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Carol Brobeck & Joel Woodruff

We fade now from Jack Dracula's tattooed face into the voices of Carol Brobeck and Joel Woodruff.  Documented here by audio producers Shea Shackelford and Virginia Millington, this story, like Dracula's, emerges out of "nowhere," its storytellers letting their subjects do all the talking and leaving behind no obvious trace. 
Shackelford and Millington's story is also one of two biographies included in One Story High where two people occupy a single biographical space, reminding us that all life stories, no matter how singular, are always inextricably linked to the story of somebody else, in this case, the story of a son to his mother and a mother to her son.

Digital Audio Recording, Shea Shackelford and Virginia Millington

Shea Shackelford is an audio documentary producer and co-founder of Big Shed Audio. He is also the creator of The Place + Memory Project, a public radio series and Internet map of places that no longer exist, recreated from first-person memories. Shackelford produces work for syndicated pubic radio shows like NPR’s Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. Virginia Millington is an audio producer, photographer and library exhibitionist currently pursuing graduate studies at the Pratt Institute in New York. She is a founding member of the DC Listening Lounge, an experimental audio collective and has worked at the Walker Art Center, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library. Carol and Joel's story was produced with support from the Speakeasy Storycast.