StoryCorps

Series produced by StoryCorps

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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.


Additional Files

334 Pieces

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Caption: Jenna Henderson (right) and Laurie Laychak (left)
Jenna Henderson came to StoryCorps to remember her husband, Army Sgt. First Class Chris Henderson, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007.

Bought by WTIP and WEZU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Pastor Danny Cortez and his son, Drew, recall the sermon Danny gave to his church congregation after Drew told his father that he was gay.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Frank Mutz (left) and Phil Mutz (right)
A father and son talk about working together in an air conditioner repair business that has been in their family for more than half a century.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 2
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John Washington, 95, who is blind and deaf, recently recorded a StoryCorps interview with his eldest child, Melva, using a TeleBraille machine.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 3
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John and Carol met in 1964 when a computer dating service matched them up. This December, they will have been married for 52 years.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:49
  • Purchases: 2
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Savannah Phelan, 8, talks with her mother, Kellie, about how she felt after learning that her mother was in jail on Rikers Island at the time of he...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vanessa Silva-Welch (left) and Arnaldo Silva (right)
Arnaldo Silva and his daughter, Vanessa, have battled breast cancer together. At StoryCorps they discuss their past and current fights with the dis...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carlos Walton (left) and Jim Saint Germain (right)
Jim Saint Germain and his former middle school dean discuss pivotal moments in their relationship and lessons Jim learned from his mentor.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ernesto Rodriguez and his son, Sebastian, when Sebastian was 2 years old, Credit: Ernesto Rodriguez
For Father’s Day, retired Marine Lieutenant Ernesto Rodriguez answers tough questions about war and family from his 11-year-old son Sebastian.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joel Tucker (left) and his friend, Gordon Blake (right)
In this special StoryCorps production, Joel Tucker and his friend Gordon Blake share Joel’s experiences following an anti-LGBTQ incident from 2000.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carolyn Shoemaker (left) and her son-in-law, Phred Salazar (right)
Astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker remembers her late husband, renowned astrogeologist Gene Shoemaker, whose ashes are buried on the Moon.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:16
Caption: Alice and Ibukun Owolabi
Alice Mitchell and her 10-year-old brother, Ibukun, came to StoryCorps to talk for the first time about their mother who died just weeks after his ...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phillip “Buddy” De Blieck (left) and Rev. Troy Perry (right) , Credit: Rev. Troy Perry
On June 24, 1973, an intentionally set fire tore through a New Orleans gay bar killing 32. Rev. Troy Perry came to StoryCorps to recall the aftermath.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hans Walters and his wife, Martha Hiatt
Hans Walters talks to his wife, Martha Hiatt, about going from heavy metal frontman to shark researcher and supervisor at the New York Aquarium.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Jamal Faison (right) with his uncle, Born Blackwell (left)
Jamal Faison talks with his uncle, Born Blackwell, about his release from Rikers Island and the support he received through the challenges of re-en...

Bought by Public Radio for All and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nicole Engeman (left) with her mom, Donna Engeman (right)
Donna Engeman shares stories about her husband, Army Chief Warrant Officer John Engeman, who was killed 10 years ago while deployed in Iraq.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:06
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Vice Admiral James Stockdale was a Vietnam War POW for more than seven years. His son, Jim, recalls the family’s difficult wait for his father’s re...

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Frankie Preciado talks with his father, Francisco, a groundskeeper at Stanford University, about the time they shared together on campus.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Patricia Mishler discusses with her daughters what it is like living with ALS, and her thoughts on knowing that the disease will one day take her l...

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 2