more.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois at our Chicago StoryBooth.
Adrienne D'Luna Directo interviews her parents, Debra and Lionel D'Luna, about her sister Alexis who died from complications of CHARGE ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
André Pérez

Themes
Struggle
Wisdom

“I saw something that no one else could see, and that is me walking around with that big tall hat on.”

Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef at an all-white country club... more.
Recorded in Alabama, Birmingham at our Atlanta StoryBooth.
Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef at an all-white country club in Birmingham, ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

In Partnership with
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group

Themes
Griot
Work

“I can't believe it's been 10 years.”

Kathleen Russo and Marissa Maier, widow and stepdaughter of the writer and monologist Spalding Gray, remember the day he disappeared.... more.
Recorded in New York, New York City.
Kathleen Russo and Marissa Maier, widow and stepdaughter of the writer and monologist Spalding Gray, remember the day he disappeared.
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda with Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Yasmina Guerda

Themes
Struggle

“We were given fictitious names.”

Mary Moran Murphy (R) and Susan Mello Souza were both teenage mothers. They met in 1968 at Saint Mary's Home... more.
Recorded in Acushnet, Massachusetts.
Mary Moran Murphy (R) and Susan Mello Souza were both teenage mothers. They met in 1968 at Saint Mary's Home for ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Nadia Reiman, Katie Simon and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Eve Claxton

Themes
Friendship
Growing Up
Struggle

“I'm so thankful for everything you've done.”

Tracy Johnson and her mother in-law, Sandra Johnson, talk about the death of their wife and daughter, Army Staff Sergeant... more.
Recorded in North Carolina, Raeford.
Tracy Johnson and her mother in-law, Sandra Johnson, talk about the death of their wife and daughter, Army Staff Sergeant ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Chaela Herridge-Meyer

Themes
Identity
LGBTQ
Military
Work

“I just felt I was not living an honest life.”

Tony Perri tells his grandson, Jeffrey about coming out as a gay man.
Recorded in New York, Rochester.
Tony Perri tells his grandson, Jeffrey about coming out as a gay man.
Recorded in
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Jeremy Helton

In Partnership with
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and WXXI

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Discovery
LGBTQ

“It was a really wonderful, amazing world that came crashing down.”

Stefan Lynch Strassfeld talks to his friend Beth Teper about growing up with gay parents in the 1980s.

To... more.
Stefan Lynch Strassfeld talks to his friend Beth Teper about growing up with gay parents in the 1980s. To see ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Eloise Metzer

In Partnership with
Anti-Defamation League

Themes
Growing Up
LGBTQ
Witness