Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 29

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 29

Joe Todd | Oklahoma Veterans Oral History   On episode 29 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with veterans oral historian Joe Todd.  Recorded July 16, 2016. Host: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Joe Todd of Bartlesville, Oklahoma has been carefully recording and preserving the stories of veterans for more than sixteen years, first for the Oklahoma Historical Society […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 09

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 09

Cries | Jaqueline Winowich   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Jaqueline Winowich shares a story originally told on November 23, 2012 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.     Jaqueline Winowich was a young girl when Germany […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 08

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 08

Pull Up! | Tom Wiley   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Tom Wiley shares a story originally told on January 27, 2012 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.     Tom Wiley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania flew […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 05

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 05

Bayonet | Jack Watson   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Jack Watson shares a story originally told on January 7, 2015 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas     When Jack Watson joined the Marines during WWII, […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 03

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 03

The Wedding | Kathleen Short   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Kathleen Short shares a story originally told on June 3, 2013 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.     A native of Devon, England, long-time Pittsburgh resident Kathleen […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 01

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 01

His Family | Richard Glassbrenner   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Richard Glassbrenner shares a story originally told on June 8, 2016 at the Veterans Breakfast Club in Wexford, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative.   During WWII, Richard Glassbrenner of Pittsburgh, […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 27

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 27

Bob Rivers | WWII Reenactor and Living Historian   On episode 27 of  Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with WWII reenactor and living historian, Bob Rivers of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.  Recorded May 11, 2016. Host: Kevin Farkas, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Bob Rivers is a civilian, but he carries a rifle and goes to combat on the […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 26

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 26

Lou Baczewski | Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy   On episode 26 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Lou Baczewski, author of Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy. Recorded April 16, 2016. Hosts: Kevin Farkas, Todd DePastino, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Even as a young […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 25

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 25

Valerie DeFazio-Vacula | The Italian Campaign: The Forgotten War On episode 25 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Valerie DeFazio-Vacula, author of The Italian Campaign: The Forgotten War – a true-life account of the experiences of Pittsburgh WWII veteran, Albert DeFazio.  Recorded March 19, 2016. Hosts: Kevin Farkas, Todd DePastino, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     As school children, […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Todd DePastino | Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front     Todd DePastino says that famed cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, was “a self-described ‘desert rat’ who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, capturing the world of the American combat soldier during WWII.  His cartoon, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the […]

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