LIFE STORIES was developed by South African born journalist, broadcaster and content creator Lisa Chait, a former radio talk show host and history teacher, who has spent decades helping people tell their stories and capturing stories worth telling.  

Lisa understands the power of first-person narrative and the fact that if stories aren’t captured they will be lost forever. Lisa has a passion for preserving history today … and passing it on to tomorrow.


Lisa started producing LIFE STORIES films, books and audio recordings after interviewing her maternal grandfather during a family visit. He was 88 at the time and has since passed. The experience was hugely rewarding for them both, and for the entire family of course. The family is so grateful that effort was made to keep Lisa’s grandfather’s stories alive. 

Lisa knew that she wanted to offer this service to others and since then she and her dedicated team of freelancers have produced over 100 bespoke Life Stories in person and virtually, all over the world. And are still going strong …

Watch Lisa’s grandfather’s story here


Lisa Chait has over 3 decades experience presenting and producing human interest content for radio, TV and a wide variety of online projects. She has travelled extensively, including to 23 African countries, producing, writing and presenting stories about extraordinary people in their own unique voices. She is a former high school history teacher.

Lisa is a co-producer, writer and presenter of the award winning South African television and online series I Am Woman – Leap of Faith.


6 Responses to About

  1. Beryl Baleson September 3, 2017 at 3:48 am #

    You are doing fantastic work Lisa from a Genealogists point of view.

  2. TIM X January 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    WOW… Very good concept, imagine what our future generation will say about us…
    Well done my dear Lisa

    TIM X

  3. donald capper September 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    well done on a great idea and a nicely put together offering and website Lisa.

    I see real value in this. i don’t have a single picture or video clip of myself or family and that would have been really nice, a way of remebering where we came from, our roots.


  4. Karen Reed September 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    More than delighted to find you again. This new venture should no will be a success story please keep me in the loop would love to read each and every one.
    Karen (still miss you soooo much at Cape talk)

  5. Karen Harrison September 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Love this idea. Written and spoken our history belongs to us, left in the hands of others it falls into whispers and subjective distant standpoints used to embellish or disminish those involved.

  6. Ilona Kolbe September 2, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I think this is a fantastic idea and hopefully when I am in a good financial place I will be able to use this service! My grandfather traced our family back to England 1108 and our name to Germany 72AD – I found it fascinating and would love to be able to share it with future generations.

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