StoryCorps interviews are typically conversations between two people who are a part of each other’s lives. After you record a Signature interview, it is archived in the Library of Congress so future generations of Americans can listen to it. When you record your Signature interview with a StoryCorps facilitator, you get the opportunity to choose your interview partner to record with, and you can book an appointment yourself at any time on our website.
One Small Step recordings are also Signature interviews recorded with the help of StoryCorps facilitators. Much like traditional StoryCorps interviews, conversations recorded through One Small Step will typically last about 40 minutes and will be archived at the Library of Congress.
However, with One Small Step, we are asking people with different political views who have never met before to record StoryCorps interviews with each other in an effort to remember our shared humanity. Individuals who would like to participate sign up on our website and are sent a questionnaire. After filling out the questionnaire, StoryCorps matches participants from across the political divide to have a virtual conversation about their lives. While you can record a normal Signature interview by selecting any available appointment time, you must wait for StoryCorps to match you with an interview partner in order to record a One Small Step interview.