Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast

 

ABOUT THE PODCAST

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast features conversations with those who tell veterans’ stories in creative and interesting ways, such as oral historians, authors, poets, playwrights, and photographers.

This podcast is a production of The Social Voice Project, an innovative public media initiative dedicated to capturing, preserving and sharing the voices and stories of our time through the first-hand, authentic accounts of lived experiences we call oral histories. The podcast was formerly produced by the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, a veteran-run, award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 


EPISODES

Episode 8 | 2013 Year In Review

Episode 7 | Mary Caparosa | Veteran Photography

Episode 6 | Kathleen Short & Joe Zablotny | Veteran Stories

Episode 5 | Jean Ann Barsotti | Carnegie Free Library, Beaver Falls

Episode 4 | Jesse Mercure | US Army (ret.)

Episode 3 | Alex Sopka, George Priatko, Joe Capone | Veterans Stories

Episode 2 | Veterans Stories

Episode 1 | Veterans Stories


ABOUT THE HOST

Kevin Farkas is an independent multimedia producer specializing in creative audiography, sound design, and audio engineering.  He has produced several audiobooks, radio dramas, live storytelling events, a podcast network, videos, as well as print and digital media publications.

Kevin also founded the nonprofit Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative—a leading regional multimedia project working closely with the Veterans Breakfast Club, StoryCorps, and the Senator John Heinz History Center/Smithsonian Institution to capture, preserve, and share the stories of veterans with a Western Pennsylvania connection.

 


Argot: Audio Short Stories Podcast

Argot: Audio Short Stories Podcast is a collection of creative story vignettes adapted from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative Collection. These audio short stories are inspired by actual events. Argot represents some of the most heartfelt moments from veterans’ oral history interviews conducted throughout Western Pennsylvania.

 

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Veteran Voices Podcast (Ep 43): James Van Keuren

On episode 43 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with James Van Keuren about his book, World War II POW Camps in Ohio. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs ... See more

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Veteran Voices Podcast (Ep 43): James Van Keuren

On episode 43 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with James Van Keuren about his book, World War II POW Camps in Ohio. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs ... See more

Dr. James Van Keuren WWII POW Camps in Ohio   ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 43 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with James Van Keuren about his book, World War II POW Camp…

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On episode 43 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with James Van Keuren about his book, World War II POW Camps in Ohio.

Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, ... See more

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Veterans' Stories Matter

"I'd give anything to hear his voice again," said one family member speaking of her late grandfather. "There are so many questions I would ask him."

In special recognition: Grandpa Jim Cunningham ... See more

"I'd give anything to hear his voice again," said one family member speaking of her late grandfather. "There are so many questions I would ask him." Call the...

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The Social Voice Project

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

As The Social Voice Project moves into its seventh year producing public-interest, community-oriented podcasts, we've decided to refocus our podcasting efforts to serve a ... See more

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Trauma, PTSD, and Veterans

"One of the first things we can do is learn more about what people go through following trauma," writes Erik Marks, a clinical social worker in Framingham, MA.

"This does not mean clinical ... See more

by Midnight Freemason Contributor Bro. Erik Marks I recently made the acquaintance of brother Dave Pechey who introduced me to the...

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Coming Soon. Ralph Stoner: In My Own Words

Ralph Stoner of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania spent more than three decades in the Air Force and Army, an enlistment that runs from the Vietnam War to the Global War on Terror.

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Rev. Joseph R. Grosko: In My Own Words

By his own admission, the Rev. Joseph R. Grosko of Braddock, Pennsylvania was always breaking the rules and looking for adventure. That’s why his ordination as a Catholic Priest in 1959 and ... See more

By his own admission, the Rev. Joseph R. Grosko of Braddock, Pennsylvania was always breaking the rules and looking for adventure. That’s why his ordination ...

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Coming Soon: Joseph Grosko - In My Own Words

“Throughout the period of the Vietnam War, soldiers and Marines of the United States Military were accompanied into the combat zones by members of the clergy who were also part of the military. ... See more

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