9 episodes

"What It's Like" is a WJCT podcast where people share just that: What it's like to go through life-changing experiences. We're starting with some of the most compelling conversations the national story-archiving nonprofit StoryCorps recorded in Jacksonville and then diving deeper into the stories behind those conversations. Some people are still figuring things out. Others have come out the other side. All of them share what it's like.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 41 Ratings

"What It's Like" is a WJCT podcast where people share just that: What it's like to go through life-changing experiences. We're starting with some of the most compelling conversations the national story-archiving nonprofit StoryCorps recorded in Jacksonville and then diving deeper into the stories behind those conversations. Some people are still figuring things out. Others have come out the other side. All of them share what it's like.

    8. Kompheak and Louna

    8. Kompheak and Louna

    Kompheak and Louna were kids when their family escaped the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Older brother Louna has had frequent nightmares where he relives watching his brother die. His younger sister Kompheak struggles with having been too young to remember.

    • 16 min
    7. Silvia and Andrea

    7. Silvia and Andrea

    Silvia, who was an undocumented immigrant for over a decade, talks to her lawyer and friend Andrea about being brought to the U.S. as a child and fearing deportation. Andrea helped Silvia get a green card against great odds.

    • 11 min
    6. Mary and Claire

    6. Mary and Claire

    Mary, a 64-year-old with an intellectual disability, opens up to 25-year-old Claire about times she’s been treated differently. Claire shares what’s she’s learned living in a group home as someone without a disability.

    • 14 min
    5. Tiffany and Antwoine

    5. Tiffany and Antwoine

    It took almost a whole decade for Antwoine to realize he was experiencing depression, something he says isn’t talked about enough among African-Americans. He and his wife Tiffany reflect on 10 years of marriage and the multiple stillbirths they’ve endured.

    • 12 min
    4. David and Adam

    4. David and Adam

    Army veterans David and Adam fought in Iraq when Adam was a 19-year-old soldier and David was his sergeant. David has a major regret. Adam deals with psychological and physical scars.

    • 15 min
    3. Anunnaki and James

    3. Anunnaki and James

    Anunnaki, who was born intersex, was raised as a female, the gender his parents chose. Annunaki and James’ marriage survived Anunnaki’s transition to living as a man — how he identifies — and James’ adjustment to life as a gay man.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Senator Davis ,

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If you are a fan of StoryCorps then you’ll love What It’s Like. The first season is nothing short of amazing but make sure and have a box of tissues handy. This is StoryCorps on steroids with context and depth that is on a whole other level. Give ep. 1 a listen and you’ll be back for the rest.

Sarah904 ,

My hometown

These are interesting stories, thought provoking and well produced! And it’s even more intriguing that these stories take place in my hometown! Very nice!!

WJCTfan ,

The many faces of Jax

What a privilege to hear these stories and realize the rich tapestry of people and experiences that are the heart of our City!

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