Northwoods StoryCorps: When Did You Learn Your Father Wasn't Really Your Father?

Dec 28, 2018

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national effort from StoryCorps that aims to help young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of the United States by recording an interview with an elder.

This year, as part of a partnership with WXPR, classes of freshmen at Rhinelander High School participated in the national effort for the first time.

Today, we’re hearing one of our favorite interviews that came out of the project, Olivia Monk interviewing her father Jeremy Monk about recently meeting his biological father for the first time.

You can hear another story from this series here.

This interview was recorded by Olivia Monk and was edited and mixed for radio by Mackenzie Martin. This story is part of WXPR's We Live Up Here series, where we tell the stories of the people and culture of northern Wisconsin. Music for this story came from Podington Bear

This story was funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.