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Athens StoryCorps: Erin Thompson Podvin and Ellyn Schnese Trinrud


When Erin Thompson Podvin was in college, she was involved in a terrible car accident.  Her mother, Ellyn Trinrud was afraid for her daughter’s life.  Here, Erin and Ellyn discuss the remarkable story.

StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded in Fall 2018 in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library. These interviews were recorded as part of a national initiative to record and collect the stories of everyday people.

Jimmy Sanders has been general manager of WUGA since 2011. He has worked in broadcasting for over 40 years and has produced news, documentary, music, sports and special events programs for radio and television. Jimmy is a graduate of Grady College.