I’ve mentioned the StoryCorps podcast a time or two before. I listen to podcasts all the time when working out, and occasionally in the car.
I continue to think the StoryCorps podcast, whose mission “is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives,” is a national treasure. I’ve gotten to the point that I only listen to it when getting my workout on lightly traveled country roads, so people won’t wonder why the old, bearded man is running down the road with tears in his eyes.
Occasionally, the StoryCorps crew will create an animation for one of the interviews. They use the actual interview and create very clever animations to help tell the story. Here is an example of one, in which a farmer in the 1950s demonstrates that back then, as now, there are progressive people beyond the city limits.