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StoryCorps Animated Shorts

A selection of StoryCorps' most popular radio broadcasts have been transformed into three to five minute interstitial animated vignettes designed for television and online broadcast. You can view those vignettes here as they become available.


We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11

John and Joe

John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service--John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.

She Was the One

When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life. They were engaged and living together in Brooklyn when Karen was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Here, Richie remembers Karen, his love and inspiration.

Always a Family

On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower to say goodbye. In the wake of his death, Monique tells the story of Michael's lasting legacy--the family they built together.


Danny and Annie

In the iconic StoryCorps love story, Danny and Annie Perasa remember their 27-year romance and brave the finality of loss.

Q&A

12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger's syndrome, asks his mom about animals, enemies, and what it's like to be a parent.

Q&A from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Germans in the Woods

Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer, just as Robertson is haunted by his memories from that battle.

Germans in the Woods from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

The Human Voice (Studs Terkel)

The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps, and he was also an early participant in the project. In this animated short, he speaks out on what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.

The Human Voice from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

The Icing on the Cake (Blanca & Connie Alverez)

Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca's daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents' lives--and the inspiration they draw from their struggles.