Frequently Asked Questions

About StoryCorps

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Participating in StoryCorps

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About StoryCorps Recordings

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StoryCorps Broadcasts, Books & Animations

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I recently viewed a StoryCorps animated short online. Is StoryCorps planning on releasing any more animated shorts?

Does StoryCorps accept submissions for its animated shorts series?

StoryCorps and Your Community

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