When you participate in a StoryCorps interview, we provide you with a list of Great Questions to help get the conversation started. One of the most popular of of these is, “Who has been the most important person in your life?”

So often, the answer is a grandmother or grandfather. In this episode, we listen to three stories about grandparents — people who, when you’re a kid, can seem so much larger than life. This episode also marks the return of a favorite segment: listener voicemails. We pulled together some of your calls in response to StoryCorps 493: Being Human, There or Here.

Released March 30, 2017.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:

Ketsa – “Befallen”

Blue Dot Sessions – “Grey Grey Joe”

Blue Dot Sessions – “Step In Step Out”

Charles Atlas – “Demus”

YEYEY – “Tiptoe Instrumental”