StoryCorps has a suggested list of questions which you can access on our website or by logging into your account on the app from your device. You can also access the StoryCorps suggested question list by logging into your archive.storycorps.org account from a computer, clicking on your username, and clicking on “Create a Question List” in the dropdown menu.
If you're using the StoryCorps App: When you’re logged into your account on the app, you will see a page with three horizontal dashes on the upper-left hand corner. Tap the dashes, and then tap “My Interviews”. On the “My Interviews” page, you will see a “+” symbol on the upper right hand corner of the screen, which you can tap to access the “Prepare an Interview” option. When you tap “Prepare an Interview”, you will be prompted to create a list of questions. The app has an extensive list of prepared questions you may browse to help prepare for your interview. If you don't plan your questions in advance, the app will provide several questions from the list while you record.
If you're using StoryCorps Connect: while recording, there is a link to the StoryCorps question generator. It is not currently possible to save a question list for later digitally (though you can create and print a list), but you can explore all the StoryCorps great questions and add your own.
You are not required to use any of these questions, but they will help you start thinking about what to ask your participant. Listen closely and let your chosen questions guide the discussion, not control it. Make sure to ask follow-up questions.