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

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

Topics
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, Finis.
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.
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Recorded in Breckenridge, Texas
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

Topics
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.
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Recorded in Arlington, Virginia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Daniel Sitts

Topics
Growing Up
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 for Unwed Mothers in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where they had been sent to hide their pregnancies.
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 ...
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Recorded in Acushnet, Massachusetts
Produced by
Nadia Reiman, Katie Simon and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Eve Claxton

Topics
Friendship
Growing Up
Struggle

"I felt like I was on pause my whole childhood."

Two teenage sisters, whose names are withheld to respect their privacy, remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused by their uncle. They recorded this conversation just 10 days after he was sentenced.
Recorded in Colorado, Denver
Two teenage sisters, whose names are withheld to respect their privacy, remember confiding in each other about being sexually abused ...
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
Produced by
Katie Simon with Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Beatriz Colon

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle

"Ever since I was 10, I knew that I needed to be a dad."

Rami Aizic talks to Robin Share about how they met and decided to start a family.
Recorded in California, Santa Monica
Rami Aizic talks to Robin Share about how they met and decided to start a family.
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Soo Na Pak

Topics
Friendship
Growing Up

"We make a very odd couple."

For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories.

Rebecca Greenberg came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the 1950s.

She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It seemed fair to invite the family back so Rebecca's father, Carl, could tell his side of the story. Hear both interviews below.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories. Rebecca Greenberg came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anthony Knight, Michael Garofalo

Topics
Growing Up
Romance

"I draw my strength from you."

For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories.

At 27, Wil Smith's age wasn't the only thing that set him apart from other college freshmen. He was also raising his infant daughter, Olivia. At StoryCorps, they looked back on their college days.

Just before recording, Wil found out he had cancer. Recently, they came back to tell us how they're doing now.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories. At 27, Wil Smith's age wasn't the only thing that set him ...
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher, Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Susan Lee, Jud Esty-Kendall

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle

"It was very easy to be patient with him."

For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories.

In 2006, Priya Morganstern (L) and her sister, Bhavani Jaroff (R), interviewed their dad, Ken Morganstern, who had Alzheimer's disease.

Ken died in 2007, and his daughters recently came back to remember him.
Recorded in New York, New York City
For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories. In 2006, Priya Morganstern (L) and her sister, Bhavani Jaroff (R), interviewed ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Michael Garofalo, Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Carolyn Bancroft, Yasmina Guerda

Topics
Alzheimer's & Memory Loss
Growing Up

"My brothers were like my soul mates..."

Monica Velez talks to her fiancé , Christopher Hernandez about her two brothers, Army Corporal José "Freddy" Velez and Army Specialist Andrew Velez.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
Monica Velez talks to her fiancé , Christopher Hernandez about her two brothers, Army Corporal José "Freddy" Velez and Army Specialist ...
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

In Partnership with
The Homecoming Project

Topics
Growing Up
Military
Struggle

"I remember counting the empty beer bottles."

Dan Miller grew up in a family of nine children in Wisconsin. His family was poor, and his father supported them by working at a local paper mill. At StoryCorps, Dan talked to his wife, Celeste, about his father's legacy and what it meant for him as a parent.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Dan Miller grew up in a family of nine children in Wisconsin. His family was poor, and his father supported ...
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Anita Rao

Facilitated by
Lara Levitan

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle

"My partners and I would come to the hospital every chance we got. "

Paramedic Rowan Allen (R) talks to Bryan Lindsay (L) about the day he saved his life.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Paramedic Rowan Allen (R) talks to Bryan Lindsay (L) about the day he saved his life.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Katie Simon with Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Eve Claxton

Topics
Growing Up
Work

"We used to go up to the torch."

Paul Bizzaro (R) and his brother James (L) remember growing up on Liberty Island--home of the Statue of Liberty.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Paul Bizzaro (R) and his brother James (L) remember growing up on Liberty Island--home of the Statue of Liberty.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Anita Rao with Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Topics
Growing Up
Witness

"I remember feeling helpless."

Nicholas Peart (L) talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Nicholas Peart (L) talks about being stopped and frisked in New York City.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Dan Collison, Michael Garofalo and Eve Claxton

Facilitated by
John White

In Partnership with
Atlantic Philanthropies

Topics
Growing Up
Identity
Struggle

"You moved into the hospital with me."

Ondelee Perteet talks to his mother, Deetreena, about getting shot when he was 14 years old.
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Ondelee Perteet talks to his mother, Deetreena, about getting shot when he was 14 years old.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
André Pérez

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle

"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"

Liza Long talks to her son about his experiences living with mental illness.
Recorded in Boise, Idaho
Liza Long talks to her son about his experiences living with mental illness.
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Recorded in Boise, Idaho
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Olivia Cueva

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle

"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"

Jerris Marr interviews his 10-year-old daughter Faith about surviving bone cancer on her spine.
Jerris Marr interviews his 10-year-old daughter Faith about surviving bone cancer on her spine.
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Produced by
Jud Esty-Kendall

Facilitated by
Sophia Simon-Ortiz

In Partnership with
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University

Topics
Growing Up
Struggle

"You feel like being gay is like a virus."

Samuel Taylor tells his mom, Connie Casey, about being in "ex-gay" conversion therapy as a teenager.
Recorded in Ohio, Painesville
Samuel Taylor tells his mom, Connie Casey, about being in "ex-gay" conversion therapy as a teenager.
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Recorded in Painesville, Ohio
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Whitney Henry-Lester

Topics
Growing Up
Identity

"I was imagining myself playing the saxophone."

Gilbert Zermeño tells his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeño, about wanting to join the school band when he was in 6th grade.
Recorded in Arizona, Phoenix
Gilbert Zermeño tells his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeño, about wanting to join the school band when he was in 6...
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Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Anna Berlanga

Topics
Growing Up
Historias

"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"

Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Katrina Singh

In Partnership with
Casey Family Programs

Topics
Griot
Growing Up