Anthropologist Veronica Kirin traveled 12,000 miles across the United States interviewing the Greatest Generation to document the high-tech revolution. This podcast shares clips from the interviews with elders and with strangers who are asked "how do you think technology is changing us?" The full study was published in the award-winning book "Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows about Technology that You Don't."
Midland, Michigan Born 1942 “We refrigerate our food, so we don’t have to go to the market every day… then we never see our neighbors.” HJ Smith is a former teacher and has a reputation for a steel trap mind. Indeed, she remembers a song she heard on the radio years ago called “Kalvinator“. In […]
New Orleans, LA Born 1945 “[I] worked on the Saturn V. That was a rocket and a half.” John Wilkes Booth is by far one of my favorite people. He has a twinkle in his eye and is always trying to make someone laugh. He is the self-proclaimed volunteer tour guide for those who came […]
Rantoul, IL Born 1958 Hank Gamel is the Executive Director of Hope Meadows, a subsidiary of Generations of Hope. He oversees the retirement community which partners seniors with foster families, and has a view of both sides of the human age.