StoryCorps

StoryCorps

By Trent Gilliss June 01, 2015

With a mix of banjos and bedlam, a review of on what we're reading, writing, and printing this week — all good for the sharing.

By Mariah Helgeson March 22, 2014

We live-tweeted our interview with the founder of StoryCorps. The takeaway? Some real gems from a life spent listening to and recording others.

January 08, 2013

This animated short from StoryCorps shares one of Studs Terkel's hope-filled stories about the power of the unfiltered human voice, a baby's voice, in our modern life.

May 01, 2012

“I would just like people to believe that humility — listening to the other person and trying to understand the other person — and forgiving are important.”
—David Plant

April 30, 2012

“I’ve been more than blessed with people, with miracles, with angels all around. When I’ve been in trouble and couldn’t get up the stairs, along came a neighbor, and she just said, ‘Can I help you?’”
—Ruth Wilkes

April 30, 2012

We heard from so many people asking about the StoryCorps audio of Annie and Danny Perasa who ended this week's show. Here's an extended, animated short of the lovely couple talking about love and dying. An absolutely moving five minutes.

November 25, 2011

Honor your favorite teacher and share a story about her or him.

May 20, 2011

A nourishing story of forgiveness, mercy, and redemption. Yes, StoryCorps does it again.

May 09, 2010

"In the story of Job, Job lost everything, and he got everything back twofold.… I'm blessed and I'm loved, and I know that I've made a difference."

May 09, 2010

"I knew that we didn't have wealth to leave you guys. So I always thought that my responsibility was to leave you a legacy of honesty, integrity, and education."

May 09, 2010

I think about two weeks after that conversation, I picked up the phone and a small voice on the other side said, 'Hi, this is your friend.'

April 03, 2010

A listener's story about a heinous crime reminds one of Desmond Tutu speaking about forgiveness during the South African truth and reconciliation process.

November 24, 2008

For the National Day of Listening: listen to stories of friends and loved ones, and record them too.