Yes! All interviews available in the StoryCorps Online Archive will be transcribed. However, as of November 2020 we aren’t there quite yet.
StoryCorps is in the process of using Google Cloud Speech-to-Text and Natural Language API to provide machine-generated transcripts for all interviews in the StoryCorps online archive. Previously, StoryCorps was only able to provide transcripts for interviews that had been edited for broadcast or by special request. Now, more than half of StoryCorps' Signature interviews have machine-generated transcripts, and soon the entirety of the archive will be transcribed.
Over the coming months all English-Language Signature interviews will be transcribed. (Signature interviews are interviews recorded with a StoryCorps facilitator or StoryKit.) User-generated interviews (like those recorded with the StoryCorps App or StoryCorps Connect) will be transcribed as well; these transcripts will be available later this year.
Transcriptions will be a fully automated process: your interview will be automatically transcribed shortly after it completes syncing with the Online Archive. This means that when automatic transcription is in place, the transcript should be available within just a few hours of the interview becoming playable.
Currently, StoryCorps is only able to offer transcripts for English-language interviews. We look forward to transcribing non-English interviews in the coming months. If your interview is in a language other than English and you need a transcript, please reach out to StoryCorps Public Support by submitting a request.
Please note: The transcripts provided on archive.storycorps.org are machine-generated. This means that the transcripts may contain inaccuracies, misspellings, or omissions, and should not be considered a completely accurate expression of the recorded audio content. In some rare instances, a transcript may be hidden from public view due to significant quality concerns.