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Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.

Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.


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378 Pieces

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Caption: Ian Bennett and his mom, Connie Mehmel, at their StoryCorps interview in Wenatchee, WA on June 4, 2009., Credit: By Chaela Herridge-Meyer for StoryCorps.
Connie Mehmel speaks with her son, Ian Bennett, about their shared calling for fighting fires.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:56
Caption: Donnie Pedrola and Tom Gasko at their StoryCorps interview in Rolla, Missouri on June 26, 2019. , Credit: By Dupe Oyebolu for StoryCorps.
Tom Gasko has been a vacuum repairman for some 35 years, but his passion for vacuums extends far beyond that and into a collection of hundreds and ...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:21
Caption: Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebbers at their StoryCorps interview in Orlando, FL on May 21, 2019., Credit: By Emilyn Sosa for StoryCorps.
Kristin Sollars and Marci Ebberts talk about their experiences as critical-care nurses in Kansas City, MO.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:23
Caption: Pedro Lopez (left) stands beside his mother, Consuelo Lopez (right) in May of 2011 at St. Bridget Catholic Church on the 10th anniversary of the Postville raid. Consuelo is carrying the Book of Names — a record of those arrested and detained. , Credit: Photo by Jim Slosiarek of The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Pedro Lopez remembers the day his mother was detained and deported in the largest single-site, single-day immigration raid in U.S. history.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 03:05
Caption: Susan Ahn Cuddy (far right) at the US Naval Air Station in Florida in 1943., Credit: Courtesy of Flip Cuddy.
Flip and Christine Cuddy remember their mother, Susan Ahn Cuddy, a Navy gunnery officer who served in World War II.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:23
Caption: Elizabeth Coffey-Williams and Jennifer Coffey at their StoryCorps interview in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 8, 2019., Credit: By Jud Esty-Kendall for StoryCorps.
Elizabeth Coffey-Williams tells her niece, Jennifer Coffey, about what it was like to come out as transgender to her family in the early 1970s.

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:50
Caption: A young Gilbert Seltzer in uniform in October, 1942, after graduating from Officer Candidate School in Fort Belvoir, VA., Credit: Courtesy Gilbert Seltzer
104-year-old Gil Seltzer speaks with his granddaughter, Sarah Seltzer, about what it was like to be part of a top-secret deception unit in World Wa...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
Caption: Elizabeth Vega and Jamell Spann at their StoryCorps interview in St. Louis, Missouri on June 27, 2019. , Credit: Dupe Oyebolu for StoryCorps
Five years after they met in Ferguson protesting the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by police officer Darren Wilson, Jamell Spann and Elizabeth Vega ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:23
Caption: Amanda Farrell and Craig Farrell at their StoryCorps interview in Appleton, WI in July 2019., Credit: By Sylvie Lubow for StoryCorps
Amanda Farrell tells her husband Craig about how she lost -- and ultimately regained -- control of her mental health.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 03:23
Caption: Walter Dixon and Russ Dixon at their StoryCorps interview in Waynesville, Missouri on June 26, 2019., Credit: By Dupe Oyebolu for StoryCorps
When Walter Dixon fought in the Korean War, he was captured and kept a prisoner of war for more than two years. The whole time, he was believed to ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:53
Caption: Julia and Joel Helfman at their StoryCorps interview in Philadelphia, PA in 2019., Credit: By Eleanor Vassili for StoryCorps
Joel and Julia Helfman remember how they became friends -- and how that friendship blossomed into a decades-long love story.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 03:12
Caption: Greg Force and Abby Force at their StoryCorps interview in Greenville, SC on May 21, 2019., Credit: By Alletta Cooper for StoryCorps
Greg Force tells his daughter, Abby Force, about what it was like to play a small role in the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, when he was a ten-yea...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:48
Caption: Kathleen Payne and Corinthia Isom at their StoryCorps interview in New York City, New York on September 29, 2015., Credit: Carolina Escobar for StoryCorps
Corinthia Isom and Kathleen Payne remember Corinthia’s mother, DeSeane Isom, and how Kathleen took Corinthia in after DeSeane died from an AIDS-rel...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Jamal and Aden Batar at their StoryCorps interview in West Valley City, UT on March 17, 2017., Credit: Mia Warren for StoryCorps.
Aden Batar speaks with his son Jamal Batar about fleeing civil war and being among the first Somali refugee families to resettle in Utah.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 02:13
Caption: Sean Sala and Fernando Zweifach Lopez at their StoryCorps interview in San Diego, CA on January 5th, 2013., Credit: Luis Gallo for StoryCorps.
Sean Sala and Fernando Zweifach Lopez talk about organizing the first-ever military contingent in a Pride parade during the final days of Don’t Ask...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 02:45
Caption: Tina Dietz and Patrick Conteh at StoryCorps in Bismarck, North Dakota., Credit: By Savannah Winchester for StoryCorps.
Tina Dietz speaks to her partner, Patrick Conteh, about seeking refuge at her great aunt Shirley’s farm in rural North Dakota.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 02:57
Caption: Alma Schlor and Maria Ochoa at their StoryCorps interview in Tucson, Arizona on April 20, 2016. By Camila Kerwin for StoryCorps.
Maria Ochoa, a 70-year-old grandmother, speaks with her friend Alma Schlor about the over 100 times she’s walked the Arizona desert providing water...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Candi and Estela Reyes at their StoryCorps interview in El Paso, Texas in 2012. By Anaid Reyes for StoryCorps.
Sisters Estela and Candi Reyes remember the passing of their father, Juan Reyes.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 03:07
Caption: David Farah (L) and Alexei Romanoff (R) at their StoryCorps interview in Los Angeles, California in June 2015. By Jill Glaser for StoryCorps.
Alexei Romanoff tells his husband, David Farah, about a mentor who taught him to be proud of who he was.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 03:12
Caption: Mike Cline and James Edward Brown pose at their StoryCorps interview on April 30, 2019 in Pensacola, FL. By Joseph Vincenza/WUWF.
James Edward Brown was a Navy corpsman working as a surgical tech on the ground during the Beirut Bombing of 1983. The bombing killed 241 U.S. serv...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 02:44