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We are the Samford University Traditions and Oral History Recording Initiative. Our goal is to introduce students to the power of oral history and share the lived experience around us. Listen to our podcast, Sam.wav: History Uncompressed, here.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 7 Ratings

We are the Samford University Traditions and Oral History Recording Initiative. Our goal is to introduce students to the power of oral history and share the lived experience around us. Listen to our podcast, Sam.wav: History Uncompressed, here.

    Season 2, Episode 9 - Epilogue

    Season 2, Episode 9 - Epilogue

    History can be explored as a story, and in stories, chapters close. Today, we wrap up our podcast and reflect on how this project impacted us, Samford, and Birmingham as a whole.

    The music in this episode was produced by Samford student Kerry Joiner.

    This episode was written and produced by Michelle Little and Claire Davis.

    Find more about our program at www.samford.edu/departments/oral-history/default. You can find our archived projects and podcast episodes there, complete with transcripts and chapters.

    Thank you again for all your support during this project. Make waves!

    • 5 min
    Season 2, Episode 8 - Bridging the Gap

    Season 2, Episode 8 - Bridging the Gap

    This semester, a group of Samford students traveled weekly to Episcopal Place, a senior living facility in downtown Birmingham, as part of a project that aimed not only to collect the residents' stories but also to build relationships between student and interview partner. Join us as we listen to a few of the stories they collected and consider the impact of inter-generational projects on the participants.

    This episode features Mia Owens, Thelma Jackson, Pat C. Allen, Maggie Shaw, Judy Pittman, David Schneider, Marianne Dreyspring, and Julianne Jorgensen.

    The music in this episode was written and produced by Samford student Kerry Joiner.

    This episode was written and produced by Claire Davis.

    This project could not have been done without the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Special thanks to their help funding the project, as well as to Samford's Mann Center for Ethics in organizing the cadre portion of the project.

    Find more about our program at www.samford.edu/departments/oral-history/default. You can find us on social media on Twitter (@su_stori), Instagram (@samford_stori), and Facebook.

    If you like our podcast, please rate and review it wherever you find us, or share us with a friend. Make waves!

    • 17 min
    Season 2, Episode 7 - Faith and History: Half of the History

    Season 2, Episode 7 - Faith and History: Half of the History

    In our last installment of our faith and history mini-series, Bailey Sharp investigates the Birmingham Public Library's archives with Jim Baggett to see just how deeply religion affects history and historians alike.

    This episode features Bailey Sharp and Jim Baggett.

    The music in this episode was written and produced by Samford student Kerry Joiner.

    This episode was written and produced by Bailey Sharp.

    Find more about our program at www.samford.edu/departments/oral-history/default. You can find us on social media on Twitter (@su_stori), Instagram (@samford_stori), and Facebook.

    If you like our podcast, please rate and review it wherever you find us, or share us with a friend. Make waves!

    • 22 min
    Season 2, Episode 6 - Faith and History: Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Season 2, Episode 6 - Faith and History: Looking Forward, Looking Back

    In the next installment of our faith and history mini-series, Jonathan Lawson and Shae Corey explore the impact of church history and tradition with Sister Elisabeth Meadows of the Sacred Heart Monastery and Pastor Matt Mason of the Church of Brook Hills.

    This episode features Jonathan Lawson, Shae Corey, Sister Elisabeth Meadows, and Pastor Matt Mason.

    The music in this episode was written and produced by Samford student Kerry Joiner.

    This episode was written and produced by Jonathan Lawson and Shae Corey.

    Find more about our program at www.samford.edu/departments/oral-history/default. You can find us on social media on Twitter (@su_stori), Instagram (@samford_stori), and Facebook.

    If you like our podcast, please rate and review it wherever you find us, or share us with a friend. Make waves!

    • 19 min
    Season 2, Episode 5 - Faith and History: A Different Crusade

    Season 2, Episode 5 - Faith and History: A Different Crusade

    In the effort to make history objective, conversations about religion and faith sometimes fall to the wayside. What perspectives do we lose by doing this, and how do historians and religious leaders alike confront the overlap between their fields? Join us as we introduce our next series of student-made podcasts and listen to the first foray into the complicated world of faith and history.

    This episode features Dr. Tony Minnema, Mia Owens, Shawny Tucker, Rabbi Yossi Friedman, and Dr. Tim Smith.

    The music in this episode was written and produced by Samford student Kerry Joiner.

    This episode was written and produced by Mia Owens and Shawny Tucker.

    Find more about our program at www.samford.edu/departments/oral-history/default. You can find us on social media on Twitter (@su_stori), Instagram (@samford_stori), and Facebook.

    If you like our podcast, please rate and review it wherever you find us, or share us with a friend. Make waves!

    • 23 min
    Season 2, Episode 4 - East Lake Together

    Season 2, Episode 4 - East Lake Together

    Since its incorporation over one hundred years ago, East Lake, Alabama, has come to represent a variety of places, from a resort town to a quiet college campus to an affordable suburb. Stemming from a project between a local coffee shop and school, this episode of Sam.wav explores what East Lake has come to mean to them in their lives and how they continue to give back.

    This episode features Earl Tew, Nanci Scarpulla, and Eunice Rogers.

    The music in this episode was written and produced by Samford student Kerry Joiner.

    Find more about our program at www.samford.edu/departments/oral-history/default. You can find us on social media on Twitter (@su_stori), Instagram (@samford_stori), and Facebook.

    If you like our podcast, please rate and review it wherever you find us, or share us with a friend. Make waves!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Andy Westmoreland #1 Fan ,

Amazing!

I've only heard the teaser, but it is amazing to hear how professional, smooth, and clean the audio quality is, and I am thrilled to listen to the full-length episodes when they are released! I'm so excited there is a podcast specifically dedicated to and sponsered by the university that I love so much and the history related to it.

lynseysmith ,

fantastic!

it's hard to believe the production is completely run by students but it resembles more well known history podcasts i have listened to in the past. I am so excited to hear new episodes! Keep up the good work.

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