We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary by revisiting classic StoryCorps conversations from our first two decades – like this one between Debora Brakarz and Mike Wolmetz. 


Mike Wolmetz and Debora Brakarz at their wedding celebration in Long Island, NY, on June 19, 2005.                         Courtesy of Debora and Mike.


Debora was 26 at the time and Mike was 25. They had only been dating for three months when they came to the StoryCorps recording booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.


The family at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, Maryland, on August 8, 2012. Courtesy of Debora and Mike.


Nearly 20 years later, they returned to share an update about love, marriage, and parenthood.


The family during Halloween 2019 (Mike as the anonymous CIA whistleblower, Debora as Sarah Good (one of the first 3 women to be accused in the Salem Witch Trials), Luca as Spiderman Miles Morales, and Iago as DJ Marshmello). Courtesy of Debora and Mike.


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Originally aired February 14, 2004, on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.