This article pertains to signature interviews recorded in our StoryBooths with a StoryCorps facilitator. Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person recording has been paused. If you are searching for information about recording a Signature interview with a StoryCorps Facilitator virtually, please go here.
There are many ways for individuals and organizations to participate in StoryCorps. Here is an overview of ways to record your story:
Visit a StoryBooth
Anyone can make an appointment to record a story or interview in one of our StoryBooths, which are intimate soundproof recording booths that accommodate up to three people. Our StoryBooths are located in Atlanta and Chicago.
After interviewing at a StoryBooth, your interview will be archived and you will receive a copy of your recording. We offer this service for free with a suggested donation of $50.
Record in our MobileBooth:
Each year, we visit 10 cities and towns across the country with our StoryCorps MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio. Partnering with local public radio stations, we offer an opportunity to residents of these communities to make an appointment and bring someone they love to the MobileBooth to record an interview. See where we’re headed and make a reservation here. We offer this service for free with a suggested donation of $50.
Use the StoryCorps App from wherever you are:
You can record and share the stories that are all around you using the the free StoryCorps App. The app walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools: help preparing questions, finding the right environment for your conversation, recording a high-quality interview on your mobile device, sharing the finished product with friends and family, and uploading your conversation to the StoryCorps Archive at archive.storycorps.org. The app is available for iPhones, Android devices, and Amazon Kindle. Download the app from the iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.
Use StoryCorps Connect to record remotely:
We recently launched a new remote recording tool, StoryCorps Connect. Developed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, StoryCorps Connect is a first-of-its kind platform that enables you to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview goes into our archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Your interview becomes part of American history, and hundreds of years from now, future generations will listen in. You can learn more and try it yourself at storycorps.org/connect.