This article pertains to Signature interviews recorded in-person. 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.
Due to safety considerations:
- Both participants must wear masks for the entirety of their appointment
- Both participants must be physically present for the recording
- All non-household groups agree to maintain social distancing. Participants who choose not to distance, do so at their own risk. All StoryCorps staff will maintain a 6-foot distance from participants at all times.
- All non-household groups agree to maintain social distancing.
We suggest bringing a bottle of water, and your list of questions. StoryCorps provides tissues in case you need them. Please note that we will ask you to turn your electronic devices completely off, and may suggest you remove watches or jewelry that make noise.
A StoryCorps facilitator will walk you through the entire process, and take care of the logistics, so you only need to think about sitting down with your loved one or friend. This isn’t a performance, and you’re not live on the radio, so there’s no need to rehearse; we do suggest thinking in advance about what you’d like to focus on during your interview. After all, you can’t get to everything in 40 minutes! For inspiration, take a look at our Great Questions.
Read more about what to expect during your reservation.