Traditionally, StoryCorps interviews have been conducted in recording booths with the presence of a StoryCorps facilitator. However, due to COVID-19, StoryCorps has begun offering a virtual recording option with our facilitators. We refer to these facilitated interviews as Signature interviews.
Interviews recorded using the StoryCorps App or StoryCorps Connect do not have a facilitator present and are recorded by users who are not employed by StoryCorps (people like you!).
StoryCorps App interviews are recorded using a mobile device and can be used to record users who are in the same place.
StoryCorps Connect can be used on the internet (on a computer or mobile device) and is designed to record people who are not in the same place. The user who hosts the interview sends an invite link to their interview partner and they record together from their devices.
Signature Interviews*, App interviews**, and StoryCorps Connect Interviews are all in the StoryCorps Online Archive. The archive treats all interviews uploaded by users the same so StoryCorps App and StoryCorps Connect interviews both receive interview IDs that begin with "APP" and when searching interviews you can filter for App and Connect interviews by selecting "Recorded by Users" on the left.
*Signature interviews' availability in the Online Archive depends on the release form signed by the participants at the time of recording.
**StoryCorps App interviews only appear in the online archive if the user publishes them.