The Great Thanksgiving Listen – StoryCorps
The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

What Is The Great Thanksgiving Listen?

The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of our times by recording an interview with an elder, mentor, friend, or someone they admire.

This year, as we celebrate 20 years of the stories that matter, we have a number of opportunities to engage listeners in our work. Like us, you understand the act of listening has never been more important. That’s why, we will be calling individuals to participate in the annual Great Thanksgiving Listen — an initiative that invites people nationwide to honor someone in their lives by recording their story for future generations.

Participants can record an interview with someone in the same room using the free StoryCorps App or record with someone in a different location using our remote recording platform, StoryCorps Connect.

Additionally, we’ll be encouraging individuals to set aside time to listen to curated stories from our archives, as we highlight the many ways in which StoryCorps stories share hope, human potential, and truths from lived experiences of everyday people, and challenge stereotypes and incomplete narratives.

Everyone Can Be a Part of the Great Listen


Sign Up To Learn More

Raise your hand to be a part of an important effort to create a culture of listening! By signing up, you will join our year-round monthly newsletter with resources for educators. It is chock-full of stories, useful tools, and tips for success for participating in the Great Listen.

Pledge to participate in this year’s Great Listen by signing up below. Not only will you be raising your hand to be a part of an important effort to create a culture of listening and bring StoryCorps into your classroom, you will also receive a series of emails chock-full of useful tools like suggested lesson plans, worksheets, and stories.

Our Tools For Recording Your Story

Before starting a new class, students and teachers make sure they have the right notebooks and pencils. The same is true for anyone who wants to be a part of The Great Listen. Pick which tools works best for you; we can support lots of different situations.


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