Since StoryCorps was founded in 2003, over 600,000 people have sat down to record interviews. Not sure where to start listening? Our staff have highlighted a few of their personal favorites from over the years, including stories of love from the LGBTQ+ community, reflections from immigrants on their earliest experiences in America, and a surprising number of vacuums.
Everyone has a story. Want yours to be a part of the growing StoryCorps Archive, housed at the Library of Congress? Download the StoryCorps App to record an interview with a loved one and upload it directly to the archive. If an in-person interview isn’t an option, use StoryCorps Connect to record remotely.
A Life, Complete
John Banvard and Jerry Nadeau are military veterans who served in World War II and Vietnam. When they met in 1993, they were “sort of in the closet” but soon became inseparable.
Welcome to New York City
After coming to America, newly married Juliet Jegasothy experienced a spooky new American tradition: Halloween.
Leading the Way
John Washington was born blind and with a severe loss of hearing that has become more extreme over time. He came to StoryCorps with his daughter to talk about his successful life.
You Are Both
As Tomás Ybarra-Frausto reminisces on his childhood in San Antonio, he celebrates his Mexican American heritage and the lessons he learned about land, language, and culture.
The Temple of Knowledge
For avid readers, spending a night in a library would be a dream come true. Growing up, Ronald Clark spent every night in one. That’s because his father worked as custodian of a Washington Heights branch of the New York Public Library.
50 Years of Gratitude
After being offered a job in the United States by a friend, Roy Daley, then age 20, immigrated from Honduras with little more than two shirts and a change of pants.
Loving — but Leaving — the Military
Retired Colonel Denise Baken came to StoryCorps with her children to talk about her military career, and just how closely her father’s service mirrored her own.
Tom Gasko has been a vacuum repairman for over 35 years. He came to StoryCorps to talk about his love for his peculiar hobby and his husband.
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