StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. The goal is to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

Videos from StoryCorps

The Door She Opened

StoryCorps 02:40 Culture

A transgender woman talks about meeting her aunt, who turns out to be a kindred spirit.

Silvia's Legacy

StoryCorps 02:28 Community

A woman talks about her experience meeting her great-grandmother Silvia, who grew up enslaved during the time of the Civil War.

StoryCorps 02:33 Community

A man talks about his experience growing up with gay parents amid the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

Leading the Way

StoryCorps 02:43 Community

A deaf and blind man talks about the joys of being a father.

Driving Lessons

StoryCorps 02:39 Community

A father and son reflect on the father's time as a taxi cab driver.

StoryCorps 02:31 Education

A father and daughter reminisce about how they lived together when he was a college student.

StoryCorps 02:02 Politics and Advocacy

A conservative older white man and his liberal African-American daughter-in-law talk about how they find common ground and respect one another.

A Wonderful Life

StoryCorps 03:44 Community

Two daughters reflect with their Alzheimer's-stricken father about their family and the impact he had on their lives.

A Life Worth Living

StoryCorps 02:40 Culture

A lesbian grandmother talks with her niece about family and the importance of a life.

StoryCorps 03:16 Culture

A man talks about his stern but loving deceased father in Cincinnati.

Mi Abuela Panchita

StoryCorps 02:12 Culture

Bishop Ramirez remembers his grandmother, who grows up in Texas on a ranch.

Marking the Distance

StoryCorps 02:52 Culture

A woman loses her short-term memory after surgery to remove a tumor, but her boyfriend is there to help.

Just Like Yesterday

StoryCorps 02:36 Community

An immigrant for the Dominican Republic gets a job at a hotel and falls in love with a co-worker.

StoryCorps 03:56 Community

A retired firefighter reflects on losing his two sons on 9/11.

Family Politics

StoryCorps 03:13 Culture

A liberal writer and her conservative construction worker father talk about their political differences.

StoryCorps 06:15 Culture

Danny and Annie recount their romance and time together, from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer.

She Was The One

StoryCorps 02:37 Culture

A man remembers lovingly remembers his inspiring wife, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

The Temple of Knowledge

StoryCorps 02:47 Culture

A boy develops a love of books due to his father's job as a custodian at the New York Public Library.

The Saint of Dry Creek

StoryCorps 03:30 Culture

A young gay teenager gets good advice from his dairy farmer father.

StoryCorps 03:58 Culture

A 12-year old with Asperger's syndrome interviews his mother.

No More Questions

StoryCorps 04:11 Culture

A strong-willed grandmother has stories to tell about growing up in China and her time working at Bloomingdale's in New York.

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StoryCorps is built on an uncompromising commitment to excellence throughout the organization that includes an intense focus on the collecting, sharing, and preserving of people’s stories; high-quality organizational management; and the care and support of an extraordinary work environment where respect and dignity are paramount.

StoryCorps gives people of all backgrounds, typically two at a time, the opportunity to record meaningful conversations and archives the recordings at the Library of Congress. Recording a StoryCorps interview couldn’t be easier: You invite a loved one, or anyone else you choose, to one of the StoryCorps recording sites to share a 40-minute conversation. Not able to get to a recording site? Use the StoryCorps App and make a plan to record anywhere.

StoryCorps’ archive comprises one of the first and largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring tens of thousand of facilitated and recorded interviews from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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