All communities created on archive.storycorps.org are public.
This means anyone on the web can view the list of members (i.e., usernames) and listen to the interviews (i.e., your community’s content). If you wish to create a private community, you can do so by choosing advanced features on the Create A Community page. Advanced features do require a small monthly payment.
We’ve had many organizations, schools, and groups elect to use and pay for this feature to provide an extra layer of privacy for their members/participants. Creating a private community is an option when you anticipate your community’s interviews containing sensitive information, or if you’d just prefer to keep your audio “in your family.”