20th Anniversary – StoryCorps

Celebrating two decades since our founding in October of 2003, StoryCorps has documented the stories of more than 640,000 people nationwide; giving voice to the tapestry of the American experience. We’ve traveled tens of thousands of miles through our Mobile Tour, broadcast more than a thousand stories on NPR, created and shared hundreds of short animations, published five best selling books, and fostered connections across the country. Most importantly, we’ve remained committed to our mission: to help us believe in each other by illuminating the humanity and possibility in us all—one story at a time. 

celebrating 20 Years

To honor two decades of storytelling, we will be sharing a series of classic StoryCorps stories—like you’ve never heard them before. 


Tune into NPR’s Morning Edition segment every Friday in September for a series of special extended broadcasts that revisit five classic StoryCorps conversations, with updates on where our participants are today.


Celebrate our anniversary with a collection of five new animations that reflect the breadth of meaningful conversations that people have shared in StoryCorps Booths over the last 20 years, as they pass on wisdom they gained along their paths and even connect over a shared laugh.


This fall, on  the StoryCorps Podcast, we will be revisiting notable recordings from our first 20 years. Check back soon for an update on the release date.


From the story of how StoryCorps began to broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition to our favorite 20 stories from the last 20 years—we will be sharing a series of blogs that take you behind the scenes.

The 20th Anniversary Gala

StoryCorps is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a very special gala fundraiser on October 17 at the Brooklyn Museum. Jason Reynolds, one of the country’s most beloved young adult fiction writers and a former StoryCorps facilitator, will be our host.

Follow us on Social Media For a Chance to Win!

Follow us on social media for opportunities to win StoryCorps gear! We are thankful for our loyal listeners and followers. So, to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we will be offering a series of giveaways and contests to reward YOU for your support! Stay tuned!