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

366 Pieces

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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
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Gabe López, assigned female at birth, always felt like he was a boy. He came to StoryCorps with his mom to talk about growing up transgender.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WRIR, WEZU, WVBI-LP, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 5
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Enrolling in college at 40 to study art, Sharon Long had no idea an anthropology class would put her on a path to a career as a forensic artist.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 2
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Civil rights lawyer Vito de la Cruz grew up in a family of migrant farmworkers. He describes his childhood and the loving aunt who raised him.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WRIR, WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio , and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Barb Abelhauser explains how she quit an office job she hated and became a bridgetender, beginning a career she quickly fell in love with.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Catherine Alaniz-Simonds and retired Col. David Taylor remember Catherine’s husband, Andy Alaniz, who died by friendly fire during the Gulf War.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Clarence Haskett and Jerry Collier on a visit with StoryCorps
Clarence ”Clancy” Haskett talks with his friend and former coworker about his long and successful career as a beer vendor for the Baltimore Orioles.

Bought by WEZU and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jeanne Abel and Alan Abel in their home in Southbury, Conn., Credit: Alletta Cooper
In 1964, Yetta Bronstein, a woman who never existed, ran for President of the United States. Her creators tell the story behind the fake candidate.

Bought by WEZU, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 3
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After Leonardo Vega was diagnosed with cancer, his daughter, Eva Vega-Olds, used the StoryCorps app to record her father days before he passed.

Bought by WRIR, WEZU, and Blue Mountain Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 3