What is StoryCorps?
StoryCorps gives people of all backgrounds, typically two at a time, the opportunity to record meaningful conversations and archives the recordings at the Library of Congress. Our mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Although StoryCorps is a national initiative, a mobile application has been produced so that anyone can use it to facilitate and record a StoryCorps interview.
How do I record my story?
You invite a friend or family member to share a 40-minute conversation. We’ll schedule a time and place for your interview and record it using the StoryCorps App. We will help prepare your questions and record an audio-only interview. When you’re done, you’ll be able to share the finished product with friends and family, and we’ll upload your conversation to the StoryCorps.me website and link it to our website, saveourshotguns.org. In addition, all interviews uploaded to StoryCorps will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
How do I sign up for an interview?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out StoryCorps to learn more.
Click on the arrow below to view this example of a StoryCorps interview, one which has nothing to do with Apalachicola, but gives an idea of the process.