StoryCorps StoryCorps

Melvin Pender receives the hand-off in the 4 x 100 meter relay during the 1968 Olympics, for which he won a gold medal. Courtesy Melvin and Debbie Pender hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy Melvin and Debbie Pender

Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/656492191/656814454" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jamie Topping embraces Duane Topping during their StoryCorps interview in May, at their Denver-based studio. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Mia Warren/StoryCorps

A Veteran Finds Relief Through Fashion: 'It Was So Much About Finding My Peace'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/653993905/655121443" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Abraham Guzman (left) puts John Torres Jr. in a friendly chokehold at the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Liyna Anwar/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Liyna Anwar/StoryCorps

'He Was My Hero': Son Remembers His Wrestler Father

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/654328463/654670209" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Amina Amdeen and Joseph Weidknecht encourage others to have conversations with people who may not share their political views. Catalin Abagiu/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Catalin Abagiu/StoryCorps

An Unlikely Pair Share A Moment That Goes Beyond Politics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/652195464/652474981" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The plot of land on which the Walkers' home used to sit — and one of their cars — is seen after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Courtesy of Monique and Cody Walker hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Monique and Cody Walker

After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/649838670/650341747" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Joe Dittmar holds remnants of the World Trade Center — a section from one of the core beams of the South Tower, right, and a bolt from a steel beam. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps

'They Thought I Was Dead': A Sept. 11 Survivor Recalls His Escape

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/645200249/645459843" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves at StoryCorps in 2010. StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
StoryCorps

Encore: Longtime Partners Find Treasure Among Trash

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/643305306/643582450" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

For Ed Cage, 45, and his daughter, Nicole Paris, 26, beatboxing is a way of communicating with each other. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of StoryCorps

A Father-Daughter Bond Kept Tight By Beatboxing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/628365560/628694792" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Neoma Farr and Greg Yance reconnected in April for the first time after the Great Flood of 1993 drove them to protect the same community. Yance works as a machine operator at a factory in Rockford, Ill. Neoma still runs a beauty shop in Niota. Grace Pauley/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Grace Pauley/StoryCorps

'We Were All In There Together': Strangers Share Compassion In The Flood Of '93

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/623866215/624566290" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Glennette Rozelle (left) and Jennifer Mack at their StoryCorps conversation in Oklahoma City last month. Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Oliver/StoryCorps

'We Never Spoke Of It Again': A Night That Changed A Family Forever

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/622196087/622475151" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ginnie and Matt Peters on vacation in February 2011, a few months before he died by suicide. Courtesy of Ginnie Peters hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Ginnie Peters

'He Was My Everything': A Farmer's Wife Reflects On Her Husband's Suicide

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/611687746/612240927" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Brothers Russell Wadsworth, 28, (left) and Remmick Wadsworth, 27, both have autism. "To have a brother who shares something that you have, the same kind of emotions ... it just means the world," Russell tells his younger brother during a StoryCorps interview. Kevin Oliver/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Oliver/Courtesy of StoryCorps

'You Would Always Have My Back': Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/599738145/600055807" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mohammad Ashraf Faridi (left) with his son, Muhammad Faridi, at a StoryCorps interview in New York City. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Mia Warren/StoryCorps

'Hey, Taxi Boy': A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/593636848/594199592" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Joanna Wright, 58, and Tara Cummings, 47, spoke about their time at New Bethany Home for Girls during a StoryCorps conversation. Both women have testified that they were abused at the Louisiana school. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps

Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/586096174/588198821" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

John Banvard, 100, and Jerry Nadeau, 72, tied the knot five years ago, in a wedding at their veterans home in Chula Vista, Calif. Cam Buker for StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Cam Buker for StoryCorps

2 Vets Celebrate Love: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/583998949/584451917" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lan Cao, 53, with her daughter, Harlan, 12, at their StoryCorps interview in Westminster, Calif. in January 2015. During the interview, Lan tells her daughter about her experience during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968. Gautam Srikishan /StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Gautam Srikishan /StoryCorps

A Former Refugee Reflects On The Vietnam War And Starting Over In The U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/582370040/582613508" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

At StoryCorps in New York City, Sharon Brangman shared with her daughter, Jenna Lester, some of her experiences in medical school and how her mother, Ruby, helped her become a doctor. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Mia Warren/StoryCorps

For These 3 Women, Medical Careers Are A Family Affair

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/580694221/580933934" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

April Gibson gave birth to Gregory Bess in 2001. Courtesy of April Gibson hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of April Gibson

'It's Not A Fairy Tale, It's Not A Failure': A Mother At 16 Conquers Stigma With Love

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/578824301/579065899" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dion Diamond listens with his eyes closed to George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party, at a "whites-only" lunch counter in Arlington, Va., in 1960. DC Public Library, Star Collection, Washington Post hide caption

toggle caption
DC Public Library, Star Collection, Washington Post

The Civil Rights Activist Whose Name You've Probably Never Heard

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577343980/577565326" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rickey Jackson (left) and Eddie Vernon met one-on-one for the first time in 2014, after Eddie corrected his 1975 testimony (given when he was 12) that led to the wrongful conviction of Rickey and two other men. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps

He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/575603052/575876664" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Anna and Brianna Freeman spoke about their experiences with bullying during their StoryCorps interview in Chicago. Crystal Vance Guerra /StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Crystal Vance Guerra /StoryCorps

How Unicorns Help This 8-Year-Old Deal With Bullies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/574071739/574479394" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thompson Williams, 61, and his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams, 27, recall a memorable Christmas, during their StoryCorps interview in 2014. Daniel Sitts/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Sitts/Courtesy of StoryCorps

When Money Can't Buy The Best Christmas Gift

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/572275571/572791794" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript