Due to COVID-19, most StoryCorps recordings are currently virtual. But, StoryCorps has begun offering the option to record in-person in some locations.
For the most up-to-date details about our return to recording in-person, read our Safe Community Agreements.
If you are instead searching for information about a virtual recording session, please go here.
For all of our recording locations, you can make a reservation online or over the phone. All the locations currently taking reservations will be listed on our Participate page, where you can make a reservation or add yourself to the waitlist. You can also make a reservation over the phone 24/7 in English or Spanish by calling 800.850.4406.
For the first time ever, Mobile Tour participants will have the option to record in-person or remotely in our "virtual recording booth." Both options will be guided by one of our trained staff members. Before making your reservation, please check in with your conversation partner to figure out which option works best for the two of you. If either participant is not fully vaccinated, we request that you select the virtual recording option.
Reservations for stops on our Mobile Tour often fill up very quickly. To provide opportunities for everyone to make an appointment, we release appointments for each stop on our mobile tour in two batches:
The first half of appointments become available two weeks prior to our arrival at 10:00 am local time.
The second half of our appointments for each stop become available the day after we begin recording, also at 10:00 am local time.
Keep track of our Mobile Tour schedule, and if we will be in your town, keep an ear out for more information on your local public radio station.
We are currently planning on resuming in-person recording at our Atlanta StoryBooth in October with those appointments becoming available to book on September 1, 2021. We will continue to offer virtual appointments in addition to in-person appointments for participants who feel more comfortable recording virtually.
At our Atlanta StoryBooth, new appointments are made available at 10:00 am on the first of each month for the following month. (For example, on January 1, you can begin to schedule February appointments.) Recording appointments are available Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The StoryCorps App and StoryCorps Connect
If you're not near one of our recording locations, we highly encourage you to use our digital tools to record and share your story. The StoryCorps App (which you can download from the App Store, Kindle Store, or Google Play) is a great tool for recording in person. Our newest tool StoryCorps Connect allows you to record a story remotely using video conference technology from your computer. Both of these tools allow you to record, catalog, and archive your story on archive.storycorps.org and it will be preserved by the Library of Congress.
You can see more steps on getting started here.