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, Inc., dedicated to understanding the voices and stories of our lives 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.

Contact the Veteran Voices Podcast

The Social Voice Project | Call: 412-423-8034 | Email: Kevin@TheSocialVoiceProject.org

 

 


Veterans Stories

 


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.

 

 


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1 week ago
On Veterans Day: Listen to Their Stories

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen." ~J.K. Rowling

Every veteran has a story to tell. On Veterans Day, listen. Here are some of the most heartfelt moments from our veterans’ oral ... See more

On Veterans Day Listen to Their Stories Local Veterans Oral History Recordings Argot: Audio Short Stories Podcast   Argot: Audio Short Stories Podcast is a collection of creative story vignett…

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Ron Potter: The Wall

In 1961 while stationed in Berlin, Ron Potter remembers the Berlin Wall being erected to divide the Allies from the Soviet Union. The Cold War was never more heated. But the Berlin Wall, like the ... See more

2 weeks ago
Every Veteran Has a Story: Listen

On Veterans Day, ask a veteran to share their story.

2 weeks ago
The Social Voice Project

Every veteran has a story about their service. On this Veterans Day, take time to listen to their story.

2 weeks ago
Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 33

Tom Flynn | Hermitage, Pennsylvania

On this day in 1979, the Iran Hostage Crisis began--a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held ... See more

Tom Flynn | Avenue of 444 Flags & the War on Terror Memorial On episode 33 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Tom Flynn of Mercer County, and we talk about…

2 weeks ago
Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)

"If history were taught in the form of stories,” wrote Rudyard Kipling, “it would never be forgotten.”

We owe a debt of gratitude to PCN and the fine work they are doing to capture, preserve, ... See more

This Veterans Day, watch PCN's Voices of Veterans marathon with all new episodes on cable and streaming.

1 month ago
Patriotic Duty

Fritz Ottenheimer was born in Kontanz, Germany. He was able to escape Germany along with his family and come to the United States before the darkest days of the Holocaust. Speaking of the atrocities ... See more

1 month ago
The Social Voice Project

Let’s face it, it is disingenuous at best for us to say we value the stories of veterans (and others in our community), proclaiming they should be recorded and preserved for history and future ... See more

1 month ago
Tom Decker: Vietnam War Journalist

In this excerpt from our veterans oral history interview with Tom Decker of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Tom talks shares his thoughts about being a war photographer.

1 month ago
Argot: Audio Short Story Collection (Ep28): Victor Miesel: In All Those Years

WWII Army Air Corps veteran Victor Miesel of Tionesta, Pennsylvania talks about his coming home from the Pacific Islands at age 26. At age 80, Victor realized that his family had never asked him ... See more

In All Those Years Victor Miesel WWII Army Air Corps veteran Victor Miesel of Tionesta, Pennsylvania talks about his coming home from the Pacific Islands at age 26. At age 80, Victor realized that…

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