Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. Through StoryCorps, loved ones recorded conversations about struggling and finding hope through these difficult times. Listen to a few of these stories from the StoryCorps Archive.

Want to reflect on the past couple years with someone you love? You can record a StoryCorps conversation now in person through the StoryCorps App, or virtually with StoryCorps Connect. Don’t wait to share a meaningful conversation with someone you love, and preserve it for years to come.

A Friendship Created at a Clinic

Delya Bull and Toni Love share their cancer journey, friendship and the community of support they found at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic.

Mothers of two different generations share Their experiences

Abigail Dove shared a conversation with her mother, Janet Strain about pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic and being a new mother.

A Pastor and His Neighbor Talk About Adapting to COVID-19

Pastor Scott Ancarrow talks with his neighbor, Lisa Greenhouse about how the church has adapted to online services, the increasing need of pastoral counseling during these times and the difficulty in navigating covid protocols.

Two Educators Discuss Teaching Through the Pandemic

Spouses Kristen Tordella-Williams and Matthew Holl discuss their experiences as teachers during COVID-19, and the challenges they have encountered.

A marine biologist reflects on her participation in COVID vaccine trials

Aaron Fisher speaks with his wife Rachel Fisher reflecting on her experiences as a Marine Biologist researching sea turtles, and as a participant in a COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Two community servers on Providing Food to Those in Need

Coworkers Brian Hillmer and Kevin Conner discuss the various changes that came to Community Servings, a food nutrition program that provides food to those critically ill. They also talk about the effort to keep both clients and deliverers safe and positive things that they have learned during the pandemic.

Major Plans Shift for Two Best Friends

College classmates Molly Flanagan and Madison Lee describe the surreal moment that they realized that they were being sent home due to the pandemic during their study abroad experiences. They also discuss the abrupt shutting down of their respective countries and their transition back home.

Caring for Our Caregivers

Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh has a conversation with her colleague, Dr. Kimiya Amjadi, about how they have mobilized during the pandemic to provide mental health resources for healthcare workers.

Connecting to their Heritage and to the pandemic

Ivonne Romo speaks with her friend Juan Galeano about their Latino/a backgrounds and how the organizations they work with have been affected by the pandemic.

“We’re Surviving”

Partners Ronald Ramirez and Katherine Baeur talk about getting Covid-19, experiencing loss and navigating the world of virtual learning with their three children during the pandemic. The express hopes for the future and lessons learned during the past year.

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