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Let’s Get This Started.

Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013.

We Are StoryCorps

A warm welcome to the new StoryCorps blog, a space for getting to know the ins and the outs of our organization. Maybe you’ve heard our broadcasts every Friday or maybe you’ve seen one of our animated shorts a time or two. Maybe you’ve even shared your story with us and lent your voice to our national archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. However you found your way here, we, the StoryCorps team, are glad that you did.

Since launching in 2003, we have discovered a countless number of amazing tales from across the country. We have shared these stories, not to make headlines, but to make human connections. After a decade of giving everyday people a voice, we realized we were building our own pretty interesting collection of experiences. So with that in mind, we thought it was about time we shared with you one more story – our own.

At the StoryCorps blog, that is exactly what you can expect to find: the story behind the stories. Here, you will find behind-the-scenes work, special interviews with our staff, extra insight into all the broadcasts you have laughed and cried with (okay, mainly cried), and all the latest happenings brought to you straight from our headquarters here in Brooklyn, NY. So jump in, join in the conversation, and tell us what you want to know about us! This blog is the nitty gritty of our mission in the best way possible, and we cannot wait to share it with you.

What do you want to see happen on the new StoryCorps blog? What have you always wanted to know about StoryCorps? Let us know in the comment section!

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  • I would like to record my father’s story. He lives in Glendale, California and will be 85 in December.

    Comment from Mary Forrest on October 22, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply to this Comment
  • Who created StoryCorps? And how did this remarkable cultural treasure make its way to Morning Edition? One year ago yesterday my wife and I recorded our story in your trailer in the parking lot of the Arlington Public Schools Career Center/Library in Arlington County, Virginia, where we live. Several years earlier, as we made our way from a doctor’s office, via the street-level market at New York’s Grand Central Station building, my wife saw the StoryCorps booth and suggested we check it out. Unfortunately, because I was sick with a tick’s present, Lyme disease, I begged off to go back to our room and rest. How fortunate we were to have your little trailer park nearby in October 2012. Thank you, StoryCorps. (My 10-year narrative of tick bite-to-neverending Lyme can be read at

    Comment from Nicholas Penning on October 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm - Reply to this Comment

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