Kamilah Kashanie (she/her) is the host of the StoryCorps Podcast. Kashanie's love for radio is rooted in her desire to understand more about what makes us who we are. As a storyteller, she's committed to starting conversations to make lasting changes in underserved communities, and to craft narratives that help give voice to individuals who would not otherwise have a platform to tell their stories. She's also a graduate of the Transom Audio Storytelling Workshop and the host of Feeling My Flo, a reported podcast about menstruation from PRX and Lantigua-Williams & Co.
Jamie Olivieri and Yennie Neal-Achigbu have been inseparable since eighth grade. From annual Christmas gatherings to a husband's death, the friends have helped each other through the good and the bad.
At StoryCorps, Mike Rudulph and Neil Rafferty remember falling in love, joining the Marine Corps and being deployed overseas.
At StoryCorps, Eddie Chang tells his daughter Tria how he finds comfort in the pain surrounding her mother's death: "When you stop grieving is when you start losing contact with the person."
When Sandy Baker left her marriage, she and her daughter moved into a hotel. They were homeless for over 2 years, and that, they said, left them with what mattered: Those who loved them the most.