Celebrate our anniversary with a collection of five new animations that reflect the breadth of meaningful conversations that people have shared in StoryCorps Booths over the last 20 years, as they pass on wisdom they gained along their paths and even connect over a shared laugh.
When Gilbert Zermeño dreamed of joining his school band, he pictured himself playing a shiny saxophone. To his dismay, his family—getting by on the $100 a week that his father made working in the nearby cotton fields—couldn’t afford one. At StoryCorps, he shares with his wife, Patricia Powers-Zermeño, how his musical journey began on a bad note, but ended in harmony.
For decades, Dreamer has been generously offering free haircuts to veterans from a trailer stationed in the heart of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Campus. At StoryCorps, Dreamer sits down with his friend, Paul Crowley, to discuss the transformative power of a haircut.
Rules of the Road (Coming 10/5)
A driving lesson gone wrong.
Grandma’s Hands (Coming 10/12)
Her grandmother’s hands shaped her.
Mama Sug (Coming 10/19)
Laughter, love, and a little bit of chaos.