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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The Social Voice Project

I was only a kid, how would I know what to do? ~Private Vittorio Zippi

On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran ... See more

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Coming Soon! On episode 42 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with Italian filmmaker Stefano Ballini who visits the US to screen his second documentary about the effects of war, ... See more

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The Social Voice Project

We are looking for local oral history projects throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond.

After a decade of doing oral history, we at The Social Voice Project are like Farmer's Insurance, we've ... See more

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 19 - The Social Voice Project

We celebrate Father's Day by remembering a story told to us by the late Alex Sopka of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, whose stern Russian immigrant father, gassed during WWI, was not supportive of Alex's ... See more

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Henry Parham: In My Own Words

This is historic beyond measure! The last surviving African-American D-Day veteran. Today Henry was featured on CNN.

Henry Parham served with the 320th Anti-Aircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion, the ... See more

1 month ago
Love, Daddy

Army Captain John S. Williams of Ridgway, Pennsylvania served as a medical doctor with the 104th Medical Battalion of the 29th Division. Shortly after his daughter Ann was born, he was killed at ... See more

1 month ago
Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 17 - The Social Voice Project

Lucky Man | Fran Rifugiato

We commemorate Memorial Day by honoring the late Fran Rifugiato of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who shared with us his deeply moving story about his buddy Charlie, killed ... See more

Lucky Man | Fran Rifugiato On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Francis Rifugiato of Pittsburgh shares a story ... See more

3 months ago
The Social Voice Project

"One of the saddest things we can do to our WWII veterans is to fetishize them as 'heroic bad-asses,'" says Kevin Farkas, award winning veterans oral historian and founder of The Social Voice ... See more

4 months ago
Guy Prestia: In My Own Words

WHEN FRANCE COMES CALLING

True story: Not long ago the French Consulate to the United States contacted us at The Social Voice Project, asking if we could help verify that Mr. Prestia had served in ... See more

During WWII, Guy Prestia of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania was among the first Army troops to reach Europe through North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. From...

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