Yes, eventually. All interviews available in the StoryCorps Online Archive will be transcribed. However, 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, the vast majority of Signature interviews in the StoryCorps Archive are transcribed.
Currently, StoryCorps' Digital team periodically adds these machine-generated transcripts to the online archive in batches. At the moment, transcripts are not available for user-generated interviews (like those recorded with the StoryCorps App or StoryCorps Connect). We look forward to transcribing these in the near future.
Eventually, 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 near future. 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.