Stories

Our vast - and ever growing - collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories of all stripes.


Hana's Suitcase

When the Children's Holocaust Education Center in Tokyo acquired Hana Brady's suitcase, all they knew was that Hana was born in Czechoslovakia in 1931 and died at Auschwitz at age 13.

Mucho Corazon

Mucho Corazon tells the story of Leon Perlee, who builds and restores antique street organs in Holland's oldest surviving street organ business, and Milades Sosa, who works at a Cuban organ factory.

The Stans (INC)

Here's the entertaining and provocative story of a group of Americans seeking adventure, new experiences, and maybe a little bit of extra-marital sex while traveling through Central Asia into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. One thing makes itself abundantly clear: all of their well-laid plans and pre-conceptions about what to expect were terribly mistaken.

"Diamond" Jimmy Roy

At one time "Diamond" Jimmy Roy owned half the businesses in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a steel town just outside Pittsburgh.

Educating Esme

Esme Cordell shares a year's worth of classroom anecdotes and musings, culled from a journal kept throughout her first year teaching in Chicago.

Road Scholar

You might recognize Andrei Codrescu's voice from his insightful commentaries on NPR, but Codrescu has also brought his unique perspective on American culture to the silver screen, via the movie Road Scholar.

Jarman's Garden

Throughout the long illness at the end of his life, fllmmaker Derek Jarman put an extraordinary amount of passion and physical labor into his uniqe and rugged garden.

We're Here to Work!

This documentary, part of a series called America's Women: A Legacy of Change, examines how women's lives have changed since they won the vote in 1920s, focusing on the period from World War II through the 1950s.

The Change in Farming

This story brings together a young Toronto composer, Adam Goddard, whose passion is music, and his 90-year-old grandfather, Henry Haws, whose passion is farming.

Tupperware

In this nostalgic documentary, tag along with Tupperware dealer Lucky Laurel into the world of Tupperware conventions, regional meetings, and of course, those signature Tupperware parties.

Silence

Tripura and Om took temporary vows of silence when they first met almost 20 years ago. Joan Schuman produced this sound portrait of their experience by weaving together their vocal memories with an ambient narrative of chalk scratching on slate.

Nostalgia

The first Johnny Rockets opened in 1986 on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, a concept restaurant embodying the epitome of retro culture.