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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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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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 24

Silent Night | A Christmas Vigil

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Silent Night | A Christmas Vigil On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative Collection, we visit with members of Vietnam Veterans …

6 months ago
The Social Voice Project

We remember and honor the sacrifices of those who were there by listening to their stories and hearing their voices.

On this 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, we remember the stories of those who were there.

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On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran ... See more

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Oral History

The Last Voices of Pearl Harbor Survivors

“I was a bad kid,” Alex recalls, and so it was probably with great relief that the nuns shipped him off to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as soon ... See more

Oral History Feature The Last Voices of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Alex Dyga of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a Pearl Harbor survivor. He joined the Army just months prior to the Japanese attack on t…

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Coming soon, our conversation with Brigadier General Roger C. Smith, who helped negotiate the nuclear Strategic Arms Limitation Agreements (SALT) with the Soviet Union.

Long before our current 18 ... See more

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BBC Archive

How do you live with yourself, after killing another man? What would you have done in World War One? Visit https://armistice-day.bbcrewind.co.uk to discover more.

7 months ago
The Social Voice Project

This is not directly related to VOH, except that I raise the important issue of history presented through story.

I've written many times here in this group about oral historians as storytellers--a ... See more

Storytellers such as film directors are maestros of narrative experience, taking us through time and space, colorizing, and giving it texture, and finishing their stories with moral or object ... See more

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