Most of the people who step into a StoryCorps booth have never interviewed anyone before. But, as every great interviewer knows, the best moments are often the ones you can’t plan for.

That’s what Anna Freeman discovered when she sat down with her 8-year-old daughter, Brianna, in our Chicago StoryBooth and asked what seemed to her to be a simple question.


Bottom photo: Brianna Freeman poses as her favorite mythical creature, the unicorn. Courtesy of Anna Freeman.

Originally aired December 29, 2017, on NPR’s Morning Edition.