For the last seventeen years, StoryCorps has traveled across the country collecting more than 600,000 stories from families, friends, and loved ones. But in this episode, we’re shining a spotlight on conversations that all have one thing in common: the limitless curiosity of kids!

Like nine-year-old Isaiah Fredericks and his seven-year-old brother, Josiah. When they came to StoryCorps in 2017 to interview their father, Kevin, there was no question too big or too small.

That same year, the StoryCorps MobileBooth stopped in Bloomington, Indiana. There, ten-year-old triplets Zoë, Nick, and Maddy Waters sat down for an interview. And despite sharing everything from a birthday to a bedroom, this trio still had a lot to learn about each other.

And then there’s six-year old Jerry Morrison, who came to StoryCorps in 2019 with his uncle Joey—a Mission Operations Engineer at NASA—to talk about his favorite subject: outer space.

Our final story comes from Joshua Littman and his mother, Sarah, who first came to StoryCorps in 2006. At the time, Josh was in middle school and having a tough time socially; he has a form of autism that can make casual social interactions more challenging. But at StoryCorps, no topic was off-limits. 

Top photo: Zoë, Maddy and Nick Waters at their StoryCorps interview in Bloomington, Indiana. Photo by Savannah Winchester for StoryCorps.
Middle photo: Kevin Fredericks with his sons Isaiah and Josiah at their StoryCorps interview in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mitra Bonshahi for StoryCorps.
Middle photo: Jerry Morrison with his uncle Joey Jefferson at their StoryCorps interview in Culver City, CA. Courtesy of the Morrison family.
Bottom photo: Sarah and Josh Littman at their StoryCorps interview in New York, New York. Photo by Emily Janssen for StoryCorps.

Released on June 2, 2020.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Moments of Departure” by Jarrett Floyd; a StoryCorps Commission
”Towboat Theme” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Towboat.
”Feathersoft” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Barstool.
”Lahaina” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Cloud Harbor.