StoryCorps

Help WAMU and StoryCorps create a new national tradition:
The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Since 2003, StoryCorps has given more than 100,000 Americans a quiet booth and a facilitator to record meaningful conversations with one another about who they are, what they’ve learned in life, and how they want to be remembered. This November, the pioneering oral history project is partnering with NPR and WAMU to launch its most ambitious initiative to date:

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. Download the new StoryCorps App and interview an elder, family member of friend. In one holiday weekend, we will preserve the stories of an entire generation.

Let’s preserve family stories long after the turkey and pumpkin pie are gone.

The new StoryCorps app allows anyone to record and submit stories to StoryCorps. The app also provides useful tips for preparing and conducting interviews. These stories will be submitted to StoryCorps and archived at the Folk Life Center at the Library of Congress. You can download the app here.

Interview Toolkit:

Need tips for preparing and conducting a great interview with an elder, friend or loved one? Check out StoryCorps' Toolkit

Know a high school student or teacher? Help us spread the word.

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StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.


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