Do-It-Yourself Interviews

Do-It-Yourself Interviews

The StoryCorps experience is not limited to our recording booths. We encourage everyone to conduct Do-It-Yourself interviews in your home, workplace, or community.

You can interview anyone you choose—an older relative, a friend, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. You can preserve the conversation using recording equipment readily available in most homes, including cell phones, tape recorders, computers, or even pen and paper.

Download the Guide: Our free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide is easy to use and will prepare you and your interview partner to record a memorable conversation, no matter which recording method you choose. Download your free copy now.


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