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.

With permission, interviews become part of the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. More than 650,000 people have participated in StoryCorps to date, making it the largest single collection of voices ever gathered.

Since 2015, thousands of people from all 50 states have participated in the Great Listen. Preserve your own unique oral history with a loved one and transform the holidays into a time of intergenerational sharing.

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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Your support makes it possible for StoryCorps, an independently funded nonprofit, to collect, archive, and share the stories of people from all backgrounds because everyone’s stories deserve to be heard.